Ducks, You Need To Read These

Earlier this afternoon, I received this email from a friend. As opposed to endless forwarding, One Click Sports News has decided to post these quotations in the hopes of sparing you endless scrolling and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Keep on checking back with throughout the weekend for quotes from the game that will hopefully live on for long time.


Best Quote About Autzen Ever

“Sitting in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Oregon’s Autzen Stadium is one of college football’s hidden jewels. Before kickoff, Autzen is as peaceful as the Willamette River, which runs through Eugene just a few minutes from the stadium. After kickoff, the fans – even the alumni – forget who they are, where they come from and what their degree is in. The audience adopts a new collective identity for the next three-and-a-half hours: the 12th, 13th and 14th man. Autzen’s 59,000 strong make the Big House collectively sound like a pathetic whimper. It’s louder than any place I’ve ever been, and that includes “The Swamp” at Florida, “The Shoe” in Columbus and “Death Valley” at Louisiana State. Autzen Stadium is where great teams go to die.” – J. Brady McCullough, The Michigan Daily.

Top 10 Stadium Lists

“I’m back to list the overall top 10 most intimidating stadiums in the nation. … For the overall top 10, it’s back to the basics — the 10 most intimidating stadiums for one game and one game only.

1. Autzen Stadium, Oregon
2. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Florida
3. Kyle Field, Texas A&M
4. Tiger Stadium, LSU
5. Doak Campbell Stadium, Florida State
6. Ohio Stadium, Ohio State
7. Lane Stadium, Virginia Tech
8. Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn
9. Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame
10. Memorial Stadium, Nebraska

Trust me on Autzen. Just go to the place and soak it all in. Before they throw dirt on you, take a trip to Eugene one fall Saturday. … Autzen Stadium is a zoo; there’s no other way to say it. Get inside your own 20 in a tight game, and you can forget about A.) hearing; B.) avoiding false starts and C.) success.” – Matt Hayes, SportingNews.

“Top 10 College Football Stadiums. … 10. Autzen Stadium. … You can have your cookie cutter Midwest stadiums and the beauty and pageantry of Southern traditions. We’ll take the most hostile atmosphere this side of Gainesville any day, anyway.” – MSNBC.

“Top Five most-underrated College football atmospheres: … 5. Autzen Stadium. It’s not so much the atmosphere as the noise. Wow. Just 54,000-plus fans, but the noise rattles all over the place. Night games are similar to LSU’s Tiger Stadium.” – Houston Chronicle.

The Noise

“Per square yard, the loudest stadium in the history of the planet.” Keith Jackson – ABC Sports.

“The Autzen Bounce causes deafness in laboratory rats.” – Dennis Dodd, CBSSportsline.

“Q: What would you say the loudest stadiums are? Corso: I think Autzen Stadium. Per person, the Oregon stadium is the loudest stadium I’ve ever been in. The fact that it’s so low to the ground doesn’t allow the sound to escape.” Lee Corso, ESPN GameDay.

“If you’ve never been to a game at Autzen Stadium do yourself a favor and get there soon. One word for the experience. Loud. Hurt your ears loud. Make them bleed loud. The Big Ten has nothing as loud as Autzen.” –

“Per capita, Autzen is the loudest venue in all of college football.” J. Brady McCollough, The Michigan Daily.

“It’s very tough. The crowd there is unbelievably educated on when to be loud and when to calm down when they have the ball. It’s just a very tough environment with the noise and just trying to communicate.” – Jeff Tedford, Cal HC

“They are very difficult to beat at home. The crowd is, from every report I get, from every coach I’ve spoken with, a real factor. You have to learn to communicate without talking, because talking doesn’t do you any good.” – Lloyd Carr, Michigan HC (before playing at Autzen).

“That’s the loudest stadium I’ve ever been in.” – Lloyd Carr, Michigan HC (after playing at Autzen).

“Crowd noise is almost an unfair advantage. You can’t check plays, you seemingly have less time on the play clock and everything starts to feel really rushed.” – Troy Taylor, Cal QB

“They’re going to be loud from the first snap until the last snap. They are right on top of you and they’re just relentless.” – Barry Alvarez, Wisconsin HC.

