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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Duck Stuff: Thursday Edition

Rob Moseley has your latest practice report and says Arrion Springs is especially glad for the homecoming.

Highlights: The first clutch scenario put the offense in a one-point hole in the final minute of a game. A field goal would have sufficed but Vernon Adams Jr. went 3-for-3 and finished off the possession with a touchdown pass to Darren Carrington...

■ Devon Allen says he is ready to move forward one year after suffering his knee injury.

Justin Wise previews the secondary for each team ahead of the Alamo Bowl and Andrew Greif compares the Oregon D-line vs. the TCU O-line.

Vernon Adams, Royce Freeman and Matt Lubick talked to the media yesterday after  practice.

■ Dale Newton believes the Alamo Bowl is a referendum for the defense and their coaches.


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Duck Stuff: Wednesday Edition

Rob Moseley has your Tuesday practice report and talks about getting off to a fast start against TCU on Saturday.

With the ones on the field, Vernon Adams Jr. completed passes to his full complement of receivers — one each to Darren Carrington, Bralon Addison, Evan Baylis and Stanford — to get the offense into the red zone. From there, Royce Freeman caught a pass, split a couple blockers and raced past the goal line, where receiver Jalen Brown was holding off the last potential tackler.

■ Tyson Alger previews the Oregon linebackers vs. TCU's running backs and Kenny Jacoby looks at the D-line for both teams.

■ Andrew Greif takes a closer look at the long road to recovery for Pharoah Brown who is practicing with the team in preparation for the 2016 season.

■ Ken Goe wonders if the defense will "step up" against TCU.

■ Matt Hegarty talked with the media after practice yesterday.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Duck Stuff: Tuesday Edition

Rob Moseley has your Monday practice report.

...Midway through practice, the No. 1 offense got its chance in the same situation. Reggie Daniels broke up a pass and Torrodney Prevot had a tackle for loss on the first two plays. Adams moved the chains with a completion to Bralon Addison, but a tackle for loss by Hardrick put the offense back in a hole, and on fourth down Helfrich whistled a play dead with Hardrick and Buckner bearing down on Adams in the backfield...

■ Tyson Alger and Andrew Greif share their breakdown of the Alamo Bowl.

Andrew Greif has a sneak peek of TCU and talks about the challenge of containing Trevone Boykin.

■ Andrew Greif previews the matchup between Oregon's running backs and TCU's linebackers and Justin Wise compares the linebackers for both Oregon and TCU.

■ Ken Goe says to expect Oregon's best effort in the Alamo Bowl,

The Ducks seem to have a nagging sense of unfinished business after a midseason slump took them out of College Football Playoff contention. TCU is a quality opponent. The defense has every reason to buckle down against the explosive Horned Frogs' offense.


Monday, December 28, 2015

Duck Stuff: Monday Edition

Rob Moseley has your Sunday practice report and games notes for the Alamo Bowl.

...Henry Mondeaux had the rep of the day in pass-rush drills, a spin move past Evan Voeller. Tyrell Crosby locked up Tui Talia on their first rep, which came a few minutes after Crosby got about 15 yards upfield to engage a defender on a long run by Tony Brooks-James...

■ Andrew Greif compares the TCU receivers versus the Oregon secondary and Kenny Jacoby looks at both teams tight ends.


Sunday, December 27, 2015

Duck Stuff: Sunday Edition

■ Rob Moseley talks about Oregon's arrival in San Antonio where practice will resume today.

■ Andrew Greif shares the new gear the Ducks will wear in the Alamo Bowl, the challenges for the equipment manager and then talks about preventing a defensive letdown.

■ Justin Wise previews the offensive line for TCU and Oregon.


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Duck Stuff: Saturday Edition

Andrew Greif shares his 10 favorite stories of 2015 about Oregon sports.


Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

■ Merry Christmas to all my wonderful family, friends and readers. We hope all of you have a grand day!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Duck Stuff: Thursday Edition

■ Chantel Jennings talks about the perception that Oregon can't develop a quarterback.

Andrew Greif reports on a new drill for the defensive linemen.

■ Players and coaches remember their first and favorite bowl games.


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Duck Stuff: Wednesday Edition

■ Andrew Greif looks at the matchup between TCU's secondary and Oregon's receivers.

The defensive backs will have their hands full, then, with an Oregon passing offense that led the country in yards per attempt and is uncommonly deep...

■ Dale Newton shares his thoughts on FCS transfer Dakota Prukop.

...Coaches will say it’s an open competition but the MSU transfer will win the job. It particularly helps that he’s scheduled to take his GRE and enroll in winter term, giving him a full winter, spring practice and summer conditioning drills to acclimate, learn the offense and bond with his receivers, backs and linemen...

