“Win The Day” (by TheNC61)
Chip Kelly (by WinTheDayGoDucks)
Countdown to kickoff: 101 things I love about the Oregon Ducks
On September 3, the Oregon Ducks will begin their 2011 football season. To get through the dog days of summer, I’m listing 101 cool, random things I love about the Ducks, one per day until kickoff in Dallas. In no particular order.
#3: The Tao of Chip.
Chip Kelly: football coach or (sarcastic) zen master?
“Last time I checked, there is no ‘Hall of Average.’ “
“If your expectations aren’t to be the best, then… you know, nobody rises to low expectations.”
“You better show up. You don’t have to be the best team in the country. You just have to be the best team in the stadium on that day.”
“I’ll give any teller who gives me a lollipop four stars.” Comparing banks to recruiting websites.
“Pressure is what you feel when you don’t know what you’re doing. We know what we’re doing”
“Yeah we’re gonna have a party tonight. 9:30, meet us in the Cas. If the lights are off it’s just a surprise party.” On being ranked third by the AP.
“The sports reporters are very underpaid in this state. There should be a pension system for them & maybe some of them could retire early.”
“The best teams win on Saturdays. Not the best individuals.”
“It feels like the World Cup out here with the stadium and the injuries.” During halftime of the 2010 game at Arizona State.
“Play calling is driven by the players that you have. You can’t be a riverboat gambler if you are coaching the Little Giants.”
“Maybe your parents didn’t believe in you.” Said to John Canzano.
“I’ve worn the same practice visor since I got here in 2007 … I’m just trying to save the school money.”
“You don’t get a trophy after halftime. We don’t look at the scoreboard until the end of the game.”
“I pride myself on efficiency. I need about an hour & a half at the mall & I’m boom, boom, boom, boom, boom. And I’m out of there.” On why he does his Christmas shopping on December 24.
“Can you please show her [Erin Andrews] a little respect?” To people who were jostling EA during a postgame interview.
“We don’t have to talk about rankings with these guys. Whether we’re No. 1 in the country or 101 it won’t affect how we prepare.”
“Run from being good. Chase being great.”
“We don’t have bye weeks. We have improvement weeks.”
“I really hope we don’t throw our arms out of sockets patting ourselves on the back.”
Not counting your school, which Pac-12 university has the best mascot?
Oh, ours is the best.