Well, Cal started the weekend off poorly for the conference, getting manhandled pretty good by Colin Kaepernick and the Nevada Wolfpack, 52-31. But there are plenty of other games for the conference to save face. Stick around and discuss all of the big games on today in this thread, and here's a bit of quack for your morning:
- As Oregon prepares for Portland State, Chip Kelly is still pushing his team for perfection, and fans are looking for the Ducks to break the team record for most points scored in a 3 game stretch. The current record is 172, and the Ducks can surpass that by scoring 53 or more. While the Ducks aren't focusing on any number, all indications out of practice is that they have prepared for PSU like any other game. If the Ducks show up and execute and play with intensity, they'll win easily. But as well all know from last week, anything can happen in college football.
- Rob Moseley asks how deep into the playbook the Ducks will go. I'm not imaging the play-calling to change much, as the Ducks should be able to run and pass at will. Hopefully we get to see Darron Thomas go downfield with the ball a bit, and he has a chance to improve his accuracy.
- What may be the most important aspect of this weekend is the number of recruiting visitors the Ducks will be hosting. Many of these players are on the defensive side of the ball, and will fit very well into Oregon's system. Hopefully the Ducks can make a very strong impression.
- The Register Guard has a bit of Autzen Stadium history for us this morning.
- Lastly, the Register Guard has a piece on Michael Dunigan, who wanted to stay at Oregon, but had no choice but to leave. It seems like we'll have a firm idea shortly just what exactly went on over the past couple years, but this article notes that Altman and his current staff were not involved, which is good news. But the NCAA is on the agent benefits warpath right now, so you never know what couple happen.