Also, about Sumler, I was sad to see him leave because I remember being so pumped when we got him with his speed and being from Florida for some reason but not worried. You have to be able to block in this offense and my guess is he got pushed back on the depth chart because he couldn't and the other Frosh could.
Can't wait for this season. ESPN even labeled our D a SEC type Defense so we will see. Dion Jordan, Michael Clay and Boyett are going to be a beastly!!
19 more days!!!!!!!
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Pac-12 top 25 for 2012:
http://espn.go.com/blog/pac12/post/_...for-2012-no-1616. John Boyett, S, Oregon
2011 numbers: Boyett recorded 108 tackles, including 3.5 for a loss and a sack. He also had an interception, seven pass defenses and two blocked kicks.
2011 postseason ranking: Unranked
Making the case for Boyett: Boyett, second team All-Pac-12 in 2011, is heading into his fourth year as a starter for the Ducks and is a top All-American candidate. The 5-foot-11, 202-pound senior was Oregon's leading tackler for the second time in three seasons in 2011 and has piled up 276 tackles during an outstanding career. His 8.3 tackles per game last year ranked fourth in the conference and first among defensive backs. The Ducks ranked third in the Pac-12 in pass efficiency defense in 2011, despite being young at cornerback, and Boyett's brains and leadership deserve some credit for that. Want to start an argument in Eugene -- or with Boyett? Say USC's T.J. McDonald is the best safety in the Pac-12. Both have been named to watch lists for Bednarik Award (defense), Bronko Nagurski Trophy (defense) and Jim Thorpe Award (defensive back).
http://espn.go.com/blog/pac12/post/_...for-2012-no-1313. Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon
2011 numbers: Rushed for 939 yards and 11 TDs. Also caught 17 passes for 184 yards and three TDs.
2011 postseason ranking: unranked
Making the case for Barner: Barner makes the biggest leap in the top 25 for an unranked player from 2011, in large part because the Pac-12's best backup running backs now becomes one of its best running backs. Perhaps the best. Barner's 78.2 yards rushing per game ranked eighth in the conference in 2011, which is pretty impressive for a backup. He also averaged a stout 6.2 yards per carry, which ranked third in the conference. That average shouldn't be surprising because Barner has averaged more than 6 yards per carry the past three seasons while backing up LaMichael James. He enters his senior season with 1,856 career rushing yards and 27 total TDs. Further, when James was hurt, Barner always proved a more than adequate replacement. He rushed for 171 yards on 31 carries against Arizona State, the first of three consecutive games over 100 yards rushing when James was banged up. His fourth 100-yard rushing game last year came against USC, when he went for 123 yards on 15 carries with two scores. And don't forget Barner's ability as a receiver. He caught two passes for 52 yards and a TD against Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl, and it may be unwise to view De'Anthony Thomas as the only Duck who can strike from multiple positions on the field. Not many returning backups get named to watch lists for the Maxwell Award (college player of the year), the Doak Walker Award (running back) and the Paul Hornung Award (most versatile player). Finally, Barner, who is best buds with James, is a humble, team-first guy who also can be insightful when talking about the Ducks, as you can see in this video. That doesn't count in these rankings, but it seems like it's worth noting.
Sneak Peek at the Ducks new Uni's!!!!!!!!
They look good. Oregon is always one step ahead of everyone else in the jersey department. I remember everyone freaked out 10 years ago when Oregon started coming out with all these "crazy" uniforms but now look at everyone else in the country. Half the teams are doing it now.
Plus, Oregon still keeps it clean cut. They don't go overboard to impress like Notre Dame or Maryland have. They keep it so it still looks good and is not sore on the eyes!
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I'm glad they're going back to the lighter green.
I'm hoping they give a few pairs of those away to the students like they did with the Pit Crew shoes last season.
^ the Pit Crew Jordans?
I'll post some pictures of the shoes when I get home from work later.
If you have the Jordan IIIs, you're sitting on a mini fortune pal.
Holy crap! I had no idea that they were worth that much! I'll be holding onto them and hopefully they continue to gain in value. Here are the pics of my shoes: