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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Keeerrrttt1 goes one-on-one with former Oregon WR Joe Reitzug. They talk about his former playing days as a fan favorite wide receiver from 1986-1990.

Adam Jude reports on Chip Kelly walking with Tiger Woods and Casey Martin (w/picture) as the two played a practice round yesterday at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.

"It was awesome," Kelly said later, while watching his friend Martin on the practice green. "I had a blast. ... (Woods) was actually pretty relaxed out there, joking around, talking football a little bit."

Ted Miller believes the Pac-12 defenses will be among the best in the nation in 2012. Regarding Oregon:

This occurred to me as Kevin and I have done our "Strongest Position Group" feature. It seemed notable that both Oregon and Stanford, offensive superpowers the past few seasons, are strongest on defense, and a number of other conference teams are the same way. 

In fact, it would not be surprising if Oregon, Stanford, USC, California and Utah each produce a top-25 defense. Each unit also is notably strong up front, which isn't typically where Pac-12 defenses are best. 

Ted also lists the strongest position group this year for Oregon, linebacker.

• Jim Maloney opens the history book and looks at Oregon's rich history of football/baseball dual sport athletes.

• reports that Oregon closer Jimmy Sherfy has been voted Second Team All-American by the NCAA Writers Association.

His 19 saves rank second in the country and lead the Pac-12, and he ended the year with a 5-3 record and 2.20 ERA. In a staff-leading 36 appearances, Sherfy held opposing batters to a .172 clip.


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