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College Football Nation: The upsets have arrived and Mack Brown survives another week - http://fishduck.com/2013...
Inside the Locker Room: Huskies Now 0-for-the-Decade
Inside the Locker Room: Huskies Now 0-for-the-Decade - http://fishduck.com/2013...
from video Spirits were high in Seattle Saturday morning.  Fresh off a narrow three-point loss on the road to Stanford, the Husky faithful were confident that this was the year, after nine failed tries in a row, that Washington would finally get the best of Oregon.  An estimated 10,000 fans arrived by 3:00 AM for the first ever appearance of ESPN’s College GameDay in Seattle, and Washington alumni Warren Moon and Hope Solo echoed the fan base’s energy by picking the Huskies under the sentiment that they were “due.” Instead, Oregon made it ten victories in a row. Following the game Washington quarterback Keith Price, on how it feels to have lost ten in a row to Oregon: “It is frustrating…especially when you’re going toe-to-toe with a team like that, and then it just kind of got ugly.  You know, halfway through the fourth quarter…uh, but man..I’m proud of our team, we just played a very good team, but we’re [Washington] definitely one of the best teams in the coun - fishduck from Bookmarklet
Top 5 Factors to ‘Win the Decade’ From the Huskies
Top 5 Factors to ‘Win the Decade’ From the Huskies - http://goo.gl/Ni0bPZ
Kevin Cline Tomorrow, the 2nd-ranked Oregon Football team will face a sizeable challenge in Seattle. A confident pack of Huskies are fired up over their close loss to Stanford, and ESPN Gameday will be on campus for the first time ever.  This game against the 16th-ranked Huskies is supposed to mark the first true test for the Ducks in 2013.  Most prognosticators still anticipate an Oregon victory and Vegas has installed them as 13.5 point favorites. But if the Ducks are to crash the party at the new Husky stadium and extend their winning streak to 10 straight in the series, they will have to navigate a considerable number of obstacles. Here are the matchups that should factor heavily in the outcome: Keith Price vs Oregon This will be the fourth start against Oregon for the Washington QB.  He made his first career start on the road, in place of an injured Jake Locker, at Autzen stadium.  This season, Price and the Huskies offense look to be playing better than ever. But how - fishduck from Bookmarklet
Chip Kelly Update: Gain, and Pain
Chip Kelly Update: Gain, and Pain - http://fishduck.com/2013...
from Video Since last week, the Eagles won an important game against the Giants, did not give up a turnover, showed play-making ability on defense with three interceptions and took first place in their very weak division with a 2-3 record (they re ahead of the Cowboys, who are also 2-3, on tie breakers). DeSean Jackson was named Offensive Player of the Week for the NFC. At the same time, Philadelphia lost starting quarterback Mike Vick to a hamstring pull, and they sorely miss starting safety Patrick Chung, who is out with a vague but unique shoulder injury (according to the coaches).  The red zone continues to be kryptonite to an otherwise mighty Philadelphia offense and the Eagles powerful running game vanished after Foles came in, just before halftime.  The offensive line and special teams, which looked so good on paper, have been erratic at best.  And this week they face Tampa Bay, a dangerous opponent with a very tough defense. Vick after his hamstring popped Let s pause a mo - fishduck from Bookmarklet
Top 5 Factors to Win The Decade from the Huskies
Top 5 Factors to Win The Decade from the Huskies - http://fishduck.com/2013...
Kevin Cline Tomorrow, the 2nd ranked Oregon Football team will face a sizeable challenge in Seattle. A confident pack of Huskies are fired up over their close loss to Stanford, and ESPN Gameday will be on campus for the first time ever.  This game against the 16th ranked Huskies is supposed to mark the first true test for the Ducks in 2013.  Most prognosticators still anticipate an Oregon victory and Vegas has installed them as 13.5 point favorites. But if the Ducks are able to crash the party at the new Husky stadium and extend their winning streak to 10 straight in the series, they will have to navigate a considerable number of obstacles. Here are the matchups that should factor heavily in the outcome. Keith Price vs Oregon This will be the fourth start against Oregon for the Washington QB.  He made his first career start on the road, in place of an injured Jake Locker at Autzen stadium.  This season, Price and the Huskies offense look to be playing better than ever. But h - fishduck from Bookmarklet
It’s Washington Week! Did You Know . . .
