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Rusty is joined by a special guest to talk about the loss at USC, the upcoming game against Stanford, and preview the basketball team.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-West Regional-Oklahoma vs Oregon Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

In the latest edition of the podcast we start with breaking down the loss at USC. There were some bright spots to take away but the team was clearly outmatched by a better team. Some of the inexperience really showed but there are some players that have really stood out.

This weekend Oregon plays Stanford. We talk about Stanford’s strengths and weaknesses and how they matchup with Oregon. For example, Stanford struggles to have success through the air so will rely heavily on the run. However, having Stanford fully dependent on the running game might be an okay thing for the Ducks.

ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted out a report during the USC game that Phil Knight was ready to drop $10 million on a new coach. We talk about who makes sense in both college football and the NFL. Also, Darren Rovell is often wrong and just a human stream of press releases so I doubt any reports he heard.

Lastly, but probably most importantly, we go over the basketball team and upcoming season. Players like Boucher and Brooks are getting the headlines but the real strength of the team might be the crazy depth. Altman has always exceeded expectations, but what will he do when the expectations are a final four finish?