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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Scott Frost talks about his adjustment to offensive coordinator and calling plays from the booth.

Dale Newton predicts big things for the Ducks this year.

Ultimately Oregon's success or failure won't be determined by the coach who left. It will be determined by the coaches who stayed and the 85 players who've learned to think and prepare like champions.

It's going to be the most wonderful, amazing year of football you have ever seen.

■ Jason Quick talks about the players who made a name for themselves in fall camp.

■ Dale Newton profiles Derrick Malone who is looking for a bigger role on the field this year.

■ Ryan Kostecka lists his top five offensive plays from the Chip Kelly era and then looks at the biggest offensive threats in the Pac-12 which include Marcus Mariota and De'Anthony Thomas.

The hybrid wide receiver/running back is known across the nation as one of the most explosive athletes in college football. Not only is he a threat any time he touches the football, he can score in so many ways.

After his first two years in Eugene, Thomas has scored running the ball, catching the ball, returning a punt and returning a kickoff for a touchdown. With LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner gone from Oregon, look for Thomas to get the ball even more, a scary thought for opposing defenses.


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