Let's not romanticize things too much. The Pac-10 became the Pac-12 to make more money. Hard to say that mission wasn't accomplished...
...As we eyeball the future, let's have no illusions about what needs to happen next: Winning...
Amid massive change across the college football landscape, Year 1 of the Pac-12 certainly feels like a success. And promising for the future.
• Brandon P. Oliver (Insider subscription) wonders who will be the impact frosh for the Ducks in 2012 and his list includes the likes of RB Bryon Marshall, TE Evan Bayliss and DL Dwayne Stanford. But right near the top is Arik Armstead.
The U.S. Army All-American brings size and athleticism that Oregon has been lacking on the defensive line in years past. While the Ducks should have their best line in years, the 6-foot-7, 280-pound Armstead is simply too big and talented to keep on the sidelines.
• Courtesy of GoDucks.com: Brett Hambright, Jake Reed and Tommy Thorpe are currently competing with the USA Collegiate National Team, and will be participating in the Prospect Classic this week.
The Collegiate National Team’s schedule plays through July 22 as the club will travel to The Netherlands to play in Honkbal-Haarlem Baseball Week. The CNT will compete against Japan, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Chinese Taipei and The Netherlands during the series.