Author: Brian Libby

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Oregon vs. Football Elites: The Empires Strike Back

Watching this college football season play out, be it Oregon‘s collapse or the rise of teams like Washington and Nebraska, I was reminded that there have always been two ways of looking at the world. In the west, where monotheistic...

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Firing Mark Helfrich Is Fool’s Gold

Imagine the horror: your team has patiently built itself from its historically-mediocre origins to become one of the nation’s elite, with a succession of conference titles and high NFL draft picks, when one year suddenly everything falls apart. Your genius...

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Oregon’s New Uniforms: Are We Still Innovating?

Seventeen years ago, the Ducks football team changed its identity. With a new uniform redesign courtesy of Nike, head coach Mike Bellotti’s troops began the 1999 season looking very different from Duck teams of seasons past. Gone was the interlocking...

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Is Oregon’s Football Preseason Ranking Too Low?

Handicapping the 21st-ranked Ducks’ chances of proving prognosticators wrong. This August, preseason polls have been unkind to Oregon compared to recent years, with the Ducks ranked No. 24 in the first Associated Press poll and No. 21 by Sports Illustrated. In 2015,...

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A Case for Keeping it Simple

Although Oregon has now been a winning program for more than 25 years (dating to the 1989 Independence Bowl season), and much of that success has been due to the continuity of its coaching staff — with assistants like Don...

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The Precipice of Immortality

Four years ago, we as Oregon fans experienced both our proudest moment and our most heartbreaking: a national championship lost on the last play of the game. At the time, as much as we wanted our beloved Ducks to break...

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Cowboy Comments: Blown Out, but Undaunted

Wyoming’s head coach and players praise Oregon but take inspiration from many successful moments against the Ducks Although the score line of Saturday’s game was a comfortable 48-14 win for Oregon, the Wyoming Cowboys can hold their heads high under...

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A Game to Build a Dream On

It took a little time on Saturday night at the Moda Center for both the Ducks and their fans to come alive.  Make no mistake: the atmosphere was festive, with a crowd of yellow and (in Illinois’ case) orange-clad fans...

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Monday Validation

from Video Call it a tale of three birds: the Eagle, the Ducks and eating crow.  Or maybe, just maybe, you can call it the ultimate validation of Oregon football on a grand scale. When Monday Night Football debuted on...