Monday, March 24, 2014
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
■ OregonGridiron wonders what you love about Autzen Stadium and offers up some possibilities.
■ Dale Newton takes a preseason look at Marcus Mariota and sees opportunity, will luck also play a part in 2014?
Championship seasons are hard and improbable. Marcus Mariota, sleek, smart and fast, has the talent, leadership ability and resourcefulness to win it all, as he did as a senior at St. Louis High in Aloha Stadium.
All he needs is a little luck. A year without a night that haunts the memory. Oregon fans have waited patiently, and he is the Moses of their football myth.
■ George Horton talked with the media after Oregon beat Utah yesterday at PK Park.
■ Shaun Chase's pinch-hit homer sealed the series sweep of Utah yesterday as Oregon won 3-1.
Chase's dramatics made a winner of UO starter Jeff Gold for the sixth time in six starts this year, and gave the No. 12 Ducks (17-5, 5-1 Pac-12) their third series sweep of the season. Gold allowed two hits and an unearned run over eight innings, taking pressure off a bullpen that will be tested over a stretch of seven games in nine days that begins Tuesday at San Francisco.
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:48 AM