• Josh Schlichter @FishDuck.com breaks down how to combat the scrape exchange style defense in this edition of the FishDuck Minute.
• One key reason behind the Ducks' continued success is the their coaching stability according to this ESPN report.
In an era where coaches use schools as stepping stones and successful coaching staffs rarely have more than a couple of years together, the Ducks have a level of chemistry among the coaching staff that has helped fuel their meteoric rise to the top.
• Recruit and reload then make another run to a Pac-12 title.
Is this the year the Ducks prove that they truly belong among the truly elite programs? Another run to the BCS after the loss of some of the best players in program history will speak volumes about where the Ducks truly stand.
• Sean Meagher reports that Oregon picked up another verbal commit, this time from Los Alamitos, CA OL Alex Redmond. Redmond is a three star player coming in at 6'4" and 290 lbs.
• Aaron Fentress notes blue chip recruit RB Thomas Tyner plans to join the team next spring.
Tyner, a five-star recruit ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 2 running back in the country, said he shouldn't have to take any extra course work to graduate early. He plans to major in journalism at Oregon.
"It's a whole new system to learn and I want a head start," Tyner said. "I've been dying to get down to Eugene and suit up. Who wouldn't want to play at Autzen?"