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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Andy McNamara and Rob Moseley talk about Cal, bye week activities among other topics.

■ Dale Newton says Josh Huff is a big play target in an improved passing attack.

Josh Huff is having a superb senior year. Finally healthy and with new-found maturity and perspective, The Huff is blossoming into a number one target.  Last Saturday against Tennessee he had 6 catches for 125 yards and a 54-yard touchdown.

■ Uncle Phil talked about Oregon's national championship chances during a recent shareholder meeting.

■ Passing plays have increased slightly now that Mark Helfrich is the head coach.

Of the Ducks' 216 plays against Nicholls, Virginia and Tennessee, 90 ended up as passes. That’s 41.6 percent, and doesn't account for a few called pass plays that broke down into scrambles by Mariota or one of this backups.

And of the Ducks’ 2,016 yards of total offense so far, 950 – or 47.1 percent – have come through the air.  In terms of both play calls and total offense, Oregon has been more pass-happy so far this season than in any of the six years Kelly was running the offense.


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