The Oregon Ducks signed just one offensive lineman on Wednesday and although transfer Kyle Long has NFL pedigree and potential, the community college transfer also only has one year of eligibility remaining.
The 2011 line shapes out nicely assuming Long is the real deal at left tackle.
Oregon has at least seven or eight solid guys who should form a very good offensive line, regardless of how offensive line coach Steve Greatwood juggles around the bodies.
• Dale Newton takes a closer look at QB recruit Jeff Lockie.
He's a good student, boasting a 3.8 grade average, and he trains at a specialized Northern California fitness facility called California Strength Academy. Jeff Maehl did some sessions there to prep for the NFL combine, and 5-star recruit Kline works out there also. CalStrength uses a speed/power/performance model that incorporates some of the principles Jim Radcliffe has implemented successfully at U of O. So right away we know two things about Lockie: he's an accomplished passer, and he takes his improvement and potential very seriously. The third thing is that Chip Kelly wants him, and that trumps everything else.
• Not much else new in Duck football news but I will have a LaMichael James career highlight video ready later today. Stay tuned and get subscribed to my YouTube channel if you haven't already.