Saturday, December 19, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Many are worried about a letdown after the big win over USC. Good thing Oregon's aware that would likely ruin the season.
Bleacher Report ranks Autzen Staduim as the #1 most hostile stadium to play in.
Another Bleacher Report ranks the Ducks as the #1 most unique offensive attack in college football.
So what would happen if everyone took a dive and Boise State and Oregon were battling for a national title spot? Here's a good rundown.
Here are some photos from Oregon's huge win over USC.
Frankly, I glad the Ducks are working on those high snaps from center. There have been a lot of plays that could have easily gone a different direction, literally.
Here's Moseley's practice update today.
The WAC hired a PR firm to help promote Boise State getting into a BCS this year. Last year Boise State was held out of a BCS game after running the table.
And my favorite link of the day... Here is who to root for (and against) over the next 5 weeks of the college football season if you're a Duck fan.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
"It was a real mess for us tonight, Oregon did everything that they wanted to do." - Pete Carroll
That was the first time ever, in the 14 years that I've been on the show, that a head a coach would be willing. We're happy if they'll come over and do an interview on the show, let alone put on a mascot head. I think that just speaks volumes about his approach and what he's doing here in Eugene. He really does a great job of not taking himself too seriously and at the same time having his team incredibly prepared. I think it was a lot of fun and brought a lot to the show." - Kirk Herbstreit
"It was a great game, a great game. It brings back a lot of memories of 2007. It's a different atmosphere with a night game, but it was a great, great, great day." -Dennis Dixon
"They did all the zone plays we'd practiced for. We got beat up up front. They kept hitting us in the mouth" -Taylor Mays
"That's the most relaxed I've been in my career" - Jeremiah Masoli
"They overloaded us and threw us off our game plan, and we missed our chance to stay in the game… We couldn't keep up with the fast-paced offense of Oregon, and we couldn't settle the ball. The Ducks' running backs had their way with us, and they were much too fast. It was a real mess with the running game; they outran us, and we couldn't make the tackles." -Pete Carroll
Among the most interested Oregon students watching the game was freshman Jackson Rice of Moraga, Calif. He is the Ducks' punter. He played one snap. -Ivan Maisel
"I walked back and forth a lot, just in case, my favorite games are the ones I don't have to play." -Jackson Rice
“I was telling them to speed up. I was like, ‘Go faster, go faster, they’re getting tired, they’re getting tired.’ And that’s what they did.” -LaMichael James
Thursday, October 22, 2009
3 words... Thank you Huskies! Cheers to reminding me why I hate you so much and making this rivalry fun again... You've been silent for way too long. Too bad it will be back to normal next year after your QB bolts a year early for the NFL.
In the mean time, keep telling yourselves this is a "trap game." I think we'll find out the truth on Saturday. Go Ducks!!!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
First and foremost, 3 of those 8 losses are to OREGON!
The remaining 5 are all respectable losses:
2 - USC (who has won the Pac-10 the last 7 YEARS!)
2 - Stanford (who started 3-0 in the Pac-10 before losing to OSU)
1 - Arizona State (who may only be 1-1 in conference but despite how bad ASU has been playing this year... this loss was by Washington State)
Washington State has a bye and Cal & UCLA are playing each other this weekend. That means despite what happens, that 0-8 record will only be 1-9 after this weekend. Still sounds bad, huh?
Let's take this same logic and apply it to the Beavers... The teams they've beat have a record of 4-2 in the Pac-10 (Or 4-0 if not including the Beavers)... Sounds much better than Oregon's 0-8, right?!?
Let's take a look at those 4 wins from Oregon State's opponents (Plus 3 of the 4 are Stanford's wins).
2 - Washington State (enough said)
1 - Washington (Yes respectable this year... but they are still the team that went 0-12 last year).
1 - UCLA (respectable)
Oregon State's conference loss is to Arizona, a team that is 3-2 or 1-1 in conference (that 1 win being over Oregon State and one loss being to... Washington).
