Sunday, September 23, 2012
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Chip Kelly talks about Oregon's total team effort after the game last night. Video courtesy of the RG.
• Nick Krupke reports on the Ducks impressive victory over #22 Arizona. Video courtesy of KVAL.
• All sorts of good reading from the usual sustpects on Oregon's performance last night as the Ducks shuout Arizona 49-0. Rob Moseley called it a rousing start to Pac-12 play; Aaron Fentress highlights the defensive effort; Ken Woody credits the defense; Joel @FishDuck.com notes the tenacious defense and timely offense; Steve Summers talks about a "smashing" performance by the "D"; and finally the game report from ESPN.
• The Oregonian has a nice collection of gameday photos.
• Adam Jude and Bob Clark talk about the new package displayed in Colt Lyerla in tandem with Bryan Bennett in the backfield.
• Ted Miller has a helmet sticker for the Oregon defense.
What the heck. Give 'em all a helmet sticker. The unit forced five turnovers and shut out an Arizona team that was averaging 46.3 points and more than 600 yards per game. Michael Clay led all Ducks with 13 tackles -- including two for a loss -- and he also forced a fumble.
• Chris Hansen reports Arizona's head coach, Rick Rodriguez, called it an embarrassing performance in the red zone.
• Rob Moseley shares his notebook which appears in today's edition of the Register Guard.
• Adam Jude notes Oregon's defensive dominance was no surprise to the Ducks.
"Inside this locker room, we have total trust in each other," said UO junior safety Brian Jackson, one of the key piece in the secondary being counted on to fill the void after the season-ending injury to senior safety John Boyett.
"I believe that we always knew what we were capable of. No questions were answered. We just further confirmed our feelings about each other."
Posted by Mike Wines at 7:43 AM