Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wanna Watch Oregon's Spring Practice? Forget About It!

OODA Loop isn't the only thing the Oregon Ducks share in common with the United States military:  both are secretive and don't allow a lot of behind-the-scenes access.

However, you can be sure that whats going on behind closed doors, is (like the picture above says) fully armed and operational.

The reason I bring this up is because, many people have asked me why that's been the case with Oregon for the last couple of years?  Oregon closes their practice to the media and public, and some aren't happy about it.

Fans think it's an arrogant move, and Oregon should be inviting.  The media doesn't like it because they can't get a good feel for the position battles going on, and how the team in general looks.

That part I get.  As for the fans, do you really need to know everything?  As Chip Kelly pointed out, it's not as if many were going anyways:

"It's not like we told thousands that they can't come to practice."
The fact is, Oregon is 34-6 and has played in three BCS bowl games under Kelly.  Are you gonna argue with the guy?  He knows what he's doing.  You want a warm, fuzzy, fam-friendly enviornment at an open practice, go be a fan of that little team up north just a big, with the cartoon beaver.  
How's that workin' out for them?

1 comment:

  1. Linda Jiler AdlerApril 11, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    I'm bummed, but I can understand.