Oregon's Football Performance Center no ordinary Duck blind

Oregon's Football Performance Center no ordinary Duck blind

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EUGENE, Ore. — One Duck had a thought to share Thursday.

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Comments » 5

AtLannaVFL writes:

Well done sir. I've read, seen and heard a lot about this place but I must say that you nailed the essence of it.

KevDVol writes:

If a duck quacks in the wilderness, does it really make a sound?

Nice facilities! Can you move them closer to the rest of the country?!

We don't have to keep up with the Joneses - the Joneses are right here! And, I like where we're headed - even with that old rundown practice shack that we have. Go Big Orange! Let's hunt some ducks! Get 'em Smokey!

brink637 writes:

Great barber shop, Oregon. Brendan - as a reminder, UT holds 106K at neyland. What about Autzen?

johnlg00 writes:

in response to brink637:

Great barber shop, Oregon. Brendan - as a reminder, UT holds 106K at neyland. What about Autzen?

Since the latest renovation, I think the capacity at Neyland is just over 101K. Autzen Stadium is at about 54K, so yes, Neyland is a good deal bigger, even if it is rarely filled by Vol fans these days. I wouldn't be surprised to see a fairly substantial expansion of Autzen in the near future, if not a new stadium, with Phil Knight apparently willing to spend whatever it takes to put Oregon in the top rank of college football and keep it there.

The UT facilities as they are at present--which is to say, pretty grand by any standard--will just have to suffice, at least until the team reaches "the next level" and the UTAD returns to making a profit. If the Vols can't get it done with what they have now, then the problems go deeper than can be solved by ever more lavish facilities. They need to sell the total program--facilities, fans, tradition, coaching, the campus, etc., etc. Put all that together and the Vols should be able to hold up their end of any comparison for a good while yet.

Sauce writes:

Just shows how NIKE money buys success. Oregon was so bad for so long the only bowl game they played was the '83 Oregon State game called the "Toilet Bowl" because they played to a 0-0 tie. They have escaped probation because no sports entity (NCAA) has the guts to challenge NIKE. They run NCAA basketball (summer leagues, ect.) If it wasn't for non football schools (Ky,Duke,UNC,Kansas,etc.)the top 64 FBS schools could have already seceded from the corrupt NCAA. This game isn't between the Vols & Ducks. It's Adidas vs. Nike.

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