The line on this weekends game has continued to drift upward. The Ducks are now 16-point favorites. Too high without LMJ? Maybe, but taking the Ducks at home is usually not a bad idea.
- LMJ is full of confidence, but it's looking very unlikely that he will play against ASU. He has been doing lots of conditioning to get his elbow 100%, but he still hasn't cradled a football with his right arm. If he does sit, James has full confidence in the running backs unit.
- Speaking of those running backs, Rob Moseley's piece today is on De'Anthony Thomas and Tra Carson, and their impact on the team. Both players have made significant impacts, and have shown maturity that few freshmen display. Though it'll be tough to see LaMichael on the sidelines, I'm excited to see what the young guys can do in the spotlight. Here is a video that accompanied the story.
- One final injury notes, it sounds like Michael Clay will be back, and that can't come soon enough. The Ducks have not forced a single turnover in a game Clay hasn't been starting.
- There are a couple great articles at FishDuck today. First, Kurt has a story on one of the most exciting games in Duck football history, when the Ducks pulled out a double-overtime victory over ASU in 2000. Kurt talked with Jason Nikolao, Jason Willis, and Keenan Howry, who was battling injury today. The quotes from those players really help give a perspective that we haven't had before.
- FishDuck himself has a video breaking down Cal's Cover Zero. After tinkering with his format the last few weeks, this video is over 10 minutes long. This is one of my favorite videos so far, as FishDuck does a great job breaking down the many, many ways that Chip Kelly blew apart Clancy Pendergast's gameplan. Yep, those Bears sure did "solve" the Ducks offense.
- Lastly, George Schroeder's column today is on Mike Bellotti, and a possible return to coaching, maybe in Tucson. Schroeder gets no definitive answer, though it sounds like Bellotti is pretty conflicted about a possible return.
That's all I got. Leave anything else in the comments. GO DUCKS!