5 Things the College Football World Missed Last Saturday

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Craig Strobeck With the Ducks enjoying extra preparation before next week’s Cardinalgeddon in Palo Alto, outside of a wild Northwestern vs Nebraska finish, the college football slate was fairly blasé.  What more could one expect on a Duckless football Saturday than listless, unsatisfying competition?  Here’s what November 2nd was really missing: 1. The Most Interesting Quarterback In The World — …

Five Things Brent Musburger Learned On Saturday

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Craig Strobeck 1.  The Autzen Avalanche is real.  Multiple reports from Saturday night’s game confirm that the home of the Ducks was absolutely rocking during the last 20 minutes against UCLA.  It is a certainty that a PAC-12 title game in Eugene would present a big problem to whoever represents the south.  The Ducks put up the final 28 points …

Top 5 Takeaways From Saturday for the Neo-Duck

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Craig Strobeck We’ll cut to the chase: 1.  Gary Campbell is a coaching superhero.  Forget all about Thor, Ironman or Tony Robbins, I want running backs coach Campbell as my life coach and mentor. Remember those early season complaints that Byron Marshall didn’t have the vision, patience or explosion to stay ahead of Thomas Tyner on the depth chart?  I predicted …

Five Things “Reasonable” Huskies Fans Learned Last Saturday

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from Video 1.  The coaches were right; opponents do fake injuries against Washington to beat them.  This was obvious on Saturday after Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff went down with a suspicious ‘injured ankle,’ only to come back in the second half to haul in a 65-yard touchdown pass that set the tone for the remainder of the game.  He …

Inside the Locker Room — The Buffs Come Out Swinging

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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 …

Oregon Rides Roughshod over the Cavaliers!

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OokaBoo.com This beautiful fall afternoon, yellow-and-green clad Duck fans filed into Scott Stadium from all across the eastern seaboard — and points west — for the kickoff against the Virginia Cavaliers.  This remarkable Oregon team left them plenty of reason to stand and cheer.  The Duck offense erupted for four touchdown plays of 30 yards or more, and the offensive and defensive lines …

Christmas comes in August!

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Kevin Cline Tonight is every red-blooded American male’s version of Christmas Eve: It’s college football eve in America. We lay our heads down tonight with visions of Michael Clay laying out for that Rose Bowl fumble, while Chip reveals his white socks/black shoes fashion faux pas in the background.  We yawn with a smile and settle into bed as we …