Inside the Pac

Inside the Pac

Inside The Pac is widely recognized as the most comprehensive local sports program on television. Follow the Ducks, Beavers and the rest of the Pac-12 conference with exclusive action and interviews.

 

Inside the Pac Stanford searching for ways to stop Mariota Stanford searching for ways to stop Mariota
Almost every week, Stanford coach David Shaw delegates a backup quarterback to the scout team in practice who can best simulate the upcoming opponent.

Not this week.

Shaw's search for somebody on the roster to mimic Marcus Mariota and Oregon's up-tempo offense was deemed a lost cause. There's nobody who could even come close.
Inside the Pac Tale of 2 coaches: 'You take over and everybody says, Who?' Tale of 2 coaches: 'You take over and everybody says, Who?'
Oregon coach Mark Helfrich and Stanford's David Shaw shared some laughs when they met for the first time this offseason during an annual Pac-12 Conference meeting. Although they had never talked before, the similar circumstances that brought them together made them feel like they had known each other for years.
Inside the Pac Oregon at Stanford in Pac-12's game of the year Oregon at Stanford in Pac-12's game of the year
The matchup between Oregon and Stanford the past three seasons has been billed as the biggest game of the year on the West Coast, a de facto Pac-12 title game and national semifinal.
Inside the Pac Ducks ranked 3rd in first BCS standings Ducks ranked 3rd in first BCS standings
Alabama and Florida State hold the top two spots in the first BCS standings of the season. Oregon was a close third behind second-place Florida State.