Bob Berry, Oregon, Quarterback - Guided the Ducks to three consecutive winning seasons… First Oregon quarterback to surpass 1,000 yards in two different seasons…16 TD passes in 1963 and 39 career touchdowns passes were school records for 20 years.
• Dana Altman, E.J. Singler, Arsalan Kazemi and Damyean Dotson earned Pac-12 honors yesterday.
University of Oregon head coach Dana Altman has been honored by the Pac-12 Conference as the John Wooden Coach of the Year, highlighting UO recognition that also included E.J. Singler on the All-Pac-12 First Team, Arsalan Kazemi on the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team and Damyean Dotson on the All-Freshmen Team.
• The baseball team fell one spot to #16 as the basketball team fell out of the top 25 and are projected to be a #8 or 9 seed for the NCAA tournament unless they can win the Pac-12 tournament.
• Several Oregon targets really shined (ESPN Insider $) at the first Nike Football Training Camp of the year.
WR Dionte Sykes (Chandler, Ariz./Chandler): Like he was last year, the ESPN Watch List WR was spectacular again. Sykes won't wow you with his speed, but he runs good routes and catches everything. He has ties to Oregon and a frame to remain a big wide receiver or could eventually grow into an H-Back or tight end by the time he is in college. Sykes can really play and has a knack for making big plays, tough catches and making good things happen on the field.
• Josh Schlichter says the Oregon offense has a plan to counter what defenses throw their way.
Oregon might have the only offensive system that is a path of circular logic, revolving around leverage through numbers, how aggressive a defense is in reading certain types of plays, and how fast a defense is making decisions.