Sunday, December 11, 2011
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Adam Jude and Lindsay Schnell have your Saturday practice update and the video of CK after practice is courtesy of KVAL.
Adam: No. 5 Oregon was in full pads for its second postseason practice this afternoon inside the Moshofksy Center, a little more than three weeks to go before playing No. 10 Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2.
Lindsay: Players and coaches insist that they are preparing for this Rose Bowl no differently than they've prepared for the last two BCS games. There's not pressure to win, necessarily, but players and coaches alike have acknowledged that it's about time they win a BCS bowl for credibility purposes.
• Steve Maher at FishDuck.com advises Darron Thomas to keep doing what you do and thinks DT might be the most under appreciated QB is recent memory.
Thomas possesses a 21-3 career record as a starter at Oregon and two Pac-12/Pac-10 titles. He holds the Oregon record for career TD passes with 63 with a season still to go.
His career completion percentage of 60.8 percent is better at this point than what Bill Musgrave (.574), Akili Smith (.566), Danny O’Neil (.562), Joey Harrington (.552), Chris Miller (.552), Tony Graziani (.540), Dan Fouts (.504) finished with.
With 5,642 career passing yards, Thomas stands No. 7 on the all-time list. If he throws for 2,702 yards in 2012, he’ll surpass Musgrave (8,343 yards) as Oregon’s career leader.
Some Duck fans may want to re-access their criticism of Thomas.
• Rob Moseley says now that final exams are done it's time to focus on the Rose Bowl and has this comment from David Paulson.
“We have some momentum,” UO senior tight end David Paulson said. “Now we just have a couple weeks that we really just need to focus and keep getting better.”
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:51 AM