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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Roger Rutan of Springfield's Timber Products Company shows off the new Duck Truck which hauls the gear to away games for the Ducks. Video courtesy of the Register Guard.

Joel previews the matchup today against Arizona and predicts a 25 point Oregon win.

For fans who appreciate dynamic offense and timely defense, Autzen Stadium is the place to be. Oregon, for all their inconsistencies to start the season, is still as dangerous as ever. Arizona, who under Rodriguez appears headed in the right direction, is still a couple years away from being in Oregon’s league.

This one looks scary for a while, but in the end, too much speed for Oregon.

• Rob Moseley, Adam Jude and Aaron Fentress also preview our first Pac-12 game of the season.

• Kevin Gemmell talks about what to watch in the Pac-12 this week. That's easy, De'Anthony of course.

We already talked about (Arizona QB Matt) Scott, who is going to get a chance to make a big impression in a game televised by ESPN. The same can be said for De'Anthony Thomas, who will be on the other sideline. This game is expected to net big yards and big scores. It's the kind of offensive shootout both players were made for -- and both could boost their standing on the national stage with big numbers.

Speaking of DAT, John Canzano believes the Heisman is his to lose.

There is not a better, more electric, more dangerous college football player in America than De'Anthony Thomas.

• Ted Miller wonders, "did you know?"

De'Anthony Thomas leads FBS in yards per rush (17.5) this season. On seven of his 13 runs, Thomas has not been contacted until at least 5 yards past the line of scrimmage. His four touchdown runs of 30 yards or longer are the most in FBS.

• Jackson Long has a nice story on running back coach Gary Campbell.

He is the epitome of Oregon football — longevity, success, style and class.

Running backs coach Gary Campbell has been mentoring tailbacks for the Oregon Ducks for 30 years now, making him the longest-tenured coach in program history, as well as the longest-tenured current coach in all the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Rob Moseley, Ted Miller and Kevin Gemmell all predict an Oregon victory tonight. By 18, 24 and 14 respectively.

Personally I will got with a final score of Oregon 48 Arizona 17.

• In case you didn't hear, the Pac-12 conference has decided that my little contribution to fan enjoyment of Oregon football, my highlight videos on YouTube, must come to an end. They have pulled my last video of the Tennessee Tech game which counts as "strike one" against my YouTube account. Sorry to tell everyone that I won't be doing any more highlight videos. It was fun while it lasted.



DDubbs76 said...

Super lame about losing the videos...I have my personal favorites. Do you think you'll do player videos at the end of the year?

Oregon 54
Arizona 38

Black Lid
Black Jersey
White Pant

DDubbs76 said...

DeAnthony scores 5 touchdowns tonight, officially killing the SI jinx.