Much of the nation's attention is beginning to turn toward Saturday's match-up between the Ducks and Trojans in L.A., which some have tabbed the season's next major upset. Of course, we're just trying to win the day, and in order to do that, we need our Wednesday Morning Quack Fix:
- John Hunt has a feature on the improvement of both Matt Barkley and USC's defense. Meanwhile, Ken Goe talks about Kelly shrugging off Barkley's inflammatory tweet about the Ducks, Oregon insisting USC's defense is better than stats are indicating, and Oregon's recent struggles at the L.A. Coliseum (as if we needed the reminder). And, of course, don't forget Rob Moseley's Tuesday practice report.
- The new logo for Matt Court was unveiled yesterday on GoDucks.com (although the logo has been up at MatthewKnightArena.com for a few days). The design, which was created with the help of Nike's Todd Van Horne, "visually represents Oregon's modern graphic language, a Japanese torii gate, while also embodying Matthew Knight's toothy grin."
- ESPN.com's Ted Miller discusses Oregon's impressive depth.
- Have you ever wondered about that strategically placed Washington State flag waving in the background of every College GameDay telecast? Wonder no more. The fine folks at Deadspin got their hands on the secret manual Wazzu fans use to make it all happen. I guess when your team's as bad as the Cougars are, you've gotta do something to keep your fans interested. Something tells me the guys at CougCenter are behind all of this.
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