We're inching closer to the BCS title game. Luckily we have the distractions of the holidays or the wait would be unbearable. Here's some quack to get you through:
- The Ducks have already held a few practices to prepare for the BCS title game, but Auburn is just now starting. While it's tough to read a lot into this. When the Ducks had a week off, they talked about how they had to get their practice legs back. I can't imagine what two weeks would do, especially as Auburn tries to ramp up conditioning to deal with Oregon's attack.
- George Schroeder has a piece up today comparing the 2000 Oklahoma team with the 2010 Oregon team. This piece has a chance to be really good. Unfortunately, Schroeder relies almost solely on intangibles to compare the two teams, claiming they have "moxie" and "magic." This Oregon team is great because they are fast, strong and prepared. They have a confidence (you could call it moxie) because they are the best prepared team in the nation. That, and they just want it more.
- It's that time to look at your earlier predictions. Rob Moseley takes a look at his game-by-game predictions. He's no Matt Daddy, but he did a good job.
- The Oregon O-line has been a strength of the team for years, and it doesn't look like that will end anytime soon. Two 2011 Oregon recruits, Andre Y and Tyler Jonhstone, make this "superlatives" list.
- Oregon basketball has been making big strides this season, and they have a tough road test tonight, taking on Virginia for their first true road test of the year. Virginia has a significant size advantage, so the Ducks will have to play fundamental basketball and block out on every single possession. If the Ducks can do that, they'll stay competitive, and then, who knows what can happen.