■ Matt Krook has been named a preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball.


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Duck Stuff: Tuesday Edition

■ Andrew Greif sat down with Kristin Rodgers recently to talk about the upcoming Alamo Bowl and then looks at players/matchups to watch.

Oregon's third-year coach said he did not know of any players who will miss the trip due to academics or other circumstances.

"All reports I've had have been positive," he said.

■ Steve Summers talked about the Alamo Bowl with Alex Balducci recently.

■ Oregon is ranked No. 14 in the preseason poll released by Collegiate Baseball yesterday.

The Ducks head into 2016 with a starting rotation that features three experienced left-handed pitchers – Cole Irvin, Matt Krook and David Peterson – who have combined to make 54 starts over the last three seasons.


Monday, December 21, 2015

Duck Stuff: Monday Edition

■ Andrew Greif reports Mark Helfrich defends the recent trend of importing QB's from the FCS.

"We're going to continue to recruit the way we've recruited. We're very honest with guys about competing forever, let alone on the front end of guaranteeing a guy a spot. That comes back to haunt you."


Sunday, December 20, 2015

Duck Stuff: Sunday Edition

Rob Moseley has your Saturday practice report.

Other highlights: The offense’s best chance to win the clutch drill came from midfield when Adams targeted Dwayne Stanford on a deep ball, but Chris Seisay made a play to break it up. … Darren Carrington had a couple touchdowns during 1-on-1 drills in the red zone, making a one-handed catch just before running out the back of the end zone and later adding a leaping grab in the back corner. The best catch was by Jalen Brown, one of his trademark, seemingly daily leaping one-handed catches, but he came down out of bounds. Defensively, Malik Lovette broke up another ball intended for Brown, and Ty Griffin managed to trip up Pharaoh Brown just shy of the goal line...

■ Andrew Greif talks about Aidan Schneider and his surprise Christmas gift, a scholarship.

■ Oregon's DeForest Buckner was a unanimous pick as the defensive player of the year in the AP's first all-Pac-12 team since 1977.

Ken Goe isn't surprised that college football attendance is declining. One of the major reasons, late start times.


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Duck Stuff: Saturday Edition

Rob Moseley has your Friday practice report.

Other highlights: The travel squad faced off in the first 11-on-11 period, and Royce Freeman got things going on the first rep when he paused in the backfield, shuffled a step horizontally and then burst into the second level. Later, he dodged Danny Mattingly in the backfield and got positive yards. … Tony Brooks-James had another long run, on the final play of the period, with Mattrell McGraw diving to save a touchdown on the play. … In between, Khalil Oliver ran with Brooks-James to knock away a deep pass, and Austin Maloata flushed Vernon Adams Jr. from the pocket, with the quarterback managing to run for a sizable gain...

■ Don Pellum talked to the media after practice yesterday.

■ Phil Steele says Royce Freeman, DeForest Buckner and Tyler Johnstone were named to his first team All-Pac-12 team yesterday.

■ Joseph Hoyt details Dakota Prukop's unlikely journey to the Oregon Ducks.

■ Byron Marshall says he is ready to make a name for himself in the NFL and won't be coming back to Oregon next year.

Brianna Amaranthus asked players and coaches about their best and worst Christmas gifts recently.


Friday, December 18, 2015

Duck Stuff: Friday Edition

■ Chantel Jennings says Vernon Adams will  have quite a story to tell his son Kash about his college career. (good read)

He’ll tell Kash these stories in part to relive the year that started in Cheney, Washington, traveled 450 miles southwest to Eugene and went so much further, but also in the hope that Kash will learn from his experience.

“I hope he’s a fighter,” Adams Jr. said. “There’s going to be ups and downs and when the downs come, don’t get down on yourself. I hope he comes to me, to his mom. ... Bad is going to come and good is going to come. I just hope he keeps his head up.”

■ Tyson Alger says Jeff Lockie is taking one game at a time.

■ Nate Costa has been trying to get the full time QB coach's job now that Scott Frost has left for Central Florida.

■ Walk-on lineman Mike Miller talks about being on the scout team.

■ Bryant Knox wonders if Dakota Prukop can be Vernon Adams 2.0.

The important difference to note between Adams’ arrival and Prukop’s is that the latter will have more time to adjust to the offense assuming there are no unexpected transfer complications...


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Duck Stuff: Thursday Edition

Rob Moseley has your Wednesday practice report.

Other highlights: The secondary really had a nice period of 1-on-1 pass drills. Reggie Daniels broke up a ball to Dwayne Stanford, and Ty Griffin ran with Jalen Brown to break up a pass in the end zone. Tyree Robinson intercepted a ball Bralon Addison tipped but couldn’t secure, and Khalil Oliver and Malik Lovette also had pass breakups. It was an impressive display of the unit’s man coverage skills...

