Pac-12 Championship GameDay: Is Utah YOUR Oregon Blueprint?

Charles Fischer Editorials 351 Comments

What was your expectation of what Oregon would become when Coach Mario Cristobal took over as head coach? How different is it from nearly two years ago when his command of the Oregon program began? Consider what your vision of Oregon football was going to become in your fantasy (c’mon … we all do it), and ask yourself if that …

Kayvon Thibodeaux Is Heating Up at the Right Time

Joshua Whitted Analysis 40 Comments

It’s a beautiful thing when elite talent meets proper technique. That’s what’s happening with Oregon’s all-world freshman pass rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux as the season nears its end. After a relatively quiet start to the season, Thibodeaux has emerged as Oregon’s best pass rusher, leading the team in tackles for loss and sacks. Thibodeaux’s physical attributes (size, length, athleticism, etc.) have …

Coach Woody Analysis: Ducks Need More than the Pistol to Beat Utah

Coach Ken Woody Coach Woody's Analysis 118 Comments

Oregon won the Civil War 24-10 to give coach Mario Cristobal a fine 10-2 record, but left a majority of Duck fans with less than celestial euphoria. Former All-American and Heisman Trophy candidate Justin Herbert performed as the good soldier he is at quarterback; good enough to tip the scales over an Oregon State team that refused to be overwhelmed, …

Ducks Basketball Slips up in Paradise

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 19 Comments

In the first big week of the college basketball season, both the Oregon Men’s and Women’s basketball teams were subject to their first losses. While that can be disappointing, there’s reason to believe it might just be a small hiccup on their resumes. The Men played what was most likely the toughest three-game stretch any team in the country will …

Oregon’s Offensive Woes Start at the Top

Darren Perkins Editorials 152 Comments

It’s amazing how a coach who puts such an emphasis on being “tough” can trot out an offense that’s so weak. We get it, Coach Mario Cristobal. You want to control the ball, control the clock, dominate the line of scrimmage, and run vertically between the tackles. This is great when it works, but when it doesn’t, you simply look …

Nothing Civil About Oregon’s Win Over In-State Rival

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 110 Comments

Hey Duck fans, it’s that beautiful time of year again. A time dedicated to stuffing yourself with turkey and pumpkin pie, spending time with family and friends and, most importantly, showing our little brother who the king of Oregon football really is. After a playoff-crushing defeat last week against Arizona State in the desert, Oregon looked to regroup and refocus …

OSU GameDay: Lil’ Brother Is Cute, but Still Needs to Be Thrashed

Charles Fischer Editorials 151 Comments

I cried “Wolf” last week with good reason, as my concerns about the inexperience of the current coaching staff mentally preparing the team were well founded. Should we be worried about Oregon State coming to Autzen today as well? Oh yeah. My friends, I grew up in Corvallis and am a Beaver fan except in Civil War, and thus have …

Ducks Land “Their Guy” Noah Sewell

Garrett Sharp-Craig Recruiting 30 Comments

After months of anticipation and expectation, Oregon football and coach Mario Cristobal have finally landed their top recruiting target, inside linebacker Noah Sewell. Noah is Oregon all-world sophomore left tackle Penei Sewell‘s younger brother. Although some have argued that Sewell is oversized for an inside linebacker —  he is listed at 6 ft. 2 in. and weighs 266 lbs. — …

Oregon Keeps Defenses Guessing With Fake Screen Play

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 16 Comments

If there’s one thing that this Oregon Ducks offense does better than any before, it’s the screen game. Not only has Coach Marcus Arroyo designed some very effective screen plays, but he also has an uncanny feel for calling them at just the right time. This kind of success leads to even more effective constraint plays. Multiple times this season, …

Coach Woody Analysis: Ducks Collapse in the Desert

Coach Ken Woody Coach Woody's Analysis 38 Comments

Oregon was shocked by Arizona State’s Jayden Daniels, an 18-year old freshman quarterback, who blitzed the Duck secondary for 408 yards passing, including going 5 for 5 on deep bombs. Three such bombs resulted in touchdowns, paving the way for a 31-28 win and an end to the Sun Devils’ four-game losing streak. Oregon’s defense looked lethargic, and it showed …

Oregon Basketball Bursting out of the Gates

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 12 Comments

Both the Oregon Men’s and Women’s basketball teams are undefeated in the early stages of the 2019-2020 season. This is no surprise for the Women, who came into the season as the number-one team in the nation, with many picking them as favorites to win the national championship. However, it has been an unusually fast start for the men, who …