Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 11/6/13
You could say this date has been circled on the calendar for a little while. On Thursday, November 7th, 2013, Oregon plays Stanford. I think the Ducks should play angry. Hell, I think the Ducks should be angry. Oregon should have won its first national championship last year. There’s absolutely no doubt. If the Ducks didn’t lose to Stanford last year, undefeated Oregon plays undefeated Notre Dame for the title. One-loss Alabama, and by extension the SEC, doesn’t figure. And I don’t think the Fighting Irish would have had a fighting chance against Chip Kelly’s team. Oregon has been so incredibly dominant over the last four years, it would be a crying shame not to see this run of success capped off in the way it should be: That elusive first national title. This is the year. Who knows how much longer Marcus Mariota will be around Eugene, or the rest of Chip Kelly’s team, and who can say what exactly will happen once Mark Helfrich has to recruit his own players and find
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