Is it just me, or are these final two weeks just crawling by? I'm guessing it's not just me. Hopefully some quack will help the time pass.
- The Ducks held their last open practice of the fall yesterday. Here's Moseley, Chris Courtney, and Max Williams from Duck Territory all have lengthy recaps. Today was a competition day, and the defense finally got a victory. Josh Huff has still been out due to injury, and Lavasier Tuinei was also held out of contact, but that has been giving some other receivers an opportunity to step up. De'Anthony Thomas continues to impress. I can't wait to see him against LSU.
- The Oregon defense has a few question marks entering the LSU game, only because of what is happening off the field, but that's not bothering Nick Aliotti. Also, LSU's recent legal troubles may mean a few players miss playing time (though I doubt it). The Ducks will have their first LSU-focused practice on Saturday, and the Ducks will simply be focusing on themselves, making sure they are ready to play in 10 days.
- Schroeder's column today is on the magnitude of the LSU/Oregon opener. It's apparently a pretty important game.
- Smart Football has had some great posts lately, and turn in another, this time explaining the speed option, with Oregon getting some serious attention. It works so well for teams like Oregon because it quickly gets playmakers in space. Though that can have its disadvantages.
- The Solid Verbal previews the Pac-12, and chats with Ted Miller.