Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Andy Staples at SI.com calls Larry Scott "savvy" when it comes to re-branding the Pac-10 image and this video suggests, to me anyway, they are on the right track. With a new logo, a re-designed website and a new focus on social media. Now we just need a fat new TV contract. We'll see. And when Utah and Colorado join the conference it will be the Pac-12.
• Andy Mac has posted his 2010 season preview and says the Ducks have the potential for a very special year. Now, will they deliver?
• Ted Miller looks at the Pac-10 receivers and has Oregon in the good, not great category.
The Ducks aren't flashy, but they welcome back their top three receivers from last year. By season's end, Jeff Maehl was one of the best in the conference. Things would have been better if Tyrece Gaines and Diante Jackson weren't ruled academically ineligible.
• Rob Moseley lays out the fall camp practice schedule and does a preview of the QB position.
During the spring, [Nate] Costa seemed to have the advantage when practice opened, while [Darron] Thomas improved over the course of the month and had a solid spring game.
There really isn’t as much separating the two as some believe.
Costa and Thomas both have big arms, and both can make yards outside the pocket. This sets up as a very dramatic battle over the course of fall camp, potentially to go unsettled until the week Oregon begins preparations for the season opener.
Just a personal opinion but I think (barring injury) Costa will be our guy, I think he is pushing himself to prove he can do it.
Posted by Mike Wines at 5:19 AM