Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Chip Kelly talks with the media yesterday after practice. Video courtesy of ODE.
• Sounds like Kiko Alonso and Dion Jordan are questionable for the USC game...and Tyler Johnstone never wants to hear one particular song again.
The rest of the team began preparations to play at USC (4 p.m. Saturday, Fox) by listening to the Trojans' "Tribute to Troy" almost nonstop during practice inside the Moshofsky Center.
"It's Day 1 and I'm so tired of it already," redshirt freshman offensive lineman Tyler Johnstone said. "It's going to give us fire down there; we're never going to want to hear that song again. No first downs, no touchdowns. ... It's the most annoying thing ever. We only played two other songs, so that's a total of six minutes that the fight song wasn't play in practice today. We were losing our minds. It was the worst thing ever."
• Ted Miller wonders if the torch has passed from USC to Oregon?
• Adam Jude believes the Oregon backfield will have their toughest test of the season as they try to slow down USC receivers Marqise Lee and Robert Woods.
• Charles @FishDuck.com analyzes the double stack play used against Colorado.
• Former Oregon QB Nate Costa sits down with Bruce Feldman for a little Q&A.
• Rob Moseley wonders if the BCS computers will compute a higher ranking if Oregon beats USC.
• Kenjon Barner and De'Anthony Thomas have been named as two of the sixteen semi finalists for the Maxwell Award.
• Aaron Fentress and Rob Moseley take a quick look at USC.
• Ted Miller has Oregon at the top of the Pac-12 power rankings.
The Ducks showed seemingly effortless brilliance in a dominant victory over Colorado, but it wasn't a good weekend for the Ducks. They don't want the distance between themselves and everyone else to appear this vast. They want the conference to look strong, top to bottom. Losses by USC and Oregon State dinged the Ducks' BCS standing in terms of potential strength of schedule ratings down the road. And Kansas State and Notre Dame both posted impressive wins.
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:40 AM