■ DeForest Buckner and Steve Greatwood met with the media after practice recently.

■ The Oregon 2016 recruiting class has risen to #11 according to Rivals.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Duck Stuff: Wednesday Edition

Rob Moseley has your Tuesday practice report and the football schedule for next year.

Highlights: In 1-on-1 passing drills, Kirk Merritt got separation on Charles Nelson off the line, and while Nelson used his speed to close the gap, he couldn’t break up an on-the-money throw from Morgan Mahalak. … Jeff Bieber also had a highlight reception, keeping some separation against the speedy Ty Griffin and then making a leaping catch.

■ Kevin Gemmell says the Alamo Bowl has the best "entertainment value" of any Pac-12 bowl game.

Courtesy of Andrew Greif. Dakota Prukop, the small-school quarterback who's recently drawn scholarship offers from some of college football's biggest programs, has made a decision. He's transferring to Oregon...

DeForest Buckner is the conference’s best defensive lineman according to Pac-12 coaches and players and won the Morris Trophy,

■ Tyson Alger says Bralon Addison is contemplating remaining at Oregon to try and play quarterback next year.

■ Chantel Jennings has a 2015 season review for Oregon.

Season highlightsThe Ducks’ back-to-back wins over No. 7 Stanford and No. 24 USC showed everyone how dynamic of an offense Oregon could’ve employed had Adams remained healthy all season. It was the high-powered group that Oregon had the past few seasons and one that could make up for some defensive shortcomings.


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Duck Stuff: Tuesday Edition

■ Andrew Greif says TCU will be the latest challenge in a tough season for the Ducks.

"Of the quarterbacks we've faced this season, this is the first guy who really can run and will run it," defensive coordinator Don Pellum said, calling Boykin a "fabulous" athlete. "A lot of the offense we've faced, they're spread offenses but the quarterbacks aren't running that much. They're holding you with play-action pass fakes. This guy takes off and he's really good so you do have to account for him."

■ Ted Miller has the Alamo Bowl as the fifth most important Pac-12 bowl game.

This game is important because it's a matchup of ranked teams from the Big 12 and Pac-12. In fact, outside of the College Football Playoff and the New Year's Six bowls, this is one of the bowl season's best games...

■ Another day and more honors for three Ducks. Tyler Johnstone, Royce Freeman and DeForest Buckner were named to the FWAA All-America second team yesterday.


Monday, December 14, 2015

Duck Stuff: Monday Edition

Rob Moseley has your latest practice report.

Other highlights: Tyree Robinson was a consistent standout today. He broke up a pass to get the defense off the field in the first team period, a “green ball” scenario in which the offense tries to drive the field. Later in the same period, Robinson came up from behind a receiver to bat away a pass, then ended up intercepting it before it fell to the turf. And on the opening possession of the red-zone period a little later, Robinson hauled in an interception after Arrion Springs tipped the pass away from a receiver...

■ Andrew Greif notes three Ducks were named AP All-Americans, DeForest Buckner, Royce Freeman and Aidan Schneider.

 Matt Lubick is glad he is in the running for the Ducks new OC position.

■ Tyson Alger says Vernon Adams is treating the Alamo Bowl like a job audition.

Oregon picked up another commit yesterday, 4* QB Tristen Wallace out of DeSoto (Texas) High School.


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Duck Stuff: Sunday Edition

Rob Moseley has your Saturday practice report.

In the first team period, Tyson Coleman leapt at the line and intercepted a pass by Vernon Adams Jr. Adams hit Darren Carrington on a slant a few reps later to move the chains. Rex Manu added a tackle for loss and Ty Griffin added an acrobatic interception of a ball over his head later in the period...

Andrew Greif talks about the possible offensive coordinator going forward.

Since [Scott] Frost left Nov. 29 to become Central Florida's head coach after three seasons as play caller, Helfrich has begun what he termed "de facto" interviews by phone with either prospective hires or trusted offensive minds who could point him toward candidates.

"There are a lot of very good people who want to be part of it," Helfrich said.

■ Andrew Greif talks about the quarterback candidates next year including possible FCS transfer Dakota Prukop.


Saturday, December 12, 2015

Duck Stuff: Saturday Edition

Rob Moseley has your first Alamo Bowl practice update.

With no scout teams designated yet, the travel squad guys went head-to-head quite a bit. In the first team period, Adams and Stanford had a couple nice connections, and Royce Freeman and Tony Brooks-James burst through the line and past the secondary for long gains. Defensively, Danny Mattingly did a nice job of stringing Taj Griffin outside and then wrapping him up, and later Kaulana Apelu came up and stopped Jarret LaCoste at the line of scrimmage.

