Well, there's not a lot of variety in the quack this morning. Here's what I could find -- enjoy.
- Gary Horowitz of the Statesman Journal wonders how the Ducks will replace Blount's power running style. The RB depth for Oregon now consists of Andre Crenshaw, LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner. Remene Alston was absent from practice yesterday as he continues to work on academic issues.
- Ted Miller notes that it's not just the RB depth that Oregon should be concerned with. Miller calls Ward "questionable -- at best" to play against Purdue while the "official" word out of Oregon is that there is optimism he might be available.
- Ken Goe has a blog post saying that the Oregon defense did their job on Thursday night in Boise. And, he's right. While people may argue that Boise State was running the ball more in the second half, doesn't it ultimately come down to the fact that Oregon still had chances to come back in the second half if only the offense had been able to make plays?
- Jason Vondersmith of the Portland Tribune writes about how the Ducks moving on towards this weekend's matchup with Purdue. And, in the notes section at the end of the article Kelly mentions that Nate Costa might see some playing time on Saturday. Mike Tokito has a quick rundown on the Boilermakers.
- John Hunt blogs about Kelly setting up a phone call for Blount with Kermit Washington. Washington, of course, is a former NBA player who is remebered infamously for punching Rudy Tomjanovich in 1977 during an on-court brawl. Given his history, I am sure he had a lot of insight and advice for LeGarrette. And, just in case you're not completely done reading about the Blount situation, Moseley has a collection of links. If you'd rather skip the Blount links, then jump to the bottom of the post, where there are links to Oregon's next four opponents.
- Finally, don't forget to make your weekly jersey contest picks.
After the jump is an interview with Chip Kelly looking at the week ahead.
|Kelly talks about the week ahead, and Purdue|