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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
 The latest chapter in the "recruiting probe" finds the NCAA asking for documents and Oregon fully complying. You can view a copy of the invoices in question here and here.

 Aaron Fentress has an interview with former Oregon recruiting coordinator Deryk Gilmore who states that he doesn't see anything "out of whack" with the amount paid for a National Package.

The package included game and highlight film from Texas, Florida, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Missouri, California, Virginia, Maryland, Mississippi, Alabama, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Oregon and Washington. It also is assumed to include contact names, addresses, phone numbers, school records and transcripts.

Another interesting tidbit in the article is that Oregon started using these types of services back in 2003 after failing to gain access to Adrian Peterson who was on Mike Bellotti's recruiting wish list.

Unless this investigation brings up new "facts" it appears nothing has been done that would warrant any NCAA reprisals. It is just too bad that all the negative attention is focused on Oregon. Guess that comes with the territory after a spectacular 2010 season.

I was watching the local news last night and it was mentioned that the beavs actually spent more than the Ducks last year for these types of services. I guess it wouldn't make good press and grab attention like a story about the Ducks.

In other Oregon news, the baseball team beat Long Beach State yesterday 5-0 behind Tyler Anderson who threw 8 innings of shutout ball.


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