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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Kevin Gemmell wonders who has something to prove in the Pac-12 North? Making his list from Oregon is Josh Huff.

On the surface, the obvious pick here is Kenjon Barner with the oh-so-obligatory "can he be the featured back" question. Let's go ahead and address that right now. Yes, he can. There, that was easy. Huff, however, has yet to really show what he's capable of. 

Last year he was partly hampered by injury (31 catches, 430 yards, two touchdowns) and Lavasier Tuinei was the preferred target. No doubt, the potential is there (see how he made Stanford defenders look silly on his 59-yard touchdown catch). Huff's status remains up in the air pending next month's trial for a DUI citation, so we'll have to see how that plays out. The Ducks have so much offensive potency that they don't need him to be great. But wouldn't it be a whole lot better if he was?

ESPN looks at the ultimate Pac-12 road trip for week one of football season which includes a stop at Autzen Stadium to watch Oregon take on Arkansas St. (I love the Ducks but you gotta wonder about that choice...IMO)

Scott looks at the evolution of college football recruiting since the birth of ESPN.


1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

I think there is a good chance that Huff doesn't pan out much past what he's already done. Our new corps is talented, and bigger than Huff, which puts him at somewhat of a disadvantage. I'm okay with that, as long as we have other guys stepping up!