Jordan battled through some injuries to earn first-team All-Pac-12 honors for a second consecutive season, playing for a defense that ranked 25th in the nation in scoring (21.62 points per game). The long, lean 6-foot-7, 243 pounder was the most dangerous member of a deep and talented defensive line, the first guy opposing offensive coordinators had to account for on every play. He is expected to be a first-round NFL draft pick this spring, perhaps even getting picked in the top-half of the first round. ESPN NFL draft guru Mel Kiper ranks him 16th overall -- Kiper has him going 10th to the Tennessee Titans in his latest mock draft -- while Scouts Inc., rates him 14th.
• Matt Lubick has been officially announced as the next passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach by the U of O.
• Rob Moseley reviews the defensive line as we enter the new year.
• Aaron Fentress takes a closer look at Oregon commit, kicker/punter Matt Wogan, who hopes to make an immediate impact.
• Adam Jude had the same thoughts I did when learning of the top ten ranking of the basketball team. Football, basketball and baseball all ranked tenth or higher. Golden age indeed.
• David Piper @ATQ believes we should keep things in perspective regarding new head coach Mark Helfrich.
• Kevin Gemmell revisits the Pac-12 North proving ground where Josh Huff is one of the featured players.
He finished with career highs in receptions (32), yards (493) and touchdowns (7) despite missing two games. He was second on the team in receptions behind De'Anthony Thomas and put together a big two-game stretch mid-season against USC and California where he combined for 11 catches, 234 yards and five touchdowns. It was a good year for what he's asked to do in the run-heavy offense.