So what'd we learn from that exercise?!? Not much, not much at all... but since I'm already this far...
For $hits and giggles, let's take a look at Oregon's non-conference opponents... They are 11-6 (or 10-4 if not including Oregon). So far this season all of Oregon's opponents are 18-15 (or 17-10 if not including Oregon).
***If you exclude the two patsies (Washington State and Purdue whom only have 1 win each and are likely not to beat more than anther team or two) you are looking at an opponents record of the other 4 teams at 16-5 (or 15-2 if not including Oregon).
Take a look at Oregon State's non-conference opponents... They are 10-8 (or 9-6 if not including Oregon State). So far this season all of Oregon State's opponents are 20-14 (or 18-10 if not including Oregon State).
***If you exclude the two patsies (Portland State and UNLV whom only have 2 wins each) you are looking at an opponents record of the other 4 teams at 16-6 (or 14-4 if not including Oregon State).
Both teams seem fairly equal when you break them down like that...
Oregon's Non-conference Schedule (excluding UofO): 11-6 (10-4)
OSU's Non-conference Schedule (excluding OSU) : 10-8 (9-6 )
Oregon's Overall Schedule (excluding UofO): 18-15 (17-10)
OSU's Overall Schedule (excluding OSU) : 20-14 (18-10)
Oregon's Overall Schedule w/o patsies (excluding UofO): 16-5 (15-2)
OSU's Overall Schedule w/o patsies (excluding OSU) : 16-6 (14-4)
So after this long and extensive look at this... Just what have we learned? Mainly that the numbers don't matter yet and won't make complete sense until the end of the season when everyone has had a chance to play one another... Plus I pretty much just wasted 15 minutes of my life... And you wasted 5 for reading this (but what else do you have to do on a bye week?!?).
Nonetheless... bring on the rest of the schedule...
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
- One video shows some of the construction and renovation going on the Oregon campus right now.
- There are also a few new motivational videos that were prepared for the games this season and a focus on Oregon's D and LaMichael James.
- Of course there is a (somewhat) new video regarding Oregon's uniforms... 720 combos.
This is only a week after picking up Nick Rowland last week. He's a 6'5", 300lb 4 star (on both Rivals and Scout) offensive guard from Peoria, Arizona. Ranked as the 3rd (Scout) or 7th (Rivals) best player at his position.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Your attitude impacts your life. Your attitude is more important than how intelligent you are. It is more important than your talents, your giftedness or skills. It is more important than your failures and than your successes. It is more important than what other people think or say or do. You cannot change the past. You cannot control what others do. The only think you can do is control your own attitude.
The remarkable thing is you have a choice every day regarding the attitude you will embrace for that day. Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it.
Monday, September 21, 2009
It's understandable that Kelly has been getting a bit of scrutiny (despite the 2-1 start) because of some of the issues the team has had the last 3 games. But the Ducks are still finding a ways to win... Plus, I dare you to tell me this article doesn't silence, or at least soften, some of your bitching.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
- Every Day Should Be Saturday expects the Ducks to come crashing back to earth again.
- Ted Miller from ESPN predicts that while Oregon isn't the same team as last year, it's not the same Utah team either... Ducks win by 3.
- The Sports Network expects Utah to roll by over two touchdowns.
- Mr. Pac-10 believes the Ducks will barely squeak out another one.
- Nick Daschel at Buster Sports thinks that if the Ducks don't win this one it's hard to see them achieving a winning record. Ducks in a low scoring game.
- Arizona Star likes the Ducks over the 16 game winning streak of Utah
- Brad Vipperman at Bleacher Report thinks Utah will continue their winning streak.
- Rumors & Rants picks Oregon to win but not cover the spread.
- Jason from the Portland Tribune thinks the home team will win a close one.
- Condotta from the Seattle Times has Utah winning by a touchdown.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Going into the Utah game, here are some defensive numbers.
If you didn't know, Oregon picked up two North Carolina recruits last week. Here's an interesting article on them and recruiting nationally.
