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  1. Simply another story designed to get clicks. They probably knew it was incorrect, but a Bo Nix story to a hard-core War Dam Eagle person is clickbait candy. That being said: I think Mr. Nix is a winner, although somewhat of an enigma. Heck, if I'm an NFL GM and all you show me is Bo getting hurt against the dirty stinking Fuskies and then show me the following week against the Oots, I'm drafting him in the first round! I believe that the story of Bo Nix in the NFL will come down to the luck of the team that drafts him. I always get a kick out of someone saying so and so, or Joey Harrington was a washout as an NFL quarterback. My response is always, "Yeah? Well, let's put him behind Tom Brady's Patriots offensive line and see if he's any better." I'm sure there are many "washout" quarterbacks that could have had a perfectly fine, or even stellar career with a different team. But if you get drafted by the Browns, Lions or some team as historically bad, your career life expectancy is seriously jeopardized.
  2. Good article Joshua. The Holiday seems older than it's 1978 inception. Having always been billed as the number two west coast bowl after the Rose gives it credibility that belies it's youngish age. I got to attend the awesome win over Texas and the unfortunate defeat to an unranked Oklahoma team. I had to watch us beat the Okie State Cowboys at home, but did quite enjoy making up, "My billionaire can beat up your billionaire" jokes. I'm hoping that OBD consider this an important trajectory game and show up accordingly. If no one cares enough to win then the game shouldn't be played. I don't ever want to see an Alamo repeat again. I believe that if the defense can have a good game, it can be an Oregon stomp. Dish has been fighting with the local Fox company and that channel wasn't available last weekend, so I was forced to watch Clemson make North Carolina look pretty bad. And Clemson ain't THAT good. I wouldn't be afraid to play 'em. With any luck here comes your storm, Mr. Duck...........
  3. BREAKING NEWS: ODB Obtains Advance Copy of CFB Playoff Ranking WWW.MSN.COM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Headline: ODB Obtains Advance Copy of CFB Playoff Ranking WACO, Texas: Our Daily Bears has received an advance copy of the final CFB Playoff Rankings and the... After a relatively nasty disposition since the Fusky debacle that really took a nose dive after losing to the bark rats, it's nice to have a bit of comedic relief...........
  4. I hope 2002 Duck is correct and we play in the Holiday. It says the Pac-12 opponent will be from the ACC. Gee, if only Mario could've had a slightly better year...........
  5. The scenario Disco Duck explains above is another example of the NFLing of college football. Reading it I began to think of ASU as an expansion team picking players from an expansion draft. In this example it makes sense for the player as they will be getting time on the field. Don't take any important pieces, Dilly. Unless you want to be known in Eugene as Dilly the rat. Now that college football features revolving rosters I have no doubt we can find able replacements. Seriously, who the hell in Duck Land isn't absolutely in love with Bucky Irving right now? Barring one almost unfortunate slide, Whittington has endeared himself to us, especially the latter half of the season. We're gonna be fine. Even if we loose Dante Moore I don't feel like the sky is falling. I think coach Lanning learned a lot this season. The one thing I'm hoping he takes to heart is something Dillingham was asked in an interview this season. Asked who are the best coaches, Dillingham replied, "The least stubborn." We've seen coach Lanning embrace the Oregon History by inviting it into his regime. I hope he knows Dyer was down even though we'd been pushed around all night and didn't deserve to win that game. I hope he's still as perplexed as I am as to why Oregon managed to knock Ohio State on it's ass, score a touchdown, stop them with a devastating defense and then play the rest of the game as if we didn't know how. I hope he knows how many times we've been so close to glory only to have Oregon.......Oregon!!!........done in by, of all things, a tree.........I hope he's seen both the fake Statue of Liberty and the real one, each run for a touchdown. These are the places we'd like him to take us to. And finish the job.
  6. I had posited to one of my fellow civil war revelers that aside from Georgia, no one had beaten Oregon this year besides Oregon. I stand by that statement especially after this game. Much has been written about growing pains and learning curves. But I'm just not sure I agree with those assessments............ Coach Lanning is a riverboat gambler. I hope that doesn't change. The call to go for it, or not, I believe falls with the HC. What play to run when you're going for it, one would assume, is going to come from the OC. Don't want to seem like I'm throwing Dillingham under the bus now that he's flown off for what could not possibly be greener pastures in the desert. They don't have any water there........... It's undeniable that Lanning has the same edge as Chip Kelly. Keep the boot on your throat when we have you down. Perfect. Perhaps with a capable punter and special teams that are actually special, different decisions will be made. Our future, while now decidedly murkier that just a few days before, would still seem quite bright.............
  7. I have thought that Brennan Marion was one of the most interesting offensive minds since I read this story some time ago. I wondered what happened to him and where he was but didn't have the time to investigate. Also don't have the time to look into the Longhorn passing statistics for this season. He's listed in the article that Pennsylvania Duck has posted above, but not one of the favorites. Reminds me of Chip Kelly......... How Brennan Marion’s GoGo offense is changing football FTW.USATODAY.COM How an offense marrying modern spread looks with old-school option plays is changing football.
  8. The gambles are forgivable. The ABSOLUTELY LAME play calls for those gambles are not. The putrid defense could be overcome. The bad coaching could be overcome. The bad offensive play calls could be overcome. But not the combination. I thought that Dillingham proved he is not ready today.
  9. The only thing that really bothers me is that he's so closely tied to Dante Moore. I don't know that Moore would follow him to Tempe, but it could seriously throw a wrench into him coming to Oregon. I hope that coach Lanning would be in Moore's ear day and night to assure him that the Duck offense would remain as exciting as it is even with a Dillingham departure. Lose Moore and the class will suffer and ensure another year, at least, of portal quarterbacks. IF a serious offer comes from ASU, AND he can be kept in the fold with more money, then Mullens needs to write whatever check necessary. Give us three more years Dilly. After that first or second Natty, let the world then be your oyster..........
  10. The injury bug has been an issue for a few seasons now. The Duck teams that have gelled into champions got the early season to learn how to play together. This has been missing for a while as we stumble through December with a rag-tag line up. Dante's progression has been fun to watch. I wasn't happy when Richardson said he was coming back, and I haven't seen anything to change my mind. I will always have faith in Dana Altman. He's one of the best in the country. I can never remember which stat it is (might be consecutive 20-win seasons), but the other guys on the list are all in the hall of fame. It's just that his name isn't Izzo, or Shashefshky............Yeah, I know. You spell it..............
  11. Thornton needs to be better with the ball. He put it on the ground twice last night. Granted, the second time was on the stupid reverse and Thompson shares the responsibility for that one.
  12. One question that HAS to be addressed is the status of the run game. We're good at it. Utah is not the best at stopping it. Was it the missing personnel on the o-line? I'd peg the Utah DC as one of the best in the country. He knew what we were going to do before I did, and I had FAR to easy of a time figuring out what we were going to do........ Dillingham actually had a decent plan for an immobile Nix. Then he decided to get cutsy........A few times. Knock that stuff off and I think we beat the Beavs.........
  13. This year I'll probably be most thankful for my wife putting up with my insufferable behavior during nail-biting Duck games..........
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