Ducks star: "We owe that team a (butt)-whuppin' "

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com

Another Oregon Ducks player has fired a shot at Boise State — this time in Sports Illustrated, according to reports in the Oregon media.

Oregon tailback LeGarrette Blount watched video of last year’s Boise State-Oregon game with a Sports Illustrated reporter. When he saw the late hits the Broncos took on quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and tight end Ed Dickson, Blount said: “We owe that team a (butt)-whuppin’.”

Blount didn’t dispute the quote.

“It was just kind of heat of the moment,” Blount told The Register-Guard of Eugene. “That’s what I said. I didn’t mean it to come out like that, but those emotions come out when you see that stuff.”

Oregon coach Chip Kelly — who already has had Masoli say the Ducks will “take it to them” and Dickson say Boise State “doesn’t rub right with me” — downplayed the remarks.

“Someone asked them a question, ‘What do you think about Boise?’ ” Kelly told The Register-Guard. “Instead of saying, ‘I don’t think about it,’ they answered the question. The perception is, they’re all fired up about it. But as a staff and as players, we haven’t had a conversation about Boise State once.”

The Ducks are starting to prepare for the Broncos and are predictably fired up about the matchup. Here are stories from Eugene and Portland.

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Register-Guard columnist George Schroeder did a nice job today of putting the Broncos' hits in perspective. Here's his column.

A-Game

Boise State had better bring their A-Game. I have no doubt they can beat the Ducks, but the Ducks are coming into Bronco Stadium MAD.

They got beat, at home, by what they consider to be a lesser team. BSU will need to bring a solid 60 minutes of Smash-Mouth football, or the Ducks could get their revenge.

Go Broncos!!

A- Game

Oregon is coming into Bronco Stadium mad...but they will leave madder.

Yeah..you're probably right.

Because they'll just come off of a hard fought win...dominating the 4th quarter with ease...but the Ducks still won't get any respect because everyone knows BSU is a pretender. I'd be even more pissed as well!

Not to mention the headache they'll all get from staring at that ridiculous smurf turf. Someone should just dye it green before the game...BSU will get there and nearly have to forfeit! Their gameplan didn't involve the opposing team actually being able to see the BSU players...

Your intelligence is shining through...

Common sense would tell you that it is absolutely impossible for the BSU football players to blend into the field. It may look like that from the stands and press box, but field level is completely different. Also, we didn't need the field to beat you guys in Reiser......ergh Autzen.

Yes Oregon will come in mad

Yes Oregon will come in mad and leave madder but it won't be because they have lost the game, it will be because of the stink when the Jasjonkies lose their Bowles from the whipping !

Emotions

Being driven by wild emotions can leave you real flat real quick when things don't go your way. Level heads and solid preperation will blow the Ducks out of the sky like a shot gun!! GO BRONCOS

Uh huh

Tell that to Boise State in 2001 when their PR got the tar knocked out of him on an illegal hit by a Fresno State player. Tell the same to the Oregon State PR who also was illegally drilled by a Fresno State player. Both teams came back and kicked the tar out of the Dogs (Boise in the same game and OSU the following year). Win or lose the Ducks are going to pack a hammer in their punch.

WOW The Broncos are really

WOW
The Broncos are really into this teams head. I thought the PAC10 was the big time? Shouldn't it be Boise State that has to get up for the Ducks?

The Quacks are so wound up they are going to implode all over the Blue Turf.

Go Broncos

Ducks

I hope the Ducks keep trash-talking and belittling the Broncos, and also hope they keep talking about last year's game and all the excuses as to why they didn't win. The Broncos are going to put on a real clinic in how to prepare and execute a game plan; offense, defense, and special teams. They will be more prepared, more experienced, and more focused on the task at hand.

This game won't even be close.

Oregon doesn't have to belittle BJC..

Boise State is already a belittled program. Only to people in Idaho is it not. I'm sick of you arrogant BSU fans talking about the Ducks having excuses. I'd love to wish Oregon cheap-shots the crap outta Moore on the first series and takes him out for the game...but I have class and would never wish that on anyone...even a lowly irrelevant Bronco.

