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Tough factors to overcome. Sounds like they almost pulled it off though.
I am not surprised and I can understand it now let's see if the Ducks can win the battle for the DB with USC cause at least Habor on other side of country
Rodrick Pleasant commits to Oregon, so 1-1 for the day
his commitment moves the Ducks class up to 8th nationally
recruiting isn't for wimps, that's for sure
Scott Frost famously said "you can't recruit to Eugene". Mario proved him wrong, although it sure looks like Mario was a better star-hunter than talent evaluator. But still, the major recruiting hot-beds in the country, other than LA, are more than 2000 miles from Eugene. The Ducks are starting the races for these kids with a major handicap
the Ducks have been bridesmaids for elite recruits a bunch of times. This year has been bizarre though. There was the the Dante Moore saga that pivoted on ASU firing Herm Edwards then hiring Dillingham. Then there was the whole Bowens fiasco that apparently shifted David Hicks from Oregon back to Texas A&M. And now Harbor
I was a bit suspicious of the Harbor situation when it was reported his mom didn't even make the trip out to Oregon. If I was a cynical person (ha!) I'd surmise that Harbor's trip to Eugene was nothing more than a power play to leverage a better NIL deal out of South Carolina; and reportedly it worked like a charm. Besides that, it sure appears T&F is more important than football for Harbor. And while Hayward Field is a magical world class facility with decades of history, Harbor is a sprinter and it was below freezing every morning he was in Eugene. That's not sprinter's climate
dealing with the minds of 17 & 18 year olds....good luck with that
You have to do a good sell job, to convince some highly touted athletes to come to Eugene. Some schools and cities sell themselves.
Get him out of the transfer portal next year when he breaks up with the GF and gets tired of losing at South Carolina.
Stealing Rodrick Pleasant away from USC was a nice bounce back to finish out the morning!
Oregon up to #8 in the country in this years recruiting rankings.
To each their own own, Eugene is pretty ideal for me. The Willamette Valley is amazing... big cities? Not so much.
Duce Robinson did not commit and word is the Ducks are still trying to get him but face super stiff competition from Georgia , USC and a couple others so who knows prolly a super longshot cause my guess is he will go Georgia or USC but will never count out the Ducks.
I read this morning that he maybe waiting for the baseball draft to see what happens. Some think that's his first choice?
Pro's or nothing....Billings Mustangs
The Trojans landed a 4* TE yesterday named Walker Lyons which probably doesn't help their cause with Duce. From what I've read, Robinson hasn't visited UO yet and has stated he plans to. Maybe that factored into his decision not to commit? He's also a big time baseball prospect and would be a dual sport athlete in college. However, if he goes high enough in that draft next summer, he might never show up on any campus.
Ducks men' basketball: somehow beat Arizona State on the road. by 5 I think. Bittle, who I thought might be coming around lately, was terrible. The team, for the third straight game, was terrible against a press. Surprising for an experienced and supposedly well coached team. Be surprised if they get into the NCAA's.
I'm about a month away from watching any college basketball. Do they play in February? Like actual games?
Yes, they play for the right to play in those games in March that you like to watch, Doubt if Ducks will be there. Would need to beat USC and UCLA this week for starters or win the Pac 12 tournament. They just don't seem to have what it takes. Any team that gets behind can just start pressing and Ducks will cough it up.
That sounds familiar....
Klemm leaving the Ducks is NOT a surprise at least to me cause when i heard he was interviewed for the OC position a couple weeks ago even though I knew he would not get it my gut said he would leave for the Pats anyways for another job with them and looks to be happening as he will be the Pats new O-Line coach. It will be a BIG hit to the Ducks unless Uncle Phil can somehow convince him to stay ( $$$$ ) but I have faith the Ducks can find another O-Line guru and keep the train rolling without much of a bump in the road.
Men's basketball team had probably their best game of the season; dominating a good USC team 78-60. Dante had maybe best game of his career, onlty 17 points but could not be stopped at the basket and 3 steals and 3 blocks. Couisnard and Richardson also very good games. Ware and Bittle also good in limited minutes. For the first time I noticed this season, students were there in force and very vocal. next is #7 UCLA on Saturday; if they win that they should have a good chance to go to the tournament.
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