“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.” — Lao Tzu
Tough loss to the Trojans, but we let it go and Pasadena sounds quite pleasant this time of year. In this week’s addition I figured I could deliver some great shots from the past to illustrate how Oregon can RollTide in this week’s Pacific-12 Championship. For starters what you’ll get is not only a preview of The Pacific-12 Championship Numero Uno, but some knowledge on how to get business done within the friendly confines of Autzen Stadium.
THE INAUGURAL PACIFIC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: CASCADES STYLE
Morning Recreation from Autzen Stadium – February 28, 2005
Welcome to the Actual Big House. That tiny screen grew up a bit, and soon transitioned to a super screen with nothing left but the little house portion on the top. Sorry Bi-Mart, my Grandpa still loves you. We also lost our D-Coordinator Morgan Tigli that year which hit home pretty hard, so I used his regular pregame prepper to inspire the troops. But let’s get back to some action on that mallard turf.
We’ll begin with a pictorial view of how Oregon wins the night. We’ll illustrate some 7 on 7 IM Collegiate Football from days at the U, and let me tell you it got heated.
“Listen, I won’t accept losing. I won’t let it stand if you guys get it done out there today. You get my back, you know I got yours, and it’ll be raining PBR because we got these girls. Now shut up, no excuses, and free Pitas if we take this bitch.” — Morgan Tigli: Defensive Coordinator (01-04)
“Uhhh, well gentleman, Vince Lombardi once said……screw it, just do what Tigz said” – Charlie Wheary: Offensive Coordinator
Damn you Ditka.
Key 1: Capitalize weakness in the UCLA secondary. Here you can see a typical UO athlete running a simple backside post ending in paydirt. QB 1 Russ noticed 1 on 1 coverage on Cdub (all black in back) and capitalized with a quick shot for 6. (Yes I’ve gone third person) It’s common knowledge – You always double down on two things: 11 in blackjack and Cdub split wide. Side note – Jbone (middle end zone white shirt) cutting on the ‘E’. His seam route drew deep safety support, freeing Cdub up for iso coverage, a ploy consistently employed by the Ducks. You force the Bruins to use their safeties to neutralize tight ends Paulson and Lyerla, or you got a WR like Josh Huff kissing you goodnight. Our other weapon at wideout, Ahmer from the ATL, did a perfect shuffle.
Key 2: Jumpball in paydirt. Oregon consistently recruits and utilizes athletes who can make plays. Translation (And pardon my french mom): Fuck it, chuck it, and luck it to victory. Sometimes all you need to do is close your eyes, flick the pig, and let the good times roll.
Key 3: Big D Like LT – The picture above perfectly mirrors my analysis of how Oregon needs to play on Friday night if they hope to be smelling roses. 3 crucial pieces: Stack the box, force constant pressure in the backfield, and let your corners earn their scholarships.
Russ and I game-planned the team above early on. We simply utilized our version of Revis Island, Jimmie Ice (Deep background crouched and ready) and had him in all-day isolated coverage to shut down their only offensive threat. Then we took Ahmer (near shot) and had him cover the flats and the 2 weak WR’s, with deep safety help from Boogie (Black pants nearside). This freed up two key positions at the pass rush: Metal Head John and myself ….And we were RELENTLESS. Think Reggie White and Lawrence Taylor coming at you lock, stock, and full of Red-Bull. QB Red completed 2 passes all day, with the two of us establishing residence in his backfield, dining in his doghouse, and giving a Harbaugh backslap after victory. We rolled easily -48-14.
Moral of the story – Get to the General early and often, and live the DeAnthony Thomas Cobra Kai Lifestyle: Strike hard, strike fast, no mercy. Oregon follows suit on Friday, and it’s all roses in Pasadena for the New Year.
You sweep the leg, you sweep the Bruins