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    The Official Oregon Ducks Football Thread

    Yup, I went there. I've seen other threads dedicated toward a certain team, why not Oregon as well! We've got some Duck Diehards on here, discuss anything Oregon related in here, and with the upcoming date in Glendale with Auburn, it should be easy to find things to discuss! Of course opposing fans are welcome as well!

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    Is Auburn Really a Size Mismatch for us?
    Listening to the first rounds of the BCS Championship game breakdowns I keep hearing things like, "if you watch Auburn get off the bus, then watch Oregon, you would pick Auburn no contest." The point is being made over and over again that Auburn's size will be a big advantage for them against Oregon, and to a bigger point that Oregon hasn't seen that kind of size before, and the Ducks will have to adjust their game. After the jump I'm going to show how this is at the very least a myth, and at the most a bold-faced lie.

    First, when talking about the size of Auburn, most pundits are talking about thier offensive line, defensive front 4, and their QB. Most fans will know that Cam Newton is 6-6 250, but I had to look up their lines. They avg 6-5 307 on the offensive line and 6-3 277 on defense. So ya they are big boys, but are they that much bigger than Oregon? Oregon's offensive line averages 6-5 294 and the defensive line averages 6-4 271. That is 13 pounds bigger on offense and 6 pounds bigger on defense for those who don't want to do the math. While they are slightly bigger, we are not talking men vs boys here, the difference is negligible.

    Ofcourse the offensive line plays against the defense not the other offensive line, so there is a big advantage for both of these offensive lines over their defensive lines in terms of size. Auburn has an average of 36 pounds on the Oregon defensive front, while Oregon has an average of 17 pounds on the Auburn front 4.

    To the bigger point trying to be made by these pundits, lets see what Oregon has played against so far, we know they are 12-0, but they must have played against 250 pound offensive and defensive lines right? Uh wrong, in fact Auburn won't even be the biggest team they have played. Here is a list of Oregon's opponents,

    Stanford OL 6-5 301 // DL 6-4 267

    USC OL 6-5 294 // DL 6-4 291

    Tenn OL 6-6 312 // DL 6-3 258

    UCLA OL 6-4 317 // DL 6-4 269

    OSU OL 6-3 293 // DL 6-2 272

    ASU OL 6-5 302 // DL 6-3 276

    CAL OL 6-3 285 // DL 6-3 292

    Arizona OL 6-5 317 // DL 6-3 273

    Washington OL 6-4 288 // DL 6-4 274

    WSU OL 6-5 295 // DL 6-5 272

    If we were to rank Auburn's size, they would the 4th largest Offensive line the Ducks have played this season behind Arizona, UCLA, and Tenn. Their Defensive front would be the 3rd largest, behind Cal and USC. The point I am making here is not that Auburn doesn't have good players, they obviously do, but it is not their size that makes them good. Oregon has faced many opponents who were just as big and in some cases bigger than Auburn, and the results were double digit wins in all but 1 case, Cal.
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    Oregon is pretty good this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by carson005 View Post
    Oregon is pretty good this year
    IDK we kind of underachieved
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    HAHA YES!!! It's official.

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    Brady-

    The jerseys are being announced tomorrow, correct??

    I can't wait to see what Uncle Phil has in store...

    I'm going with hologram or invisible

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    can't wait for the uniform announcement today, check out what we've worn throughout the season, and make your own combo:

    http://blog.oregonlive.com/behindduc...hat_sho_9.html

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    Well you ducks got your damn hands full with Cam Newton.

    From what I hear Newton is bigger than everybody in Oregon's secondary, linebackers, & Kenny Rowe.

    Remembering watching a mobile qb in Pryor last year against you guys i wonder if you will be better prepared after dealing with this style of QB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infamous916 View Post
    Well you ducks got your damn hands full with Cam Newton.

    From what I hear Newton is bigger than everybody in Oregon's secondary, linebackers, & Kenny Rowe.

    Remembering watching a mobile qb in Pryor last year against you guys i wonder if you will be better prepared after dealing with this style of QB.
    Pryor didn't beat us because of his running ability/athleticism, he beat us with his arm. My main concern is that Alliotti will not be able to make adjustments, that's what killed us against Ohio St.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradyistheman12 View Post
    Pryor didn't beat us because of his running ability/athleticism, he beat us with his arm. My main concern is that Alliotti will not be able to make adjustments, that's what killed us against Ohio St.
    That was last year.

    Oregon is the best team in the 2nd half this season by far (Which pains me to say). They wear you down in the 1st half of the game then gash you with big plays to steal the momentum of the game away in the 2nd half.

    This formula has worked wonders so far this season for you guys no reason to "fix it if it aint broken"....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infamous916 View Post
    That was last year.

    Oregon is the best team in the 2nd half this season by far (Which pains me to say). They wear you down in the 1st half of the game then gash you with big plays to steal the momentum of the game away in the 2nd half.

    This formula has worked wonders so far this season for you guys no reason to "fix it if it aint broken"....
    Obviously, but if Auburn shows different wrinkles that we didn't expect then that changes things. Allioti must be able to adjust if it's a game where we have to "throw out the tape". That's true whether we are humming on offense or not. I wasn't really talking about Oregon's overall gameplan, I was talking about if things arise that were not expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradyistheman12 View Post
    Obviously, but if Auburn shows different wrinkles that we didn't expect then that changes things. Allioti must be able to adjust if it's a game where we have to "throw out the tape". That's true whether we are humming on offense or not. I wasn't really talking about Oregon's overall gameplan, I was talking about if things arise that were not expected.
    Ah i see what your saying now.

    Yea Auburn is definitely going to throw everything including the kitchen sink at you guys.

    Throughout the season you guys have really done well adjusting at halftime to disrupt the opposing teams offense. As long as you guys can sustain steady drives to keep cam newton off the field you should have a great chance to win the game otherwise i see this game turning into a shootout like when Texas played USC in 2006 @ the Rosebowl.

    btw what is the date of the national championship lol?
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    Unis are announced...

    Can't see any major changes from the regular ones other than the socks, I'll post more photos as they're updated:

    http://blog.oregonlive.com/behindduc...ship_nike.html

    http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-foo...bcs-title-game

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