- The team got physical in today's practice, but Moseley noted the team's mental edge. According to Scott Frost, the team adapted to "new things" in the gameplan very quickly, where in past years it might take until Wednesday to get the execution where the coaches want.
- Today was the first of a few physical practices, as the normal practice week is shifted two days with the game on Monday instead of Saturday. As Oregon has played a number of games this year on irregular games, I would imagine they're pretty used to an extended schedule at this point.
- Marcus Mariota can throw into tight windows! I was rewatching the Rose Bowl last night, and Mariota's passing was just not very sharp on the day, especially down the field. Gameplan, his decision-making, and his ability to improvise made that a complete non-issue. Hopefully the Rose Bowl shook off those cobwebs (now that's a scary thought).
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So Oregon finished drives much better, avoided passing downs better, produced bigger big plays, avoided sacks, played better in the first, third, and fourth quarters, and dominated the turnover margin despite a little bit of bad turnovers luck. But other than that, the game could have gone either way, I think
- The guys at SBNation Video take a look at what happens when Oregon and Ohio State fans get together. I think we're in stage 1 at the moment, and I hope it stays that way!
- Good news for Devon Allen, it sounds like his injury was not major, though as expected it is extremely doubtful he'll play on Monday. Tyson Alger looks at how Oregon's receivers passed another test with Allen's absence in the Rose Bowl.
- Jason Kirk looks back over Oregon's growth into a national power. While most Duck fans will know the story, it's still cool to see Oregon's continuous growth over the past 30 years.
- Lindsey Schnell of SI helps us get to know Jeff Lockie. It's a very good article, and helps to bring appreciation for the job Lockie has done this season.
- John Canzano defends Oregon's uniform selection for the game. I know you're very surprised. I understand his point, but it wouldn't be that hard to get a little green and yellow in there. Also, remember when Bavers tried to use that "Paris Hilton of college football" line? Ah, memories.