I'd love to see BSU without Moore. They'd be "making excuses" about the cheap shot for years to come as "the reason we'll never win a BCS conference game again"! With Moore? You may win another one. Maybe Oregon State next year. But I still doubt that as well.

I just can't WAIT to ruin BSU's season! It'll make listening to all their homeristic, delusional "facts" and aspirations worth it these past 3 years. After watching the season go down the drain for BSU, Oregon can then turn its' sights on a mid major who's WAAAYYY better than BSU...Utah. That should be a great game...with an actual classy fan base! No more dealing with these fairweather Community College fans who think they belong.

Arrogant??? Really???

Quackhead503 you really do live up to your name. The only arrogance that is being written is coming from Oregon players. You people want to give every excuse in the world for you loss last year. Then you want to belittle BSU. Sorry Paris Hilton lover, but there are plenty of people outside of Idaho that think BSU is a pretty high caliber program. The only people that are delusional are the Quackheads like yourself who think you are mightier than thou.

Well you're a little

Well you're a little frustrated ball of hate...
Maybe we lambaste Oregon fans for relying on excuses because that's all we hear. Cheap shots blah blah, Burned Redshirt, blah blah, We play USC every year, blah blah. Some of you Duck fans are walking into here making the same mistake as last year by refusing to acknowledge any chance of failure.

If you guys are the superior team from a superior conference that you like to keep reminding us about, then maybe you should have rose above last years adversity. So what's it like being the only football team to have never committed a personal fowl(pun intended). As for USC we'd love a shot at them but they won't touch us with a 10 ft poll. I actually admire Oregon for at least having enough confidence in their program to meet us in a home and home.

If we do lose, so what??? It will sting for a few days and we'll concentrate on another conference title. Even if we run the table, that doesn't guarantee a BCS berth so NOTHING is ruined.

And maybe everyone else in the nation..

"lambastes" BSU fans for really not knowing anything about football. Like the Duck above me says...BSU with even their 2nd string QB they would have been DESTROYED. Had the Ducks been classless and took out your QB..we would have acknowledged Moore being out made it impossible for the Donkeys to win. Instead you believe cheap shots on 3rd string QB's, gadget plays and a turf you blend into as "real football". Give me a break.

You wouldn't want a shot at USC. I know that. SEC fans don't even want a piece of USC..and we all know what the SEC does to BJC. They don't want to touch you because you're not relevant...no point to playing you.

Oregon doesn't use excuses. We use facts. BSU won that day. The usual way they like to get things done...the easy way. Take out the only QB who can pass, play patsys to back into the BCS...its all comes back to how the BJC program runs itself. The joke of college football.

Hey Knuckle-Dragger

USC won't touch Donkey State w/ a 10 foot pole, huh? I guess they would be scared of an above average mid major when they have opened the past 7 years with the likes of Auburn (twice), BYU, Virginia Tech, Arkansas (twice), Nebraska (twice), Ohio State (twice), and Idaho (of course I say Idaho in jest, but at least the Vandals will travel to play them). SC simply doesn't need to waste its time with BSU. Get back into reality, win the WAC, get your free t-shirt, lose your bowl game (4 of the last 5), and then stick in your Fiesta Bowl DVD and reminisce about the glory days. Meawhile, SC will be winning yet another BCS bowl.

I believe you have me

I believe you have me confused with the BSU Natn'l Champs crowd. At no point did imply USC is scared of BSU. I simply said I would love a home/ home with them. A lot of people bash BSU on SOS and honestly...it's justified. But with games with Oregon, Oregon State, Va Tech, we are improving and I'd love an opportunity at USC. Even if we lost, it could help with recruiting.

Well said, and let me just say...

...that reasons are not excuses donkeys. What, do I have to school you on your junior high vocab too?

What would the outcome be if bjc had to use even their 2nd string qb?? I'll tell you, 0 points, 0 yards.

