College Football: How Do You Make a Champion?

Jon Joseph Editorials

COACH: “Son, this is your fifth year in the program.” STUDENT ATHLETE: “Spot on Coach. Gimme five, my man.” COACH: “Give you five? What, as-a-once-upon-a-time, a 5-Star recruit, have you given me or this team? I can’t figure out whether you are lacking in intelligence, or are you simply apathetic?” STUDENT ATHLETE : “Coach, I don’t know, and I don’t …

Oregon Football at a Crossroads

Jordan Ingram Editorials

The Oregon Ducks football program is teetering on the edge of total collapse. Nevermind the embarrassing and infuriating loss to the Utah Utes in the Pac-12 Championship game, led by Anthony Brown and one of the worst quarterback performances in recent memory. (Ahem. Why not play Ty Thompson in the second half? I’ll wait.) If we can set that aside, the future looks …

The Oregon Offense: QB Trap RPO

Coach Eric Boles Analysis

En route to a 38-29 victory over the Oregon State Beavers, the Oregon Ducks scored points on six of their seven offensive drives. Five of those drives ended with a touchdown. That is a really efficient game by the offense and one of those touchdowns came by way of the QB Trap RPO. This is a play that Coach Joe …

Oregon Football: Ducks Spank Beavers, Clinch Pac-12 North

Jordan Ingram Editorials

Ladies and gentlemen, revenge is officially on the menu for Dec. 3 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. After one of his most complete performances this season, quarterback Anthony Brown led the No. 11 Oregon Ducks past in-state rival Oregon State Beavers 38-29 in a chippy, rock-em sock-em matchup on Saturday at Autzen Stadium. The Ducks (10-2, 7-2) clinched the Pac-12 North for …