Personal note: I'm back in good old Oregon and ready to get to Autzen on Saturday. Can't wait! On to the quack!
Highlights (from Tuesday's practice report)
- The defensive line is ready to get after UCLA QB Brett Hundley. With a banged up offensive line in front of him, the line will have a chance to shine. Moseley includes a few notes on how the defensive line prepares for an opponent, which is worth the read
- Marcus Mariota is still awesome, and Tyrell Robinson had a good day of practice, including a probably pick-six.
- The team has termed their BCS to mean "Bruins Come Saturday." Preparation and focus will be key for the Ducks as they head into a very difficult home stretch.
Blurb of the Day
They hold him as an example of what Oregon football is all about, because Keanon Lowe works so hard, plays so selflessly, and does it all with an attitude that teammate Bralon Addison describes as "bringing sunshine to the rain."
Video Of The Day
Mark Helfrich talks Nick Aliotti and UCLA prep in his weekly press conference
- The guys at Roll Bama Roll have some advice for Oregon, Florida State, and others that want a shot at the Crimson Tide.They look at Alabama's progression under Saban to the unstoppable death machine they are today. While I think Alabama is more vulnerable than they've been in recent years (mostly because of the offensive line and defense), those units are improving, so...yeah.... Bama is still Bama.
- Here's Oregon's weekly football press release. Is this the first Herbie game we've had this year? Can't wait to explain everything.
- Bruins Nation has the latest from the UCLA perspective, including a lengthy injury roundup. Mora has nothing but praise for Marcus Mariota, noting that he cannot be rattled.
- Not to be outdone in praising opposing QBs, Nick Aliotti got in on the fun. Brett Hundley compares to Keith Price from Uw, but is bigger and stronger, with a good ability to escape pressure and throw on the run. Oregon's defense will have their hands full containing Hundley on Saturday.
- Dale Newton at Duck Sports Here continue a discussion: Has Oregon been holding back in playbook and scheme for UCLA and Stanford?