College football notebook: High-scoring Ducks overcome injuries
TribLIVE Sports Videos
Oregon's defensive line was so depleted that backup tight end Koa Ka'ai and two other freshmen were pressed into emergency duty.
Big-play running back Kenjon Barner was bottled up all night, so freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota put the game on his arm.
Oregon (10-0, 7-0 Pac-12) overcame numerous hurdles to beat California, 59-17, on Saturday night to move into the top spot in The Associated Press poll.
“That's always been our philosophy,” coach Chip Kelly said of the “next man up” mantra. “We really got tested with it (Saturday). Our guys did a nice job. I can't say enough about what that young defensive line did.”
The Ducks were without four of their top five linemen coming into the game.
Commissioners meeting to discuss playoff format
Conference commissioners will meet Monday hoping to come to a decision on whether to have a six- or seven-game format for the new college football playoff.
Support has waned for adding a seventh marquee bowl game to the semifinal rotation. But there is still a strong possibility some type of automatic access to the system will be given to the Big East and four other conferences currently without a bowl of their own.
Seton Hill fires staff
Seton Hill fired football coach Joel Dolinski and his staff Sunday. Dolinski went 4-40 overall and 2-20 in the WVIAC over five seasons.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Starkey: Pederson had to go at Pitt
- Pederson’s 2nd tenure as the athletic director at Pitt comes to abrupt end
- Chryst returns home, named football coach at Wisconsin
- Steelers, young and old, thirst for opportunity to reach the postseason
- QB Smith is chief concern for Steelers’ defense
- Philly DA says no affidavits claimed by AG Kane in bribery case existed
- Steelers notebook: Brown leads WRs in Pro Bowl voting, Bell 2nd at RB
- Demolition project at Oliver’s Pourhouse in Greensburg moves forward
- Home of LeNature’s exec up for sale
- Toast of the Town: Explore Lawrenceville’s many watering holes
- With 3 more players possibly affected, Pens’ mumps fight escalates