Monday, August 27, 2012
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Jerry Allen talks with the Oregon Daily Emerald about a defining moment in Oregon football, the 2009 Arizona game.
• Aaron Fentress beleives Marcus Mariota has the skills to lift the Oegon offense to new heights.
The frenzied pace of the offense is both Oregon's calling card and formula for success. And while Mariota might need some time to become acclimated to the speed of the college game, his abilities as a runner and passer, coupled with his cool demeanor and ability to absorb information, could thrust Oregon's offense into an even higher orbit. Especially considering that, for the first time, all of the key players have been fully indoctrinated in Kelly's system.
• Dale Newton @The Ducks Stops Here gives us a preview of the Arkansas St. football team.
Gus Malzahn's Red Wolves are a bigger challenge than casual fans might assume. For one, they have Malzahn, the former architect of the Auburn offense in Cam Newton's Heisman and National Championship season. ASU has big-time aspirations and a solid resume. Last season they were 10-3 and 8-0 in the Sun Belt Conference.
• Joel Gunderson @FishDuck.com says it's the receivers time to shine now that Oregon has a pure passer.
Make no mistake, Oregon’s offense will still live and die with the running game. But, with a quarterback under center who has “special” written all over him, this is going to be a different Oregon team than what has been seen since Dennis Dixon was running the show.
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:44 AM