“Obviously with the talent we have at running back and the type of attack we run, we have to be able to run the ball for us to be successful,” Kelly said. “I like what we did but there’s still a lot of improvement to be made.”
• Rob Moseley also attended the teleconference and notes the following:
In his weekly postgame teleconference this afternoon, UO coach Chip Kelly called this "an improvement week," rather than an off week. For the Ducks, it will be back to basics.
"We go back to ball security, we go back to finishing blocks, we go back to tackling, we go back to one-on-one coverage," Kelly said.
• Oregon moved up to #9 on the AP poll and to #11 on the coaches poll.
• Ted Miller has his weekly "what we learned" piece ready and had some nice words for LMJ and Oregon.
Some wondered if Oregon running back LaMichael James and the Ducks' fancypants offense were in decline. Short answer: Nope. James rushed for a school-record 288 yards on 23 carries with two touchdowns in the Ducks' 56-31 win at Arizona, a performance that should get him back on the Heisman Trophy radar. The Ducks led 35-9 at the half, but after they let Arizona back into the game -- the Wildcats closed to 35-24 -- they again shut the door with offensive fireworks. It was a potent road performance that sent a message that the Ducks are still contenders.
• Here are the Sunday edition stories from the Register Guard; George Schroeder: Fast, focused Ducks are winning the mind game, Barner returns, finds end zone and notebook, and Rob Mosley: LaMichael James, Ducks step out in style in win over Arizona.
• Adam Jude and Rob Moseley do a three up and three down analysis of the Arizona game.
• Steve at FishDuck.com has a note for the Pac-12, the Ducks are for real again.
• Dale Newton grades the Ducks vs Arizona. Dale starts his story with this:
This edition of the Oregon Ducks offense may be the best yet, for two reasons: they have fewer negative plays, with the offensive line developing some great consistency in pushing the pile and creating lanes, and they are better at getting out of a negative situations.