Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Chip Kelly answers reporters questions at his weekly press conference. Video courtesy of Rob Moseley and the RG.
• Nick Aliotti talks about the Arizona win and the preparations for the Washington St. game after practice yesterday. Video courtesy of KEZI.
• Charles @FishDuck.com looks back at the Arizona game and breaks down a defensive masterpiece.
How do you create a shutout of an Arizona team that averaged 46 points a game? What are some of the subtle coaching points utilized by our Defensive Staff? This game was subject-rich on the offensive side of the ball, and we saw the “Bennett and the Beast” backfield, we defeated the “30 Stack” defense, and yet we may never witness a defensive performance again that compares to this one. There is so much to appreciate about our defenders, and this is the ideal opportunity to celebrate their amazing performance and learn from it, which will enhance our enjoyment of the rest of the season!
• Ted Miller looks at some week five stats as he compares Pac-12 numbers with the rest of the FBS teams. Of course, Oregon is mentioned numerous times.
• Marcus Mariota is working on his ball security issues and looks to improve.
• Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Terrance Mitchell are locked in for the Cougars' Air Raid attack according to Adam Jude.
• Youth on the Oregon roster is making a huge impact each and every game so far this season.
• GoDucks.com released their weekly update on the Washtington St. game coming up Saturday night.
• Oregon's athletic department are working with the manufacturer to solve nagging problems with the scoreboard system at Autzen Stadium.
• Adam Jude reports the 2011 signing class is living up to its billing as the best ever.
The class was ranked No. 9 by Rivals.com on signing day in 2011, Oregon's highest ranking ever.
De'Anthony Thomas, Marcus Mariota and Colt Lyerla account for 61 percent of the offense for the No. 2 Ducks (4-0) heading into Saturday's game against Washington State in Seattle. Add in offensive linemen Tyler Johnstone and Jake Fisher, and five members of the 2011 class are starting for the UO offense.
They've had their hiccups, sure, but the youngsters are indeed a precocious bunch, helping Oregon rank fourth in the nation in scoring (52.8 points) and fifth in total offense (571 yards).
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:51 AM