Well, it wasn't the most fun weekend, but it's Civil War (and Thanksgiving) Week. Here's your quack to help you through a Monday morning.
- Oregon basketball notched another win last night, but it may prove rather costly. First, it was announced before yesterday's game, that Jabari Brown had left the basketball program. However, coach Dana Altman has said his door is still open to Jabari. Another setback, center Tony Woods left the game with an ankle injury. For a great recap of the actual game, including team and individual observations, check out Dave's post from last night. Also, Dana Altman's post-game press conference is after the jump.
- The Oregon women also played yesterday. They pulled out a victory over Portland State, but that's not something you ever want to hear. The women have had a tough first week, and have seemed worn down and exhausted despite the 3-0 record.
- It's Civil War time. Yes, the loss to USC was tough, but the Ducks were ill-prepared and did not deserve a victory. Luckily, the loss doesn't hurt the main season goal of a Rose Bowl. For the 4th year in a row, the Civil War takes on extra meaning, as the Ducks fight for a spot in the Pac-12 Championship Game.
- Oregon opens as 29.5 point favorites over the Beavers, and honestly, that's fair. But Oregon has to move past the what ifs and mistakes of the last game. It's not something the Ducks have had to do often while Chip Kelly has been coach, but I think he'll have the team ready to go this week.
- With Oregon losing to USC, the second-guessers are out in force. Ken Goe takes a look at the questions, and provides some answers of his own on what sunk the Ducks.
- For a bit more analysis, Rob Moseley and Adam Jude do their usual postgame brew, and give three up and three down. For the many negatives in the game, I'm thrilled that the Ducks came roaring back late against USC. The team could have curled up and lost by 3+ touchdowns at home. They didn't, and at least the home-winning streak went down with some pride.
- Oregon Volleyball continues their astounding season. The 15th ranked Ducks knocked off both Stanford and Cal on the road this weekend. Both teams were ranked in the top 5.
Dana Altman after SE Missouri State win