Good thing we all have webbed feet. Seems like we're swimming in Quack this week as we head into the biggest game of the season to date. Here's your daily dime bag:
- ESPN's Ivan Maisel credits a diverse group of coach of the Pac-10 rise, and suggests that the conference is abandoning the status quo off the field, and on the field.
- Ted Miller examines the stark contrasts between the Ducks and the Cardinal. Miller's weekly Pac-10 predictions reflect Oregon's home field advantage - that means you, and me, and everyone else going to the game: stand up, do your best to make it audibly unbearable for Stanford's offense and be in the stadium when the third quarter starts. Miller's weekly What To Watch in the Pac-10.
- You may have already seen this... Oregon has received a verbal commit from 3-star linebacker Rahim Casell.
- Ken Goe at The Oregonian examines Chip Kelly's new contract and the climate of coaching that may have led the university to take a proactive approach to locking Kelly up in Eugene. He also references this R-G article by Greg Bolt: the university is unexpectedly having to dip into its Legacy Fund to cover construction costs of Matthew Knight Arena.
- R-G's Rob Moseley and Oregon center Jordan Holmes discussed Stanford's defense, which in many ways resembles what Holmes sees every day in practice.
- Ron Bellamy on former Jesuit H.S. and current Stanford 2-way star Owen Marecic.
- Columnist George Schroeder sets out to answer one simple question: just what is Jim Harbaugh's deal? Turns out, it's winning.
I'm now officially late for work. So if you find more quack, please add it in the comments. Thanks. Go Ducks!