Friday, January 04, 2013
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• KEZI share their post game coverage after an impressive 35-17 win for the Ducks.
• The game couldn't have started any better. De'Anthony taking it to the house on the opening kickoff and then a two point conversion to top it off. Oregon never trailed and finished the season 12-1.
Game coverage stories abound and here are just some of them. Steve Summers was impressed with the defense; John Marshall calls the Oregon backfield a three-headed monster; Ted Miller focused on what's next for the team and their coach; Ken Woody called it a smack down; Rob Moseley calls the Ducks a lean machine; Nathan Roholt called it a fast, hard finish to the season; Matt Walks looks at the numbers; Aaron Fentress has a slideshow and the keys to the win; GoDucks.com and ESPN wrap up the coverage.
• The Oregon Daily Emerald took some outstanding photos during the game.
• Charles Fisher analyzes some key plays that led to a victory.
• Marcus Mariota set a new, Oregon single season touchdown record with 38 and the defense set a team record 26 interceptions for the season.
• Bob Clark writes a nice tribute to Kenjon Barner and calls him a runner for the ages.
• Chip Kelly had some nice words for Mark Helfrich.
• Rob Moseley believes Chip Kelly's NFL search will be a fast one and if does head for the NFL, Ken Goe says no shortcuts should be taken finding a replacement.
• John Canzano says we shouldn't forget what Chip Kelly tried to teach us if he does decide to go to the NFL. (must read)
Here came Kelly rushing down the corridor of the University of Phoenix Stadium 15 minutes later, leading an entourage toward the postgame media news conference. He had running back Kenjon Barner trailing him, and freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota behind that. Also, Nike founder Phil Knight was hurrying along, trying to keep up. And former Duck Ahmad Rashad was somewhere in there, too. And actor Ty Burrell, better known as Phil Dunphy from "Modern Family" was going stride for stride. And in a moment like that, it hits you square between the eyes.
Kelly was right -- a football program should never be about one guy...Not even the guy leading that walk.
I will never forget the sound of all those footsteps coming from the people running down that corridor on Thursday.
Next man in, right coach?
Posted by Mike Wines at 8:44 AM