Monday, March 05, 2012
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Wouldn't it be nice if we could get through a spring with no bad news is the theme in Dale Newton's latest article at The Duck Stops Here.
Two news updates on Saturday made yesterday's column a lie or a jinx. The Eugene Register-Guard's Rob Moseley blogged running back Tra Carson is transferring (confirmed by a team source), and in another story Jack Moran of the Guard reported that wide receiver/slot back/running back Josh Huff was arrested for DUII and driving without a license.
In football and well as life, we've all known or been the guy who can't get out of his own way. We squander talent. We make dumb decisions or fail to take care of the basics. Insurance and a driver's license are part of the basics. I've been that guy. Josh Huff doesn't want to wake up at 27, his body no longer chiseled, his uniform eight designs old, wondering what became of the promise and cocksure certainty he had at 20. Don't do it Josh. Don't let bitterness or inattention rule your head. Let someone like James Harris or Gary Campbell counsel you, take your punishment like a man, and recommit to using your talent and harvest its brilliant potential. Don't do that to yourself or your family. The Oregon family wants to love you; all they ask is effort and a reasonable attention to the basics. We've all screwed up. It's what you do next that matters.
• Brian @ FishDuck.com believes icons don't need name tags and takes a closer look at the chrome helmet the Ducks wore at the Rose Bowl.
The wings on the helmets could come to represent that mythological dream world: entry alongside the Notre Dames and Alabamas of the world, where no name or even letter of identification is necessary.
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:51 AM