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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
• Joel Gunderson takes time to reflect during the dog-days of the off-season, on just how far Oregon's football program has come in the last few years.

For now, simply tip your cap to Chip, thank him for a job well done, and wish him luck with his next venture.  For all the success Oregon had prior to the recent four-year run, nothing can compare with where Chip took things.  Four BCS games, with two wins.  A title shot, the first in school history.  Three straight PAC-10/12 titles.  Northwest dominance.  It’s all new, it’s all fresh…

And it’s all here to stay, if things go as planned.

Rob Moseley provides details of the pay raises for the coaching staff.

• Dale Newton wonders if Colt Lyerla could be the bane of the Pac-12's existence in 2013.

Provided he's achieved the maturity to be consistent and stays healthy for a full season, his potential emergence opens up the Oregon offense by giving it new range and variety. Linebackers can't crash the run because they have to account for him. Safeties can't double cover Josh Huff, De'Anthony Thomas, B.J. Kelley or Bralon Addison because they can't [let] Lyerla roam free down the seam.

Men's basketball came from behind to win in OT against Washington St. yesterday 79-77.

The baseball team took out Hawaii again yesterday 5-4.

University of Oregon first baseman Ryon Healy doubled three times and fellow junior Jimmie Sherfy pitched around difficulty in the ninth inning to earn his first save of the season as the Ducks held off Hawaii, 5-4.


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