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November 30, 4:00 PM ET
Chat with Brandon Oliver

Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY)

What Bowl Game will Oregon play in this season?

Brandon Oliver
  (4:00 PM)

It is yet to be determined, but the Fiesta Bowl seems like a lock at this point

JeremyB666 (Kewadin, MI)

Oregon's Jake Fisher is from Traverse City, MI. That is only 25 miles from where I live. What are his chances of making in the NFL?!

Brandon Oliver
  (4:03 PM)

Pretty solid at this point. He has started the majority of the games since he arrived at Oregon last year. If he continues to improve, there is a very good chance he will make the NFL

Mike (NY)

Do you think Issah is going to commit to Oregon, or recommit to PennState?

Brandon Oliver
  (4:07 PM)

Penn State had a great season and Bill O'Brien looks like a great coach for them. It will be interesting to see what Issah does. He was born in Oregon and has family in the northwest. A trip to Eugene could be a huge turning point in the Ducks favor

Craig G. (Fairfield, CA)

Hey Brandon, did Mike Bellotti leave Oregon on good terms?

Brandon Oliver
  (4:12 PM)

For the most part yes. There was a feeling that things were getting a little stale, but he was ready to get out of coaching as well.

Matt (Seattle)

Does anyone care about tonight's Pac-12 Championship game with the Ducks not in it?

Brandon Oliver
  (4:13 PM)

Nationally, probably not a lot. Stanford is on a roll and people should be watching, but I doubt there will be much in the way of TV ratings

JeremyB666 (Kewadin, MI)

How many points did the Ducks average per game this year and did it lead FBS in total offense?

Brandon Oliver
  (4:15 PM)

The Ducks avg. 50.8 points per game, which was 2nd in the nation

Nathan Sutton (Boise, Idaho)

How could anyone allow such a large mass like Chip Kelly coach them? Didn't work at Norte Dame with Charle, why does it work at Oregon?

Brandon Oliver
  (4:17 PM)

I'm not sure how it happened. It must have been a clerical error on someone's part

Austin (Cheeseburger West Side)

Quack quack quack

Brandon Oliver
  (4:18 PM)

Quack

JeremyB666 (Kewadin, MI)

I feel sorry for the Oregon Duck because of all the push ups he has to do but you gotta admit he is probably pretty ripped by now....

Brandon Oliver
  (4:19 PM)

I think he's probably doing ok there

Eric (Portland)

Does KSU or Oklahoma (or neither) present a tougher matchup for Oregon?

Brandon Oliver
  (4:20 PM)

I'd say KSU. Klein is a tough match up for anyone. The Wildcats seem to have the "it" factor more so than the Sooners do. I think it would be the best bowl game of the year if they match up in the Fiesta Bowl

JeremyB666 (Kewadin, MI)

True or False: The Oregon Ducks will play for a BCS National CHampionship within the next three years?

Brandon Oliver
  (4:22 PM)

True. With Marcus Mariota at the helm, they will be tough to beat for at least the next two years. The guess here is that they play for one in that time frame.

Phil (Chicago)

How sickening is it going to be for Oregon fans to watch the title game knowing they are just as good as the participants? Quack Quack

Brandon Oliver
  (4:32 PM)

Phil- This year hurts more than last year for most Ducks' fans because they were not a BCS title caliber team last year. This year they are and they could beat anyone in the country if they played their game

Jay (Lutzville)

Chip to the NFL doesn't really make much sense. It is going to have to be a 3 or 4 year overhaul of an entire roster. Uncle phil in Beaverton would probably make it worth his while to stay in Eugene and become a Tom Osbrone/Bobby Bowden type of Program leader. What say you?

Brandon Oliver
  (4:33 PM)

Jay, the Ducks should be in good health come January. I agree. Chip could be on his way to one of the truly legendary coaching careers in college football if he stayed. The challenge of the NFL is probably too great to ignore however.

JeremyB666 (Kewadin, MI)

where do you see Kenyon Barner in the NFL? His skill set and talent is amazing. Maybe a Darren Sproles like position?

Brandon Oliver
  (4:37 PM)

I see him in a Sproles-like role. I'm not sure if he'll be as successful, but he will be a similar style of player.Scouts love his versatility and many grade him higher than LaMichael James due to his ability out of the backfield

Jay (Lutzville)

To Phil in Chicago, almost as sickening as it was that Oregon fans were in my teams new building before I was. you know, the house that Jerra Built in Texas.

Jay (Lutzville)

say Chip goes and the current OC takes over. Do we see a significant change in run pass ratio? A less proven back to be the starter next year and some highly rated wr's came in this year. plus DAT & Lyerla are great down field...

Brandon Oliver
  (4:39 PM)

I'm not sure what changes would take place, but with Mariota, Lyerla, Thomas, Huff and others, the passing game will become a bigger part of the game plan

Jay (Lutzville)

If the heisman is for the best player in the country, can you please tell me how anybody other than Lee wins it? Ask the Ducks 2ndary who the best player is....

Brandon Oliver
  (4:40 PM)

I cannot explain that at all. I have said all year he is the best player in the country. I don't think it's even that close. Without him, USC would have been totally lost.

Jay (Lutzville)

Can you please inform Sirius/XM that I no longer want to hear Gangnam Style? I hate this song more than I can explain here

Brandon Oliver
  (4:42 PM)

I agree with that too. I'll see what I can do because I can't stand it either.

Jay (Lutzville)

If Teo wins the heisman, Suh is going to do some real ball kicking!

Brandon Oliver
  (4:43 PM)

I would if I were him. As someone that impacted games from the defensive side, Suh was twice as deserving as Te'o. Manti is a great player and deserves a lot of respect, but the Heisman should go elsewhere.

Jay (Lutzville)

How long have you been involved/reporting/covering the Ducks? I have lived here my entire life and I am starting to hate the arrogance of Ducks fans. 15 years ago you couldn't find anybody that would admit they were fans.

Brandon Oliver
  (4:45 PM)

I have been covering the Ducks for 5 or 6 years now, but have been following the program since the days of old. It is pretty crazy how people are now disappointed with trips to the Rose Bowl or the Fiesta Bowl.

Jay (Lutzville)

thanks for your time. have a good one

Brandon Oliver
  (4:45 PM)

Thanks Jay, you too

Tom (LA, CA)

Doesn't the best player in the country help your team win games? If he was so important why did USC lose so many? It should go to the player would not only excels personally but raises up the people around him (aka Manti Te'o).

Brandon Oliver
  (4:49 PM)

Yes and no. I don't think Lee is the most important player in the country. I think he's the best and most-talented. The most important would be Colin Klein or Johnny Manziel. Remove those two from their teams, and remove Te'o from the Irish. ND would still have at least 10 wins. KSU and TAMU would probably be 7 or 8 win teams at best

Brandon Oliver
  (4:58 PM)

Thanks for the questions folks. See you in two weeks!