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Duck D Line Wants To Get After Painter

Cole Linehan

The talk this week about the Oregon-Purdue game has focused on the team speed Oregon has compared to the stable presence and strong arm of Purdue quarterback Curtis Painter. Unlike the quarterbacks the Ducks saw in Oregon's first two games, Painter isn't likely to take off and be another running back weapon. However, according to Duck defensive tackle Cole Linehan, Oregon needs to be prepared.

"He's a very talented quarterback, a much different animal than the first two guys we went against," observed Cole Linehan of Curtis Painter. "He doesn't run around but he does have a really strong arm and can get the ball down field really well." Painter threw for 286 yards and two touchdowns in the Boilermaker's 44-10 win over Northern Colorado last week. Last season Painter's quarterback...

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