When the Willie Lyles story broke, then took root and the University responded by saying they can't comment I said the most hopeful Oregon fans were leaning on the answer that would make the situation disappear without harm. Recent information courtesy of a blogger named Scott Reed of Duck Sports Authority shows Lyles may have over valued his role in the decision by Lache Seastrunk to pick the Ducks. Looks like the woman who pretty much helped raise Lache says he was not a mentor and many in the family actually thought Lyles preferred Seastrunk go to LSU or USC. This would go a long way to alleviate the worst fears around the program. The 2nd major issue is why did they pay 25-thou for info that appears to be no where in that neighborhood value wise. On today's show we will hear a nice chunk of an interview Reed did on Portland radio.
Got my Phil Steele preview magazine. This is the 10th year I've considered it's arrival the official beginning to college football season. Information is power. He loves the Ducks. Rates both of their lines higher than I did and truth be told, above what I've heard from most Oregon fans. Thinks they'll win the division and the 1st ever Pac 12 title game. Cracks me up because now Duck fans love him as opposed to some years when he perhaps didn't have the U of O footballers where some would have preferred. Fans are criminally insane! It's a beautiful thing.