After a rocky start to the Willie Taggart era at Oregon, it appears the school is ready to close out an ugly off-field chapter this weekend and move forward. A school spokesperson told CBSSports.com that suspended Ducks strength coach Irele Oderinde will be reinstated on Sunday. Oderinde came over to Oregon after holding the same position at USF and may not be the only staff member to join (or re-join in this case) the program this weekend if reports are on target about potential receivers coach Michael Johnson. Either way, it seems as though that rough beginning for Taggart and company is slowly starting to move into the rearview mirror with the Ducks.
A new bracket is up this morning, and as we approach three weeks until selection Sunday, I want to feature a few teams that are trending one way or the other. Duke Blue Devils The Blue Devils have won six in a row and have gone from a No. 6 seed just a few weeks ago to a No. 3 seed in Friday’s updated bracket. Duke Blue Devils was the preseason No. 1 team in the polls, but has struggled to live up to those expectations, largely due to injuries. It has only been a few weeks since the Blue Devils had everyone healthy who would have been expected to be part of the regular rotation. It hasn’t always been pretty, but it now looks like Duke is starting to round into form. That is bad news for
The Oakland Raiders are in desperate need of help at linebacker, and Ben Gedeon could provide some help as a day three selection in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Oakland Raiders need help at linebacker, and at 6-foot-2, 243 pounds, former Michigan inside linebacker Ben Gedeon is a high motor prospect with freakish athleticism given his long, bulky stature, giving him an obvious edge over other linebackers in this year’s draft class. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, however, saw beyond Gedeon’s measurements, as he instead praised him for his unparalleled work ethic and knowledge of the game. Despite earning such high praise from one of the top college football coaches in the game, Gedeon is still projected