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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.


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Duck Stuff: Thursday Edition

Happy Thanksgiving to all my family, friends and readers! Be safe out there if you have to travel today.

■ Rob Moseley has your Wednesday practice report and talks about sustainability.

Other observations: As this practice was a walk-through, there are no highlights to report. … Coleman was called upon to break the post-practice huddle, in keeping with a Thursday tradition Mark Helfrich has instituted this season. “If you’ve got class today, handle your business, and if you’ve got family in town, spend time with them,” Coleman told the team. … After practice, players greeted Thomas Long, a young Duck fan who watched practice from a wheelchair in a visit coordinated by athletic trainer Travis Halseth.

■ Christopher Keizur has players/matchups to watch during the Civil War.

Ken Goe shares some of his favorite Civil War memories.

Will Denner looks at Oregon's likely bowl game chances and reports three Ducks received Pac-12 academic honors.


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Duck Stuff: Wednesday Edition

Rob Moseley has your Tuesday practice report and Civil War game notes.

Highlights: This was a rare day in which Vernon Adams Jr. didn’t start particularly sharp. In clutch, with the offense needing to drive to a field goal, he was intercepted in the end zone by Arrion Springs. … The mid-practice 7-on-7 period also wasn’t his most efficient. But Adams finished on a high note in the final team period, kicking it off with a long touchdown to Bralon Addison and spreading it around to Evan Baylis, Darren Carrington and Taj Griffin...

■ Chantel Jennings says Darren Carrington made good use of his timer serving a suspension earlier this year....playing on the scout team.

Oregon jumped 6 spots to #17 in the latest CFP rankings.

■ Justin Wise takes an early look at the Civil War and how it stacks up.

The Oregonian lists the ways Oregon can avoid an upset (not show up?)...

Jerry Allen talked with Tyson Alger and Andrew Greif about his favorite Civil War moments and John Canzano talked with Don Essig about his favorite Autzen memories.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Duck Stuff: Tuesday Edition

Rob Moseley has your Monday practice report and looks at the uniforms for the Civil War.

Other observations: Because of the Friday game this week, this was already a “Tuesday” on the Ducks’ practice schedule, and thus they were in full pads. But head coach Mark Helfrich made the last two team periods a no-pads walk-through. … The Ducks hadn’t even been in shells on Monday the last few weeks, as coaches tailored their work load, so full pads for the majority of today’s practice was a big jump two days removed from a game. But things were pretty physical overall, particularly between the offensive line and the scout team’s front seven. … In kickoff return drills, Kirk Merritt took the first rep and returned it for a touchdown.

■ Andrew Greif has interviews with DeForest Buckner and Scott Frost after practice yesterday then looks at stats for the Civil War.

■ Vernon Adams was selected as offensive player of the week by the Pac-12 and tops on the Pac-12 QB power rankings.

■ Gena Misell takes a sneak peek at the Civil War.

■ Kenny Jacoby gives credit to the seniors who will be playing for the last time at Autzen Stadium on Friday.


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...


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Duck Stuff: Sunday Edition

■ Seems the Ducks get a little better each game during their five game winning streak and I don't see any signs they won't beat the beav trash by at least 30 as they manhandled USC 48-28. Here are the tops stories.

Rob Moseley has the game recap, talks about the offense then looks at the defense and has a postgame notebookAndrew Greif talks about Vernon Adams' big day, the return of Seisay and Robinson; Tyson Alger says the Ducks feel confident and looks at spreading the wealth; John Canzano was impressed with the win; Cole Elsasser shares his game photos and ESPN round out the coverage.


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Duck Stuff: Saturday Edition

Rob Moseley has your Friday practice report.

Other scrimmage highlights: This was another week dominated by the defense. Early on Mahalak found Alex Ofodile in the end zone, but UO coach Mark Helfrich waved off the play due to a false start. Mahalak attempted another pass into the end zone, and it was picked off by Jonah Moi...

Thomas Boyd has 5 things to watch in the game today.

■ Andrew Greif says Rex Manu is working way into a bigger role on the D-line.

Ken Goe says a victory over USC would continue a remarkable turnaround for the Ducks and calls USC drama queens.

■ Andrew Bantly reports many on the football squad will get a taste of home when they play USC.

■ Dale Newton previews the game today with a chance for either team to remain in the Pac-12 title hunt.

My prediction: Oregon 45 - USC 38


Friday, November 20, 2015

Duck Stuff: Friday Edition

Rob Moseley has your Thursday practice report and talks about Charles Nelson and his unique abilities.

