Fentress talks Civil War and Oregon's Future
Aaron Fentress Ducks beat writer for the Oregonian joins The Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano to talk about the Ducks amazing season, the Civil War and Chip Kelly’s future in Eugene.
With Oregon sitting at number five in the BCS rankings with three other teams above them waiting to see if they will get into the championship, Duck fans are filled with anticipation to see if their team will go farther than a bowl game.
Aaron sees problems with the BCS standing as they are right now, having five teams tarring at the chance to get into the BCS championship. Aaron thinks the Ducks will have a good chance of getting in if they get bumped to the number 4 spot, but there is a problem if Stanford wins the Conference championship and moves ahead. With all these close stats between the top teams the BCS panel is going to have some big decisions to make before the end of the post season.
Last Saturday at the Civil War the Ducks dominated over the Beavers by doubling their score 48-24. Aaron does not see this as the Beavers fault and is not surprised they lost. With this last win the Oregon Ducks will be assured the Fiesta Bowl.
“Oregon’s just better athletically and their system is giving everyone trouble, so it’s not like it’s just Oregon State’s issue. But clearly Oregon is getting better athletes across the board”.
There have been many rumors of Chip Kelly moving up to an NFL team and where he might go off to. Aaron thinks that Kelly still has some unfinished business with the Ducks and it is still up in the air if he will leave let alone what NFL team he would coach.
“I still think it’s 50/50, I mean the feeling seems to be that he could be gone. The fact that he had a job last year and then came back sort of makes me believe that he could be back for another year or two”.
Even if Kelly left the Ducks, the 2013 season will not be at a loss. Aaron thinks that the Ducks are stacked and will dominate with the young blood that will be coming back for the next few years.
“You have a really young offense that just blew up the PAC-12; they’re going to be better next year and by 2014 their going to all be basically in their prime year”.
The Ducks will be a force to reckon with over the next few years and will most likely dominate the rankings in the number one spot hopefully with Chip Kelly leading them.
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