• The Register Guard had a couple of good stories in the paper yesterday. Rob Moseley says leadership is not one of the Ducks' problems. Returning captain Jordan Holmes offers his opinion.
“There’s a handful of guys that have gotten into trouble, and we can’t dwell on that,” the Ducks’ starting center said. “Because there’s 90 more guys on this football team. … I don’t think we’re going to have a problem with leadership. There’s plenty of guys stepping up, plenty of guys doing the right thing and leading by example.”
George Schroeder looks at Masoli's new role and wonders if he will make the most of his second chance.
Given the chance to stick around, it’s up to Masoli to begin rebuilding the trust of his coaches, his teammates, the fans. I’m not sure how he does that, or if he can.
He apparently wants to try. And we should cheer the effort. Let’s hope, after getting it so terribly wrong, Masoli can somehow make it right.
• Bruce Feldman at ESPN wonders if stability will trump youth when it comes to the choice between Nate Costa and Darron Thomas for the starting QB role.
Costa, a senior, has a better grasp and has battled a series of injuries over his career. Thomas is a 6-foot-3, 205-pound sophomore who turned heads two years ago when, as a true freshman, he lit up the Boise State D for three TDs in a relief role.
• GoDucks.com announced that the Spring Game will be nationally televised by ESPN2 on May 1st at 2:00pm.
The “Support Our Troops and Families” tribute will include a four-hour Fan Fest in the Moshofsky Center prior to the final intrasquad scrimmage, as well as representation from branches of the nation’s armed services, the Oregon National Guard, the Coast Guard, the American Red Cross and various veterans’ organizations.
Admission is 3 non-perishable food items and parking will be $5.00.
• Lord Beverage and MuchasG recount Mike Bellotti's journey to ESPN in their newest podcast, check it out.