Thursday, November 17, 2011
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Ken Goe and Rob Moseley have your Wednesday practice update and the video of CK after practice is courtesy of MaxWilliams247.
Ken: USC's injury situation is a little more dicey. Some reports indicate that game-breaking receiver Robert Woods could miss the game with an ankle injury.
Rob: During practice, one of USC's fight songs blared over the PA in different intervals; UO offensive tackle Mark Asper estimated he'd already heard it some 85 times this week. The Trojans have also been playing "Mighty Oregon" at their practices this week.
• Ted Miller reminds us that week 12 matters.
Oregon, college football's new hot flavor, is playing host to USC, college football's old hot flavor, one that, by the way, is playing pretty darn well. Week 12 will matter in Autzen Stadium.
• Rob Moseley notes the special teams unit is in good hands with long snapper Jeff Palmer.
• Does the game against USC magnify the meaning of this week's matchup for De'Anthony Thomas?
• George Schroeder states Matt Barkley may have been right, but UO’s still better than USC
• LaMichael James has been selected as one of 15 semi-finalists for the Walter Camp Award.
• Four-star running back Byron Marshall has committed to the Ducks. Giving Chip Kelly a verbal commitment by phone. He's the nation's 6th ranked running back and the 108th rated player overall by Rivals.com.
• Chris Courtney has three keys to taking down USC.
1. Temper the Trojan Trio; 2. Stress the unwary; 3. No matter the weather.
• Ken Goe says the Ducks' unconventional defense is all over opposing QB's.
The Ducks sacked Luck three times, and hit him as he released the ball all night. USC's Matt Barkley is next.
These guys can run like deer and hit like cement trucks. There is no telling what Aliotti might have them doing on any given play. Ask Stanford.
• Lindsay Schnell wonders if the defense is actually playing better or are we just now noticing?
Chip Kelly was asked that question yesterday in his weekly press conference, and without hesitating, he said, "I think they've been playing well all season long.
Defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti likes to say that in the end, no one is going to remember how many yards you gave up -- they're only going to remember if you won.
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:57 AM