Sunday, November 24, 2013

Oregon guilty of looking past Arizona

From where I sit it looks like the Ducks may be cooked...


Oregon has quickly gone from national title contender, to joking about the Rose Bowl, to looking at a lesser bowl bid. This is a team that's now lost 2 of their last 3 and may have been guilty of looking down the road. With De'Anothony Thomas calling the Rose Bowl no big deal the team seems to have lost something. A coach perhaps. How much of a difference can losing Chip Kelly have made to this team? I'm not trying to pin all the blame on Mark Helfrich, the players have to take a big chunk of this too. However, questions need to be asked, particularly after being hammered by an unranked team. That wasn't just a bad performance. The Ducks never showed up. Sure, their offensive numbers are good. But 5 turnovers can't happen. 16 points can't happen. The Ducks were already looking at their Rose Bowl bid and forgot to take their opponent seriously. And they paid for it.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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