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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
With the 2010 season in the books folks are already looking ahead to 2011. David Leon Moore at USA Today thinks Oregon will be loaded for another title shot.

Oregon probably will enter next season favored to win the Pac-10 again and perhaps even will be No. 1 in national polls.

Many of the key ingredients to this season's run to the Bowl Championship Series title game Monday night will be back.

Ted Miller caps the 2010 season with Oregon on top of his Power Rankings in the Pac-10, a position they held all year and puts them in the same spot as he looks ahead to 2011.

Oregon has moved up to the fourteenth spot in the latest ESPN recruiting rankings.

Some last minute links to BCS stories from Rob Moseley and Ted Miller's final thoughts.

Ken Goe says that Oregon will need to replicate their amazing team chemistry in 2011 but is glad that Darron Thomas is returning.

Rachel Bachman talks with Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens about the possibility of higher ticket prices for 2011 football games. One interesting note from this article is this quote:

Mullens said Oregon also is planning to start a waiting list for season tickets, for the first time ever, so the department can learn what the demand is for eventual expansion of Autzen.

George Schroeder notes that we shouldn't forget how good this team was.

The locker room afterward was a very quiet place. Players dressed quickly, spoke very little and exited as soon as allowed.

“It’s not too cheery,” said [Jordan] Holmes, and like so many others, he was holding back tears. But he wasn’t quite finished.

“I’ve come to realize,” he continued, “just how special this group is.”

We all should.


1 comment:

David Wines said...

Nice quote from Holmes to close the season. Quack.