From FishDuck.com, a partner of Oregon Sports News
I am not one to suffer losses to inferior coaches well. This tends to stem from the perception that when a team wins, unless there is a significant disparity in the quality of the two teams, the belief is that the team that won that game was, and will always be, the better team, and not that they were merely the better team solely on that given day.
It may explain why I wrote scathing criticisms of then-Auburn coach Gene Chizik and then-USC coach Lane Kiffin within two weeks of each other last fall. They are the two coaches who benefited the most in their coaching reputation from victories over Oregon. Each one found himself ranked #1 in the country shortly following a win over Oregon. Yet the fact that both were unemployed within two years of achieving that ranking shows how inflated their reputations were, largely on the mindset that by beating the Ducks, they were somehow better than Oregon.
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