While Oregon's opponents have been tougher, Utah is riding into this week's game with a 16 game winning streak.
Blount debuted on the scout team this morning. After breaking up last week's scrum and now practicing with the scout team I believe Blount deserves some much needed respect for rising above the Boise disaster.
Oregon is trying to work Ed Dickson into the offense more after only having 3 catches for 17 yards.
Oregon will likely play the Washington State Cougars at 6:15pm now so that if the game isn't picked up for two of the television windows it can be played on Oregon Sports Network.
Here is this week's football release for Utah.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
That fan was not only hit but he was flat knocked out and dropped to the ground. Makes you think.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Yes, I still believe what Blount did was wrong. I felt sick and embarrassed as a Duck fan watching that tirade. Though I have to wonder if this hadn't been the kick off to the college football season, would the results and the media coverage been the same? Looking at it now, a few days later, was Blount's punishment too harsh? Did Oregon act too quickly because of the media coverage or take the easy way out?
Plus, has the instigator of it all, Byron Hout, treated like he barely had anything to do with the outrage that ensued? Will Hout really learn anything after this is all over or is Peterson failing to set the right example?
Even the new Pac-10 Commissioner, Larry Scott, called the WAC's Commissioner, Karl Benson and asked him to get involved since all Hout is only going to receive some "personal time" during the week with his coach. But Peterson and Benson defended their decision not to suspend Hout.
Sure everyone has their own opinion and who is to say one is right and the other is wrong. I'm happy Oregon reacted swiftly but I do believe the punishment was a tad harsh. The media blew things out of proportion as it had nothing better to do on Friday besides wait for college football to really kick off Saturday. I am proud that, rather than throwing Blount aside, the team will allow him to practice and prepare him for the NFL. Even having him talk with sports figures who have gone through the same experience. Should Blount decide to transfer to a division 2A school, I'll wish him the best of luck. As for Hout, in addition to the nice clock to the jaw, I believe something needed to be done publicly besides some internal disciplinary actions. If it weren't for him, the dominoes wouldn't have started to fall. But that's one man's opinion.
Regardless of the loss, I had a great time in Boise. Most fans were very nice with the exception of a few. But that is to be expected as a visitor to any away stadium... even for those visiting Autzen.
I'm glad it's over, I'm happy the national media has had other college football to focus on and I'm ecstatic there are still 11 games left! Remember Duck fans, that was a game the Ducks were "supposed to" lose... First games are meant to be sloppy and it's only up from here. The Ducks may be without their starting running back but the season's still just beginning.
All the best to LeGarrette, I'll be rooting for you too.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Michigan's Rodriquez got accused by his players for working them too hard. Maybe someone should tell the players that a 3-9 season isn't acceptable at Michigan.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Yes, I know, this is a year old... but funny nonetheless.
Here is this year's list... "10 More Things To Look Forward To This College Football Season".
"According to 1980's movies, you should be reading this article from a goddam space pod hovering above your other space pod in front of your robotic dog while your robotic maid reaches in your lap and rubs one out into a robotic hand towel... Instead, you have an iPhone. Yabba dabba do."
Monday, August 24, 2009
- ESPN will be testing it's first 3D telecast to fans during the USC at Ohio State game on Sept. 12th.
- True Freshman Daryle Hawkins has been showing he might be part of the QB mix at Oregon.
- Oregon has closed out the public to their last scrimmage tomorrow. Maybe Kelly's got something up his sleeve...
- Oregon Ducks Elevator Week 3. Up: Daryle Hawkins, UO Women's Soccer & Morgan Flint... Down: Bo Thran... Lost: Lou Holtz
- Oregon's new receivers have been keeping their eye (and hands) on the ball.
- The defense has been stepping up this fall after Aliotti tweaked it in the offseason.
- Oregon came in at #16 in the preseason AP poll.
- Kenny Rowe was listed on the Pac-10 All Hype Team.
- Thurmond is looking to jump-start the Ducks as their punt and kick returner.
