DonovanJM wrote: CPHawk wrote:
knownone wrote:Yes! Bring Oregon! Then the score would be 42-14...
Oregon is a lot like the Seahawks, they don't get blown out. The D is actually pretty good, especially if the O is being slowed down.
The problem is that they have trouble against huge offensive and defensive lines. They seem to be able to deal with Stanford and USC's lines but have trouble when the other team has a month to get ready. That's my only beef with Chip is that he either refuses to go big on the lines or can't get the guys to commit. I don't know.
Oregon requires a leaner offensive line because of how fast they move the ball. It works to their advantage when a bigger defensive line starts to wear out and the Ducks are still going strong, but in a game against a team like Alabama, they might not have had time to work that.
And after watching Mariota against Stanford, I'm not convinced he's ready for the SEC. Damn shame the Ducks lost, though, because they would have gotten Notre Dame.