Is it just me or do some media folks not understand how good the Ducks are at LB? Did they not see Kiko Alonso turn the Rose Bowl into the Kiko Bowl? Michael Clay had 102 tackles last year and should be in the all-conference mix. Boseko Lokombo has seen significant action. And the young depth is promising. Further, if you go ahead and say the Ducks mostly run a 3-4 defense, you can toss in Dion Jordan as an OLB, though he's still officially a defensive end.
• Rob Moseley notes the Ducks are hosting Eastern Washington in Autzen Stadium on Sept. 5, 2015.
• Allen Rittenberg reports the Pac-12/Big Ten partnership will not happen after all.
The conferences said Friday that their agreement, announced in December and set to begin in 2017, has been called off because of football scheduling issues involving several Pac-12 schools.
• Josh White @FishDuck.com is checking the box for new Maehl, wondering who will step up to that go to receiver.
The upcoming season will provide opportunity for new faces to step in and produce. Will it be the veteran players like Josh Huff, Rahsaan Vaughn, Daryle Hawkins, or Blake Stanton? What about the redshirt freshmen from last year–BJ Kelley, Tacoi Sumler, or Devon Blackmon? How about an under the radar player like Eric Dungy, Will Murphy, or Chad Delaney? Lastly, can the Ducks count on the newest players Chance Allen, Bralon Addison, or Dwayne Stanford for any production in their first year?
One thing is certain; the Ducks will have some serious depth at receiver, and a new presumably effective quarterback throwing the passes. But, can any of these players have a Maehl-like season?