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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

KEZI reports from the desert and talks to a few of the seniors who will be playing their last game tomorrow.

• Ken Goe believes the Ducks and Chip Kelly are defined by their ability to live in the moment.

“You literally take each and every day as an opportunity to get better and improve yourself,” UO offensive line coach Steve Greatwood said. “I honestly can’t recall a bad or lackluster practice we've had in recent history. From that standpoint, being in these types of games is the proof to ourselves and to our players that, hey, the philosophy works.”

And not just for football players. “Win The Day” can be a life lesson that applies equally to athletes, business leaders and street cleaners.

Kiko Alonso has taken a tumultuous path in his career at Oregon.

Dusty Ritter has a Q&A session with four year starter turned sideline coach Carson York.

Adam Jude continues looking at defining moments of the 2012 season and has the USC game at number eight.

Kenjon Barner and Marcus Mariota will be chasing several records in the final game of the season.

• Will the "squishy" and sometimes slippery field at the stadium be an issue like it was two years ago? Not according to this report.

• John Canzano declares "who cares where Chip Kelly goes; where Oregon goes next matters more."

• Aaron Fentress notes when comparing specials teams groups K-State has the advantage.

The Oregon Daily Emerald grades Oregon and K-State coaches and calls it a draw.

• Rob Moseley wonders if Marcus Mariota is having the best freshman season ever for an Oregon quarterback.

“His decision-making is so far above most freshmen it’s incredible,” Tom Osborne said. “He does things from a decision-making process and managing the game that’s better than a lot of guys who have played the game for four or five years.


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