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Quack Fix: "Next man up" for Oregon's offensive line, volleyball improves to 8-0

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Your morning helping of Oregon Ducks news.

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  • The hits keep on coming to Oregon's offensive line. On Saturday against Wyoming, left tackle Jake Fisher went down with a left leg injury. We'll see how well Oregon's "next man up" philosophy holds in the coming weeks.
  • The Oregon secondary will be tested next week as conference play opens for the Ducks when they travel to Pullman to face Washington State. The Cougars lead the nation in passing, averaging 517 yards per game through the first three games. After throwing for 544 yards, Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich said Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday put up "PlayStation numbers."
  • The Oregon volleyball team also continued their hot start over the weekend with a 3-1 win over No. 23 Michigan State and a 3-0 sweep over Michigan. The Ducks are now 8-0 to start the year. Head coach Jim Moore said Oregon's preseason schedule  this year was "brutal" but they "survived it and that was pretty special." Oregon will now face Portland State and Seattle before beginning Pac-12 play.
  • Marcus Mariota gave us all a heart attack on Saturday when he defied the laws of physics, leaping into the end zone and landing hard after flipping head-over-heels. Whether or not it was a "smart play" against an inferior opponent, Austin Meek points out that Ducks fans should savor these moments, because there will never be another Oregon quarterback quite like Mariota. Then again, I have to imagine people said the same thing about Joey Harrington, too.