My apartment is infested with koala bears. Its the cutest infestation ever. Much better than cockroaches. I turn the lights on and a bunch of koala bears scatter. I'm like, hey, hold on fellas! Lemme hold one of you, and feed you a leaf. Koalas, they're so damn cute, why do they gotta be so far away from me. They should ship a few over, and I will apprehend one...and hold him...and pet him on the back of his head.
- The win this weekend came with a price as linebacker Michael Clay suffered an ankle injury at the end of the third quarter. At practice on Monday, Clay was on crutches and his teammates were preparing to play without him. Rob Moseley runs down some of the most likely options to fill in for Clay at the weak-side position.
- In today's Oregonian coverage, Ken Goe notes that Oregon's opportunistic defense showed up against Nevada on Saturday with three turnovers (including a pick-six) and a blocked field goal. Forcing turnovers played a large part in Oregon's success last season as they led the conference with 37 takeaways.
- Moseley also notes that the Duck lips (along with other artificial noisemakers) will no longer be allowed in Autzen stadium. This "new interpretation of an old rule" caused some issues for fans on Saturday, including one who said he purchased some of the noisemakers from inside the stadium only to have them confiscated a short while later.
- Ted Miller had his typical prodigious output yesterday. First, he had Oregon second in his power rankings for week 3. There were a lot of big individual performances by conference players last weekend, so the only Oregon mention in his weekly rewind was De'Anthony Thomas. Miller also takes a look at the early performances from conference QBs, noting that only Oregon State and UCLA have struggled from that position. In his look ahead to this weekend, Ted doesn't have a whole lot to say about the Missouri State game. Finally, Miller offers his thoughts on further conference expansion in light of Texas A&M's apparent defection to the SEC.
- In his weekly look around the conference, Bob Clark writes about the apparent improvement at Washington State, which has seen the Cougars average more than 60 points a game. And, in his conference ranking, Clark has Oregon atop the North.
Also, don't forget to check out a couple of video interviews after the jump.