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Friday, August 03, 2012

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Dan Rubenstein talked with Chip Kelly recently about the off season, selecting packages versus certain opponents and other football related topics.

• Rob Moseley previews the defensive backs and Aaron Fentress previews the secondary.

Moseley: Given the talents of the USC passing attack and the addition of new WSU coach Mike Leach to the conference, this unit will have a big say in whether Oregon can play to the level of its preseason hype, and contend for a national championship. If the sophomore corners take another step forward, and Boyett can stay healthy enough to keep himself on the field, the Ducks should feel confident in this unit.

Fentress: The secondary is stacked, so much so that Neal said he could rotate players in and out like what is done with the defensive line and linebacker positions. Cornerback appears to have the most talent. Sophomores Terrance Mitchell and Ekpre-Olomu return as starters at cornerback. Troy Hill started games there last year. Mathis had a strong spring. A team can never have too many quality cornerbacks in the pass-heavy Pac-12

Brandon P. Oliver talks about DB coach John Neal in this ESPN Insider ($) post..

Similar to the offensive line, the Ducks have enjoyed a higher level of recruiting at defensive back, but the true testament to Neal's coaching ability is the way he has developed overlooked high school recruits.

Oregon is ranked fifth in the USA Today's initial coaches poll behind LSU, Alabama, USC and Oklahoma.

Not too shabby to start the season without the return of  LMJ and DT.

Josh White lists seven reasons why he is getting excited about Duck football at Autzen Stadium. He lists tailgating as one of choices and I would have to agree,

Whether you are sitting on board a climate controlled luxury coach or just sitting on an actual tailgate, hanging around good friends and talking football at a tailgate party is one of the very best parts of game day.


1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

I'm so bummed that we were priced out of our tickets. Between the lack of a great game, the excessive cost, and the very average nature of our seats, it wasn't that hard to give them up...but now that they're gone, I have to wonder if I'll regret that. We certainly need a weekly party for football games...I know that much.