“You can hear a pin drop when their offense is on the field, and when our offense is out there, it’s like being in a thunderstorm.” – Thomas DeCloud, Cal Safety.



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10 responses to “Ducks, You Need To Read These

  1. Mel

    Was there for the 109th Civil War game. The place Rocked!!!



    I know yall think yall know football out WEST, but how in the WORLD can you not put CLEMSON’s “DEATH VALLEY” in your top 10 for Stadium noise. Before you go off making these rankings, you have to visit all of them. It’s obvious you’ve never been to Clemson or maybe even the East Coast to hear the Reputation that CLEMSON carries. Travel before you make some list from your plush office.

    • steve

      (yall) need to read the articles its the coaches, players, and announcers saying this about autzen not some homer fan, its corso, heibstreet, loydd carr, keith jackson, brent musberger, and endless coaches and players, we are loud, we are smart about it, and thats all there is to it. im sure clemson is loud but nobodys talking about it but you.

  3. Barrett –

    This is not our list. That list is from The Sporting News.

    Actually, I was born in the state that is home to the other Tigers and another Death Valley. So, I am familiar with your reputation. I also visited one of my sisters while she attended another football powerhouse that calls themselves the Tigers, too. So, traveling is not the problem.

    The problem for Clemson seems to be originality. How many Tigers and Death Valleys can there be?


    PS Barrett, you got me. I Facebooked you.

  4. Jedd

    I was in the military and have been to many college football games. Including Clemson…I ws stationed in Charleston. Autzen stadium is absolutley the loudest stadium in the US. If you dont believe me then take a trip to Eugene, Oregon and get a ticket. The same type of fanbase that rocks “The Pit” at Mac Court rocks the student section at Autzen. EVERYONE is loud there no matter age or size. It is absolutley amazing and will put goosebumps on your neck.

  5. Scott

    I’ve been to the Swamp, Death Valley, Kyle Field at Texas A&M, the Big House etc. I can tell you that Autzen Stadium is louder than all of them. Last year during the USC vs. Oregon game, USC had maybe 7 false starts by the student section. You can be biased and say your place is louder, but bottom line:

    The Zoo at Autzen Stadium is where great teams go to die….

    USC, Oklahoma, Michigan……. who is next?

  6. Autzen Stadium is “The House of Loud”.

  7. Lee Garber

    At Autzen, you can see the goals posts shake!!!


  8. A.J.

    From a factual point of view, this isn’t even close…. I’ve been to the best of the SEC stadiums; Tennessee @ Florida, Alabama @ LSU, Auburn @ Alabama and Georgia @ Auburn. I’ve been to Death Valley-Clemson when they played FSU….I’ve been to the Horseshoe- Michigan @ Ohio St. and I’ve been to the best the Big-12 has to offer- Texas @ Texas A&M and the Red River Rivalry- Oklahoma -vs- Texas. All great college football environments. But every one of the aforementioned venues are nothing compared to what they have in Eugene, Oregon- Autzen Stadium. I went to the 2007 USC @ Oregon game and 2 years later I still hear the echo’s of the F5 Tornado-like continuous sound of ‘OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO’ in unison. I have no way to articulate how ridiculously loud it was. I recently learned, that game was the loudest game ever recorded in the history of college football…. out of curiosity I wanted to know the top 5 loudest games, so I looked it up… #5. BYU @ Oregon 1990, #4. Arizona St. @ Oregon 2007, #3 Oklahoma @ Oregon 2006 and #2 Oregon St. @ Oregon 2001. As you can see, there is no argument here… When asked what he thought about playing at Autzen, Michigan Coach Lloyd Carr said He’d never come back….and later advised LSU Coach Les Miles not accept a home and home series for the ’06 and ’07 seasons offered by Oregon. Coach Miles declined… and who in their right mind can blame him. I’ve often heard that Autzen is where great teams go to die…. it’s also where people with good hearing go deaf.

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