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  1. Ducks' ox gored; Beavers' ox gored; it's a matter of perspective. I was an attorney for 40 years. If I learned one thing is that perception of justice is in the eye of the beholder. I haven't done a deep dive in the Pac 12 to 2 debacle. My take: The Pac 12 was going to die. The networks wanted it to happen. WSU and OSU got screwed in the process, U of O and the other departing teams owed them something. U of O and the other departing teams surely gamed planned their departure; they would have run it by advisors including high priced attorneys----the 10 knew what they were doing. There were contracts and bylaws, rules and regulations along with financial and public relation issues. Those 10, again being fully advised, apparently reached an agreement. Good for them. There was not theft in the legal sense. There also weren't thefts in ethical and moral realms. Just a bunch of entities doing a work out of a difficult problem Now, back the Merry Christmas! Jerry
  2. These days it's not about having another hat on the table for drama; it's about having another team in the auction.
  3. No failures. Two head coaches and three offensive coordinators (I think that's right) saw him in practice and in games. And I bet all of them saw pretty much the same thing as we did. We all wanted Ty to do well, in fact we all wanted him to do great things on the field. It didn't work out and it is best for him to move on.
  4. He was joking----and seems to be a good guy and likely headed for the big time.
  5. One G5 team gets to play in a New Years game every year. Liberty has the pleasure of being this year's choice. Examples like Beavers vs ND aren't relevant as they aren't in a New Years game. Sure Oregon got the short end of the stick but that doesn't mean corruption etc.
  6. Bo's decision to play is totally within character. Sure, other players make different decisions and that is totally fine. (Some of you on this board would make a different decision.). But he loves football, loves Oregon and loves his teammates. I think he made his decision based on those feelings----and based on the code that he lives by. Don't forget, Bo is really intelligent. 3.9 GPA, got his degree magna cum laude from Auburn. He knows the risks, he also knows himself; good for him that he does.
  7. Refs do sometimes get in the way. This time he was in the way of the ball. Sometimes a defender gets rubbed off a ref. It happens and when it happens it doesn't mean anything other than it happened. The ref is considered part of the field; no replays or do overs.
  8. Lot's of talk that a successful college QB will get $1 million to $2 million in NIL money. What's the market for Moore? He flashed talent but also showed he wasn't ready to start at UCLA. He has the upside to be great. Our staff knows him; recruited him; had him but lost him. I think the Ducks go after him.
  9. Beavers are ranked 10th----the highest two loss team. That seems pretty darned respectful.
  10. Win out and the Ducks are in the playoffs. It's really pretty simple.
  11. 23-16 Ducks win. And this is the game where Lanning calls for a FG when its 4th and goal from the 3.
  12. Sione Vaki is an absolute stud. He reflects the Utah program and the toughness which is built into that team by its coach. Vaki plays two ways, a great safety turned into a dynamite offensive weapon. If he gets going on offense then it will be tough. Stop him and the Ducks win big.
  13. When has a one loss Pac 12 not made it in? Hasn't happened. Worry about Utah if you want to worry.
  14. My interpretation is that Phil Knight swore when Oregon didn't convert. Why do you think it was because of the decision to go for it?
  15. I can't understand why anyone who is legally an adult (18 years old) should not be able to profit from their name, image, and likeness. These are not legally kids. Yeah, lots of downside to money at an early age. The young immature adults may blow it on cars, expensive apartments and so forth. They may not pay their quarterly estimates of federal and state taxes. But that is where the school can provide guidance. The school can----gasp----educate the student athletes on contracts, money management etc. As I see it, the major problem is that the governing bodies stuck their collective heads in the sand and pretended that the Supreme Court would rule in the NCAA's favor in the Alston case. I disagree with a lot of what Justice Kavanaugh says in other cases but I agree with what he had to say in his concurring opinion: “Nowhere else in America can businesses get away with agreeing not to pay their workers a fair market rate on the theory that their product is defined by not paying their workers a fair market rate. … The NCAA is not above the law.” The NCAA basically was saying that a very big business could exempt itself from anti-trust laws, reap huge benefits for coaches and others and agree (conspire in other words) to pay the players nothing but tuition, books and room and board. The NCAA's position created the mess; can the NCAA come up with legal regulations of NIL payments? Possibly but don't count on it. Is this bad for the traditional college sports fan? Well, maybe. But so what? And let's not forget the rampant cheating (paying the players) that has always been part of major college sports. And the Ducks have not been innocent. I was at Oregon 1972-1976. I saw Ronnie Lee in his new Chevrolet Monte Carlo. I was told by an employee of Joe Romania Chevrolet that the basketball team was on the dealership's payroll.
  16. The DC elected to bring pressure and cover Krupp with a saftey---a bad idea. Not just a bad idea but a really stupid bad idea. That play doesn't happen but for the boneheaded defensive call.
  17. Would not be surprised if the top OCs know and talk to each other. And I would not be surprised if Joe Moorhead is well known and respected in coaching circles. So there you go..........
  18. Alabama is so much better at quarterback than Georgia. Bryce Young negates Lanning's aggressive defense. In my opinion that's pretty much the game.
  19. Here is Locklyn's tribute to Gary Campbell. I for one have totally been hooked by this new staff. University of Oregon Running Back Coach @Locklyn33 Respect should be the first thing you give. #CoachCamDaStandard4Me 8:56 PM · Jan 4, 2022·Twitter Web App
  20. LaMike and he have talked. LaMike put Coach Locklyn in touch with the best RB coach ever, Gary Campbell. My guess is that The Michael or Campbell gave that list to Coach Locklyn.
  21. I don't think anyone is asking Lanning to run the Chip Kelly offense circa 2007-2012. Hell, Chip Kelly doesn't run a pure form of that offense; he has changed and evolved as any good/great coach will do. The history of college football is innovation on offense, changes to defense to catch up, with further evolution to follow. Think of Mike Bellotti. He had a highly successful team with an offense he knew inside and out. But he knew the offense had to change. So he went outside the box and brought in Chip Kelly and, most importantly, let Chip Kelly run the Chip Kelly offense. I distinctly remember Bellotti saying in an interview that while he reserved the right to decide between a pass or run that Kelly did the planning and called all the plays. Fast forward to Cristobal. His offenses were (all of them) conservative (to say the least). As we all know he even managed to hold an NFL pro bowler in check! The results of the Cristobal approach: 1. Games were close giving lesser teams the chance to win. 2. The games were boring. They simply were not fun. All I (we) want is for the Ducks to put away lesser teams; battle to the end against equal teams (like Utah) and have fun.
  22. Uhhh, I have reason to believe that LaMike would be a great or good assistant coach. He was a truly great back and he had a great position coach in college. As far as I know he has never done anything to prepare himself to be a coach. I think Lanning will pass.
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