I'll make it easy for you and revisit the many reasons bjc escaped with a win last year. I will not list all of the stars and planets that lined up, just football related items;

*3rd string qb
*4th string qb who was already injured
*5th string qb
*4 turnovers
*top corner in the league doesn't play (explains Moore's big day)
* 4 missed kicks

All of this and we still dominated you in yardage, you averaged 1.1 yards on the ground, we doubled you in 1st downs and our 5th string qb almost pulled it out in the end even with all the gifts that were handed to you.

These are the factoids and they are undisputed.

The lack of a game even resembling major college football, the lack of depth and the overall lack of talent will spell your doom, Oh yeah I forgot to mention Jeramiah Mooose-Oh-li who will single handedly school, tool and tatoo you donkleys like every other team he has faced.

Donkeys pull carts, they don't play football.

My greatness and coolness is out for now, go ahead and RACK ME AGAIN BBBAAABBBBYYYY!!!

What if????

What if the world all you want. Why is it so hard for Oregon fans to live in reality? YOU GOT BEAT LAST YEAR. THIS IS THIS YEAR. Man up and quit being an idiot. If you think your team will win this year then fine. Shut up with the "what ifs" from last year. It does nothing but prove you are really an idiot.

HA...this child is funny.

You tell us to quit talking about last year, but then everyone of your fans says they'll win in a blowout because they won last year. Obviously BJC fans know nothing of college football and/or they haven't seen the Ducks play against a better quality team who plays legit football.

I personally think Oregon is going to flatten BSU with ease if they can get the passing game goin'...which they should. The Ducks had thrown 7 times the WHOLE game until a few minutes into the 4th quarter. SEVEN TIMES. Masoli threw 4 of those on the first series before he was cheap-shotted. So from the first series of the game to about 12 minutes left in the 4th, Oregon had 3 pass plays and 2 INT's from Harper.

Darron Thomas came in and DOMINATED your secondary. Don't say you were in prevent..THAT'S an excuse. I just watched the 4th quarter and BSU was blitzing left and right and dropping back in coverage. Actually playing harder than before..so please STFU.

If you really wanna...

...take credit for your "win" last year, thats fine. There are no what if's donkey boy. Only Facts that are undsputed. When you can wrap your tiny little brain around that, then try to comprehend the whuppin (do you like how I talked like a donkey right there) you are going to take on the pee in 6 days.

The only idiot is the turd who thinks that the tainted, asterisk filled "win" last year is proof enough that donkeys can fly and will win again.

When anyone who doesn't drag their knuckles on the ground (rules out the whole state of idaho) heres reasoning like that, well is it no wonder the powers that be stuck you in the wiggitty wac and will never let you out.

I am out again, rack me again, by the way.

WILL IT EVER END, NO WAY BBBAAAABBBBBYYYYY!!!!

There you go again...

So our lowly WAC secondary picked you off 4 times and your superior PAC 10 secondary couldn't reciprocate. Are seeing your self contradiction???

I mean you ARE the PAC 10 where guys like Matt Cassel get drafted even when they never start a game because of all of your PAC 10 depth.

Really...who are you guys trying to convince? Us or yourselves?

Skew stats however you want.

You picked off Harper twice and Darron Thomas once. Fumbles along with the INT's led to nearly all your points.

Not to mention BJC nearly lost to two true freshmen playing their first meaningful minutes. Seems the game's happenings were premeditated to me...Take out Masoli..no depth behind him. BJC finally has a chance.

You're right on Quackhead-

You're right on Quackhead- an Oregon win would indeed send the Boise fan base into an immediate spiral. The media up there has an uncanny knack for completely shutting up after a loss- as if keeping quiet about it may actually make the loss go away! Which is great if you are visiting relatives in the Boise TV viewing area over the holidays, as I occasionally do in a town outside of there- once Boise loses their bowl game (which is usually the case) you heard nothing NOTHING mentioned about Boise St. football for the rest of the holiday season! It is great.

I foresee many hard quiet times for Boise this year- along with your loss, we here in Nevada will turn the tide at the end of the year and break the embarrassing string of losses to them once and for all- it will happen this year no doubt- and I also foresee one or two more losses for them- either Tulsa or La. Tech will give them a depressing blue southern road trip, plus someone else in the WAC is going to surprise them- maybe it'll be the Vandals! Aside from their admittedly good defensive backfield (which is rare to see at Boise) there is nothing else on their team that even raises an eyebrow- and certainly is not deserving of a #14 ranking.

