Sunday, June 26, 2011
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Dale Newton looks back and grades the Oregon Defense for 2010 and gives them a B+. He included my videos of the defensive highlights which I have included here.
The 2010 Duck defense was stingy and opportunistic. They erased their mistakes with aggressiveness, and made far more big plays than they gave up.
• Dale also grades the 2011 defensive unit to this point and gives them a D-, mostly due to off-field issues the Ducks will have to overcome before the regular season kicks off against LSU. He ends his story with this:
"The Ducks fully believe their coach when he tells them that "luck favors the prepared mind." In two years they've established themselves as a group that won't give in to adversity. Now it's the defense's turn to overcome a seemingly impossible combination of graduation, attrition and stupidity."
Posted by Mike Wines at 6:17 AM