Monday, August 29, 2011
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Nick Krupke reports that a solid foundation begins at home as he visits senior OT Mark Asper and family at their house. Video courtesy of KVAL.
• I wasn't the only one who took exception to Ken Goe's assertion that Oregon doesn't win the "big games," Dale Newton and Scott Reed give their opinions as well.
• Adam Jude notes that former walk-on Justin Hoffman isn't getting to worked up about the likelihood of making his first start for the team he grew up rooting for.
“Really, I’m just focusing on the day. It’s day by day now,” said the junior receiver, a former walk-on from Churchill High School. “We’ve still got another four or five more days of practice, and I’m just focusing on what I have right in front of me.”
• Dale Newton compares the starting QB's for the game this week against LSU and concludes the Ducks have the advantage.
DT proved in the BCS game that he's ready to take a game on his shoulders. The experience of leading a team to a fourth quarter comeback (even though it fell short) and performing well when he had to throw is something he can draw on in Dallas. He's faced big pressure situations and big games before and he's succeeded, despite mixed results in Glendale. During Oregon's regular season he had a better passer rating than every opposing quarterback he faced throughout the year, including Matt Barkley, Nick Foles, Cam Newton and Andrew Luck. Thomas is tough throwing the football and can be trusted to make good decisions. Tiger fans can't yet say the same about either of their two guys.
Posted by Mike Wines at 5:09 AM