Found August 14, 2013 on Oregon Sports News:
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This article courtesy of, a partner of Oregon Sports News: With football season less than a month away, it is time to announce my top six games of the season.  I am excited for any game that involves the Ducks, but more excited for certain ones.  Here are my top six and why I can’t wait to see them. 6. Nicholls State – August 31 Let’s call this one a scrimmage for the Ducks.  However, this is the debut of the next era of Oregon football.  We finally get to see how Mark Helfrich is going to coach the team and handle different situations.  We will get to know right away which young players will be playing this year, barring the need to take a redshirt off due to injuries.  I expect to see the backup players on the field in the third quarter.  This game is the perfect start to a season with a new head coach: a scrimmage that matters! 5. Tennessee – September 14 I am excited to watch this game because of three letters … SEC.  Don’t get me wrong, I do

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