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Quack Fix: LaMichael James out for next month with dislocated elbow injury

Your morning helping of Oregon Ducks news.

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports


  • Ever since he joined the San Francisco 49ers, Ducks fans have been anxious to see LaMichael James get his shot. It looks like that wait will continue as James was carted off the field with a dislocated left elbow. This isn't James' first elbow injury either. Back in 2011, James had to be carted off the field after dislocating his right elbow against Cal. James is expected to miss a month, so he could be back in time for the season opener against the Cowboys.
  • Former Oregon volleyball star Haley Jacob recently signed a three-year contract with Rabita Baku, one of Europe's best professional volleyball clubs. Jacob has previously been playing for TSV Dudingen of the Swiss League after her time with the Ducks.
  • While Oregon has traditionally been a distance school in years past, the Ducks have been loading up on sprinters, and next year should be no different. Incoming freshman Ariana Washington helped the USA to a gold medal in the 4x100 at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships. Christian Brennan, fresh off her freshman season for Oregon, also competed in the meet for Canada as part of the 4x400 relay team which took fourth in 3:33.17, a time that set a new junior national record.
  • You thought you were a master of creating an easy course schedule in college? Marcus Mariota laughs at your attempt. This fall, Mariota will take just two classes; yoga and golf. Since he's already earned his degree, the courses are more of a technicality as Mariota must be enrolled in classes at the university to be eligible to play. We've seen this type of move in the past in order for athletes to put football first. During his senior season, Matt Leinart made headlines for taking ballroom dancing as his only class.
  • Over at the mothership, Bill Connelly previews the Oregon Ducks for this upcoming college football season. It's a lengthy one, so grab your box of Junior Mints and set aside any important tasks for your day. It's even complete with colorful graphs and charts.

That's all for this Monday's edition of Quack Fix. Enjoy your week and just remember that with each passing day, we get closer and closer to the return of college football.