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Steve Mims -- Eugene Register Guard

Oct 31, 2013|

Steve joins Travis and Josh for his weekly Ducks hit.

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Automatically Generated Transcript (may not be 100% accurate)

Joining us now from the Eugene register guard it is Steve -- hello Steve how are you. Yeah so your impressions on that -- win over UCLA on Saturday you know it took awhile but they finally started to Wear the Bruins downed of that game play out you thought. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Steve you've been around the -- program for just a little bit. Let's is this one of the better defense is top to bottom our depth wise you've seen. Yeah I think it's surprising people that their medical last year because of what they lot scratch tickets found in -- -- Nuclear Alonso were so good last year you know harder and launched at the end of you know most but not to tackle like those guys didn't and -- certainly played key -- well -- and on the line you know Tony Washington numbers -- this is doing more than -- Arctic air Jordan -- -- -- this you know athletic -- and it really -- schematic problems routine planned against -- but I don't think you can -- -- -- -- huge drop -- performance -- from the Washington and so you do -- bring -- your -- secretary -- Secondary -- -- You know as last year's a -- -- -- better defense is that -- -- -- -- -- at their little. Every time they need to big play they get it whether it's combos interception the first Japanese ceiling is driving whether Patterson's interception late -- that team. Every time they seem dictated to make a big play in May is that something that do you expect to see more again or it is doesn't it just happens to work out on the situations. Well let it happen enough times you mentioned and now it's gotten more than Clinton communion Dexter and nurse and ballparks there are some guys you know Patterson had a 66 last year. Mitchell's but this year they're pretty athletic guys on defense a little bit make a player they get on and it's not you know guys to get that all of our guys you can actually. Gains in yards and even -- -- hands on that -- just seems like you know these guys would be experience you know we're going to be you know particularly as a great generally advocate. Imagine the last two years that this deepens in a litany. Nation believe in -- each of the last two years Yemeni got a 130 -- -- -- finished first two years in a -- let's get equipment in what you -- forget that Eric sponsored scouting and Europe let as a. Is that one of the most surprising things as well as the defensive line just how many guessing go when they're in Canada it's there's not much drop off when scored unquote the second team units in there at the defense of -- recycle those guys in there and they're Kennedy. I mean you know who they are but -- not get all those big plays you'd expect their flesh arousal linebackers and DB's that's canal Leo he's MO is and it. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Steve -- is our guest Eugene register guard -- Steve we talked about it a few weeks ago an -- had a -- we doing to the cal game now they have another -- we tended to regroup in an arrest for Stanford but how important the bye week now as to. You know when it's happening in the schedule. Yeah I think it's a little -- -- they won't say it's a lot different -- told an improvement weakened the schedules as -- in terms of -- only three days and taken my bands and Friday -- but the big -- it -- you come back now and Thursday estimates Saturdays instead of -- -- three day weekend not like they have before the cal game the standalone taken Friday opt in and game week starts out. Saturday becomes their mandate so and I would guess you know again they talk about a bit. You know kind of doing their usual by Greek tragedies in the younger guys erection and some of your thinking things. I guess they didn't refuse to separate -- -- their -- few more of that than they were doing per cal you know a month ago. Are you as impressed with I guess the lack of drop off in play calling offensively and kind of where they've gone as it has to do a lot of the players they have there the system that chip put in place but. Frost has -- really skip to -- help protect the skipped a beat. Yet particularly you know and I mentioned about Washington but when it came to want to see was how you know these guys and their new roles and you know -- -- -- -- a lot. You're gonna send it out when the -- going to be important. How these guys -- do and obviously that fourth quarter against Washington when the first real pressure back quarter of the year for the get to play caller -- scored its first two drives the last week in you know a close game in the -- UCLA and again that -- you commit a turnover he gets stopped because again. You're in a tight game and scored four straight drives self improvement you know -- the blood oxygen. They've they've got to place an option -- Kind of rough miked up apparent now I think it's proven that includes situation open those guys are gonna you know be in order to handle the pressure situation -- -- -- -- You know Steve last year in the game -- and Stanford at home there were some things Dorgan just couldn't do whether it's run the footballer. Or get out in space and there's obvious some things on -- Morgan can look at but. You know how much of those things last year do you think can be overcome this year and how much of that is Stanford is needing to do their own job to stop organ. He had a big question because the deeply Thomas not even a key priority to play reduced Al practically can be where they use them real legitimate denounced -- in the first eight -- -- it -- peninsula and moved a little more the slot this time around it. To try to get in Mountain States you know it was a real effective. Run the ball last week and you know and now Gordon a street view and you're not least in March and five straight weeks over a hundred years you'll. Powerful enough -- those two guys there to maybe try to move DNC around a little bit to get him some things in space city. The impact that you -- discriminated Stanford's gotten pretty get -- you know. Where he can kick it or start your linebackers and get in the secondary to try to break something so I gotta be the biggest question election. I'd be pretty surprised he didn't play -- and give -- ago. But you know last week he gave it -- the second half an important thing is it to try to limit him a little bit early on to keep him trashing and try to get them all places are not immediately -- every time. Are you get the sense that there for impressed or like the improvement week by week of Thomas tied and that it's trading -- the direction they thought it would. Yet there's no doubt I think as PC Marshal become the number one I think they feel now like -- -- -- there can be no doubt the number two back. It is similar to Marshal -- I think if you like those and debit interchange yet we get Byron Scott in the extreme you're in the offense and -- that were trustworthy right now but I don't think there's any doubt but it state. You decide to you can rattle that part of LB because if you like -- to take twelfth fifteen Kerry to game four. This academy head of scheduled beginning of year there were some concerns that may be Thomas wouldn't be able to do it comes -- being. It wouldn't be able to do some of those things that he has as the progression then where they thought it would or is this a little early. Not it's gone probably as they thought it would initiate true freshman. Running backs in Intel -- all the content and -- pretty quickly -- that they thought he would you know he just from the -- in my -- he let me get your average church cure a planned play and I got banged up -- -- -- that might slow them out a little bit. But I still think it's a little. Early blowout game three you know they are premature fourth quarter -- -- they want to get some work but it our show a whole lot not that the cover games are coming down the road so I think he's right about now open where they expect him to be in in the fact that he could. He can commander at any point -- feature back. Last week they had a big play on special teams appeal fake pot you think they're down up a couple of things for the Stanford game. Yeah the straight talk earlier about three years in between I -- the last sort of like government with the Michael -- -- it also -- street seems like they you know they can get reversed and it's admirable but maybe he had an option that stroke so I think they're going to be Nixon and some of those things you know couple of those. Receivers they have a fanatic and the clock and Oakland quarterback whether I score not so I wouldn't be surprised you work and so like better looking than moving into new Uranus and different spots to fit him and so I'm sure there's going to be a couple things we haven't seen yet. Steve -- our guest Eugene register guard the -- ducks have the week off this week before they visits Stanford next Thursday night can find him. At Steve -- underscore our GC was always thanks so much of the time we appreciate it. Yeah I guess we'll -- -- on that game did X there's.