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@Brian Mahuna Cogent examples all, Brian. We need you to start writing again.
1 day, 6 hours ago on The disruptive Ducks: this isn't Nick Saban's football anymore
@OregonDUCK3 If Saban truly is concerned about player safety, he should stop scheduling nonconference games with Western Carolina, or legislate to ban 330-lb. linemen.
@lexusduck @deep south duckZach Okun looks like a great addition, and you were spot on about the Saban rule, which was a ludicrous gerrymander by coach Satan.
@deep south duck Thank you DSD I'm glad you enjoy the blog. It is a credit to the readers that it has remained such a good community. This time of year it's a challenge to find new content, but writing and creating DSH has been a great experience. The addition of Erin, Eric and Mike has made it even more satisfying.
@SonomaDuck Really outstanding young man, SD. Polite, genuine, modest, sincere. like Mariota and so many of his teammates, who seemed hand-selected for what the Ducks are trying to do. This is a coaching staff with a plan and a vision, I believe, and I get more optimistic each time I talk to one of these kids. They are all talented, but the something extra is the groundedness and maturity they all seem to possess. I had the same reaction when I interviewed Tyrell Crosby, Morgan Mahalak and Tony James for Duck Sports Authority.
1 day, 14 hours ago on You may already be a winner
@Raygun383 @Dale Newton@SonomaDuckFixed, thanks.
3 days, 13 hours ago on Tyrell Crosby, teddy bear and prom king, terror and pancake specialist
@Ducko30 Erin's prose style and analysis were huge hits with this audience, and it was a particularly good point that the Ducks didn't join the chorus over the new rule, just went about their business. It has to be said however that Coach Helfrich hasn't yet earned the opinion-maker status of Steve Spurrier, Kevin Sumlin, Art Briles, Mike Gundy and Mike Leach, who were all widely sought after for their opinions.
4 days, 20 hours ago on The disruptive Ducks: this isn't Nick Saban's football anymore
@lexusduck Lexus I agree with you about the potential the offense has this season with Mariota, Tyner, Addison, Freeman and Lowe to spearhead it behind a veteran offensive line. My '92 Honda just keeps running. Best car I ever bought, pennies per mile and nimble-footed in the snow.
@hoboduck That was an extremely good point about the successful, seamless transitions the Ducks have achieved.
@SonomaDuck Erin did a great job on this story and we are very lucky to have her. The civility of the comments section is a testament to the readership, and Livefyre's assistance in establishing moderator controls, which have allowed us to weed out a couple of troublemakers. It is great to have a core of loyal, passionate readers who have contributed so much.
@Zombies and Ducks ZD, not quite sure what made you laugh, or what you're thanking me for, but I'm glad you enjoyed the story.
4 days, 20 hours ago on DT comes home
@rgyle That was my error--I should be more careful when I write captions at three in the morning. Fixed, thanks.
5 days, 16 hours ago on The disruptive Ducks: this isn't Nick Saban's football anymore
@duckified The Ducks version of "Moneyball" has always always been to evaluate and develop talent better than anyone else, and use an innovative scheme to take total advantage of their best asset, speed. Well-written post by Erin.
5 days, 23 hours ago on The disruptive Ducks: this isn't Nick Saban's football anymore
@Ducko30 The Ducks were cute when they were losing, but now we're Nike U and a threat to player safety.
6 days, 12 hours ago on View from the Cove: Duck coaches build on a foundation of good people
@Middle School Mike @SonomaDuckGreat to have you MSM. Are you a middle school teacher? If so you will fit right in around here :).
@SonomaDuck Mike's a great addition and one of the things he does well is make sure we don't take this thing too seriously.
@atvinton @Raygun383Steve Greatwood always sets those rotations well, and all the players you mention will be in the mix in 2015. 2014 line might be the deepest and most experienced in school history. Very high on the three new additions, Eggert, Crosby and Lousi. Lousi should help right away.
6 days, 12 hours ago on Tyrell Crosby, teddy bear and prom king, terror and pancake specialist
@SonomaDuck Tyrell reports in June as a member of the 2014 recruiting class, and he has a very bright future as a Duck.
@Raygun383 With his length and athletic ability, he seems like the natural heir to Tyler Johnstone at left tackle. He has the strong protective instincts and the nimble feet for the position.
@rgyle Arg, you did an outstanding job setting that up, and the caps and tees
look great. Don't think we'll challenge Nike Apparel any time soon but
it's great to have it.
1 week, 1 day ago on Visit the DSH store, dshstuff.com