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  1. Poll: Pac-12's best BCS moment

    Ted Miller

    On Wednesday, we provided you with our top five Pac-12 BCS moments. Here's what we wrote (our polls can only included five choices, so if you think Oregon and Stanford both winning BCS bowl games this past year qualifies, go with other): 1. USC d...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  2. Hope springs in the Pac-12

    Ted Miller

    The 2013 season will be the final year of the BCS era. And there was much rejoicing! So, what have been the Pac-12 highs and lows of this often confounding system? Thanks for asking! Best 1. USC drubs Oklahoma for the 2004 national title:...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  3. Pac-12 owns the dual-threat back

    Ted Miller

    Typically, offensive coordinators hand the ball to their running backs and pass the ball to their receivers. When they switch roles, it's just for a change of pace, such as a screen pass or a reverse. That is how it is in most college football con...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  4. Mariota eases Ducks' post-Kelly transition

    Ted Miller

    Chip Kelly isn't terribly big. He's not notably loud, either. Nor is he typically expansive. Who he is, however, is -- was! -- the presence most often cited as transforming Oregon's football program from good to great. So his absence from the Ducks' ...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  5. Season review: Oregon

    Ted Miller

    Before we focus forward, we're going to look back with team-by-team season reviews. We continue today in reverse alphabetical order. OREGON (12-1, 8-1) Grade: A MVP: Quarterback Marcus Mariota went from being the Ducks' biggest preseason ...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  6. Oregon ends Pac-12 season on uptick

    Ted Miller

    At least two people whispered the unthinkable to me after the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. "That," they said, "was a boring game." That, I realized after some pondering, is what happens when the superior team plays an outstanding game: 35-17 is what h...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  7. Video: Oregon center Hroniss Grasu

    Ted Miller

    Oregon center Hroniss Grasu talks about the Ducks' Fiesta Bowl victory over Kansas State and the program's future."...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  8. Pac-12 chat wrap

    Ted Miller

    Our pre-Fiesta Bowl chat was brief, but hopefully not woefully inadequate. If you wish to review it in its entirety, go here. Otherwise, here are some highlights: Markus (SF) If Stanford returns all the players who are on the fence about lea...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  9. Oregon triumphs, awaits Kelly's NFL call

    Ted Miller

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Oregon Ducks donned new T-shirts after their 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Totitos Fiesta Bowl. "Won the Day" those shirts said, obviously playing off the program's mantra under Chip Kelly: Win the day. Oregon certa...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  10. Instant analysis: Oregon 35, Kansas State 17

    Ted Miller

    Oregon gives the Pac-12 a final 4-4 bowl record, though that record now includes victories in a pair of BCS bowl games. Here's how we see it following the Ducks' 35-17 victory over Kansas State. It was over when: Oregon owned the third quarter,...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  11. Halftime: Oregon 22, Kansas State 10

    Ted Miller

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The first half of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl featured plenty of momentum swings, but Oregon's proved the most potent, even though the Ducks' running game struggled. The Ducks are up 22-10 at the half, despite only rushing for 52 y...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  12. Ducks, Wildcats focus on foe's weaknesses

    Ted Miller

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- On Nov. 17, both Oregon and Kansas State lost their only game of the season. Otherwise, these two teams likely would have met each other for the national title in South Florida instead of at the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl tonight. It'...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  13. Oregon keys for Fiesta Bowl

    Ted Miller

    Here are three Oregon keys for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: 1. Win the turnover battle: Kansas State is No. 1 in the nation in turnover margin. Oregon is No. 3. The Wildcats are ranked that highly because they've given away only 10. The Ducks are tha...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  14. Pregame: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

    Ted Miller

    Oregon (11-1, 8-1 Pac-12) vs. Kansas State (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) Who to watch: The Fiesta Bowl features two of the nation's best quarterbacks, Kansas State's Heisman Trophy finalist Collin Klein and Oregon's Marcus Mariota, who was first-team All-Pac...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  15. Compelling Fiesta Bowl tinged with regret

    Ted Miller

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Thursday night? Forget the corn chips; this matchup is about something else. It's the Regret Bowl. The What Might Have Been Bowl. It's the Can the Mayans Make the Apocalypse Take Out Only Nov. 17 Bo...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  16. Some wit and wisdom from Chip Kelly

    Ted Miller

    While much is made about how Oregon coach Chip Kelly doesn't like the media, he's also often an interesting interview. Just don't ask him about injuries. Here are some highlights from his final Tostitos Fiesta Bowl news conference. One of the r...

    Blog | January 02, 2013