Some interesting takes on Oregon


A handful of national writers were pretty taken with Oregon's performance in a 53-32 win over USC.

A quick sampling.

  • Pete Thamel of the New York Times wrote that Oregon seems to be outracing everyone.

  • Writes ESPN's Bruce Feldman: "Mike Tyson used to say, 'Everybody has a plan until they get hit,' and that's what it's like watching teams square off against the Oregon Ducks these days. The team may be unstoppable, and bashing fellow Pac-10 teams will only improve their recruiting."

  • A take from Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel, who wonders what an Auburn-Oregon national title game would say about defense winning championships.

  • Andy Staples adds that Oregon grinds opponents down until the say "uncle."