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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

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

• Don Gilman backs up his theory that Chip Kelly is the Caesar of football.

At first blush, the comparison might seem odd. What do a football coach and a general/politician/dictator separated by over two thousand years have in common? How could a man who singlehandedly destroyed the republic of Rome have anything in common with a modern-day football coach? The answers might surprise you.

• Chip is in the NFL talk again, this time as a "best fit" for the Chargers or Eagles. A lot to do over nothing is my thought.

Seems Aaron Fentress agrees with my sentiments regarding the CK to NFL rumors.

Little side note to my volleyball post yesterdayAlaina Bergsma was named the AVCA National Player of the Year. Big honor, congrats!

• Kenjon Barner was named an All-American by the Football Writers association.

• Kevin Gemmell would like your opinion on how many bowl games the Pac-12 will win. Seven and six have the consensus out of a possible eight.

• makes it easy to follow along with happenings in the Quack Cave.

• Ted Miller gives you a Fiesta Bowl primer and offers a few things you might not have known about each team.

Did you know: The Ducks and Wildcats have never played before. ... Oregon is playing in its fourth consecutive BCS bowl game. ... The Ducks last played in University of Phoenix Stadium two years ago, when they lost to Auburn 22-19 for the national title. ... Kansas State's leading receiver, Chris Harper, used to play quarterback for Oregon before transferring. ... Kansas State leads the nation in punt returns, kickoff returns and turnover margin. ... Oregon is third in turnover margin.


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