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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Aaron Fentress continues previewing Oregon commits and takes a sneak peek at TE Evan Baylis.

Duck fans should be excited because: Grandview coach John Schultz said the Ducks are getting a tremendous athlete who loves contact and just so happens to catch the ball very well. 

“He’s one of the best players we’ve had come through Grandville High School,” he said.

• Steve Maher looks back at the lessons learned from the "Kelly-not Saga."

• Aaron Fentress believes the Ducks find that recruiting offensive linemen on the national level a real challenge.

Although over the years the Ducks have reeled in big fish from across the country at other positions, none has been of the 300-pound variety that does the heavy lifting in any offense. For that reason, Oregon hasn't made a hard push to seek linemen beyond the West.

• Dale Newton assesses Oregon's immediate needs in recruiting. Here are just a couple of Dale's thoughts:

As the signings come in and the glowing reviews of the classes are posted, it's important to remember that the impact and proof of a given class comes in two or three years. Only a handful of players will contribute immediately. Most are not physically or psychologically ready for an immediate leap to big-time college football.

Looking at the 2012 Ducks, however, there are a few clear opportunities for freshman and redshirt freshman to make an immediate contribution and compete for early playing time.


1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

I would love it if we had a world class receiver.