Thursday, June 30, 2011
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Perhaps nothing defines Oregon football more than Jerry Allen calling a Ducks game. Turn off the TV announcers and listen to Jerry on the radio while watching the game when you get the chance, you won't be disappointed. "Calling Perfection" looks at the special moment last year at the end of the Civil War game when Jerry couldn't hold back the emotion. Excellent story. Video courtesy of BenDforDuck.
• ESPN reports that the season opener against LSU at Cowboy Stadium is sold out (80,000 tickets) and SRO tickets will start going on sale as early as July 8th.
• Ted Miller continues previewing and ranking position groups and looks at the receivers for each Pac-12 team. He has Oregon in the lowly "we'll see" group.
Jeff Maehl and D.J. Davis are gone and they took 119 receptions with them. Lavasier Tuinei caught 36 passes and Josh Huff caught 19, but there's little experience beyond that. The Ducks are stacked at tight end and the incoming class is thick with speedy, touted receivers. But, as we've said before, "we'll see."
• How about a fictional story involving Pac-12 commish Larry Scott having video call conversations from a hot tub. First with Google execs Sergey Brin and Larry Page and then with Apple's chief guru Steve Jobs. Highly entertaining and recommended reading for your Thursday morning.
• Dale Newton takes a look at class of 2012 recruit OLB Brett Barfaro. He is 6'2", 220 lbs. and runs a 4.5 forty out of Liberty HS in Hillsboro, OR.
Liberty head coach Eric Mahlum told oregonlive.com's Jerry Ulmer, "He's kind of a manchild. "He's a big, physical kid, and he loves to hit. He's fast, and he's got good natural instincts. For us, he's kind of a game-changer. When we're on defense, the kids kind of rally around him and his passion."
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:45 AM