It’s Washington Week! Did You Know . . . - http://fishduck.com/2013...
college-football.findthedata.org Before the 1916 Game, Yale coach T.A.D. Jones inspired his players to victory when he unequivocally asserted, Gentlemen, you are now going to play football against Harvard. Never again in your whole life will you do anything so important.  To many Duck fans this statement makes very real sense if you just exchange Washington for Harvard.   Long before the end of the Colorado game, I was telling myself, It s Washington week.  Don t forget to breathe. Long way to Saturday While I respect the Oregon way of seeing each opponent as a faceless entity to be knocked silly, this one is different for me. From the Husky wag who chanted It just doesn t matter when we took a lead shortly before Don James crew knocked Chris Miller out of the game with the cheapest shot ever (prior to Boise State) to Captain Husky to Race Bannon, this is the week when stuff gets REAL!  Last week we played Colorado. Next week we play Washington State.  This week we play Evil Inc - fishduck from Bookmarklet
Sark Loves to Copy Oregon . . . (A New GIF!) - http://fishduck.com/2013...
Sark has copied Oregon so much that something unexpected happened . . . (Go to the GIF by clicking below.) - fishduck from Bookmarklet
A Husky in Hitler’s Clothing Learns of NCAA Sanctions on Oregon - http://fishduck.com/2013...
We have all seen these clips from a movie about Hitler . . . but this time he is a Husky and learns the truth about the NCAA sanctions on Oregon.   Stop the Parade!   (Click below to go to the video.) Click Here Go to the GIFs (Humor) tab at the top, to view some fun GIFs about our opponents . . . - fishduck from Bookmarklet
Recruiting Update: The Wadood Abides . . .
Recruiting Update: The Wadood Abides . . . - http://fishduck.com/2013...
Steve Francis Football Recruiting QB/ATH Randall Cunningham Jr. (3-Star/Las Vegas, NV) Visits Oregon makes no secret its approach to multi-sport athletes; the more the merrier.  Past and current greats the likes of Jordan Kent, and current Ducks Liz Brenner and Arik Armstead, are making names for themselves in multiple venues. Heading into the deluge that was Autzen Stadium two Saturdays past, Randall Cunningham Jr. (3-Star/Las Vegas, NV), the namesake of former NFL superstar Randall Sr., could have been described as a casual visitor.  Four hours later, Cunningham Jr., one of the top dual-sport athletes in the country, put “Oregon… at the top of the list.” Everything was just excellent.  You really can t ask for better, it s all provided for you right at Oregon,” said Cunningham Sr.  “My hat goes off to Scott Frost who was very honest about everything and about (my son’s) potential at quarterback.” When not on the gridiron, the 6-foot-5, 185 pound Cunningham J - fishduck from Bookmarklet
The Flyin’ Hawaiian is Soaring to New Heights
The Flyin’ Hawaiian is Soaring to New Heights - http://fishduck.com/2013...
Craig Strobeck I know it’s early.  I know I shouldn’t jinx it.  But Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is off to one heck of a start this season. Through only five games, he’s posted 1,358 passing yards, no interceptions, 338 rushing yards, and 21 total touchdowns in leading the Ducks to a 5-0 start.  The Mariota-led offense has posted more than 55 points in each game this season, a new school record. The sixth week of the season is a bit early to start looking at the Heisman race.  Players from all over the country could easily emerge as frontrunners as conference play picks up.  Still, Oregon fans cannot help but get excited about their team’s smooth, poised sophomore leader. Since 2000, there have been a couple of Oregon quarterbacks who inserted themselves into the Heisman race.  Joey Harrington was a finalist back in 2001, and Dennis Dixon was a frontrunner in 2007 before an unfortunate late-season injury. Oregon legend Joey Harrington in action. Harrington’s num - fishduck from Bookmarklet
Marcus Mariota’s Advanced Stage of Zone Reading
BCS Recap: Game, Thy Name is Consistency
Marcus Mariota’s Advanced Stage of Zone Reading - http://fishduck.com/2013...
Cliff Grassmick It was fun to watch Jeremiah Masoli get there, and when Darron Thomas got there — it helped to take us to the National Championship game. I am referring to the Advanced Stage of Zone Reading that few quarterbacks rise to, as it has become evident to me in the last two games that Marcus Mariota has crossed that threshold, and entered into a new strata.  He is now making Zone Reading decisions at the highest levels of which can only propel Oregon closer to another NC game.  Let’s examine what he doing differently to compel fellow students of the Oregon offense to be as convinced as I am! Against Colorado (above) we see a Sweep Read play going to the top of the screen where Tyner gets some big yardage.  At the moment of the mesh, we observe how Marcus is looking right at the defender to be Zone Read and since he is staying or “sitting” in the lane that Mariota would run through, hence the proper Zone Read action is to hand off the ball which he does. Remember - fishduck from Bookmarklet
BCS Recap: Game, Thy Name is Consistency - http://fishduck.com/2013...
