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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Rob Moseley and Ken Goe have your Tuesday practice update. Video of CK after practice is courtesy of MaxWilliams247.

Rob: Typically the Ducks prefer to be in Autzen for their third practice of the week, usually each Wednesday, for the sake of the kicking game, but the stadium is still being made over for the title game. There is new advertising going up on the walls, and the Pac-12 logos are being replaced by title game logos.

But the midfield Oregon logo and end zones won't be changed.

Ken: The Ducks were in full pads. I didn't see any any obvious cases of players who had been freshly injured.

Friday night could be the last time we will see LaMichael James at Autzen Stadium. Aaron Fentress and Lucas Clark take a look at an amazing career.

Should Friday night be James’ final home game, he will go down as Oregon’s all-time greatest — both in the record books and the hearts of fans. First, let’s look at the numbers. James has the most career rushing yards (4,704), single-game records for rushing (288) and all-purpose yards (363), the longest run in Autzen Stadium (90), most career 200-yard games (six), most career 100-yard games (24), rushing touchdowns (49), overall touchdowns (54) and most points in a career (324).

Patrick Malee wonders if the inaugural Pac-12 title game is a flop because of the lame duck UCLA team and their coach.

Dale Newton notes Oregon picked up another four star verbal commit yesterday from DB Reggie Daniels out of Chanadler, AZ.

• Keeerrrttt1 at opens the history books and takes a long look at what it takes to make a special teams player special.

Ted Miller has some interesting bullet points when considering if it is time to call it an Oregon dynasty.

The Ducks have recorded four consecutive seasons with double-digit victories. Before this run, they had three in program history -- and they all happened over the past 12 years.

Aaron Fentress has some of the same thought.

An Oregon 3-peat (all praise to Pat Riley) would place the Ducks in elite company. 
Since the conference became the Pac-8 in 1968 (the conference actually began in 1916), only USC and Washington have managed to win or share at least three consecutive conference championships.

• Steve Summers says the Ducks are pumped about the "Pac Champ Game."

“They’re excited about the opportunity to play,” Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly said of his team’s attitude toward the Pac-12 Championship game. “Not having played in a championship game and playing on a short week, that was our big concerns, but these guys are awesome.”


1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

Three in a row, baby!