Last week I wondered out loud if Jeremiah Masoli's outstanding mid-week practice reports would translate to Saturday. That was answered early and often against Cal. Well, yesterday, Rob Moseley of the R-G suggested he may have witnessed the best Ducks practice he'd ever seen. Ever includes just about every Duck spring, fall or in-season practice since 2001.
On to today's Quack:
- Here's is Rob's practice report. He also posted a piece about Chip Kelly putting the Moshofsky Center to good use.
- Speaking of Kelly, can you believe after what we saw in Boise that someone in the national media would deem Chip "Coach of September"? Dennis Dodd of CBSsports.com did just that.
- One indication that Jamere Holland isn't eager to talk about last week's depth chart demotion...This from John Hunt of The Oregonian. Also over at Oregonlive.com, Carson York's latest journal entry includes serious props for Duck fans. We love you too, big fella!
- Hunt and The Oregonian's Jeff Smith teamed up to take a look at Masoli's goal to end the TD dry spell for Duck receivers this week against WSU.
- It's not worth linking to, but I found these stats interesting: 125 folks were booted from Autzen Stadium during the Cal game (59 for alcohol-related issues). That's up from 40 versus Purdue and 77 versus Utah. Last night I heard Colin Cowherd say he doesn't get "dog people". Well, I don't get "fallin' down drunk people".
- Tristan Holmes over at Bleacher Report posted a good look at the upcoming game with the Cougs. I'm not sure I agree with anyone calling this game a "trap" game. Not every game a team plays where they're favored is a "trap". Conference game, regional rival, mounting momentum, final of four-straight home games...where's the trap?
- Chip Kelly says he doesn't pay attention to the polls. But Jason Vondersmith of the Portland Tribune says Kelly currently has the media ranked higher than the coaches.
There's always more Quack to be had. ATQ encourages you to comment liberally as we head toward another game day. Or, comment conservatively. I don't care.