01.Mar.2011 Ducks in Hot Water? (Update: 3/3/2011)
Normally I prefer to focus on my Alma mater's problems, but John Canzano's rumors in the Oregonian are too juicy to ignore.
Could this be the news we've all anticipated?
I don't want to be one of those Beavers who prefers a Ducks loss to a Beaver win. They are deranged people (like Great White Hunter 😉 ). But, seriously, this real life drama should be good. I am going to sit back, kick up my feet, and fire up a bag of popcorn…
It's hard to guess who the article is implicating, but from the day Lache Seastrunk signed I wrote that something was awry. The last minute change of heart when Oregon wasn't really on his radar going into the final week? Come on. Then they steal De'Anthony Thomas from USC's backyard at the last minute? If I were a betting man I'd guess it's one of these two (if not both) signings that boils these particular Ducks in hot water.
Okay, that's enough Duck chatter…back to the Beavers. James Rodgers had his second surgery last week. He's well behind schedule and will likely sit out the entire 2011 season. Personally, I don't think he ever suits up again for the Beavers. Now Quizz's dash for the NFL makes even more sense. Speaking of Quizz, he ran a 4.67 and 4.64 at the combine. That's not going to help his stock. But, there's going to be a GM or two who realizes he can block, protect the ball, receive, and cut like Barry Sanders. He'll go in the 4th or 5th round. Stephen Paea set the combine bench pressing record, and many national papers wrote "Oregon DT Stephen Paea…"–we finally have a player do something well, and the Ducks get publicity for it. Watch them land a 5-star DT because of it. Gotta love the Oregon State marketing machine. Ah, to be a Beav…