Monday, August 18, 2008

Oregon Ducks 2008 Football Media Guide

Today my Oregon football media guide arrived by US Mail! The NCAA now limits the number of pages for college or university media guides to 208 and that is the number of pages to this years guide. The NCAA also limits the number of color pages inside the covers to one. The university has posted the media guide online and there is a link by clicking on the title above.

From a quick review it looks good. My only complaint is they have done away with the metal spiral binding of the last few years and have gone with a softback binding that will come apart before the season is over.

No quarterback is shown on the front or back cover nor the inside covers. On the front cover is Patrick Chung, Rover; Max Unger, Center; and Nick Reed, Defensive End. On the back cover is Jason Williams, Wide Receiver; Jaremiah Johnson, Running Back and Jerome Boyd Linebacker. Coach Mike Bellotti is on the inside of the front cover. The inside of the back cover has Cole Lineham, DT; Fenuki Tupou, OT; Matt Evensen,Placekicker; John Bacon,LB; Josh Syria,P; Mark Lewis,OG and Ra'Shon Harris DT. The only color is the front and back covers on both sides.

Since the publication of the media guide earlier this summer some of the information in the guide is already outdated. For example, on page 32 under "OSN Football Television Network" it still has the Chambers Communications TV stations in Eugene, Medford and Bend listed as broadcasting "all" games on a "tape delayed" basis. Still no word on that issue.

By the way, I love the cover. Go Ducks!