It's been a pretty slow week here at ATQ, at least in terms of posts. But there's just not a lot to say about tonight's game. The Ducks are overwhelming favorites, and should crush UCLA, but UCLA has nothing to lose, which is always an interesting dynamic. In the end, the Ducks should roll.
But despite the lack of hype over the game, I couldn't be more excited to see our Ducks play for their 3rd straight conference title, and hopefully end the regular season on a very high note. Let's get to the quack:
- Aaron Fentress has a basic preview of tonight's game. There's really not much to say about this game. Oregon is 31.5-point favorites, have advantages at just about every matchup, and are playing at home. Just remember, UCLA has not been within 3 scores in 5 of its losses.
- It's going to be a small crowd for the Pac-12 title game. While Duck fans may be getting "a little blasé," the most likely explanation is that most people don't want to spend an extra $90+ ticket during the Christmas season (more than the face value of any other game this season), against a 6-6 opponents, at a very inconvenient time.
- Chip Kelly had a press conference yesterday, and Rob Moseley has a transcript. It's got some good stuff, as most Chip interviews do. My favorite was his thoughts on Autzen: "I think they put some new banners up and covered up our stuff. We don’t care."
- It was an exciting season for Oregon volleyball, but it unfortunately ended a bit early as Oregon fell in their first match of the NCAA tournament to Colorado State. Alaina Bergsma racked up 30 kills, but that was part of the problem as she didn't get much help, and the Ducks fell 3-2.
- The Oregon women's basketball team had been racking up the victories against poor competition, but lost their first last night as they fell at Fresno State 81-71.
- For those worried that we might lose some assistant coaches, Rob Moseley has an update. Chip Kelly has not been contacted yet about his coaches.
- Lastly, Ted Miller has some fun facts before the Championship Game. One thing I found interesting: "[Darron] Thomas is completing 51.4 percent of his passes thrown 20 yards or more downfield this season." Make of that what you will.
That's all for now. GO DUCKS!