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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
• Not much can top the news that LMJ will be playing his last game as a Duck in the Rose Bowl but there were a few news worthy items from yesterday. One note on LMJ. He said through a U of O spokesperson that he has not officially declared yet so we will wait and see.

• Aaron Fentress notes that although Wisconsin has a big "O" line the Duck defenders are not intimidated.

“It’s no concern,” Oregon defensive end Terrell Turner said. “They are strong. We’re going to be just as strong as them. Everyone always looks down on our D-line and we go in there and play as hard as we can.”

• Rob Moseley reports that Terrance Mitchell is "the guy" in Oregon's backfield.

“Confidence takes you a long way,” Mitchell said. “You can have fake confidence and real confidence. I’m trying to have that real confidence, to the point where I’m back in high school, where nobody fazed me. I was still humble, don’t get me wrong. But I wasn’t worried about anybody.”

The AP All-America team was announced yesterday where you will find LaMichael on the second team as running back.

• John Canzano has a Q&A (audio provided) with former Oregon running back Dino Philyam where they discuss the Rose Bowl matchup with Wisconsin.

Ted Miller looks back at his preseason predictions, some good some not, in part one and part two.

Keeerrrttt1 over at FishDuck.com opens the history books and looks back at the 2000-2001 series with Wisconsin.

• Dale Newton takes a closer look at verbal commit Stetzon Bair.

He has the most kickass football name since Bronko Nagurski. You'd expect Stetzon Bair to manhandle offensive linemen like steers, chasing down ball carriers like strays in the mesquite, all the time exuding the confident, manly fragrance of victory. The legend writes itself. From a tiny town in Idaho near the Montana border, southeast of the Panhandle, he stands 6-9, 265 with his boots off, a former Mormon missionary from Iowa Western Community College, with four years to play three.


The fact that he's the younger brother of a Duck legend just makes it even better.

GO DUCKS!

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