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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
The Pac-12 and the Big Ten inked a six year bowl agreement it was announced yesterday.

The Holiday Bowl in San Diego and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco announced six-year agreements Monday for teams from each conference to play each other starting in 2014.

■ Oregon is on the radar for this Pac-12 Ultimate Road Trip in week one of the football season.

■ Kyle Wiltjer, a 6-foot-10" forward, is transferring from Kentucky to Oregon as he seeks a 'significant' role elsewhere.

■ Brandon Gruber wonders if a true sophomore could redshirt this year.

■ Brian Flinn explains Oregon's bubble zone read philosophy.

■ Kevin Gemmell looks at Oregon's non-conference football schedule (Nicholls State, Virginia and Tennessee) and has a few thoughts to share.

Over/under on the amount of minutes Marcus Mariota will play in all three games? Ninety minutes? No real threats here and Oregon's starters should be well rested heading into conference play on Sept. 28 when they host Cal. Nicholls State University has been an under-performing FCS squad, Virginia is rebuilding with new offensive and defensive coordinators and Tennessee is starting anew with Jones (once thought to be the next head coach at Colorado). This provides a nice cushion for the Ducks as they transition to game day under new head coach Mark Helfrich. Anything less than a 3-0 start is almost unimaginable.

GO DUCKS!

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