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  •  You know, there ought to be a law. nt (1+ / 0-)
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    •  if the ducks can get healthy (1+ / 0-)
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      they'll prove those bcs computers as accurate as gallup. they might anyway...

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 10:02:23 AM PST

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      •  From your lips to the gods' (1+ / 0-)
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        ears, but having this banged-up (to put it mildly) a D is scaring me to no end for Stanford, let alone the CW on the road if we make it past them. We've been this close before only to have something go horribly wrong. (See: Dennis Dixon and 5 RBs a few years back . . .)

        "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

        by bryduck on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 10:23:36 AM PST

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        •  and with a banged up secondary (1+ / 0-)
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          a second round with usc could be dicey. but as long as the offense scores at will...

          this weekend will reveal a lot.

          The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

          by Laurence Lewis on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 10:33:18 AM PST

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          •  The O can be stopped (1+ / 0-)
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            (although it will take more than what the Pac-12 has to offer--if Stanford can't do it), but usually only from weeks' worth of prep. If our D can't stop a normal O, that spells trouble. I don't think USC will get their act together enough to beat the Bruins; they have a history of folding when the chips are down, and Lane Kiffin is not the most inspirational leader, I'd say.

            "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

            by bryduck on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 10:37:20 AM PST

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            •  stanford's defense is as good as anyone's (1+ / 0-)
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              the sec is overrated- they all look great because sec offenses are so pedestrian, but texas a & m really exposed alabama, last week. i'd have loved to have seen the ducks play 'bama.

              stanford has a solid offense, and they play smash mouth, which plays right to the ducks' current injury problems. but if the ducks still run up a good score, it will answer a lot of questions.

              usc can be great one week and terrible the next, but the same is true of ucla. will be an interesting game, but i'd rather the ducks play a 2-loss ucla team. beating three straight ranked teams would lock the ducks in to the bcs top spot, and i think the ducks' offense would be a hot knife through butter, against k state.

              The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

              by Laurence Lewis on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 10:49:01 AM PST

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              •  +1000 on SEC overrating. (1+ / 0-)
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                I wasn't referring to non-Pac12 D quality, necessarily, but their "qualities", if you will--they are usually bigger than most at the same speed under normal circumstances. (Against Ohio State and Auburn--and Wisky to a lesser extent) the O struggled to maintain any consistency until much later in the game than they need to be wholly effective. If we can score early, we'll be ok, but if not--especially if Stanford goes up by a score or two--we could get ground down and lose the clock before we're able to wear their D out. Having them at home should be a huge benefit, but I thought that about USC last year, too.
                "We." Because I play and/or coach for them, of course.
                ; )

                "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

                by bryduck on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 11:00:58 AM PST

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