Free safety John Boyett is a big hitter and ball hawk -- see five interceptions -- and earned honorable mention all-conference honors. Rover Eddie Pleasant was solid last season after moving from linebacker to safety, and he's expected to take another step forward in 2011.
• Jon Wilner explores the possibilities regarding the Pac-12 Network and thinks Time Warner might be the best fit for the near term.
• Greg Biggins checked in with the QB's who have already commited and were selected for the Elite 11 camp to find out the reasosns for selecting their preferred schools. For Oregon that was Jake Rodrigues.
After a strong showing at the Stanford Nike Camp, Rodrigues' stock started to take off, but Oregon was the only one school he really wanted to play for. When coach Chip Kelly offered Rodrigues a scholarship while on an unofficial visit, he jumped on it. USC offered the signal-caller a few weeks ago, but Rodrigues is rock solid in his commitment to the Ducks.
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• Stephen Alexander says there is no looking back for the Oregon rushing corps.
Being better does not necessarily mean LaMichael James rushing for more yards. He wants to become a more complete back, and that includes the times when the football is not in his hands.
“I don’t just have to have the statistics be better,” he says. “I want to block better, run better, catch better, be a decoy more. I do good things when I have the ball, but I need to get better when I don’t have the ball. ”