...There aren’t many on the roster who would be entrusted with so much responsibility. But Nelson has proven himself more than capable of remaining a threat on offense, replacing practice reps with study time in Lubick’s office...

Chantel Jennings also talks about Charles Nelson then looks at the USC game and what to watch for during the game.

DeForest Buckner has been selected as a finalist for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year award and he might have a split personality when on and off the field.

■ Joseph Hoyt got to talk to Tyson Coleman for a Q&A session.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Duck Stuff: Thursday Edition

Rob Moseley has your Wednesday practice report.

 USC on Saturday (12:30 p.m., ESPN), Oregon may not be able to focus its defensive effort so much on one element of the game.

“They’re very balanced,” UO defensive coordinator Don Pellum said. “Great running attack, excellent receivers, great quarterback. They’re more balanced than teams we’ve faced.”

■ Christopher Keizur shares his players/matchups to watch for the game this weekend.

Will Denner examines our DL and believes some of the young guys are getting valuable reps.

Tyson Alger says Darren Carrington uses a combination of chemistry and conditioning to get wide open.

■ Andrew Greif wonders if Oregon has the best running back in college football now that he has been selected as a semi-finalist for the Doak Walker Award.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Duck Stuff: Wednesday Edition

Rob Moseley has your Tuesday practice report and has the USC game notes.

...Vernon Adams seems to thrive in those big moments he always dreamed about, and another is on hand this weekend. The Ducks need a win to stay alive in the Pac-12 title race, against a USC team hoping to do the same...

“He’s getting more confidence in what he’s doing, which then filters down to everybody else,” UO coach Mark Helfrich said...

■ Andrew Greif compares stats between USC and Oregon and then talks about the coaches where some of them have adjusted their views but not responsibilities.

■ Justin Wise talks about the four game winning streak for both Oregon and USC.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Duck Stuff: Tuesday Edition

Rob Moseley has your Monday practice report.

Practice observations: UO coach Mark Helfrich is monitoring the team’s workload very closely as the season hits the home stretch, with input from the program’s sports science staff. Today’s workout was primarily position drills and team stuff at “teach” tempo, for the sake of keeping guys fresh...

■ Andrew Greif takes a sneak peek at the USC game.

■ Tyson Alger comments on Phil Knight being in the Ducks coaching box during the Stanford game.

■ The Civil War game is set to kickoff at 1:00 pm local time at Autzen Stadium and will be broadcast by Fox.


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.


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Duck Stuff: Saturday Edition

Rob Moseley has your Friday practice report.

Scrimmage highlights: After Morgan Mahalak and the offense shined the last couple weeks, today’s 10-minute scrimmage for the scouts was primarily controlled by the defense. A sack on second down contributed to a three-and-out to open the period. … On the next drive, Drayton Carlberg stopped a run play for a short gain and got in on a sack on back-to-back plays, and Malik Lovette pushed a receiver out of bounds short of the sticks on third-and-long...

■ Ken Goe has three keys if Oregon is going to upset Stanford.

My prediction: Oregon 45 - Stanford 42

Dale Newton previews the game later today.

Oregon’s offensive line had its best game last week. They ran on the Cal Bears for 477 yards. If they can push the pile for half that many against Stanford it would be huge. The Ducks need to get Royce Freeman some running room. They need second and five. And they need Vernon Adams to be loose, improvisational, creative and resourceful without making bad decisions with the football. Possessions are precious against Stanford, which leads the league in time of possession at over 35 minutes a game. The Ducks simply can’t waste them.


Friday, November 13, 2015

Duck Stuff: Friday Edition

Rob Moseley has your Thursday practice report.

Entering Saturday’s game at Stanford (4:30 p.m., FOX), Schneider is 16-of-17 this season and 27-of-29 for his career. Given all that success, the lifelong soccer player is just now starting to accept that he’s got a knack for this football thing – though his lack of experience in the game may actually be the entire key to Schneider’s success...

Kevin Gemmell shares ten things that are on the line in the Pac-12 North this weekend.

Thomas Boyd gives you 5 things to watch for in the mae Saturday.

■ Chantel Jennings compares Vernon Adams to "improvisational jazz" and then compares Royce Freeman and Christian McCaffrey.

Joseph Hoyt wonders if Oregon will upset Stanford's CFP hopes.

Erik McKinney reports Oregon made a significant statement in the 2017 recruiting class Thursday, as junior quarterback Ryan Kelley announced his commitment to the Ducks over finalists Arizona State, Cal, Michigan State and UCLA.

Kelly is rated as the No. 35 prospect in the ESPN 300.