Friday, October 26, 2012
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Chip Kelly talks with reporters after practice yesterday. Video courtesy of ODE.
• As usual, Chip is pleased with Oregon's preparation for Colorado.
One thing Chip Kelly has stressed in his program is the benefits of a routine — practice in the morning, meetings in the evening, classes in between. Rinse, dry, repeat.
• Rob Moseley reports on the value of Michael Clay being on the field.
Clay, a “glue guy” and “coach on the field” for the UO defense — depending on which coach is describing him — is the vocal linchpin for the Ducks. Nobody processes information as well as the senior linebacker; he makes sure the front seven is set before the snap, and stays in touch with the secondary.
• Ken Woody wonders what the foul smell is coming from the Pac-12's replay routine?
• Ted Miller and Kevin Gemmell both have predicted a big win for Oregon on Saturday. No shocker there.
• Charles @FishDuck.com and Aaron Fentress both wonder what's up with DAT?
Charles' thoughts: Free De'Anthony! Make sure he has nine catches in this game and send him long three times. Future opponents will double-cover Thomas and when we drag Huff and Lyerla across in medium patterns, they’ll be wide open. Sending De'Anthony on streaks or posts has Win-Win results as it helps him, it helps our other receivers, and it helps our offensive balance. Free De'Anthony! Make it Rough on the Buffs.
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:12 AM