Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• The post today will have a definite Ted Miller flavor to it and the video above was shared by Ted as EA Sports simulated the entire 2011 season -- including every BCS bowl game -- using NCAA Football 2012, and it projects Oregon stomping Nebraska in the Rose Bowl.
The new version should be available today for all you gamers out there. I could live without the dreads though.
• The most indispensable player for Oregon? Ted says it is Darron Thomas.
• John Boyett has been named to the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is given annually to the nation's best defensive back.
• Former Oregon center Jordan Holmes was one of four winners of the the Tom Hansen Conference Medal.
Given to student athletes based on "the exhibition of the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership."
• Pac-12 media day is two weeks from today and the Pac-12 released the official list of each teams returning starters.
• Rob Moseley returned after a three week vacation and posted a little analysis and commentary on the distractions the Oregon program has been facing while he was away. Nice to see Rob back and add his level headed opinions.
• Dale Newton has a profile story on incoming freshman LB Anthony Wallace. 6'0", 221lbs with a 4.55 forty out of Skyline HS in Dallas, Texas.
He's been training for this all his life, a passionate, complete football player with the potential to be a star. His high school coach told Corbett Smth of the Dallas Morning News, "He's going to find the ball. He's going to make plays. He lets you know he's on the field by what he does." Picture a linebacker with the pedigree and work ethic of Casey Matthews, but with more speed and athletic ability.
Posted by Mike Wines at 5:33 AM