The diamond sports are ending and summer is just around the corner. This means one thing, of course--we're that much closer to football season. Here's some Quack to help get you through:
- No. 1 ranked Oregon softball has turned into a juggernaut. Of course, that means teams are poaching assistants. It's a tough place to be as a head coach; You want to see your assistants get a chance to lead their own programs, but it's very disruptive to your continuity.
- Up the road in Corvallis, Oregon State introduced former Montana coach Wayne Tinkle as their new men's baksetball coach. I'm dubious of any hire at OSU after their history the last 25 years, but here's hoping Tinkle finds success. That fanbase deserved an NCAA berth.
- Oregon baseball is safely in the NCAA Baseball Tournament, but probably needs a sweep of Cal in the final series this weekend to have a chance to host a regional.
- ESPN looks at the contenders for the college football playoff.
It's a slow news time right now, which I suppose is a good thing (since most offseason news is bad). So i'll pose this question for discussion: which conference is best set up, schedule-wise, to get teams into the college football playoff? The SEC and ACC with their 8 conference games plus a title game? The Pac-12 with nine and a title game? The Big 12 with a nine game schedule but no title game? Discuss in the comments.