Vols Fan Rips Oregon in Video – Has Mind Changed by End of Game


Craig Strobeck

Eleven years after Mississippi State took a 36-13 loss in Autzen Stadium, a new SEC foe finally decided to make the long journey west in hopes of exposing what some think is an overrated Oregon football team.  The Tennessee Volunteers – and what seemed like half their state – arrived in Eugene with a “shock the world” mentality, rallying Friday night at the campus bars by singing Tennessee fight songs and driving  their personalized tailgating truck to the Autzen parking lot.

One Tennessee fan in particular, truly believed the Oregon Ducks are “a bunch of Pac-12 rejects” who do not belong in the upper echelon of college football.  He goes on to not only rip on the Ducks football program but the city of Eugene as well, claiming  “it rains 300 days a year” here and it is “basically home to a bunch of guys who like to play hacky sack and smoke hookah pipes.”  He went on to post three more similar videos trashing left and right the Ducks and Eugene.

With the kick off, Tennessee acted the part of a prototypical SEC team’s physicality and play.  They dominated the line on both sides of the ball and went up 7-0, after forcing rare consecutive threes-and-out on a potent Oregon offense.  This was shaping up to be the first competitive contest in Autzen since the Stanford game back in November of last year. Within the blink of an eye, this all changed with Oregon scoring 38 straight points before halftime, and adding 21 more in the second half.  After a slow start, Marcus Mariota threw for a career-high 456 yards showing the non-believers what the Oregon Ducks could do on a national stage, while propelling himself to the front of the Heisman trophy race.

The Tennessee vlogger who tore the Ducks apart in multiple videos, was humbled by the massacre he witnessed.  After the game he posted a new video titled “A thorn in my pride” apologizing to the fans and the state as a whole, and praising the Ducks football program.

So far, Oregon has lived up to their hype with three games that could be considered laughers.  Slowly, they are beginning to gain respect from the rest of the country and hopefully after January 6th everyone will consider the Ducks a national powerhouse.

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Luc Hancock

Luc Hancock

Luc Hancock is a senior at the University of Oregon majoring in Public Relations. He is from San Francisco, California and loves all sports, with his favorites being baseball and basketball. Luc is a die hard bay area sports fan and has been spoiled with the recent success of his teams in the past year. He did not become a Ducks fan until he came to the university 3 years ago, but now accepts them along with his other favorite teams. When Luc is not writing, thinking, or playing sports, he enjoys watching Seinfeld reruns and hanging out with friends. Luc is open to feed back. Follow him on twitter @luchancock

  • hokieduck

    Too funny. I grew up in the South and I can assure you that this is the kind of fan base one finds everywhere in the SEC. Born and bred on football and country music, they live and die and bleed the colors of their teams.

    I love the passion that people have for sports and thought his bravado pre-game was amusing. At least he had the chutzpah to send out a post-game vid. Props for that.

    Lastly, I give him credit for even knowing what a hookah pipe is. Poor little Tennessee basement boy. He is going to endure some more pain this year; UT truly has one of the nastiest schedules in the entire country.

  • joshhall

    Wow, he makes some really logical points. Smart guy.

  • gdub

    I liked his hog leg triple chin!

  • Dianna Mai

    What a IDIOT, Pork Rhine! Go out and Slop the Pig’s.

  • Jon Sousa

    Wow! Forget all the dumb stuff he said in the first videos. Look at his apology. The vast majority of people would just run and hide. He manned up and gave a sincere apology. It takes guts to do that. He is young and will grow from this experience.

    Let’s all be humble and enjoy the blessings we have. This situation reminds me of one of my favorite quotes. “Let not him who puts on his armor boast as him who takes it off” (Ahaz to Benhadad). It doesn’t matter who says what before the fight, let’s do our best and let the game play itself out.

  • hoboduck

    “I love the passion that people have for sports and thought his bravado pre-game was amusing.” Amusing, hokieduck? I was laughing my ass off with tears in my eyes.
    I guess I have a weird sense of humor. I like this kid and do not mind the trash talk at all. It is akin to “yo mamas so fat….etc.” In his next vid, I actually thought I saw him tear up over his teams downfall and gridiron ineptitude. Balzy to come back to eat that humble pie.
    What a great read Luc….thanks.
    Go Ducks WTD

    • eatmyduck

      Dudes got more chins than a Chinese phone book and they all quivered when he was tearing up.