College Football Playoff Committee Says Ducks Need Convincing Bye Week

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It is a much-needed bye week for your Oregon Ducks as they catch their breath after the Utah game. Oregon defeated the Utes handily, and without any bizarre or memorable plays. Except for the one I can’t watch enough.

Now would be the time to ponder the playoffs, and see what may be ahead for the Ducks as they approach the post-season. The College Football Playoff Committee is made up of a dozen highly respected members of the sports and academic community.

From left, Condoleeza Rice, Tyrone Willingham, Steve Wieberg, Jeff Long, Barry Alvarez, Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, Tom Jernstedt, Pat Haden,  Oliver Luck, Archie Manning, Tom Osborne, and Mike Radakovich

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From left: Condoleeza Rice, Tyrone Willingham, Steve Wieberg, Jeff Long, Barry Alvarez, Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, Tom Jernstedt, Pat Haden, Oliver Luck, Archie Manning, Tom Osborne and Mike Radakovich.

These 12 folks are flown by private jet to a secret location in Dallas …

No expense is spared to keep the deliberations both classy and low-key.

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No expense is spared to keep the deliberations both classy and low-key.

… where they engage in some of the deepest and most intellectually challenging deliberations the sports world has ever known.

 

Actual footage of the decision of who to put in the # 24 and # 25 position..

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Actual footage of the decision concerning who to put in the #24 and #25 positions.

They look at the tape …

"Look at Jameis Winston's moves!"

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“Look at Jameis Winston’s moves!”

… and engage in some good, old-fashioned … bargaining.

Ms. Rice making the case for Stanford.

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Ms. Rice making the case for Stanford.

After which they produce a list of teams who would be in the playoff if it was held today …

Our Ducks.

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… our Ducks …

Lehigh

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Lehigh

Kutztown State

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Kutztown State

University of Farmers

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University of Farmers

The methodology of the selection process is secret, but it looks like everything is on the up and up to me.

The path to the College Football Playoff will not be easy for our Ducks. First, we have to play Colorado. Fortunately, I had a prescient dream last night that told me the final score. It will be Oregon 57

Always trust my dreams. Bet accordingly.

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Always trust my dreams. Bet accordingly.

Then we have to play a rivalry game against

Ooohh. Fierce.

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Ooohh. Fierce.

Go Ducks! Batter the Bye!

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Kim Hastings

Kim Hastings

Kim Hastings is a 1984 graduate of Northwest Christian College. He cut his journalistic teeth as sports editor of a paper in his home town of Fortuna, CA, and, later as a columnist for the Longview Daily News in Longview, WA. He saw his first Oregon game in 1977 and never missed a home game from 1981 until a bout with pneumonia cut his streak short in 1997. He was one of the proud 3200 on a bitterly cold night in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1989 for the Independence Bowl, and continues to be big supporter of Oregon sports. He is an active participant on the various Oregon Ducks messageboards as "TacomaDuck."

  • Rick Cook

    We’ve had some teams long ago that would have struggled against mighty B.Y.E.