Oregon Finally Fills Coaching Vacancy; Recruits On Their Way Out?
The Oregon Ducks have been without a head coach for the better part of a month since the University fired Ernie Kent; During that span, the school has been linked to several well-known coaches who have spurned Eugene, Oregon. However, the Ducks have finally landed former-Creighton head coach, Dana Altman. Altman spent 16 seasons at Creighton, including a steak of 11 consecutive 20-win seasons, which ended just short of extending the streak this past year.
Now that a coach is in place, its time for Altman to hit the recruiting trail hard. The Ducks have been missing out on several prospects, including highly-rated instate recruit Terrence Jones and Terrence Ross. Ross appears to be joining the Pac-10, just not as a Duck, while Jones appears on his way to Kansas. Rising sophomore, 6'7" wing Jamil Wilson has been rumored to be on the way out of school to transfer, which leaves the team with a worse roster than the one that finishing third to last in the Pac-10, sporting a 7-11 record. Currently, Oregon has exactly zero recruits, but expect Altman to scramble to court some of the remaining uncommitted prospects.
This could be a rough start to Altman's career, but we will update you with the good/bad news that may be in his future.