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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
■ Tyson Alger breaks down the QB position heading into fall camp.

Mariota already owns the school record for most rushing yards by a quarterback (1,467), the highest completion percentage (.658) and is tied with Joey Harrington for the most total offense touchdowns with 77. Expect Mariota to own several more records by the time it's all said and done.

■ Kevin Gemmell has the Oregon vs UCLA game on Oct. 11 penciled in for his week 7 ultimate road trip.

■ LB Rahim Cassell has decided to seek greener pastures and won't be returning to the football team.

■ Charles Fisher had a radio interview with a Michigan St. blogger recently.

■ Nick Aliotti will be joining the Pac-12 Network as a studio analyst this fall.

■ ATQ has Jeff Maehl as #12 in their "20 in 20" series.

Maehl’s 178 career catches equaled Sammie Parker’s for most in school history. His 24 career touchdown catches also tied a school record. His 81-yard reception in the BCS Championship Game was the longest in the history of the game. His senior season with 1,076 yards ranks third all-time in school history and was just the eighth time a receiver had gone over the 1,000-yard mark.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
■ The ESPN Pac-12 bloggers are in agreement in picking Oregon as the conference champs in their media poll ballot results.

Every year, the Pac-12 polls media members on how they predict the season will turn out. Sometimes there is a pretty strong consensus. Sometimes there is not. The Pac-12 blog expects there to be strong unanimity this go-around, as our four ballots suggest.

■ Tyson Alger wonders if South Dakota can give Oregon a run for their money when they come to Autzen Stadium on August 30th.

■ Kevin Gemmell has the Arizona vs Oregon on his week 6 ultimate road trip.

■ ATQ is starting a new podcast series you might be interested in.

■ Dale Newton is cooking up some secret sauce for 2014.

Great athletes, the really great athletes, have a common trait [Marcus] Mariota has: they respect their sport and work harder than anyone.