Put them in their deserved place Oregon- if you don't, I will never have respect for the Pac 10 north again

This is hilarious...

... coming from a Nevada fan. Nevada is 2-5 in bowl games as a I-A (FBS) program in 17 years. The wins are over powerhouses Ball State and Central Florida. The worst loss was by 23 to an unranked New Mexico for whom it was their first bowl win in 46 years. Meanwhile, Boise State is 5-4 in bowl games as a I-A (FBS) program in 13 years. The wins are over Louisville, UTEP, Iowa State, TCU, and Oklahoma. The worst loss was by 6 to #18 (AP final) Boston College. And incidentally, the Broncos are 9-3 vs Nevada since becoming a I-A (FBS) program (riding a 9 game winning streak), and are 23-12 over the Wolf Pack all time. I guess those numbers explain your hostility toward the Broncos.

MAJUBAWOLF

I'd say the main reason they seem quite too you is becuase they've moved on. I've come on here and thrown some smack around albeit not much. I have my opinion about this game and I've posted it. I know as a fan thats realistic when BSu lost to TCU last year I looked at the game and saw certain flaws that BSU didn't capitalize on and that cost them the game. However as a true college football fan I recognized that TCU was in fact part of the reason why. The Oregon was absolutely affected by the cheap shot on masoli, but the real reason they lost the game had more to do with UO defense or lack thereof. We can assume that had masoli played the whole game it may have turned out differently but certaily as a Nevada fan you no what assume means.
BSU is handling this pregame stuff like they always do. They worry about themselves. UO media and fan base have only their reputation to go on and spot off silly pregame banter. UO is riding emotions in this game BSU isn't their off preparing. I guarantee you getting up early is the key for BSU, if they do that maybe get up buy 2 tds then UO will ride that emotion down and then it will come down to heart. Does UO have heart????? We know BSU does.

Huh?

Oregon never talks about any game...ever. This is the first time I've ever heard anything being spouted in the media. And thats the reason...the media is trying to hype this game. Oregon's reporting it...Idaho's media tries to make it something it isn't.

You are right that whoever can get up early should be in the driver seat for the rest of the game. We'll see who starts 2009 with a bang.

say what you feel

Blount also added that hes not backing down from his statement. This is the donks national championship game. Donks have never had a bigger game at home in their history, thats why its being blown up by Idaho media. bs-who is even selling "buck the ducks" t-shirts too.(overpriced i'm sure). I think "Duck the donk" sounds way better.

Smart sayings

The one I thought was pretty clever for this upcoming game from BSU was "It's not a myth-Ducks do crash on the Blue" Any good ones coming out of Oregon?

ONCE AGAIN JC PENNY GIRL

you need to be corrected. BSU isn't selling those t-shirts. They were made up from a private intity and BSU filed a law-suit against Fred Meyer for trademark infringement.

I'm done!

once again horra

you need spell check.

NICE

really JC your serious? spell check. Really!

yes horra, spell check

really, yes really. Im not joking. Really! Or a dictionary. Really

NO WAY

really! seriously, I mean like totally serious? for really real real or just real?

you replied. hahaha

I thought you werent replying to me anymore? Just cant stay away can you?

Use capital letters. ee cummings has a devil for you.

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There is no life in Idaho...it is a mirror site on god's server. You were dreaming but it is over. Go to your residence and await our commands and THEN we will restore control...

Fred Meyer sold those, BSU objected, they were removed.

They were unauthorized accoriding to BSU. Please pay attention to NWCN. We all receive it over the air on KTVB 7.3 and 24/7 on 7.2 repeats KTVB news all day as well.

Three signals worth of news. We cannot share your miscomprehension.

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There is no life in Idaho...it is a mirror site on god's server. You were dreaming but it is over. Go to your residence and await our commands and THEN we will restore control...

And we did! Bang!

And we did! Bang!

