Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens was our guest Monday for a reader forum at The Register-Guard. We touched on a broad range of topics, including Phil Knight, Mullens’ role on the College Football Playoff committee and the Pac-12 Network. If there was one takeaway for me, it was this:I should write more columns about parking. People care about parking. I mean, they really care. They also care about traffic-flow patterns. But mostly about parking.
I wrote Saturday night about Oregon’s defense and how, for the first time in a while, the Ducks appear to have one. Since it was a deadline game, there was a scene that didn’t make the paper but seemed worth passing along. There’s an indoor track adjacent to the visitor’s locker room at Wyoming. That’s where Oregon’s defense met after the game, presumably because the locker room wasn’t big enough for both sides to meet separately. (And because the offense always gets the nice stuff, right?)
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Maybe it was true, that thing Oregon defensive coordinators have been saying for years. How many times last season did a bewildered Brady Hoke emerge from some blowout loss, looking like a guy who’d misplaced his car keys, and say Oregon’s mistakes were correctable? How many times, and in how many different ways, did Oregon coaches try to convince everyone that the Ducks were capable of playing good defense? I never believed them then. I’m starting to believe them now.
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