■ David Lombardi talks about the key injuries for the Pac-12 this year and of course mentions Vernon Adams.

■ Andrew Nemec reports a big time QB prospect will be visiting the Ducks this weekend and a offensive lineman committed to the Ducks yesterday..


Friday, December 11, 2015

Duck Stuff: Friday Edition

Mark Helfrich says he or Matt Lubick will be calling the plays against TCU and not Scott Frost who is now the head coach at Central Florida.

■ Andrew Greif notes DeForest Buckner and Vernon Adams are among several Ducks honored by being on SI's All-America team and Buckner was also named the defensive player of the year in the Pac-12 yesterday.


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Duck Stuff: Thursday Edition

■ Rob Moseley says the matchup with TCU in the Alamo Bowl is generating plenty of buzz. Here is an example from Fox Sports.

 “Oregon’s Vernon Adams Jr. and Royce Freeman shred every defense they face. The fun factor is off the charts.”

■ David Lombardi says Oregon is staying busy ahead of the Alamo Bowl.

■ Christopher Keizur has players/matchups tp watch during the Alamo Bowl.

■ Dale Newton wonders if Oregon will have another FCS transfer to start at QB next year.


Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Duck Stuff: Wednesday Edition

■ Kevin Gemmell says the Pac-12 Bowls are rich in story lines and has this on the Alamo Bowl and says to bet the over.

The Valero Alamo Bowl features Oregon (43.2 points per game) and TCU (41.7 points per game) in what on paper looks like a track meet hopped up on Red Bull. On the flip side, the Ducks yielded 36.8 points per game defensively while TCU comes in at 26.1. Don’t blink, seriously.

■ Nike rolled out some new uniforms for the Duck game against TCU.

■ Justin Wise says TCU QB Trevone Boykin will pose a stiff challenge for the Duck defense.

■ DeForest Buckner added All-America honor to his postseason awards list.

■ Scott Frost has a reply to The Duck on twitter yesterday. Funny stuff.

■ Dale Newton previews the Alamo Bowl.

■ Oregon released its 2016 baseball schedule yesterday.


Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Duck Stuff: Tuesday Edition

Stewart Mandel calls the Alamo Bowl one of the bowl games you don't want to miss.

TCU with Trevone Boykin healthy was a Top 5 team, and Oregon with Vernon Adams healthy may well have been the same. Both teams in near-peak form should be highly entertaining.

■ Andrew Greif notes that the Ducks are an early underdog according to Vegas Insider and Ken Goe wonders if they'll be motivated. Short answer: hell yeah!

Vernon Adams was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 23 yesterday.


Monday, December 07, 2015

Duck Stuff: Monday Edition

Rob Moseley relays the news that Oregon vs TCU will be the matchup at the Alamo Bowl on Jan. 2.

"Our guys will be very excited," UO coach Mark Helfrich said. "... It's our last opportunity to have that group together, ever. We always talk about trying to end the season on an exclamation point, instead of a period."

The Pac-12 put together this little preview of the Alamo Bowl matchup with TCU.

Tyson Alger introduces us to TCU.

■ John Canzano says bet against the Ducks to win the Alamo Bowl at your own peril.

Andrew Greif previews the Alamo Bowl and the contestants are not playing the "what if" card.


Sunday, December 06, 2015

Duck Stuff: Sunday Edition

The bowl selection show will air today between 9a-1p Pacific Time today on ESPN and the best guess is the actual teams/bowls will start announcing between 12-1p. ESPN predicts Oregon will play TCU at the Alamo Bowl on Jan. 2. We will know for sure later today

■ Tyler Johnstone says whoever the Ducks hire as offensive coordinator won't matter much as the system has a proven track record.

"Whoever's OC, we're going to go with the same attitude that we always have," Johnstone said. "We're going to go fast, running the same plays and we're going to run it with the same style. I think our coaches here all have a similar style as far as play-calling goes. Whether we bring in someone from the outside or whether it's someone here, I think we're all going to have that same culture and same attitude, so it doesn't really matter."


Saturday, December 05, 2015

Duck Stuff: Saturday Edition

■ Dennis Erickson says Matt Lubick would be a good hire for Oregon offensive coordinator.

"He's learned what they want to do and I'm sure he'll be very good at running that offense," Erickson said. "They're not going to change the offense with as successful as it's been. That's why they hire guys from within that have been with the system."

■ The Oregonian takes a closer look at the nine (so far) early enrollees starting with 4 star QB Terry Wilson.

■ John Canzano has a nice story on West Linn brothers bonded by football.


