Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
Yeah I think this is the best Ducks team I've seen. Your D plays so much better, and as I said if a D plays disciplined our offense gets shut down. Our offense relies on the D screwing up their reads, but the Ducks stayed disciplined.
On offense, game was over when Sutton was out. Our entire D relies on DT Sutton. I could not believe it when he got injured on the first Oregon drive.
If Oregon stays healthy they should finish the year out undefeated and shot at the title.
That's what Chip Kelly's teams are known for, staying disciplined. And this is the best defense we've had in years, even with our best player, safety John Boyett, being out for the year after the first game. Lots of depth and a very, very young and talented secondary. Our No. 1 corner, Terrence Mitchell, is going to be a star.
I think we will go undefeated if we beat USC. And before the season started, I said we didn't stand much of a chance against them. But I swear, they get less and less intimidating every week. They very well could have a few losses this year. One thing that I find very encouraging is their lack of depth. I don't know the exact number, but I know they aren't allowed to have the maximum amount of players on their roster, which will be devastating in an uptempo game against us, especially in the second half. If it's close in the beginning, it'll be a classic Oregon game when we let the flood gates open after the team is gassed.
I will say, though. D.J. Foster looks legit. I remember really wanting him to commit to Oregon (I think it was between ASU and Oregon) but he obviously chose you guys. He had a couple nice runs last night and I was impressed.
Good luck the rest of the way