Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Former Oregon WR Jordan Kent was a multi-sport athlete for the U of O before moving on to the Seattle Seahawks and has a real passion for teaching young football players. He has taken those experiences and created his own company, Edge Combines, a two day football camp that will make its way to Eugene next month. Video courtesy of KVAL.
• The big news yesterday was Cliff Harris being cited for doing 118 mph on I-5 just south of Albany by the OSP. Bad decisions continue to haunt Harris and it remains to be seen what the punishment will be once Chip Kelly has all the facts.
• Todd Kaufmann reports that filling the hole left by Jeff Maehl won't be easy but there are several likely candidates, most notable Josh Huff.
• Rob Moseley sends congratulations to graduating members of the football team. Some graduates still have a year of eligibility left including Anthony Gildon, Eddie Pleasant, David Paulson, Carson York and Terrelle Turner.
• Dale Newton continues to introduce the 2011 newcomers as he profiles LB Rahim Cassell.
He plays fast and hits. At 6-0, 205, he's probably too small to play as a true freshman, but he's a promising player with a great motor, an ideal linebacker for Nick Aliotti's system.
• DE Alex Balducci out of Central Catholic H.S. in Portland has verbally committed to Oregon.
The 6-4, 270 lb. defensive end is the number two-rated recruit in the state.
A U.S. Army All-American who sported eight offers, including Washington, Boise State and Oregon State, Balducci is listed at 4.85 in the 40 with a 265-lb. bench press. He has room to grow and get stronger.
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:58 AM