"We need to go to the Rose Bowl," Kelly said, referring to the fact the Pac-12 champ has an automatic ticket to the "granddaddy of bowl games. "It's on us. We've got to go to the Rose Bowl. That means we're in L.A. every year. We've got nothing to squawk about."
• If you weren't at the UCLA game you missed what stadium announcer Don Essig said just before the Ducks took the field.
"I've been waiting 43 years to say this, "Your number one ranked Oregon Ducks."
It was a very cool moment.
• GoDucks.com is holding special sale for their number one fans.
• Aaron Fentress reports that their are a couple of key games today that have BCS implications. The #6 LSU vs #5 Auburn game at 12:30pm (CBS) and the #1 Oklahoma vs #11 Missouri matchup at 5:00pm (ABC).
Go LSU and Missouri. There are also rumors flying around on Twitter that Chip Kelly will be doing an interview on ESPN College GameDay this morning around 7:40am. All times listed are PDT.
• SI has a lot of love for the Ducks as they take a look in their mid-season crystal ball.
• Ken Goe reports now that we have handily taken care of UCLA the focus turns to the USC game.
“We just have to go in and focus,” UO quarterback Darron Thomas said. “We have to come in this week, going to USC in the Coliseum, prepare well enough to go out there, start good and finish.”