Another day, another quack fix.
- Oregon's offense gets all the attention, but Oregon's defense has been (arguably) the best in the conference for 3 years running, and has done what it needed to in the last two bowl games, while the offense has fallen short. While Oregon has faced very good offenses (and very dangerous QBs) in their previous bowl games, this year is a unique challenge. Wisconsin is the most complete offense Oregon has faced probably in the past 3 seasons, and the Ducks will need to come up with stops, and again give the offense a chance to win the game.
- A big key for the Oregon defense will be the play the Oregon cornerbacks, and their ability to cover the Wisconsin receivers one-on-one. It sounds like the status of Anthony Gildon is still unknown, and he has had a tough year dealing with injury.
- Larry Scott once again proves he knows what he's doing. Yesterday a Pac-12/Big 10 scheduling and branding partnership was announced. Adam Rittenberg has a lot of the details after talking with Big 10 commissioner Jim Delany. This will be a great opportunity for both conferences. However, the Big 10 has scrapped plans to move to a nine-game conference schedule, while Larry Scott notes that there isn't much momentum for the Pac-12 to switch to 8 games.
- Mark Asper is pretty cool. The Eagle Scout saved a patron from choking at Lawry's restaurant last night. Adam Jude's blog post has video of Asper telling the story.
- Want to see how the Ducks are living it up in LA? Bo Lokombo shows off the players lounge.
- Oh hey! Pac-12 basketball starts tonight. Oregon travels to WSU. I have no idea what to expect from the Ducks or the rest of the conference, so this could be fun.
- The Oregon women host WSU, and it's a good thing, because they still don't have a road win, and are battling injuries as forward Amanda Johnson is out, and Nia Jackson is still battling injuries after offseason surgery.
- Seems like after a few more pictures came out, fans are turning on the new helmets. I'm witholding judgement until I see them in action. Here's a story on the company,Hydro Graphics Inc., that designed the helmets.
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