- Byrd is ready to make a impact for the Bills.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Also, Curtis White, an Oregon DE recruit for 2010 just got his 5th star.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
And in response to the many comments... Yes, the Ducks (and Beavers) did grace the cover of Sports Illustrated before the 2001 season (actually have it hanging behind my bar at home)... The same season the Ducks ended up 2nd in the National Polls after beating Colorado in the Fiesta Bowl while the Beavers dropped out of national recognition. Maybe there isn't such thing as the SI curse... Each team will make it's own destiny
Jeremiah Masoli and Jordan Holmes will be on the cover of the Sports Illustrated in the latest edition. Pretty cool the Ducks will get some regional recognition and show off the "lights out" jerseys... Hmmm... The last Duck to grace the cover... None other than Jason Fife after beating Michigan. Any good Duck fan knows what happened next.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Duck Sports News also has an interview with Jeff Maehl for your viewing pleasure.
Sounds like Diante's going to put on a fashion show by himself as his mom will dying his hair the same color combos as the team is wearing each week. Diante was also assigned the number 85 and pronounced himself 'the Ocho Cinco of college football — without the attitude.' I like this kid already.
26 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes till kickoff... Go Ducks!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Here are practice reports from the last three days. After reading these it's great to hear that LaMichael, Holland, Costa and others are starting to impress...
The Oregonian has been running a few practice interviews for those who don't have access to EDuck or DSA
Moseley also has an updated depth chart after the first few days of practice.
I have been hearing nothing but good things about what Chip's been doing down in Eugene since he's taken over as head coach. It's just little things like this that reassure me that he's got the team headed in the right direction and keeping them motivated.
Oregon is also a team that can schedule a date with destiny if it plays it's cards right this season.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Not surprisingly, 2 of Oregon's 3 non conference games ended up in the top 15...
- 12. Utah at Oregon, Sept. 19
- 7. Oregon at Boise State, Sept. 5
Here are where other Pac-10 non-conference games ended up
- 47. LSU at Washington, Sept. 5
- 40. California at Minnesota, Sept. 19
- 37. Arizona at Iowa, Sept. 19
- 35. Arizona State at Georgia, Sept. 26
- 28. Cincinnati at Oregon State, Sept. 19
- 27. UCLA at Tennessee, Sept. 12
- 25. Maryland at California, Sept. 5
- 4. USC at Notre Dame, Oct. 17
- 1. USC at Ohio State, Sept. 12
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Though Buster Sports believes it's down to Oregon and Tennessee. Even goes so far to link a blog that said Bryce attended a Tennessee practice on Friday. Not sure why anyone would want to play someone like Kiffin but I guess nothing surprises me these days.
Either way I just love the fact that Oregon is mentioned in both of those. Big day tomorrow
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Bruce Feldman has LaMichael James as #5 of the top 10 newcomers to remeber for the 2009 season. Tate Forcier whom Oregon recruited heavily is #1 and Vaughn Telemaque (Safety @ Miami) whom was said to be an Oregon lock before Oregon stopped recruiting him coming in at #3.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Unfortunately I didn't find what I was looking for but here is what I did find... When did these people start taking smrt pills?
Woman gets caught breast feeding while driving.
Car thief gets caught after continuing to call 911 to brag that he was too smart to get caught.
Some bright 20 year old put a cat in his bong.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
- Here is a position-by-position look at Oregon's 2009 recruiting class (not final until letters come in tomorrow) and future needs in 2010.
- A recruiting update from Bob Rickert at Oregonlive regarding some recent commits to UofO.
- Moseley posted a blog entry how recruiting websites (and ratings) don't always get it right and another one talking about the Ducks most recent commits.
- What do recruiting rankings really mean? That apparently the Ducks achieve with less.
