With coach Chip Kelly's offense and Phil Knight's checkbook, it's hard to imagine the Ducks not staying ahead of USC and everyone else in the Pac-12.
• Bob Rickert reports that Oregon landed a verbal commitment from QB Jake Rodrigues for 2012.
Rodrigues, a 6' 3", 210-pound junior from Whitney High in Rocklin, California, has rocketed up the recruiting charts the last couple of months. He's now a 4-star rated quarterback, according to Rivals.com.
• Rob Moseley notes that former Oregon QB, Jason Maas, who played as Akili Smith's backup in the late 90's, recently retired after a long career with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. Probably best remembered for throwing a 90 yard TD pass to Pat Johnson in the 1997 Civil War.
• The Pac-10 wants your vote to help decide the new Pac-12 Championship Game's logo. Personally, I like the first and second choice the best and voted for the second.
• Dale Newton likes how Oshay Dunmore carries himself, his attidtude, and his well-spoken confident nature. Can't say I disagree as the early 2012 commit looks and sounds like a keeper.