Have you watered your living room rug lately?
The University of Oregon waters its football rug all the time, and it's causing some concern among rival coaches.
A Pacific 10 spokesman confirmed that Washington Coach Don James complained to the conference's office about Oregon's watering its artificial OmniTurf surface a few hours before last Saturday's game between the Huskies and the Ducks at Autzen Stadium.
The spokesman also said USC Coach Larry Smith has made inquiries to the Pac-10 about Oregon's watering habits. His Trojans will play the Ducks Saturday in Eugene, Ore. Smith wouldn't comment on the matter Thursday.
OmniTurf is the so-called state of the art of artificial surfaces. An Oregon spokesman said the field is usually watered several hours before a game and also before its own practices.