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Kurt Rambis

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  1. Re-opening his recruitment. Five-star Mookie Cook decommits from Oregon 247SPORTS.COM Late Wednesday night five-star small forward Mookie Cook dropped a bit of a bomb. Ranked No. 5 overall by 247Sports in the...
  2. Holy %^*& USC, UCLA looking to leave Pac-12 for Big Ten in 2024, though deal not yet finalized - CBSSports.com WWW.CBSSPORTS.COM A second round of power conference realignment in as many years may be about to begin
  3. Both coaching and playing are "What have you done for me lately?" Mark Helfrich, Ed Orgeron, Chip Kelly in Philly, Doug Pederson in Philly, Frank Vogel with the Lakers...the list goes on and on.
  4. If we think these coaches are such fantastic recruiters, I think we have to trust them on who they are trying to recruit. Some guys may be lower-level guys who coaches think are raw but with a ton of potential, locker room leaders, HS teammates or relatives of someone they really want, glue guys, or perfect scheme fits. Would we rather have had Mariota and Herbert, or most of the guys who were higher-ranked QBs when we got them?
  5. Great to have your content on the site, LaMarr - thanks for the article!
  6. Honestly, I don't put a lot of importance on in-state recruiting. Why is some kid from Oregon more important or desirable than an equally talented kid from Missouri or New Hampshire or Arkansas? Sure, there's more opportunity for the brand to make an impression on an in-state kid, and some want to stay close to home so the family can see them play or they can easily hang out with friends on weekends or whatever. But I'm sure some want to experience different weather, be away from family or maybe negative influences in their lives, try something different, etc. And as David Marsh pointed out, he's built a long-term relationship with other coaches, whereas Lanning is a newcomer to him. I want the best players for the program, and next year if we get 10 five-stars that are good fits and they all come from Vermont, that's just fine with me.
  7. I've wondered the same thing a couple of times. The great part about that is if you (or I, or anyone else) go over the line a bit, all we get is a hidden post and a note from Charles explaining what went wrong. It's only the constant, repeat offenders or those who decide to go nuclear and strafe a moderator or Charles who end up without milk and cookies at break time (or permanently). And we don't need those folks in the sandbox anyway.
  8. When it comes to Oregon football, I feel much the same way. I did not attend UO, so I do not have the hatred some people on this board have for UW, OSU, or even USC (my dad was a Trojan alumnus). In all honesty, sometimes the vitriol directed at those programs bothers me a bit, as I don't share it. But then as a life-long Steelers fan I think about how much I've despised the Raiders, Bengals, and Ravens at various times; as a Pepperdine grad, I think about our long-standing rivalry with Loyola Marymount and how much I couldn't stand some of their basketball players and fans. So while with the Ducks I don't share it, I get it!
  9. I see where you're coming from - if your football program has never had a 1,000 rusher, maybe you celebrate the guy who got 750 yards. Still, I tend to think of a Hall of Fame as being for those with truly outstanding accomplishments - the superstars, not the stars. At the same time, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Arizona Cardinals both have a ring of honor, so I'm guessing I'm in the minority among sports fans.
  10. And I'll admit that in my own personal opinion, a few of the rules here lean a bit toward the restrictive. HOWEVER, with probably every site I'm on, every church I've attended, every company I've done business with, every boss I've worked for, and every candidate I've voted for, there's something I can disagree with or where I think they're too restrictive or too permissive. This is a private forum. The owner of the forum invests substantial time, energy, and money in keeping it up and running. He sets the rules. And if I want to participate, I follow those rules. I'm immensely grateful for all of the effort and resources that go into it, from Charles, from moderators, and from those posting articles. Really, that's not hard to understand - at least for those of us who continue to use this forum. If I have a few piddling things I don't necessarily agree with, I still find it immeasurably superior to what the O-Live forum used to be, where pretty much anything went and trolls ruled the pages. So I have no pity for those who cannot or will not follow the rules. They were given multiple chances. And I don't feel bad for those who choose to leave the forum because it's "too restrictive." There are lots of other places to post and read, and finding the right fit for what you want to do is important. Just like I don't object if a business requires masks to enter, allows smoking (where legal), requires formal attire, or makes any other decision - if I like their requirements overall, it's a pleasure being there. If I don't like their requirements, I can take my business someplace else. All in all, I like the requirements here, will do my best to support them, and will not gripe about any of the rules I might not have if it were my site. If I want things 100% my way, I can always start my own forum. Glad you're back, chrisjenn99. And like you, I'm grateful I don't have to put up with ignorant trolls, because like you, I've not always reacted well on other sites.
  11. Some really enlightening information on recruiting and early scholarship offers: Early Recruiting | Understanding Early Scholarship Offers WWW.NCSASPORTS.ORG Early recruiting is on the rise, with middle schoolers getting scholarship offers. For recruits at any age, it's important to know...
  12. Ernie Kent? I thought it was the Oregon Hall of Fame, not the Oregon Hall of Pretty Good.
  13. Yeah, but they've already phased that out in large parts of the country (the more popular parts), and under EU pressure the countries that have the Golden Visa are going to phase it out completely.
  14. Well, as someone who lives in Portugal, I can tell you it's not the cheapest place in the world to live, but it's generally cheaper than the US, and I'm sure it's a whole lot nicer than Eritrea or Syria or South Crapistan or wherever actually is the cheapest place. In general, life here is about 57 cents on the dollar compared to the US. And if you stay out of the two big cities (Lisboa and Porto), it's cheaper than that. I get a latte for about a buck, pay the housekeeper about six buck an hour, and just paid about $100 to put two new front tires on the car at the dealership. So yeah, it has its advantages (including living income-tax-free for ten years). Plus I can catch spam on OBD Forum in the middle of the night for you all, so you don't have to see it.
  15. I think this year's team may be harder to project that almost any other I remember. New staff, new systems for every position group, new backfield, etc. The wildcard will be QB play. If one of the QBs emerges as a clear starter and plays at a high level, I could see a one-loss season. If Nix is our starter, I'm concerned that some killer picks could undermine otherwise good games for the team. If it's Thompson or Butterfield, inexperience could kill us against a team like Utah or BYU. If we're switching out QBs like we did a couple of years ago, or have an entrenched starter who's merely OK, I could see a three or four loss season.
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