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GNK--Ducks will have their full complement of weapons, and the Longhorns have about eight players who are out for the season, including #1 quarterback David Ash and their top linebacker. Mack Brown is one of those sneaky-good motivators, however, 7-1 in bowl games over the last nine years, with his only loss coming in the 2009-10 National Championship. If he's allowed to he will coach his socks off in this game, wanting to go out on his own terms.
5 hours, 44 minutes ago on Dan Rubenstein: 3 reasons why the Alamo is a must-watch game
It's the man-bites-dog nature of news, but that's part of why we're here, to include the positive and optimistic side of the story.
8 hours, 51 minutes ago on Hey GMA, ESPN: if you're going to make a big deal of "Snowbrawl," report this story too
A lot of bright smiling faces in this photo. These young men are not only participating; they are doing so with enthusiasm. Reflects their character as a team, much more accurately than a snowball fight that got out of hand.
8 hours, 52 minutes ago on Hey GMA, ESPN: if you're going to make a big deal of "Snowbrawl," report this story too
The kids do a lot of this throughout the year as part of the "O Heroes" program. There's a lot of smiling faces and great participation.
13 hours, 57 minutes ago on Hey GMA, ESPN: if you're going to make a big deal of "Snowbrawl," report this story too
@Brian Mahuna@SonomaDuck@Dale Newton SD and I are old-school and lean toward the traditional :).
14 hours, 7 minutes ago on Oregon Spring Game announced, a first glimpse of next year
@SonomaDuck@Dale Newton If the Ducks get Ifo, Hampton/Levi, Baker, and Jimmie Swain, it will be the best Christmas ever. If they add Juju Smith and Mattrell McGraw, it will be the most rocking New Years Eve in history.
Appreciate it, BYG. The contributors here have added a lot to the site and you are welcome. I try to walk the line followed by the great Jerry Allen, to convey passion and enthusiasm but be informative, to report their failings but look ahead with optimism. They are talented, highly-motivated young men. How can you not be optimistic about their future?
14 hours, 9 minutes ago on Oregon Spring Game announced, a first glimpse of next year
Doesn't have many fans among Ducks, that's for sure. He is as myopic as he accuses Duck fans of being, best ignored.
14 hours, 14 minutes ago on New video of latest Oregon verbal commit Haniteli Lousi
@zduckfan The poor guy who asked for socks and underwear....
14 hours, 26 minutes ago on Duck droppings: Tosh gets the kibosh, DAT turns it up, Christmas cheer
@zduckfan The Lupoi thing is the kind of behind-the-scenes deal that never makes the national wires but perhaps should. West Jet created one of the feel-good marketing campaigns of all time. They have bought themselves a lot of genuine good will, for sure.
@duckified Petersen reportedly wants his defensive coordinator from BSU to come over, so Wilcox could be available for the Trojans. Ironic part of that is that Clancy Pendergast did an excellent job with th Trojan defense this year.
14 hours, 29 minutes ago on Ducks and Longhorns have one thing in common: they both been labeled "soft" by ESPN
@duckified I expect the Ducks to come to that game with a lot of enthusiasm and play to their talent. And Nick Aliotti will have a good game plan for the Texas power running game, pressure Case McCoy to throw.
14 hours, 31 minutes ago on Ducks and Longhorns have one thing in common: they both been labeled "soft" by ESPN
@rgyle @Dale Newton @duckified He's somewhere between Captain Ahab and Captain Queeg in his obsessiveness, somewhere between Bill Clinton and Captain Kirk in his frenzied eroticism for all things Stanford.
1 day, 7 hours ago on New video of latest Oregon verbal commit Haniteli Lousi
@zduckfan @Dale Newton @duckified Definitely--really stays on a block and finishes it. Drives his man to the ground.
@duckified @Dale Newton There are some limitations to summer activities and coach contact, but the Ducks are a close-knit group and do a lot together over the summer. I agree with you that creating that corps and commitment is pivotal, what separates a good team from a great one.
@rgyle Agree, Arg. His physical intensity is outstanding and he can really move for a big man.
@DrakeMallard Interesting on the posting glitch. Mine Google Chrome hates the backspace button, freaks out completely, and I really need the backspace button. Oddly, those are the accurate spellings on those two names, and the Ducks would be blessed to get them both, although Oregon's excellent locker room staff will have an extra challenge keeping their laundry straight.
1 day, 22 hours ago on Oregon football recruiting: Frank Iheanacho could add extra dimension to Quack Air Attack
@SonomaDuck I understand, SD, I just put it out there because it was announced. Mariota and Grasu coming back means the 2014 team will be stronger than we originally thought, with a lot more possibilities. There's even a possibility that Ifo comes back, although DAT is almost certainly gone, from what I'm hearing. Ekpre-Olomu is a sure-fire first round draft pick, but he may join his all-conference teammates in returning for a shot at the conference title and the first-ever NCAA playoffs.
1 day, 22 hours ago on Oregon Spring Game announced, a first glimpse of next year
@duckified @Dale Newton Few guys are as big and athletic as Long, but Lousi looks like he could help them and will fit in with the rest of the guys. He said one of the reasons he chose Oregon was because of how close the players were, that it was a team free of cliques.
1 day, 22 hours ago on New video of latest Oregon verbal commit Haniteli Lousi
@duckified @Dale Newton I'm past worrying about what they say at the World Wide Leader, but yeah, that's how they'll spin it. Ducks have to be prepared and focused and ignore all the nonsense.
1 day, 22 hours ago on Texas sources say Mack Brown stepping down; may have weird rebound effect on Alamo effort