Friday, December 04, 2015

Duck Stuff: Friday Edition

Ken Goe believes the Ducks need to look to the outside for a new offensive coordinator, the Oregonian looks at potential candidates, Andrew Greif says whoever is hired will inherit potential, and Chantel Jennings shares her thoughts on the subject.

Jennings: “Oregon’s proven track record of success and unique situation have led to many high-quality candidates expressing their interest (in the Oregon vacancy),” Helfrich said.


Thursday, December 03, 2015

Duck Stuff: Thursday Edition

Rob Moseley reports Aidan Schneider has been named the winner of the 2015 Vlade Award presented by The Touchdown Club of Columbus.

In 2015, Schneider was perfect on 62 PAT attempts and accurate on 91 percent of field goal tries. He was second in the nation in kick scoring with 122 points and missed only two kicks all season.

Mel Renfro, Marcus Mariota and Haloti Ngata are included in the Pac-12 Conference's "All-Century" football team as the league celebrates its 100th anniversary it was announced yesterday.

■ Andrew Greif wonders if Scott Frost will be calling the plays in our bowl game this year. My guess, nope.

■ Mark Flores has the latest on recruiting.

■ Aaron Fitt has a fall report for the baseball team.


Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Duck Stuff: Wednesday Edition

Rob Moseley reports five players earned Pac-12 first team All-Conference honors yesterday and DeForest Buckner was named Pac-12 defensive player of the year..

Running back Royce Freeman, offensive lineman Tyler Johnstone, defensive end DeForest Buckner and placekicker Aidan Schneider were named first-team all-Pac-12 along with Charles Nelson, as an all-purpose/special teams player. Freeman, Buckner and Nelson were second-team picks a season ago.

Oregon moved up one spot to #16 in the latest CFP rankings.

■ Andrew Greif (along with many others) reports that Scott Frost has accepted the head coaching position at Central Florida.

John Canzano doesn't understand Frost's decision and what it means for the Ducks. Vernon Adams thanked coach Frost and the Oregon Duck had a small rant on Twitter about the decision.


Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Duck Stuff: Tuesday Edition

Sean Meagher and staff have Oregon ranked at #2 in the final Pac-12 power rankings for the regular season.  Ken Goe also had praise for Oregon.

The Ducks, once 3-3 on the season, rip off six straight to end the year and push their Civil War win streak to eight in a row.

■ Kenny Jacoby has a good story on how Darren Carrington has redeemed his name.

Andrew Greif has the latest on rumors and recruiting.


Monday, November 30, 2015

Duck Stuff: Monday Edition

■ Oregon rose three spots to #15 in the AP poll ending the season 9-3.

Stanford’s win helped Oregon’s chance at being selected for a New Year’s Six bowl. Stanford is in line for either a spot in the CFP or a Rose Bowl appearance, so long as it overcomes No. 24 USC in the Pac-12 Championship game. The Ducks jumped three spots up to No. 15 with a 52-42 Civil War victory and losses by now No. 18 Florida, No. 19 Michigan, and No. 22 Navy.

■ Ken Goe says fixing Oregon's defense doesn't mean firing or demoting Don Pellum.


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Duck Stuff: Sunday Edition

■ DeForest Buckner and Royce Freeman were named the MVP of the defense and offense yesterday. Others were honored at the team awards as well.

■ Andrew Greif reports Byron Marshall will not continue his career while Pharaoh Brown says he will return to the team next year.


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Duck Stuff: Saturday Edition

■ It was too close for comfort as Oregon won yesterday 52-42 but it was a win, I'll take it. The defense wasn't on the same page yesterday and still needs to improve before the bowl game. On to the top stories.

■ Rob Moseley has your game recap, talks about the team wanting more and has postgame notebook; postgame interviews with Mark Helfrich, Don Pellum Tyler Johnstone and Rodney Hardrick; John Canzano says both teams have questions to answer before next season; Andrew Greif has a game summary; Tyson Alger talked about the seniors last home game; Hayden Kim looks at Royce Freeman's performance; Kenny Jacoby talks about what could have been; Adam Eberhardt has game photos and ESPN rounds out the coverage.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Duck Stuff: Friday Edition

■ Randy Rasmussen shares his 5 things to watch during the Civil War later today. (my addition - how many points will Ducks score?)

Andrew Greif takes a sneak peek at the game today.

Annual beav trash jokes on an earlier post.

■ My prediction: Oregon 64 - beav trash 13


Beaver Jokes

■ The gift that keeps on giving. These never get old, enjoy!

Q: What's the difference between the beavers and a dollar bill?
A: You can still get four quarters out of a dollar bill.

