Look, I know that you watch all of the Beavers games because you want to see what a good team looks like and most of your favorite team's games aren't on television. And that's kind of a double-edged sword for me in trying to get a feel for this game. You see, having none of oregon's games on TV this year made it so I can't really gauge oregon's personnel--are your defensive backs actually on scholarships?
Everyone knows that the oregon team isn't as deep or as talented as the Beavers--that's just a given. That's why oregon never has as many All-Pac-10 players, rarely has players who lead statistical categories, can't make runs deep into the season, and always fade down the stretch--they simply don't have as much talent to be competitive in a long season like Oregon State.
So I wanted to know your opinions, since you've all been watching the Beavers all year long, with your team's only hope of something great being the "chance" to upset Oregon State on the road for the first time in a generation. If the ducks could pull that off, it would clearly be one of their best wins in a long, long time--a huge, partial dignity-restoring win for your program. Also, because none of us have really been able to watch your team, since no network wants to televise any of your games (I would have to consider that a blessing for all of us) we don't know a lot about it this year. You run the wishbone, right?
Everyone says that tailback is oregon's best position this year, since you have that guy who ran for zero yards against USC and was able to repeat that at Cal. Let's just say that Quizz doesn't play this Saturday and the Beavers have to play Ryan McCants at tailback--who was more highly recruited out of high school than any of oregon's tailbacks because he is bigger, stronger, and faster than them. Heck, our 3rd string running back had 60 receiving yards in the last game, which is more than LaGarrette Blount has had all season, so tailback is clearly a position where the Beavers have an overwhelming advantage in depth and overall talent.
But when you go position-by-position on both sides of the ball, is there even one single player on the oregon team who could start for the Beavers? Is there anyone on your 73rd ranked defense who deserves an upgrade in program status? We already know that we wouldn't want to have any of your receivers who can't catch, or any of the defensive backs who our back up running back pulled away from and left in the dust for 42 yards up the middle with what can only be described as average speed last year. Honestly, do you have anyone who deserves a new lease on life away from this state's long forgotten B-team?
We just want to know what you think, since we have no idea about any of your unheralded players and have not been able to watch your quirky, little team from the fog shrouded, moss ensconced backwaters of the muddy Willamette this year. You're still in the Pac-10 though, or was that a conference play-in game when Boise State thumped you in the House of Allowed?