• Ted Miller reports on the "A-List Position Battle" (not counting the overly discussed QB race) and chooses the cornerback position.
Three spots in the secondary appear mostly set: safeties John Boyett and Eddie Pleasant and cornerback Talmadge Jackson. But one corner spot remains open.
Candidates: Junior Anthony Gildon (6-1, 78), sophomore Cliff Harris (5-11, 170), freshman Terrance Mitchell (6-0, 175) and redshirt freshman Avery Patterson (5-10, 173).
There's a wealth of talent here and lots of guys will be in the rotation. But everybody wants to be listed first. Harris might be the frontrunner, but it seems like coaches are challenging him to step up.
• Rob Moseley shares a feature story that appeared in print yesterday and takes an indepth look at the turf replacement project at Autzen Stadium.
The new surface is the latest generation of FieldTurf. It will again alternate between light green and dark green every five yards, with the lighter green turf improved to strengthen its defenses against the UV rays.
A large yellow Oregon logo will be at midfield, and the end zones will have a script “OREGON” in yellow. The new surface will also feature two logos for the Pac-10 Conference, which plans to unveil an updated version of its logo sometime this summer.
Wildish [contractor] will have the surplus turf, already cut into souvenir sizes for safety reasons, available for pickup at its Glenwood location at 5001 Franklin Blvd. from noon to 4 p.m. both Saturday and on May 22.
• Norm Maves reports for the Oregonian on longtime campus barber Pete Peterson who celebrated 40 years of cutting hair, being a friend and a storyteller. Those that met at Taylor's Bar & Grill Friday afternoon included Dan Fouts, Gary Zimmerman, Doug Little, Peter DeFazio and many others.
It was everybody else's turn to tell Pete Peterson stories, which is what happens when you cut hair for 40 years at 13th Avenue and Kincaid Street -- probably the busiest business intersection in Eugene.
You become part of the fabric of the city, and the city becomes part of you.
That's why Peterson threw his little 40th anniversary party Friday – to say thanks to the University of Oregon students who came into the three-chair Red Rooster barber shop once upon a time for a haircut and left with a lifetime friend.
Nice story. Be sure to check out the complete article.