Two osu football players, Bubba and Tiny, were taking an important exam. If they failed, they would be on academic probation and not allowed to play in the big game the following week. The exam was "fill in the blank" and the last question read, "Old MacDonald had a____." Bubba was stumped -- he had no idea what to answer, but he knew he needed to get this one right to be sure he passed. Making sure the teacher wasn't watching, he tapped Tiny in the shoulder. "Tiny, what's the answer to the last question?"

Tiny laughed, then looked around to make sure the professor hadn't noticed. He turned to Bubba and said, "Bubba, you're so stupid. Everyone knows that Old MacDonald had a FARM."

"Oh yeah," said Bubba, "I remember now." he picked up his No. 2 pencil and started to write the answer in the blank. Then he stopped. Tapping Tiny on the shoulder, he whispered, "Tiny, how do you spell farm?"

"You are really dumb, Bubba. that's so easy," hissed Tiny, "farm is spelled ‘E-I-E-I-O’."

Q: What has twenty legs and three teeth???
A: The first row at reser stadium

Did you hear the osu library burned down?
The saddest part was that half the books weren't colored in yet.

Q: What do you call a Beav with 1/2 a brain???
A: Gifted

Mike Riley is only dressing 10 players for the osu game against Oregon.
The rest of the team will get dressed by themselves.

 Q: What are the best four years of a beaver grad's life?
A: Third grade

osu Computer Terminology:
Logon -- Makin' the wood stove hotter
Download -- Gettin' the farwood off the truck
Floppy disk -- What you get from carrying too much farwood
Hard Drive -- Gettin' yer pickup home from the bar
Windows -- What to shut when it's cold outside
Chip -- Vittles to eat when yer sitting in front of the TV
Modem -- Whatcha done to the hayfields
Dot Matrix -- Bubba Matrix's wife
Lap top -- Where the kittycat sleeps
Software -- Those dang plastic forks and spoons
Mouse -- The reason you put out the D-Con
Main frame -- The part that holds up the barn roof
Apple - whatcha' eat when you put your teeth in.
Mac - whatcha' eat when your special lady comes over.
Keyboard - where you hang your screwdriver that starts the Datsun.
Cpu - the pretty robot in star wars.
Monitor - that thingy on your ankle the sheriff makes you wear.
Megabyte - your favorite dinner sausage at 7-11

Q: What the difference between the beavs and Cheerios???
A:Cheerios usually end up in a bowl

The recent budget cuts have taken a serious toll at OSU

They have had to cut both drivers education and sexual education courses

When the campus mule died last week, there just wasn't enough money to replace her

Q: Why are there so many unsolved murders in corvallis?
A: There are no dental records and everyone has the same DNA

Q: What do you call a beav with 2 brain cells???
A: Pregnant

If Chuck Norris coached the beavs, he'd roundhouse kick himself in the face.

Q: How do you know the toothbrush was invented at osu?
A: If it was invented anywhere else, it would have been called a teethbrush.

Q: Why are there so many unsolved murders in corvallis?
A: There are no dental records and everyone has the same DNA

Did you hear about the power outage in Corvallis?
30 people were stuck on the escalator for five hours.

What does the average Corvallis high school student get on their SAT?

Why did they raise the drinking age in Corvallis to 25?
They wanted to keep booze out of the high schools.

What's the most popular pickup line in Corvallis?
Nice tooth.

Did you hear that the President of OSU's mansion burned down over the weekend? Almost took the whole trailer park with it.

Mike Riley passes away, and God rewards him with a house in heaven. Mike doesn't want to be disrespectful, or ungrateful, but can't help but ask why he was given such a small home, but Chip Kelly has the huge mansion on the hill, decked out with everything Ducks...people laughing and having a great time there. God replied," Oh Mike, that's not Chip's house...that's my house."

Why don't OSU football players count sheep to fall asleep at night? They have other plans for their four legged friends.

I've always felt that being a Beaver prepares you for life. You learn not to expect too much.

What do you call a Beaver golfing with an IQ of 120?
A foursome!

What's the biggest lie told in Corvallis?
"I was just helping that sheep over the fence."

Why do Beaver football players only wear Levi 501 jeans?
Zippers make Sheep nervous.

Why is a tornado and a Beaver divorce similar?
You know someone is going to lose a house trailer!

What does a Beaver say to a Duck at MacDonald's?
"Do you want to Supersize that?"

An OSU student walked into a bar in Eugene and ordered two beers. After he paid for the beers he drank one and poured the other one all over his right hand. The bartender was curious to what he was doing so he asked him, and the OSU student replied "I'm trying to get my date drunk."

One day at the Pearly Gates, Saint Peter was greeting new comers. The first man was a brilliant engineer Boston College, so he and St. Peter talked about the great structures and buildings of the world. Next was a mathematician from Harvard, so they talked about the most complex mathmatical problems in the history of civilization. The third guy had an IQ of 78 and a six pack in his right hand and St. Peter says, "How 'bout them Beavs!"

