AUBURN, Ala. -- They used to be known best for their uniforms, all 80 combinations of green, yellow, white, black and steel that made them the Nike poster boys.
But these Oregon Ducks have shown they can play some football too, as their 12-0 record suggests, and their road to the Bowl Championship Series national title game is similar to Auburn’s.This will be the first time both teams play in the BCS championship game; both are led by second-year head coaches whose credentials were questioned when they took the job; and both have up-tempo offenses that have lit up scoreboards.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
A primer on the Oregon Ducks
I wrote a story for today's newspaper giving a broad view of the Oregon Ducks, Auburn's opponent in the BCS national title game. Here's how it starts: