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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Adam Jude and Ken Goe have your Thursday practice update and MaxWilliams247 provided the video of CK after practice.

Adam: "They love the challenge," Kelly said after this morning's workout inside Autzen Stadium. "Andrew Luck is the best quarterback in the country, but I don't think they ever think they're in over their heads against anybody."

Ken: UO coach Chip Kelly said he was impressed with the Ducks' concentration and attention to detail.

What is the ideal scenario for Oregon to get back into the "Natty?"

Oklahoma State loses to Texas Tech then beats Oklahoma; Alabama loses to Auburn. It's hard to say whether Oregon would also need Boise State to lose, but it couldn't hurt.

• Carson York and David Paulson have been named to the Capital One academic all-district 8 team by the the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). As a result, both players advance to the national All-America ballot.

• The Solid Verbal guys, Ty and Dan, talk with Rob Moseley about the big game against Stanford (audio.)

Chip Kelly talks with Scott Van Pelt about the Stanford game among other topics (audio.)

• Dale Newton has a Q&A session with a Cardinal blogger.

• David at opens the history book and looks back a decade ago to a huge game against UCLA in which "Captain Comeback" pulled out an amazing Oregon victory.

Ken Goe notes DT is the "other" starting QB in Palo Alto on Saturday and Thomas is fine with that.

He and Luck were high school rivals in Houston who have become friendly. They keep in touch throughout the season, although not this week. 

"Enemy week," Thomas said, smiling. 

And so each will lead a Top 10 team into this game with national implications, Luck inside the Heisman spotlight, Thomas on the outside. 

Just the way Thomas likes it.

David Piper at ATQ says Oregon needs to get in run game going but likes Oregon's chances.

• The predictions are starting and Ted Miller likes the Ducks.

Oregon 35, Stanford 30: All season long I was a Stanford lean, in large part due to homefield advantage, which will allow Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck to communicate however he pleases throughout the game. But after watching the Ducks defense seem to grow up versus Washington, it just seems like Oregon has too much overall team speed on both sides of the ball.


1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

Okay...I'm going with 50 points.