I know that might sound crazy to people on this blog but i'll explain. My only knock on this team, that I have stated to my friends time and time again is that the Ducks have not proved they can win a close one on the road. I was worried that they just got stuck in this pattern of trailing early and then wearing teams down and then blowing them out in the 3rd. I wondered what would have happened if a team stuck around as long as Cal did. How would our young but talented team react? I think this game proved something about our team. They could have very easily lost that game sure, but the most important thing is that they didn't. After the Cal game I really felt like this was a championship team. Every championship team gets tested. Good teams find a way to win and bad teams find a way to lose. The fact that Oregon can be knocked off its game and still win is a true statement and shows me the caliber of our coaching staff. I am not saying that I know that we will win the rest of our games, however I feel a lot better about it now having struggled the way we did. When a team struggles it gives them the chance to refocus and understand that they are not invincible. So my point is that we may look back at this Cal game as the best win of the season. I could be wrong but that is just my thoughts on it. There is always a silver lining.