- Here is Oregon's current class (so far) that is expecting to sign their letters of intent tomorrow (Scout & Rivals)
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
In other recruiting news one of the nation's top cover corners, Cliff Harris, committed to Oregon yesterday. Here is some more info on his commitment and some coaching developments.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Picture above really says it all, doesn't it? Pete Carroll always seems to have a hissy fit when things don't go his way. Especially when his star quarterback, Mark Sanchez, opts for the draft early, despite his disapproval. Just solidifies my thoughts that Pete's mom and dad gave him every little thing he wanted when he had a temper tantrum. You know what Pete? F#$% You too. To quote the Rolling Stones: "You can't always get what you want."
Thursday, January 15, 2009
The New Scout 300 was released recently. Look at some of Oregon's prospects/commits (and especially who winds up at #1 on both lists now)
- #1 - RB Bryce Brown - Considered a soft verbal to Miami and a slight lean to Oregon. Potentially might visit USC now. Might wait until after signing day now. Was All-American Co-Player of the Game with Tajh Boyd.
- #23 - QB Tajh Boyd - Considered an Oregon lean and it's between Oregon and Ohio State. Sounds like he might visit Clemson this weekend. Was All-American Co-Player of the Game with Bryce Brown.
- #52 - CB Cliff Harris - Considered an Oregon lean but grades may be an issue.
- #62 - DE Sam Montgomery - Said to be visiting Oregon on Jan. 30th.
- #77 - OG Michael Philip - Says he is serious about all 6 school and will decide close to signing day. Has his last visit to Oregon State this weekend.
- #156 - MLB Boseko Lokombo - Oregon Commit.
- #221 - WR Adam Hall - Will be in Eugene this weekend.
- #280 - WLB Michael Clay - Oregon Commit.
- #289 - WR Diante Jackson - Originally committed to Oregon but changed to Colorado. It is still up in the air if he will wind up in Eugene.
There are a few other prospects that were listed as interested but no visits were currently arranged or made so it's highly unlikely.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
- The East-West Shrine Game will be on ESPN 2 at 1pm PST this Saturday (January 17th).
- The Senior Bowl will be on the NFL Network at 4pm PST January 24th.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
- the last 2 years you've had 2 top 25 recruiting classes (2007 and 2008).
- The Ducks have a legitimate qb in Jeremiah Masoli (with Costa and Roper as very capable backups... Hopefully redshirting Thomas)
- A proven hard-nose running back in LaGarrette Blount and two shifty backs in Andre Crenshaw and Remene Alston.
- Another promising running back in LaMichael James (although I realize most of you Duck fans haven't seen him yet).
- Aaron Pflugrad and Jeff Maehl will be back at WR
- Wide receivers Drew Davis and Jamere Holland have yet to get started
- Wide receiver Garrett Embry hasn't even played yet... Not to mention Chris Harper if they keep him at WR.
- Linebackers Casey Matthews, Spencer Paysinger and Eddie Pleasant will likely be starting next year. Among other well respected backups.
- While both lines will need some work, 5 star defensive tackle Justin Thompson will finally be on board in January among a few other new talented players on the offensive and defensive lines.
- A secondary that is most likely returning 3 of 4. Jarius Byrd, Walter Thurmond III and TJ Ward. The ducks will still have Willie Glasper (ok, the only video I could find was him playing rock/paper/scissors with Chung), Kenjon Barner, John Boyett, Talmadge Jackson III, Scott Grady and others still returning.
- One of the best tight-ends in the nation, Ed Dickson, is returning with backups Malachi Lewis and Georgia transfer NaDerris Ward.
- Morgan Flint and Daniel Padilla will both be back at kicker and Tim Taylor at punter. Plus the Ducks staff has one of the top rated kickers and top rated punters committed to sign in February.
- While some were mentioned above, this doesn't take into account most of the yet to be signed recruiting class and many of the potential Ducks the staff may pick up in the coming month.
- After all that I was reminded the Duck's schedule is about as perfect as it can be to setup a run. Toughest away game being Boise State and Utah, ASU, Cal, USC & OSU all at home.
- Plus, Chip Kelly, one of the most brilliant minds in college football, will be calling plays if you decide to stick around.
One word Bellotti, one word... Encore!