Originally written September 19, 2013 on The Duck Stops Here:
Oregon's 2013 football season is a quarter of the way finished, and it started out just the way fans hoped it would. The Ducks have been dominant and relentless. They're allowing 9 points a game and scoring 61.3. Mark Helfrich and Scott Frost look comfortable in new roles, Marcus Mariota found his aim, and the team discovered a couple of budding new stars in Johnny Mundt and Thomas Tyner. The defense has been stout on the front and tough in the secondary. Jason Quick of the Oregonian pointed out today that they're allowing just 3.4 yards per rush and 4.5 yards per pass completion. It's true that the competition hasn't been good, three inept offenses, but it's also true that the Oregon starters may play more during the PAC-12 schedule. Life's a beach: it never rains in Autzen Stadium, but late September in Oregon, there are a lot of great places to be on a bye week. Nick Aliotti remains unimpressed. The 20-year Oregon coaching veteran wants his unit to...
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