Well, it's a pretty quiet morning for such a big game coming up. But if you're that bored, just go watch (or re-watch) last night's episode of The Office. On to the quack:
- The Register-Guard has a piece on the speed of Jahvid Best, and how the UO linebacking corp, which has it's own speed, will attempt to stop Best. This will really be one of the crucial battles in the game. With T.J. Ward likely not 100%, the front 7 will have an enormous amount of pressure to stop the Cal rushing attack on their own. While John Boyett and the other young safeties have really stepped up in pass defense, they don't have Ward's run-stopping ability. However, if ever an Oregon linebacking crew was up for the task, it's this one. The speed and depth on the unit is outstanding, and I think they match up quite well. Hopefully they can keep the rushing attack down, and take some pressure off the secondary.
- John Hunt from Oregon claims that Best and Cal QB Kevin Riley are all growns up! Riley has been excellent this season, and though is the top-rated passer in the Pac-10, he hasn't really been tested this year.
- Ted Miller has a Q&A with Chip Kelly, covering the typical topics. My favorite part of Kelly being interviewed is when he gives one word answers.
- Though their hostile takeovers (and the retaliation) get all the attention, the guys at Cal Golden Blogs have two excellent pieces up on how Cal can stop Oregon's spread attack., and how Cal will attack the Oregon defense.
- If you haven't been paying attention to Duck Volleyball, the women are on fire, ranked 7th in the country, and still undefeated. However, they take on #3 Washington tonight at Mac Court at 7pm, to kick off what will hopefully be a great weekend of upsets.
- Scout has a (free) article on Oregon 2010 QB commit Bryan Bennett, out of California. I'm really excited for Bennett, and think that his skill set is perfect for Chip Kelly's offense.
- Lastly, a couple recruiting updates from DuckTerritory. DT George Uko and WR Trovon Reed have been targets for the Ducks for some time, but the chances of Oregon pulling them in has not been looking good. However, both have scheduled official trips to Oregon, which should give the Ducks a fighting chance to get a commitment from either player.
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