It's bye week. A great time for our 5-1 Ducks to rest up from the multiple bumps and bruises they've acquired. And a time for us fans to rest up for Hate Week. Here's your quack:
- At the halfway point in the season, it's fun to look at the Ducks statistically. My go-to place for stats is cfbstats.com, which has added some awesome filters to all the data it has. For instance, in 3rd down situations of more than 7 yards, Oregon is holding opponents to a mere 7 conversions in 37 attempts. For all the grief that Aliotti has been given over the years, he has this defense playing well in what previously was one of its weakness areas. Also, Moseley rounds up where the Duck's stand statistically as we enter the bye week.
- For more fun random facts, GoDucks.com's Andy McNamara has a UCLA roundup post, which includes and number of milestone's and tidbits on the Ducks. My favorite: Oregon has scored five non-offensive touchdowns in six games to date: 2 INT, 1 FR, 1 PR and 1 KR.
- What should surprise no one, is that despite the 5 game winning streak, Chip Kelly isn't satisfied, and says there is still a lot of work left to do. What I really like about this team is that they never stop working, and have shown incredible focus. I think that the BSU disaster really instilled that into this team, and they have yet to overlook an opponent.
- Steve Summers of eDuck lets us know what to expect during the bye week: weights and recruiting. Kelly states that the team will also spend some time honing fundamental skills such as blocking, which left something to be desired against UCLA.
- Ken Woody has his take on the UCLA game up, and it contains a lot of praise for the defense.
That's all for now. As always, leave your links and comments below. After the jump, we have a number of videos, including post-UCLA interviews, and highlights from the UCLA game.
UCLA Highlights from OSN broadcast, including Mike Bellotti in the booth
Chip Kelly post-UCLA interview
Nate Costa post-UCLA interview
LaMichael James post-UCLA interview
Kenjon Barner post-UCLA interview