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Quack Fix: Ducks will have hands full with Florida State's "chaotic" offense

The last Monday morning Quack Fix before the Rose Bowl. The wait is almost over.

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When I write next Monday's Quack Fix, it'll either be about the Ducks preparing to face Alabama or Ohio State in the national championship, or a reflection on where it all went wrong against Florida State. Breathe in, breathe out. Here are some links to hold you over this morning.


  • Oregon has seen just about every type of offense this year between the pistol, the spread offense and the pro-style offense. Against Florida State, they'll see it all. As defensive coordinator Don Pellum said, "This is different."
  • The biggest challenge in the game for the Ducks could come on defense and stopping Rashad Greene, Florida State's all-time leader in receptions (264) and receiving yards (3,771). This season, Greene caught 93 passes for 1,306 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 14.0 yards per reception.
  • The Rose Bowl is a special trip not just to the players, but to the fans as well. On January 1, one of those fans in attendance will be Dollie Austin, who spent over 30 years as the cook at Marshfield High School in Coos Bay, including when Mark Helfrich was the quarterback there.
  • Back in Eugene, the Oregon men's basketball team closes out their non-conference schedule tonight against U.C. Irvine. After the new year, the Ducks will open Pac-12 play on January 3 against Oregon State at Matthew Knight Arena.