The impending hire continues the Ducks practice of promoting from within. Not only does this keep stability amongst the current roster that has played for Pellum, but it keeps one of the Ducks key recruiters on staff. He is well respected amongst his peers and by the Oregon family, making this an easy hire for the fan base to digest once everything is made official.
■ ESPN also likes the Pellum hire but not everyone is smelling roses.
■ Nathan Roholt likes the 2014 football home schedule that was recently announced and calls it one of best home schedules in a while.
The marquee match-up with Michigan State on September 6th, makes the non-conference schedule a winner.
The Spartans should begin 2014 ranked in the top ten and, barring a monumental upset to Jacksonville State the week before, should come to Autzen Stadium as the highest-ranked non-conference opponent since Oregon’s last opponent from the state of Michigan came to town. That’s when the Ducks played the third-ranked Wolverines in 2003.