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Ducks Receive Oregon Jordan Viii Pe

  When Tinker Hatfield is working on the design of a new limited edition shoe for Oregon student-athletes, he'll sometimes run his ideas by a younger colleague. Hatfield, Nike's Vice President for Design and Special Projects, is himself a former UO student-athlete. Given that his time competing for the Ducks in track and field was almost 50 years ago, he appreciates the perspective of others, such as former UO football players Brandon McLemore and Garren Strong. Recently Hatfield asked McLemore, a defensive back for the Ducks in the late Nineties, for his thoughts on a special edition of the Air Jordan VIII that Hatfield had mocked up for the UO football team. McLemore's response: "This is fire." "They think it's really strong," Hatfield said. "So it's a really good indicator that this will be not just another limited edition Oregon Jordan, but maybe one of the better ones we've ever done." That would be a remarkable development giv