Well, I had a nice pretty quack fix all ready. And then, poof. YOU LIE AUTOSAVE! Here's your slightly delayed quack:
- The Ducks are back from their Christmas break, and preparing for Auburn in the BCS Championship Game. The players and coaches all had good things to say about practice. Despite just consuming a lot of ham and turkey, the players had a lot of energy, and did not seem sluggish at all. Casey Matthews noted the the team was less rusty than a typical Monday practice, though having fresh legs probably helped with that. Make sure to check out the videos after the jump for more player and coach reaction.
- The above article also had an update on Ricky Heimuli, who is still undecided on taking his mission. He was supposed to decide over his break, but couldn't come to a decision.
- Lindsay Schnell has a few more updates from practice. Oregon is in the midst of installing their Auburn gameplan. They have about half of it implemented, but have been studying the Tigers since practice started a couple weeks ago. Also, Casey Matthews and Spencer Paysinger are no longer Oregon residents, after moving back to California over the break. They don't have the most comfortable arrangements over the next week.
- Aaron Fentress of the Oregonian and the Mobile Press Register's Evan Woodbery previewed the trench battles between Auburn and Oregon. Both writers give the edges to the offensive lines. If Oregon's offensive line can win that battle (even slightly) and neutralize Auburn's strength, they should be able to move the ball very well.
- While Nick Fairley has been getting all the attention, the Auburn-Opelika News has a profile on Auburn's senior DT Zach Clayton, who has done his job very well this year with little fanfare.
- Auburn is back to practice also, and like all Duck opponents, are concerned about Oregon's pace, though Auburn will be better prepared than any other Oregon foe, as they face a fast-paced offense in practice every day.
- Pac-10 basketball season is about to begin, and Washington is the favorite to take the final Pac-10 title. With many Pac-10 teams struggling, it could be a wide open battle for the league title.
Got anything else to share? Leave it in the comments. GO DUCKS!
Oregon players talk about practice
Chip Kelly after practice