BYE week - an opportunity to enjoy some stress-free, late season football, or hell in the form of the longest wait ever for a shot at 11-0? Here's today's quack:
- My Twitter page displayed a variety of reactions to the news that Chip Kelly was spotted at yesterday's Seattle Seahawks practice. Concern? Really? Chip has a history of swapping notes with other coaches during some down time. Why not glean what you can from other gridiron geniuses? Pete Carrol does have some experience with national title runs, after all. Here's the little blub from The Oregonian.
- Lately I haven't paid much attention to Bleacher Report, but this slideshow recap of the Oregon season and possible bowl scenarios feels like reasonable BYE week material. Also, it's followed by this now well-aged, yet horribly done, comparison of each Pac-12 team to a corresponding beer. Clearly the BR guy knows nothing of beers...but we ATQers, we know our stuff. So show us in the comments... What does your list of Pac-12 beers look like?
- I really didn't want to write about the Cal injury bug today, but it's still burning up the webs.Ted Miller chronicles how we've got to the "irate" level, plus some good video analysis by ESPN's Todd McShay.
- Adam Jude with the R-G's latest on the fake injury buzz.
- Offense, defense, speed - yeah, that sounds about right. Jason Vondersmith takes a look at some of Oregon's potential post-season opponents.
- How would feel if Chip Kelly and a bunch of UO coaches and players showed up at your house? Probably stoked, just like these guys and gals in Coburg.
- Oregon sophomore and Pac-10 champion Jordan Hasay has been named the NCAA West Region women's athlete of the year by the USTFCCCA. Includes some notes for Ducks softball and volleyball.
Seriously. I want to see your Pac-12 team/beer list. Washington Huskies: pale ale or Miller Lite? I may not have time today to put my list together, but I'm going with Oregon = Ninkasi Total Domination IPA. Got quack? Share it in the comments. Go Ducks!