Friday, September 23, 2011
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Rob Moseley talks with Kenjon Barner after practice yesterday.
• Ted Miller does his "what to watch for" segment on week four. He had this to say about Oregon.
After losing to LSU in Cowboys Stadium, which inspired many national pundits to write Oregon off, the Ducks quietly rolled up a pair of dominant wins at home against inferior foes. But now Oregon opens the Pac-12 schedule on ESPN2 with a chance to make a statement: "We're still here." If the Ducks can match -- or eclipse -- Stanford's impressive 37-10 win in Tucson last weekend, they likely will hush some of the doubters.
• Ken Goe advises the Ducks to expect the unexpected.
• Will Cliff Harris see some action? Bob Rickert thinks so, and maybe even take one to the house.
• Time for some predictions. Jason Vondersmith likes the Ducks 45-34. Ted Miller is predicting a 44-28 Oregon victory.
• Lindsay Schnell wonders if the 2009 Oregon-Arizona game was a turning point for the Oregon program and asked a couple of running backs that same question.
Running backs Kenjon Barner and LaMichael James said Kelly has never pointed to one particular game as the moment when Oregon finally broke through. Instead, both believe it starts with the little things every day, like practicing the right way.
“We go back to summer workouts, spring workouts, winter workouts — that tells us who we are as a team and what we’re about,” Barner said.
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:44 AM