This weeks theme is the comment card:
Your college football program wants to know how you, its valued customer, thinks of your consumer experience! Please help your program evaluate its performance in the first two weeks of the season! Can you feel the [INSERT NAME OF PROGRAM HERE] difference!?!
1. How would you rate your program's service to you in the first two weeks of the season?
Excellent! We've had two blowout wins after shaking off some early rust. Mabye, force a few more turnovers? But that'd just be icing on the cake.
2. How happy are you with your program's overall scheme? We are in a period in which the spread has become a total obsession in the media. If you're a fan of a spread team, are you happy with the way your program has implemented it? If you're a fan of a non-spread team, do you wish that your program would convert to this Xenu of offenses?
I cannot complain in any way. Even if it was against crappy defenses, the Oregon offense has mixed run and pass with ease, racking up a ridiculous amount of yards and points, with only a couple turnovers. They could have played absolutely perfect, but that is not a reasonable expectation.
3. Rate your stadium's cleanliness and menu options.
No comment? I haven't been to Autzen since the infamous Oklahoma game in 2006. And I rarely got food inside the stadium anyway. If someone wants to hit this up in the comments, do it.
4. As an incentive to provide your valued feedback, you will be entered into a drawing for exciting prizes! What one prize would you like for your program?
Chip Kelly as OC for at least 2 more years! Offensive coordinator turnover has been problematic at Oregon for some time.
We were blessed with Tedford from 98-2001. Then we were stuck with the abominable Andy Ludwig from 2002-2004. After that, we had Gary Crowton for 2 years, and he was a mixed bag. When his offenses were clicking, they were unstoppable. However, he had a tendency to outthink himself and was a poor teacher, which helped lead to the debacle of late 2006. And then, the magical joy of Chip Kelly.
I don't know about other programs, but at Oregon, the various coaches are given a lot of freedom to do what they want, and this is a big reason why so many assistants under Bellotti have gone on to bigger and better positions. This situation can be good and bad. Our OCs specifically have a huge impact on the game, and Oregon's best years have been under the best OCs. And because of this, it's usually tough to hold on to good assistants.
Losing Kelly would most likely be very tough on the program. At this point, he's one of the brightest coaching prospects around, and though losing him is not insurmountable, it could seriously hurt the program long term depending on his replacement.
5. Since we're all about choices, take one of the following two options for entertainment's sake:
a. What's your most memorable experience involving a comment card?
b. If your program were a casual dining chain, which one would it be? Yes, this is a tricky question because the defining characteristic of a casual dining chain is its sameness. No one said this Roundtable would be easy. Bonus points if you can make a compelling case that your program is Chotchkie's or Flingers.
Oregon is definitely Chotchkies. Exactly the same (in record) as most other teams, but there is one thing that sets us apart. The flair.
As Phil Knight may say, "they come to Oregon for the atmosphere and the attitude."