Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Colt Lyerla talks with reporters after practice yesterday about his new running back role. Video courtesy of KVAL.
• Rob Moseley got some more comments from from Chip Kelly on Lyerla.
“With Colt, we always knew he had ability,” Kelly said. “He was great with runs after the catch. We did some similar things with Ed (Dickson) as a pitch man, but Colt had a little more experience taking handoffs. It’s something we worked on, and just thought there were certain situations with what Arizona did defensively where we could use that.”
• Ted Miller has Oregon at number one his his week five power rankings.
The Ducks faced their first foe with a pulse -- a ranked one, no less -- and rolled 49-zip. They moved up to No. 2 in both national polls. 'Nuff said.
• Aaron Fentress provides a sneak peek at the WSU game coming up Saturday night.
• The Washington game on Oct. 6 has received its time slot, 7:30 pm (local) on ESPN. Not a fan of the late games.
• Michael Clay was selected/earned Pac-12 defensive player of the week honors.
Clay, a senior from San Jose, Calif., posted 13 total tackles (10 solo), including two tackles for loss and a sack, and forced a fumble in a 49-0 victory over No. 22 Arizona. He was instrumental in limiting a potent Arizona offense to just 332 yards of total offense (the Wildcats had averaged 604.7 yards of total offense in their three previous games) and just 89 yards on the ground as the Ducks notched their first shutout since 2003.
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:44 AM