“It’s amazing, his empathy for people and what he wants to do for the community,” [OL coach Steve] Greatwood said. “And he doesn’t publicize that. We don’t even know. We’ll look around, like, ‘Where’s Chip?’ And then you find out he’s over at Target being a secret Santa for a bunch of kids.”
• The Oregonian and the Auburn Bureau look at the matchup between the Tiger's offensive line and the Ducks defensive line.
• Paul Buker imagines what kind of uproar there would be if Don Essig was doing the P.A. work at Glendale for the BCS title game.
Can you imagine what kind of home field advantage it would be for the Ducks if Essig was doing the P.A. in Glendale?
Can you imagine the roar from UO fans if they heard him over the loudspeakers?
The puzzled looks from Auburn coaches and players if Essig boomed out, “It never rains at University of Phoenix Stadium!’’
Ducks’ coach Chip Kelly would love it, of course.
“He's the voice of Oregon football,’’ said Kelly.
• The team will reassemble at the Moshofsky Center today for practice after a short Christmas break. It will be good to hear some fresh "team" news tomorrow morning.