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Friday, December 02, 2011

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Chip Kelly talks with reporters at the Pac-12 title game press conference yesterday. Video courtesy of KVAL.

Aaron Fentress previews the title game and calls it a "clunker."

UCLA's players have rallied around their soon-to-be former coach and should play with a lot of emotion. But the Bruins simply do not matchup with Oregon. That said, Oregon coach Chip Kelly probably won't run up the score on an outgoing coach. Oregon 47, UCLA 13.

• Rob Moseley reports Darron Thomas leaves some fans wondering but not his teammates.

The Ducks focus on what he is: a winner who pushes all the right buttons in Oregon’s fast-paced offense.

• Adam Jude says UCLA's season can be summed up like this: Doom followed by hope, then doom.

• John Canzano shares an audio Q&A with offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich.

• Ken Goe calls LB Michael Clay "selfless" on, and off the field. (good story)

Ted Miller shares a few things to look for in today's game and offers his prediction, Oregon 45-UCLA 17.

John Canzano is on my side when it comes to the Pac-12's decision of not letting Don Essig call the game today.

It will be Paul Olden, voice of the New York Yankees, on the microphone for Friday's game. The conference is going to let Essig "complement" Olden, which is only to say I'm thinking they'll let him do his "it never rains" bit and then, hand him a hotdog and a drink.

This must be immediately rectified. Rain or shine, Essig needs to be heard.

• Lindsay Schnell notes: "Rick Neuheisel says UCLA is not going to contain Oregon for 60 minutes."

Here is the reduced LTD shuttle service guide for those that use the service.

Dale Newton has his three keys to an Oregon victory.

1. Contain the Bruin weapons; don't allow any all-world heroics. 2. Start strong, dictate the pace, lead from the starting gun like Prefontaine did. 3. Take the emotion out of it.

• My prediction: Oregon 47 - UCLA 17


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