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Friday, November 02, 2012

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Chip Kelly talks with reporters after practice yesterday. Video courtesy of KEZI.

Kevin Gemmell highlights "what to watch in the Pac-12" this week with the Oregon-USC game on the top.

1. Game of the year? Will USC-Oregon live up to all of the hype? This one doesn't smell nearly as sweet with a two-loss USC squad, but there are still playmakers up the ying-yang on both sides of the ball, including the four Pac-12 players getting votes in the Heisman poll. Here's hoping the hype is justified. Then again, last year's Oregon-Stanford game had similar hype and it was a total letdown. USC, however, is a much higher-profile program than Stanford, so even a two-loss USC team versus Oregon is significant.

• Jtlight @ATQ believes the Oregon defense will make the difference on Saturday and have the chance to prove to the nation just how good they are. Good read.

Indications point to all hands being on deck against USC which is very good news.

Bob Clark wonders if penalties will be a factor this weekend.

Ted Miller says it has been a season of surprises for Marcus Mariota and Matt Barkley.

Ken Goe wonders if the Ducks control their own destiny when it comes to the BCS.

Kevin Gemmell and Ted Miller both predict an Oregon victory against USC.

• Rob Moseley notes Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is smarter and more experienced in this go around with USC.

Ekpre-Olomu had to grow bigger and stronger, and get faster. He had to get smarter, too, a process that continues at Oregon, where experience has helped Ekpre-Olomu blossom from a tentative freshman into one of the Pac-12’s best big-play cornerbacks.


1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

I love how young we are.