LinkedUp: We’re Talking About Oregon Football Practice, Potential NCAA Violations, and Duck Basketball


Another Tuesday has arrived. Time for some links, including several dealing with Spring Practice, one dealing with the potential sanctions that hang over Oregon, more of a refresher of what they are than anything else, and some Duck Basketball recruiting news.

KATU TV Receives New Documents from the U of O Dealing with Potential Recruiting Violations

From Spring Practice and the sunshine, to the clouds that are potentially in the distance for the Oregon Football Program. KATU TV has received new documents from the University of Oregon give the best view to date of the recruiting violations the football program faces from the NCAA.  Much of this is already known, but here’s a quick refresher. The short of it, there are potentially seven major findings, including making 730 impermissable phone calls(quite the phone bill there).

Former Oregon Head Coach made a short comment on Monday concerning the latest documentation on potential recruiting violations

Remember, the school and NCAA tried to work out a plea deal with the summary disposition process, but it apparently fell through, according to a report from Yahoo Sports in December. The school will argue its case to the NCAA Committee on Infractions. That hearing is expected to take place this spring.

Oregon Football is Half Way Through Spring Practice and Helfrich is Feeling In Sync.

Duck Football, at least on the field, is not too far away, 11 days on the calendar left. What will we see? How will the scoring be run? Will there be a memorable moment(see Marshawn Lynch running a TD at Cal and the Nebraska TD that touched our hearts). Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich is happy about how his coaches seem to be in symmetry as they head into the last half Spring Practice. He also said players are learing and stepping into new roles and are being challenged to play their best.

Dec 28, 2011; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti at press conference for the 2012 Rose Bowl at the Marriott Los Angeles Downtown. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon Defense Has No Time for Patience

Another coach who spoke late last week about practice was the man who rarely has a voice (literally), Oregon Defensive Coordinator Nick Aliotti who has an interesting take on an old saying:

"“Unfortunately, one of my virtues is not patience.  They say patience is a virtue.  I think there is another virtue —  hurry them up is a virtue.  That’s the virtue I like.” –Oregon Defensive Coordinator Nick Aliotti"

The Oregon D has eight returning starters and Aliotti spoke about the routine and why he enjoys Spring Football. Aliotti is headed into his 14th season leading the Oregon Defense.

Mar 29, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA;  Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Still Feeling Sweet, An Opportunity Opens Up For Oregon Duck Basketball

Finally, coming off a Sweet 16 performance, the Oregon Basketball team isn’t getting much love in the early polls heading into next season. Earlier this month Five Star recruit Aaron Gordon, who had the Ducks on his radar committed to Arizona. Oregon has some holes to fill with three senior starters graduating. Addicted to Quack has more on an open scholarship, a well as the signing possibilites to fill the spot.

Oregon Ducks This Week:Oregon Football: Latest NCAA Recruiting Violations Documents Discuss Summary Disposition ProcessOregon Baseball: Heineman Named Pac 12 Player Of The Week As Ducks Sweep At CalPerfection: Oregon Softball Senior Jessica Moore Throws Perfect Game Vs ArizonaESPN Sports Science Gives Former Oregon Duck Kenjon Barner A Run

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