Oregon’s Resilient Seniors Deserve Our Respect

Ryan Robertson Editorials 40 Comments

Oregon football is back. There is no debating it. The last time Oregon won eight straight games, the Ducks were playing in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. That team sported a nine-game winning streak headed in to the Ohio State match-up. Since then, the longest Duck winning streak is six games. Until now. Oregon had Auburn on the …

Mario Cristobal Is Proving the Doubters Wrong

Joshua Whitted Editorials 101 Comments

As fans, it’s hard to let go of the past. Oregon fans still cling to the glory days at the beginning of the decade, when the Ducks were on the doorstep of a National Championship. But it’s not just the title-contending seasons that fans long for. So accustomed to scoring seven touchdowns a game and breaking 70-yard touchdowns routinely, fans …

You Say Arizona vs. Oregon, I Say Adams vs. Faber!

Darren Perkins Editorials 50 Comments

It’s Saturday morning, and with Charles Fischer being a late scratch from his usual Saturday slot, it falls upon me to get everyone pumped up for some Oregon football! There’s just one problem …. The Ducks have the day off. Thanks, Charles. So, I thought I’d get an early start on previewing the Arizona game by taking a quick look …

How the Ducks Can Crash the Playoff Party

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 73 Comments

ATTENTION DUCK FANS! We’ve got a shot at this whole playoff thing. On Tuesday, the College Football Playoff Committee announced its first set of top 25 rankings. As expected, Oregon was ranked seventh in the country behind a pair of Big Ten teams, three SEC teams and Clemson. There were a few surprises in the rankings, such as Ohio State …

Oregon Unleashes New-Look Triple Option on USC

Joshua Whitted Analysis 70 Comments

Everybody loves an exciting, explosive spread-option offense. The Ducks had one of their own under Chip Kelly and Mark Helfrich, and many legendary offenses have thrived using this still-effective scheme. However, with defenders becoming bigger, faster and stronger, and with the importance of having a healthy starting quarterback, head coaches of spread schemes now have to determine whether it’s worth …

Coach Woody Analysis: Ducks Win, but Lose Their Poise

Coach Ken Woody Coach Woody's Analysis 54 Comments

Last weekend the Oregon Ducks demolished USC 56-24 on the Trojans’ hollowed turf, but the game was not the classic that it could have been. Coach Mario Cristobal’s team rang up 12 penalties, 10 of which were personal fouls for a total of 157 yards. You could describe some of these fouls, particularly two on Troy Dye, as deliberate and …

Playoff Rankings Are Coming! Is Oregon Set to Crash the Party?

Jon Joseph Editorials 77 Comments

“Telegram! Singing telegram for Coach Kyle Whittingham!” “I’m your man. I’m Coach Whittingham. What’s up, my man?” “I have a singing telegram for you, Coach, from Puddles in Eugene. Without further adieu, this is for you and your team, too.” [To the tune of “See You In September?”]  Will I see Ute in December? Will I see Ute when the …

Note to Ducks: The Trojans Will Be Back

Darren Perkins Editorials 105 Comments

In explosive fashion, the Ducks destroyed USC on Saturday night. But as we all know, USC isn’t really USC right now, and hasn’t been for a decade. They’ve painfully spent the past 10 years learning what their blue-blood counterparts learned long ago; that in the modern era of college football you can’t rely on reputation alone. But, make no mistake …

USC GameDay: Venerate Verdell’s Vision!

Charles Fischer Analysis 333 Comments

This is certainly an article where we want to discuss the USC game, but something even more important than my fondness for alliteration (The Title) needs to be touched upon. If a football hack like yours truly is going to criticize the coaching decisions when I feel they are wrong, then for credibility to be maintained — I must give …

Three Times Oregon vs USC Proved to Be a Classic

Cameron Johansson Editorials 49 Comments

Time to open up the DVR and realize that we’ve seen this movie before. The seventh-ranked Oregon Ducks are set to face off against the under-appreciated USC Trojans football team. Oregon is coming off a thrilling victory against Mike Leach’s Cougars while the Trojans are coming off a come-from-behind win against Colorado. This is not the first time Oregon has …