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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
 Rob Moseley continues looking at each position now that spring practice has ended. Yesterday he reviewed the receivers, probably the biggest area of concern heading into summer workouts.

By mid-spring, it began to seem as if the Ducks might need to rely on an infusion of talent from their recruiting class at wideout in 2011, and at the conclusion of drills the coaching staff made no secret about it. Lavasier Tuinei and Josh Huff will be reliable starters, but the most likely scenario for the fall probably includes backup running back Kenjon Barner taking over the slot receiver position, in his role as a "tazer," and several newcomers helping flesh out the two-deep.

 Bob Rickert notes that twins Eric and Stephen Amoako from Martin High in Arlington, TX have verbally committed to the Ducks. They both play in the defensive backfield but haven't visited Oregon yet which is a prerequisite before a commitment is confirmed.

 The BCS T-shirts and hats declaring Oregon the victor over Auburn will find a new home overseas.

Whether you liked Joe Giansante as a commentator or not, it doesn't change the fact that he is a die-hard Oregon fan and supporter and Takimoto over at Addicted to Quack gives him his due.

On the flip side, now that Fox will be broadcasting a lot of the games in 2012, the announcement that they hired Gus Johnson as their lead play-by-play announcer for its college football and men's basketball overage did not hurt my feelings a bit. Here is a link to a YouTube video with some of his best moments.


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