Since the new year is upon us, many of us have made our resolutions for the year 2013. This got me thinking: what are some things that we could hope for as Ducks fans this year?
My first 2013 resolution would be for Oregon football to go undefeated, and pave their way to the national championship game. To do this, of course, we need talent across the board as well as better special teams. Whether it’s been kickoffs, field goals, or kickoff coverage, our special teams has been average. With play-makers on offense returning, like Mariota and Thomas combined with Byron Scott and with the Thomas Tyner era about to begin, this could be the year the Ducks finally get over the hump.
Secondly, I want Oregon volleyball to make another deep run in the tournament. The Ducks are losing 5 players to graduation including AVCA player of the year Alaina Bergsma, but hopefully Oregon can pick up right where they left off.
My third Ducks resolution is to see Ducks baseball go to the championship game. Oregon is coming into this season ranked sixth and will look to junior Jimmie Sherfy to live up to the Pre-Season All American hype.
Oregon making the NCAA tournament in March would also make my year. The Ducks are 11-2, and travel to Corvallis on Sunday to open up conference play against Oregon State. These next few weeks of conference games will be an indication of how good Ducks basketball really is, especially on January 10th when we take on Arizona.