December 04, 2010

Playing fast and loose with college football: The University of Oregon has made itself a contender for the national championship by making opponents drop from exhaustion and frustration.

posted by wfrazerjr to football at 11:20 PM - 9 comments

The Ducks have style, I'll say that. Loved those helmets they wore yesterday. That said, I think they'll fall short against Auburn. Oregon hasn't blown me away in recent weeks like they did earlier in the season, and I'm sure Auburn will take advantage of the next month (how ridiculous) to prepare for what the Ducks throw at them.

posted by dyams at 08:27 AM on December 05, 2010

tl;dr, but from what I read, doesn't the Auburn offense apply the same concept. If they get that first down, Auburn also goes into the hurry-up in a goal to get 80 plays.

And with the hurry-up, the announcers made what I thought's an interesting point last night: While the defense should get a chance to change their personal, the refs are not giving the D time to do so in hurry-up schemes putting the D at a huge disadvantage. Seems that if the D cannot force the O into being unable to change personal, the O should not have that advantage.

posted by jmd82 at 09:51 AM on December 05, 2010

Three thoughts:

1) Kyle Brotzman is officially off the hook. Good for him.

2) Perhaps this game can be called the "You Can Stop Whining Now Bowl", given that both teams have been left out of the championship game because of the system before. (Though in Oregon's defense, they never whined as much about their 2001 fate as much as Auburn still does about 2004. I'm in Big 10 territory, so that's a neutral observation.)

3) That being said, this may be the best championship game since Texas-USC, if not better, at least if both teams play the way they are capable of playing.

posted by TheQatarian at 12:08 PM on December 05, 2010

I wish TCU had a chance to be in the championship game, I think they are well deserving. That said, Oregon-Auburn is going to be one hell of a title game.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:34 PM on December 05, 2010

Ducks: do not break out the white helmets. Remember what happened last year.

posted by beaverboard at 12:45 PM on December 05, 2010

jmd, when the D get the ball back their O have the same advantage.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:10 PM on December 05, 2010

That should be a good match up. Though, I think Oklahoma is playing just as good football as anyone else in the nation right now.

posted by NoMich at 01:35 PM on December 05, 2010

I'm just hoping for 100+ points combined.

posted by jmd82 at 01:47 PM on December 05, 2010

Fucking WOW: " And Oregon sequences its plays and formations in such a way that it can push the tempo even after pass attempts. The running-backs coach, Gary Campbell, told me that if a receiver on the right side of a formation is sent on a crossing pattern to the other side of the field, Oregon coaches have already planned a formation for the next play that keeps him on the side of the field where he finished. "

Good shit.

posted by vito90 at 03:38 PM on December 05, 2010

You're not logged in. Please log in or register.