“Usually when you play a team, you’re hoping they’re one-dimensional,” [Chip] Kelly said. “ So it makes it easy for you; you just have to defend the pass or you just have to defend the run. But a team that’s multidimensional like Wisconsin really presents the ultimate problems for you on the defensive side of the ball.”
• Lucas Clark calls the Rose Bowl a matchup of two of the nation's premier rushing attacks.
Over the last few years, Oregon’s potent offensive attack has garnered plenty of national attention...Meanwhile, Wisconsin, Oregon’s opponent in the 2012 Rose Bowl, has been equally impressive with the ball, but with a drastically different style...
• Ted Miller has his annual season recaps posted and has one for Oregon.
A third consecutive conference title has Oregon flying higher than it's ever been as a program, and the Ducks show no signs of slowing down.
Offensive MVP: LaMichael James became the first back in conference history to rush for more than 1,500 yards three consecutive seasons, including 1,646 yards this year. He also scored 17 touchdowns and caught 17 passes for 210 yards and another touchdown.
Defensive MVP: Defensive end Dion Jordan earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors after leading the Ducks' defense with 13 tackles for a loss and 7.5 sacks. The junior also had 40 total tackles and a forced fumble.
• Cliff Harris issued an apology to fans on his Facebook page yesterday.
• Keeerrrttt1 opens the history books and looks at Oregon's games against Oklahoma. Kurt goes into a lot of detail so it is broken up into parts one and two. A lot of good video clips and commentary from Kurt on this one so check it out.
• Dale Newton welcome a guest writer who wonders, can Oregon win a big game?
• Andrew Greif takes a first hand look at the "madness" of Oregon's unsung hero, strength coach Jim Radcliffe.
Stories I’d heard described him as a visionary who’d helped develop, with his assistants, Duck athletes into a breed more successful than ever using techniques he’d perfected, if not developed outright.
He was, to me, the Howard Hughes of hang cleans, an Einstein of efficient movement, the Kesey of kinesiology.