That's right, it's Civil War week. And Oregon is undefeated, and controls their own destiny for the BCS championship game. Yes, this is really happening.
- Matt Hinton has the BCS roundup, and Oregon and Auburn are as close as close can be. Auburn has a 0.0002 point advantage over the Ducks, though at this point, it doesn't matter one bit. Oregon and Auburn both have one final game, and both will be going to Glendale if they win. In other BCS fun, Wisconsin will go to the Rose Bowl, and Stanford will (almost definitely) be headed to a BCS game after rising to #4 this week.
- Oregon wrapped up another Pac-10 championship and BCS berth on Friday night, but you wouldn't know that by talking to the team. This team is continuing to live by the motto "Win The Day," like we could have expected anything different. The players have acknowledged what they're playing for, but with how this team as played thus far this season, I doubt that pressure will get to them. As they have continually said, pressure is what you feel when you're not prepared.
- Chip Kelly had a few comments on the Beavers, mostly praise. The Ducks focus will be mostly on Jacquizz Rodgers, who is always dangerous. He's struggled behind poor O-line play for much of the season, but he's not a player to take lightly. Rob Moseley also has a stat comparison between the Ducks and Beavers.
- Kelly had a few comments about faking injuries, and Cal's suspension of Tosh Lupoi. And for the fans, he was clear: "I don't think any injured player should ever be booed."
- Casey Matthews was named as a finalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy. After another great game, Casey leads the team in tackles. While Matthews seemed to struggle at the end of last season, he has been huge this season, covering huge sections of the field and making big plays time after time. I'll definitely miss watching him anchor the middle of the Oregon defense.
- Still wanna talk about the Arizona game? Ken Woody has his recap, and Andy McNamara has his postgame notebook.
- With all the excitement about football over the weekend, we might have neglected the basketball team a bit. They fell to Duke at the Rose Garden on Saturday, 98-71, though that margin was less than some of us expected. But despite the loss, I'm liking this team, and Coach Altman. Oregon just didn't have the horses to run with the Blue Devils. Oregon did close it to a 12 point game before Duke rattled off a 19-1 run. Altman's comment: "We ran a couple of nice plays and then they got mad."
- It's not all fun and games for all the Ducks. The Oregon volleyball team had another solid year, but couldn't secure their 5th straight NCAA tournament berth. Though Oregon had a number of reasons they should have received a bid, but were ultimately undone by their RPI (55th).
If that's not enough quack for you, we got a lot of videos after the jump for your enjoyment. GO DUCKS!
Chip Kelly after the Arizona game
Kenjon Barner after the Arizona game
Casey Matthews after the Arizona game
LaMichael James after the Arizona game