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Friday, May 27, 2011

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
• ESPN's Ivan Maisel looks at the many changes the Pac-12 has made during the off-season as they completely revamped their officiating crew.

Mike Pereira, the conference's interim coordinator of officials, described the work of Pac-10 officials last season as "complacent."

Pereira retired as the NFL vice-president of officiating in 2009 and moved from New York to Sacramento, within driving distance of the Pac-12 office in Walnut Creek, Calif. He has treated the league’s officiating setup as if he were Ty Pennington on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Basically, he changed everything but the officials’ black and white stripes.

• Andy Mac was one of the lucky 42 people to get an early edition of Phil Steele's annual football preview magazine and he shares which Ducks made the preseason All-Amercian team and All Pac-12 team.

Phil Steele's 2011 Preseason All-American Team
LaMichael James, 1st Team RB
Cliff Harris, 1st Team CB & PR

Phil Steele's 2011 Preseason All-Pac-12 Team
LaMichael James, 1st Team RB
David Paulson, 1st Team TE
Cliff Harris, 1st Team CB & PR
John Boyett, 1st Team S

Carson York, 2nd Team OG
Rob Beard, 2nd Team K

Darron Thomas, 3rd Team QB

Kenjon Barner, 4th Team RB
Mark Asper, 4th Team OT
Terrell Turner, 4th Team DE
Josh Kaddu, 4th Team LB


1 comment:

David Wines said...

Oh yeah...trying to leave a comment from my iPad, but can't connect...I will figure this out!