You're right on Quackhead-

You're right on Quackhead- an Oregon win would indeed send the Boise fan base into an immediate spiral. The media up there has an uncanny knack for completely shutting up after a loss- as if keeping quiet about it may actually make the loss go away! Which is great if you are visiting relatives in the Boise TV viewing area over the holidays, as I occasionally do in a town outside of there- once Boise loses their bowl game (which is usually the case) you heard nothing NOTHING mentioned about Boise St. football for the rest of the holiday season! It is great.

I foresee many hard quiet times for Boise this year- along with your loss, we here in Nevada will turn the tide at the end of the year and break the embarrassing string of losses to them once and for all- it will happen this year no doubt- and I also foresee one or two more losses for them- either Tulsa or La. Tech will give them a depressing blue southern road trip, plus someone else in the WAC is going to surprise them- maybe it'll be the Vandals! Aside from their admittedly good defensive backfield (which is rare to see at Boise) there is nothing else on their team that even raises an eyebrow- and certainly is not deserving of a #14 ranking.

Put them in their deserved place Oregon- if you don't, I will never have respect for the Pac 10 north again

Wolfpack Who ?

Up here in Idaho we shoot wolves :)

Put down the WolfCrack pipe

The wolf crack fans are the most pathetic of all. The abysmal home attendance is disturbing. It has been a home game for the wicked witch of the north for the last two meetings. Cap r nick is so overated. The pack looked like beat puppies against the turttles in the hum bowl. Not much to get excited about in Reno accept maybee a bowling tournament or a plumbers convention.

YOU ruin BSU's Season?!

You are a delusional idiot.

Ducks

more experienced? Playing Idaho, Utah State, Idaho State, etc

eeeewwwwww!!!!

duckguts!

"we haven’t had a

"we haven’t had a conversation about Boise State once.”

I call Bee SSS on this one. How can you prepare for a team w/o ever mentioning them?

The ducks are so wound up about this little BSU program that they're going to implode...just like BSU did at Georgia years ago.

Peterson and the boys are playing this thing perfectly. Kelly and the Ducks...not so much.

A whuppin?

He knows where we are. I hope he doesn't get lost on the way. Will he be bringing his brie and Chardonnay?

I love late hits

Man up and take the beating Mr. Blount. Stop the whining. It makes you look weak.

Just Play Ball

All this talk is meaningless, and that includes BSU and Oregon fans talking smack. Let's just see who wins the game, then we'll talk!

You Wish

It's pretty inacurate to say Oregon is wound up. You look at those comments all at once and I can see how it would paint that picture. But they have come over the course of a couple months and at the prompting of the media who, we all know, love to stir the pot. Masoli says that "we're gonna take it to them" and people want to put words in his mouth that he's guaranteeing a victory when it should be obvious he's not. He's saying that the pressure is now on the Broncos. I can understand the need for BSU nation to hype this thing up since it's their only big game all season. Trust me, a certain home game on Haloween night looms much larger in the minds of Oregon players and fans.

Hear Hear

Good call maximus,
Nothing wrong with believing in your boyz, but some folks are of the attitude that opponent simply CANNOT WINN!! It's coming from both sides too. Why can't we all agree that this is gonna be a barn burner of a game and respect both programs so one fan base doesn't look foolish in the end.
Go Broncos!

Knuckledragger

Barn burner, respect...I think not.

First of all bjc has earned no respect. When they play a schedule and in a conference that has nothing but wanna be's and turds, but for the lone quality opponent in the Ducks, and one game, win or lose does not = respect or a spot at any bcs table.

Second, you donkeys have no clue what is coming your way. The speed on our team is something you never see and cannot handle. It'd not gonna be close. If the donkeys end up within 3TD's on the pee consider yourself as lucky as last year.

Lastly, the only fools will be donkey turd fans. Thinking they can play with the Ducks and beat us based on the game last year when they got every break in the world and still almost lost to th 5th stringer.

I'm out but much to donkey turd chagrin I'm here. Can you deal with that??

RACK ME AGAIN!! Got my special rack built yet as I commanded???

Yeah yeah Knuckledragger,

Yeah yeah Knuckledragger, that's good...never heard that one.
You know know I think I could reflect the substance of that whole diatribe with:
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