What's orange & black and goes 100 mph?
A Beaver in a blender.

Why wasn't Jesus born in Corvallis?
God couldn't find three wise men or a virgin.

How do you make a OSU graduate leave your house?
Pay him for the pizza.

What's black and blue and goes tha-dump, tha-dump, tha-dump?
A Beaver in a dryer.

Why don't they raise chickens in Corvallis?
They plant the eggs too deep.

How do you keep a Beaver out of your front yard?
Put up some goalposts.

Why do OSU graduates put their diploma on the car dashboard?
So they can park in the handicap spots.

Why did OSU decide to put Astro-Turf in Reser Stadium?
To keep the cheerleaders from grazing.

What do you get when you breed a OSU Beaver and a Groundhog?
Six more weeks of bad football.

What does a OSU woman tell her lover when she's done with sex?
"Get off me, Dad, you're crushing my smokes!"

Q: What do beavs do on Halloween? A: Pump kin!
Q: Did you hear that the president's osu mansion in Corvallis burned down? A: Almost took out the whole trailer park.
Q: Why do ducks fly over Corvallis upside down? A: There's nothing worth craping on!
Q. What's the difference between an osu sorority sister and a scarecrow? A. One lives in a field and is stuffed with hay. The other frightens birds and small animals.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Duck Stuff: Monday Edition

Kevin Gemmell has a helmet sticker for Vernon Adams and moves them up to #2 in the Pac-12 power rankings.

When you have more passing touchdowns than incompletions, you're doing something right. Adams tossed six touchdowns, completing 20 of 25 passes for 407 yards with one pick in the Ducks 48-28 win over the USC Trojans.

Oregon moved up five spots to #18 in the latest AP poll.

■ Don Pellum talked to the media after the USC win.

Andrew Greif says Oregon is positioning themselves for a better shot at a major bowl game.

■ Oregon opens as 30 point favorites in the 119th Civil War on Friday according to Vegas.

■ Ken Goe says the Civil War will be as lopsided as Oregon wants it to be.

Oregon and Oregon State beav trash meet in the Civil War on Friday. If you like competitive college football, this isn't your game.

These are two teams headed in dramatically different directions...I can't see how the Civil War will be anything but an UO romp...


Monday, November 16, 2015

Duck Stuff: Monday Edition

Chantel Jennings has a helmet sticker for Joe Walker.

The senior tallied 10 tackles for the Ducks in their 38-36 win over No. 7 Stanford, but it was his break up on the Cardinal's two-point conversion attempt that puts him on this list. If he’s not there to make that play Stanford ties it up and the game heads into overtime. But he made an athletic play and batted down the ball, sealing the game for the Ducks.

Oregon returned to the AP rankings at #23 after beating Stanford.

Rob Moseley and Andrew Greif preview the against USC on Saturday.

Mark Helfrich talked with the media after the Stanford game on Saturday.

The game time has been set for the matchup with USC at Autzen Stadium. It will bea 12:30 kickoff and broadcast on ESPN.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Duck Stuff: Sunday Edition

■ Wow, what a game as Oregon chops down the tree 38-36. Great plays and enough offensive plays and defense to make a huge statement. So exciting. Here are the top stories.

Rob Moseley has his game recap, talks about the defense and has a postgame notebook; Andrew Greif talks about the game and shares an interview with Vernon Adams after the game; John Canzano talks about a determined Duck mindset; Christopher Keizur says the running backs made the difference; Cole Elsasser shares game photos and ESPN rounds out the coverage.


Monday, November 09, 2015

Duck Stuff: Monday Edition

■ Rob Moseley previews the  Stanford game and looks back at the Cal game.

After rushing 29 times for 180 yards against the Golden Bears, Royce Freeman leads the nation with 44 rushes of 10 yards or more. He’s second in total plays from scrimmage of 10 yards or more with 54, one less than TCU receiver Josh Doctson.

Molly Blue has two postgame interviews with Mark Helfrich and Royce Freeman.


Sunday, November 08, 2015

Duck Stuff: Sunday Edition

■ It was nice to watch the Ducks roll over Cal 44-28 but things are going to be tougher next week in Palo Alto. We won't be able to settle for field goals when we are in the red-zone. Hopefully they can get things fixed.

Rob Moseley has a game summary, talked about the defense, comments on the O-line and has a postgame notebook; Andrew Greif breaks down the game and has player interviewsTyson Alger says the O-line played mean after earlier Cal comments; John Canzano liked the win but wonders if they can be "trusted"; Cole Elsasser has game photos and ESPN rounds out the coverage.


