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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Rob Moseley has your "Fast Friday" practice report.

Observations: Today was Oregon’s “Fast Friday,” an uptempo review of Thursday’s walk-through, so there were no highlights to report. … During the 10-minute scout-team scrimmage beforehand, Darren Carrington had a couple of nice receptions, Damion Hobbs had one of those completions and a deft keeper in the read-option, and running backs Lane Roseberry and J.J. Jones had long gains. … Today’s practice was a rare well-attended event on the sidelines, with ESPN’s crew on hand for portions of the morning and several family members of players, including Marcus Mariota and Hamani Stevens.

ESPN has this video preview of the game today.

■ Wade Evanson and Bob Laws preview today's game against UCLA.

Jason Quick says UCLA has concerns about their offensive line handling the Ducks pressure for the game today.

■ Andrew Greif has five things to watch for in today's game.

■ Jonathan Hawthorne wonders if we'll be witnessing a preview of the Pac-12 Championship Game.

■ Dale Newton looks at the bevy of recruits who will be on the sidelines for the game today.

■ Torrodney Prevot just keeps getting better according to Andrew Greif.

Victor Flores sits down with Kirk Herbstreit for a questions and answer session.

■ Kevin Gemmell and Ted Miller both see an Oregon victory by at least 21. Personally, I see a 29 point Duck win, Oregon 56 - UCLA 27.

■ Ted Miller wonders "did you know?"

Oregon leads the FBS with 40 touchdown drives in 2 minutes or less, five fewer than they had all of last season. Since Chip Kelly left for the NFL, Oregon has not missed a beat. The Ducks are averaging about eight more points per game and scoring touchdowns at a higher rate in 2013 (51 percent) than 2012 (43 percent). In the first half, Oregon is averaging 18 seconds per play and has scored and FBS-high 26 of its 33 offensive touchdowns in 2 minutes or less.


1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

So, basically Ted is saying, did you know Oregon is better than ever?