Our Ducks are neck deep in hype this week, with nearly every writer on the planet gushing about how great they are. Of course, we at ATQ all agree. Let's just hope, as Chip Kelly said this week on his show, they don't start reading their own clippings. Here's today's quack:
- LaMichael James, welcome to household name status. ESPN's Ted Miller features the freshman running back, who coach Kelly thought would be good, just not this good this fast.
- Miller sides with Oregon in his weekly Pac-10 picks. He wonders, however, if Oregon will come out flat, and how Stanford's power will hold up against Oregon's speed. Ted's "What To Watch" segment.
- Closer to home, The R-G's Adam Jude digs deep into what makes Jeremiah Masoli such a resiliant guy. This is a must-read look at Oregon's QB on and off the field.
- Jeff Smith of The Oregonian recalls that it was a year ago against Stanford that Masoli was being booed by some of the Autzen crowd. But the way he finished that game has changed everything. Smith also posted a short piece about how center Jordan Holmes continues to work on his snaps, along with some Wednesday practice notes.
- How much better can Oregon's offense get? That's the question asked of Masoli by Jason Vondersmith of The Portland Trib. JM's answer...the Ducks offense "can do a lot of things better." Check out the story.
- Tom Fitzgerald of The San Francisco Chronicle introduces Bay Area folks to the growing wave that is Chip Kelly and Oregon Duck football.
- Billy Witz of FOXsports.com has fun piece (see his suggested for a match-up between LGB and Florida's Brandon Spikes) that ultimately reminds us how difficult it can be to finish after a huge win. See OSU's post-USC loss to Utah, and UW's post-USC whipping by Stanford.
I'm sure there is extra quack laying around somewhere. If you find some, please share with the group. NO HOARDING THE QUACK!