Welcome to the Friday mailbag. Follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter here. And you can follow my personal Twitter feed here... if you dare. To the notes! Clarence from Cincinnati writes: Ted, The blog is very well run, but I feel you all are very conservative on your predictions and forecasts.
We're looking back at the BCS era, which lasted from 1998 to 2013, so it made sense to make an all-Pac-12 BCS-era team. Here's our shot at it. You surely will be outraged over the player from your team who got left out.
Last year's Stanford-Oregon game didn't just break the mold of the rivalry's previous three matchups. It detonated it with an ordnance of smothering defense and glacial tempo. Stanford's 17-14 overtime win was a stark contrast to how the previous meetings had played out since 2009 -- the first game that featured both David Shaw and Mark Helfrich on their respective sidelines.
about 1593 days ago | Kevin Gemmell | Oregon Ducks
And on the 27th month, the NCAA shall speak on Oregon, Chip Kelly and L'Affaire de Willie Lyles. And those pronouncement will produce... what? Will the sanctions prove harsher than expected, thereby poleaxing the Ducks off their newfound perch among the nation's elite?
The Oregon Ducks will enter the 2013 season having lost a possible top-five pick to the NFL draft, the No. 2 rusher in the Ducks' history and two all-league linebackers. The loss of Dion Jordan, Kenjon Barner, Kiko Alonso and Michael Clay will hurt, but potential losses after the 2013 season could sting a lot more.
about 1842 days ago | Brandon P. Oliver | Oregon Ducks
With national signing day exactly two weeks from today, DuckNation looks ahead to what Oregon has coming and who the Ducks still need and why. Team needs: The Ducks need to restock the cupboard at linebacker and offensive line.
about 1881 days ago | Brandon P.Oliver | NCF On The Trail
Despite all of Oregon's success on the field and the recruiting trail, like all other teams, the Ducks have had their share of misses. For a variety of reasons, some hyped recruits have not panned out.
about 1882 days ago | Brandon P. Oliver | Oregon Ducks
ATHENS, Ga. -- The feel-good stories in recruiting are the two-star prospects who go on to earn all-conference honors and work their way into the NFL, but there is obviously a flipside to that coin, as well.
about 1882 days ago | David Ching | Georgia Bulldogs
For those Oregon fans who worry about how many commitments the Ducks have at this point in the recruiting cycle, all they need to do is take a look back over the past decade or so, starting with the 2002 recruiting class, when the Ducks landed some guy named Haloti Ngata on signing day.
about 1890 days ago | Brandon P. Oliver | Oregon Ducks