I know its a bit early to be looking that far ahead, but I'm just curious if anyone knows what Oregon is losing after this season? Is their Offense expecting a bit hit with loss of seniors or NFL prospects? I hate to criticize the Athletic Dept, but scheduling Oregon the 1st game of the season is a really dangerous move for both teams. Its a big gamble, but I guess thats who we've become. With Oregon ( at a neutral ) and West Virginia ( away ), our OOC schedule can't really be brought into question. I think that's one reason that we really have a great chance to bring it all home. I know that we are losing some amazing players.......Peterson, Nevis, etc.......but: 1. We don't seem to be losing that many players 2. We had great depth this season and alot of younger players got good experience 3. We also have some young standouts ( new recruits, redshirts ) who are also expected to be damn good. 4. We have another entire offseason for the QB's to improve ( + Mettenberger ) I tell you one thing, the coached need to have our D-Line ( and the entire team, but the line in particular ) running wind sprints every single day this off-season. Oregon beats people with their speed, but often with their endurance. Many teams hold on till the 3rd or 4th qtr, but then the consistent speed and tempo overwhelms their conditioning. So, what do you think of the matchup? Good call thats going to make us look great when we win? Too dangerous?