Cliff Grassmick We all love college football for a variety of reasons, one of those being the unpredictability the sport offers week-in and week-out.  This week had a perfect blend of blowouts and nail bitters to make for an eventful weekend. The top 5 teams in the AP Poll remained the same for the fourth consecutive week, but this past weekend illuminated the potential of many title contenders from coast to coast. Bralon Addison continued to express his immense talent on offense, catching 5 passes for 158 yards and two scores. No. 1 Alabama cruised to a 45-3 win over FBS newcomer Georgia State.  It wasn’t much of a contest for the Tide, but it was an efficient performance, nonetheless. The ball rarely saw the ground when Bama had possession.  AJ McCarron set a school record for completion percentage, completing 15-of-16 for 166 yards and four touchdowns. Backup Blake Sims took over the play calling in the second half and continued the efficient day through the air, connecting on - fishduck from Bookmarklet
The Dumbest Rule In Football
The Dumbest Rule In Football - http://fishduck.com/2013...
from Video There wasn’t a single upset amongst the top twenty teams in college football last Saturday, with the only losses by teams in the top twenty (#15 Washington, #16 Northwestern) coming to teams ranked higher (#5 Stanford, #4 Ohio State). The best chance for an upset came Saturday in the Georgia-Tennessee game.  Trailing late by a touchdown, the Bulldogs tied the game with five seconds remaining to force overtime.  The Volunteers got the ball first in overtime and began driving for, what appeared to be, an inevitable touchdown when Tennessee running back Pig Howard fumbled the ball reaching for the pylon.  The ball squirted out of his hands, went out the side of the end zone, resulting in a touchback that ended Tennessee’s chance to make a touchdown. Georgia wouldn’t gain a single yard in overtime before kicking a 42-yard field goal to escape the upset.  What I am saying is Georgia managed to win despite not making a single positive play in overtime prior to the final - fishduck from Bookmarklet
Inside the Locker Room — The Buffs Come Out Swinging
Inside the Locker Room — The Buffs Come Out Swinging - http://fishduck.com/2013...
Cliff Grassmick The house was rocking.  If Coach Mike MacIntyre had said pregame his team would be neck and neck with No. 2 Oregon midway through the 1st quarter, most experts would have laughed him out of the room.  But there they were, hanging tough, down 15-10 at the 7:24 mark.  Colorado s leader said of their tenor to start the game, I thought our young men fought from the very beginning; I thought they came out ready to play.  We talked about not sticking our toe in the water.  You know how the pool sometimes is cold?  We dove right in the pool. Thomas Tyner showing his speed against Colorado Coach MacIntyre was quick to praise the Ducks team speed and point out a couple of surprises as well.  Wow.  They are fast in person and they are fast on film.  You know who I thought was faster today to me?  Number 24, the young man from Oregon (Tyner), the freshman.  He s big, and he s faster than I thought. Coach MacIntyre s last stop was San Jose State, where he led their tea - fishduck from Bookmarklet
Following an Early Scare, Ducks Rout Buffs
Following an Early Scare, Ducks Rout Buffs - http://fishduck.com/2013...
Cliff Grassmick Despite already being two games into conference play, it could be said that the Ducks were concluding their preseason with Saturday’s matchup against Colorado.  Oregon faced two rebuilding programs in consecutive weeks to start the Pac-12 schedule following non-conference play, leaving many to assume that Oregon would complete nearly the first half of its schedule without ever facing any semblance of a true test.  Or as SBNation’s Spencer Hall described it: Have you looked at the Ducks first five games, a rolling buffet of lambs waiting to be conveyor-belted into the mouth of this beast? Nicholls State, Virginia, Tennessee, California, and Colorado? The outcomes of every game thus far, including Saturday’s, largely matched people’s expectations: Oregon scored at least 55 in all five contests; the first time in school history they had eclipsed 50 in five consecutive games.  Yesterday’s contest against Colorado, a 57-16 win over the Buffs, was the latest in - fishduck from Bookmarklet
College Football Nation: Top Team Escapes With Win; Playoff Committee Forming - http://fishduck.com/2013...
Inside the Locker Room –The Buffs Come Out Swinging
Inside the Locker Room –The Buffs Come Out Swinging - http://fishduck.com/2013...
Cliff Grassmick The house was rocking.  If Coach Mike MacIntyre had said pregame his team would be neck and neck with No. 2 Oregon midway through the 1st quarter, most experts would have laughed him out of the room.  But there they were, hanging tough, down 15-10 at the 7:24 mark.  Colorado s leader said of their tenor to start the game, I thought our young men fought from the very beginning; I thought they came out ready to play.  We talked about not sticking our toe in the water.  You know how the pool sometimes is cold?  We dove right in the pool. Thomas Tyner showing his speed against Colorado Coach MacIntyre was quick to praise the Ducks team speed and point out a couple of surprises as well. Wow.  They are fast in person and they are fast on film.  You know who I thought was faster today to me?  Number 24, the young man from Oregon (Tyner), the freshman.  He s big, and he s faster than I thought. Coach MacIntyre s last stop was San Jose State, where he led their team - fishduck from Bookmarklet
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