Found August 15, 2013 on The Duck Stops Here:
Sports Illustrated's legendary college football preview issue is out, and it's a massive but meaningless snub for the Oregon Ducks. The magazine rates the Webfoots fifth in the country, behind Alabama (understandable), Stanford (questionable), Texas A&M (ludicrous), and Ohio State (a tribute to their cream puff schedule). Gabriel Baumgaertner wrote the preview, which notes Oregon led the nation last year in turnovers gained and touchdowns scored, but questions whether Mark Helfrich can adequately replace Chip Kelly. But the most inextribcable faint praise of all are the grades the magazine/website gives to the Ducks position groups. One-trick pony Texas A&m got a 99 on offense:   How does an offense, which scored 89 touchdowns last year and returns Marcus Mariota, De'Anthony Thomas, Colt Lyerla, its top six receivers including Josh Huff, Byron Marshall, Hroniss Grasu, Tyler Johnstone and Jake Fisher not rate a 99? 49.6 points a game in 2013, second in the co...
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