Monday, November 02, 2015

Duck Stuff: Monday Edition

Rob Moseley talks about Oregon's win streak and comments on the teleconference Mark Helfrich had yesterday.

The wizardry of quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. has been the difference in road victories over the last three weeks at Washington and ASU. Now the Ducks will try to build off that success, and find some consistency in other elements of the game.

“We’ll find out tomorrow,” UO coach Mark Helfrich said Sunday, when asked about the impact of the win streak. “… But certainly you want that to create confidence.”

■ Andrew Greif says Oregon and Cal are on different trajectories.


Sunday, November 01, 2015

Duck Stuff: Sunday Edition

■ Sorry about the late post but it was a slow news day yesterday as we await the Cal game next Saturday.

■ Kevin Gemmell has a helmet sticker for Vernon Adams for his performance against ASU.

In perhaps the craziest game of the Pac-12 season, a 61-55 win at Arizona State, Adams made some of the craziest plays. He finished 23-of-40 for 315 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. Two of his touchdowns came in overtime and a third was at the end of regulation ... after breaking two tackles ... throwing off his back foot ... to a pair of Ducks who collided in the end zone.


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Duck Stuff: Saturday Edition

■ Ted Miller talks about the improbable win against ASU and Rob Moseley says the big plays made the difference.

Will this nutty game serve as a launching point for Oregon's return to relevance? Maybe. Though the Ducks are far from perfect, starting with a porous defense, they have the playmakers on offense to at least make things interesting.

If they are going to play a few more like this one, they might need to make defibrillators widely available in the stadium.

■ Ken Goe calls Oregon's win over ASU terrific entertainment and Scott Frost talked with the press after the game.

■ The Oregonian has fan reaction after the dramatic finish to the game Thursday night.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Duck Stuff: Saturday Edition

■ Tyson Alger talks about Vernon Adams and what his improvising out of the pocket means for the

■ Andrew Greif talks about how Vernon Adams can improve in the second half of the season and takes a closer look at Royce Freeman and his journey to the Ducks football team.

■ The Oregonian has a midseason report.

■ Max Thornberry talks Ducks baseball.


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Duck Stuff: Thursday Edition

■ Chantel Jennings talks about the bye-week extra work.

"It's just a ton of education," Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said of his team's bye week activities. "We're just playing so many young guys in key positions or guys who haven't played that much, we're hammering home certain elements."

Andrew Greif takes a look at the remaining schedule and wonders if the Ducks can become bowl eligible.

■ Joseph Hoyt looks at life after Marcus Mariota.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Duck Stuff: Tuesday Edition

Chantel Jennings says Oregon is the team we have been waiting for now that Vernon Adams is back.

Oregon is a better team -- a team that looks more like Oregon teams we've become accustomed to -- with a player like Adams at quarterback. He didn’t turn the ball over and kept the offense on the field more than any other guy the Ducks tried in his absence.

■ Andrew Greif compares the numbers between Oregon and ASU and talks about Royce Freeman re-setting the U of O record books.

■ Bralon Addison was named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for Week 7 of the college football season.


Monday, October 19, 2015

Duck Stuff: Monday Edition

Andrew Greif talks about Oregon's being able to finish the game against the dawgs.

"A lot of these kids who've been playing haven't been around here for too long and I don't think they have the 'killer instinct' confidence that we've had in the past, and maybe some veteran guys would have because they've been through some of these games," offensive coordinator Scott Frost said Saturday. "To get this kind of win under our belt after being so close a a couple other times and not making it happen, I think this will be healthy for everyone."

Mark Helfrich talked to the media on his weekly coach's call.

Ken Goe talks about what Vernon Adams playing means to the team.


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Duck Stuff: Sunday Edition

■ It was nice to get the win and finish the game but this team is definitely a work in progress as the Ducks took down the dawgs 26-20 last night. Here are the main game stories.

Rob Moseley has a game summary, talks about the return of Vernon Adams, finishing the game and has postgame notebookTyson Alger talks about the chemistry between Vernon Adams and Darren Carrington; Andrew Greif has his game summary; Don Pellum talks to the media after the game; John Canzano talks about the win and what still needs work; Cole Elsasser has game photos and ESPN rounds out the coverage.


Monday, October 12, 2015

Duck Stuff: Monday Edition

Ken Goe wonders what the second half of the season will bring for the Ducks.

All of the stuff that made Oregon so cutting edge -- the space-age offense, the swagger, the uniform combinations -- looks sad and a little desperate now.

Rob Moseley talks about recent history and the team this year.

Mark Helfrich talked to the media yesterday during his weekly teleconference.

■ Oregon picked up another commit yesterday, DE/LB Bryson Young out of Clovis, CA.