Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ducks Set To Kickoff The Unfinished Business Tour

We are less than 40 days away from what promises to be a very exciting tour:  the unfinished business tour.  A tour that's been in the making since Oregon lost to Auburn in the 2011 national championship game.

Oregon's head coach Chip Kelly's resume at Oregon is pretty impressive.  How about the most wins of any bcs school over the past five years (53).  The most weeks in the top 10 of any bcs school (28).  Three straight conference championships.  And three straight bcs game appearances, including a win in last year's Rose bowl.

Auburn RB Michael Dyer's wrist sure looks down to me
The lone blemish on his resume is that loss to Auburn.  In particular, the way in which they lost.  Auburn was probably playing with an ineligible player in Cam Newton.  There were many questionable calls in that game, the most crucial of which came in the fourth quarter, when Auburn RB Michael Dyer appeared to be down (or was he?) but kept running, which put Auburn in position for the game winning field goal. 

Oregon didn't even play their best game, but still had their chances to win.  They only lost 23-19.

It had to have left a bad taste in Kelly's mouth.  Which is probably why, after contemplating an offer from the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kelly came back to Oregon, concluding that:

"I have some unfinished business
  to complete at the University of Oregon."

It was with those words the tour was on.  Now of course Oregon has some questions to answer this year, and some big shoes to fill with the loss of Darron Thomas at QB, and LaMichael James at RB.

But they counter that with talent and depth.  Guys who are ready to step up, and ready for the spotlight.  And most experts have Oregon ranked in the 5-10 range, and being a contender for the national championship.

Chip Kelly and his rock band - one of the most exciting shows in all of college football - kick things off Sat., September 01, versus Arkansas State.

And this tour, will not end until Kelly has fulfilled his prophecy.  




  1. great new post chris about our unfinished business. but no matter how much i try 2 move on everytime i read about the natty or watch a video it pisses me off to no end for the simple fact that the title was ours and we manhandled scam newton. but anyways good post bro, keep up the good work!

    1. I feel your pain...but we got there once, we'll be back.

    2. yea for sure bro this year is ours! i gotta watch some rose bowl highlights 2 chill lol. no problem bro ur a good writer and u think a lot like me when it comes too the ducks lol.

    3. Appreciate the love! Thank you and keep reading! I'm writing stuff already for next month, and always coming up with ideas. Ducks on my mind all the time. You know how it is.

  2. I just hope that WHEN the Ducks get it done, that Chip decides that the unfinished business includes a collection of crystal footballs.

  3. see you in Miami at the after party!!!!