I expect Cliff Harris and LaMichael James to enter the draft, but anyone else
would be a surprise as no other Jr. is thought to have much in the way of draft
prospects. Oregon is stocked with quality young talent at CB and RB though so
they should be fine there. More of a concern is losing 3 starters on the OLine
following this season. They've won the last two Pac10 titles without
elite USC type talent. Case in point, in the last NFL draft only one Duck (Casey
Matthews round #3) was drafted. That talent gap is closing, recruiting has
really taken off under Kelly.
Trevor Hoopenstein,***They're also a pretty young team with only 11
Seniors, so they should be even better in 2012.***You are assuming
that the "young" ones don't get drafted. I would be surprised if many
of them didn't enter the draft next year.
MAFU, "They think college football began in 1994, much like sammie thinks
1984 is the jumping off point for his legacy filled program." Well, what do you know. Every ten years history starts anew. BYU thinks
football began in 1984, Oregon in 1994, and MAFU and his crowd in 2004.
Welcome to the conference of champions Utes! yeah UO fans are
confident, but it's a rough game and there are always a lot of good teams in the
Pac10 now 12. As we learned a few years ago with Dennis Dixon, one play/injury
can change everything. The odds are always stacked against anyone running the
table like we did last year, but if they can avoid key injuries they should be
really really tough. This is year 3 with Kelly at the helm and the talent he's
been signing is bigger faster and more highly thought of then what he inherited.
Players and coaches are that much more comfortable with understanding their
roles. The 44.8 points they averaged last year might become the norm. They're
also a pretty young team with only 11 Seniors, so they should be even better in
2012. best of luck this year and looking forward to our first
The ducks will not repeat as the Pac-12 champs this year...
Bring on the Ducks! They barely got by us in Berkeley last year. We'll have a
useful QB this time. Go Bears!
The Ducks may be enjoying success for years to come, but Chip won't be around to
see it. Oregon is going to hang him out to dry once the NCAA finishes with
their investigation and before they can issue sanctions.
Funny, this article doesn't mention anything about Oregon's 2008-09 losses to
Boise, nor the 1994 loss to Utah. I wonder why that is? Maybe because it has
NOTHING to do with last year's team or this year's. Alas, I accepted a long time
ago that there will always be those who like to bring up the past as if it's
somehow relevant to how a team will perform THIS YEAR. That being said, I'm
excited for the new Pac-12 and BYU's independence. Good moves by both Utah and
BYU. Oh, and have fun in the newest version of the WAC, Boise! A new set of
patsies to beat up on!GO DUCKS AND COUGARS!!!!
sammie would fit right in with Duck fans. They think college football began in
1994, much like sammie thinks 1984 is the jumping off point for his legacy
filled program. Fun fact: The Ducks went to the Rose Bowl after the 1994
season. They got an L hung on them by a certain red-clad team that year in
Oregon? Give me a break, I've seen Boise State bury those guys twice.
Sammyg,***Ducks are glad to have the Utes in the conference for
obvious reasons.***I agree. With Utah, and Colorado, in the
conference, Oregon stands to make much more revenue. Now with the shared revenue
agreement, the ESPN/Fox TV contract, and the conference network starting, it is
looking very rosy for all PAC12 teams. Also, when Oregon plays Utah, it will
raise their SOS. That is because Utah is a higher ranked team than the average
PAC12 team.I also agree with Utahcountyute. A meeting in December
with the Ducks sounds very intriguing. I would love to see it happen. From what
I've read on Utah and the PAC12 South, it could happen. Nothing is absolute in
the season until it is actually played. Go Utes!
Sammy, you'll get over the whole PAC 12 thing soon enough. Stick in there
buddy!How about a meeting in December against the Ducks? No
predictions or anything (ala The Quest), but it sure is fun to think about.Go Utes!
oooooo! 12 stories to comment on. Ducks are glad to have the Utes in the
conference for obvious reasons.Go Ducks, my first favorite team of
the Pac 10.2!