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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Rob Moseley and Lindsay Schnell have your Monday practice update and KVAL provides the video of CK after practice.

Rob: "It's been very nose-to-the-grindstone," UO offensive tackle Mark Asper said after practice today. "I didn't know if Stanford was this week or next week; I knew we had a big November, but I didn't know if it was Stanford or USC this week."

Lindsay: Injury report: Ben Butterfield, who was injured at Washington, was on crutches, as was linebacker Rodney Hardrick. Fellow linebacker Michael Clay, who missed some games earlier this season with a lower leg injury, walked out of practice sans crutches and ice, but had a bit of a limp.

 Ted Miller has an excellent article on "Poor ole Oregon."

To paraphrase one of the great lines in cinematic history: Nobody puts Oregon in a corner. 

Of course, that's going to seem to happen this week. Stanford is the national title contender. Andrew Luck is the Lord of the Dance. The big show is on the Farm, where ESPN's College GameDay is making its first visit.


Oregon is not only going to beat Stanford, it's going to make a statement.

• Ted also has his power rankings posted and you'll find Oregon in second and then does a Pac-12 weekend rewind and gives kudos to Eddie Pleasant.

Speaking of Eddie Pleasant, the Pac-12 announced he was the Pac-12 defensive player of the week for his effort against the Dawgs.

• Plan on going to the Oregon vs Stanford game and you don't have a ticket? It will cost you plenty.

• Is it the wrong time for Stanford's defense to not be clicking? Personally I think it's a great time.

Good news and possibly bad news on upcoming game times which are all being broadcast on ABC/ESPN. The Stanford game remains at 5pm but if the Ducks lose, the next game vs USC will move to 7:15pm. Of course, take care of business vs the Tree and it will remain at 5pm. The Civil War game time has been set at 12:30pm, good news there.

Rob Moseley sets the stage for the Oregon-Stanford game and gives you all the details plus comparative NCAA stats.

Oregon plays its final regular-season road game of 2011 on Saturday, when the No. 6 Ducks play at No. 3 Stanford at 5 p.m. (ABC). This was one of the most anticipated games in all of college football entering this season, and it held up over the course of the last three months, with ESPN's "College GameDay" bestowing its blessings on the proceedings by traveling to Stanford for the game.


1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

Oh much goodness this week!