Author: Max Blumenthal

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Prepping for a Rematch Starts Now

Craig Strobeck “Oregon loses against physical teams.” What has been the Achilles heel for the Ducks in the past proves unfortunately true, once again.  The crux — the Cardinal ran the ball more than 50 times.  They dominated the trenches on both sides of...

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The Payback Game: Do the Ducks Have DAT’s Back?

Kevin Cline De’Anthony Thomas came out this week saying the Ducks would score “at least 40 points” against the Cardinal this coming Thursday.  On the surface, this seems ridiculous given the 17-14 OT loss Oregon suffered in last year’s match-up....

Stanford will be the biggest game of the season. 2

A Legacy to be Determined

Kevin Cline Bye weeks should provide teams the opportunity to rest tired legs, get healthy and have a mental refresher.  But for this team, the pressure is always on.  The Ducks won’t play their next game until Thursday, November 7th.  And...

At Autzen Stadium the Oregon Ducks meet the UCLA Brunis in Pac-12 Football. 2

A Tale of Two Halves

Craig Strobeck To channel Charles Dickens: it was the best of Ducks, it was the worst of Ducks.  But . . . in reverse order. Saturday’s game against UCLA felt like two separate games, with the first half being as...

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Disregard the Meaningless BCS Standings . . . for now

Craig Strobeck Every year, the media (ESPN, especially) loves to talk about the much-anticipated BCS standings.  Assorted computers have churned out their initial numbers, electronically ranking the country’s best teams but at this point, it’s not the focus for most...

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Draft Stock For Future NFLers

Kevin Cline When it comes to college football, only the most dedicated fans look forward to the spring.  That is the time for the NFL Draft, where we get to see which NFL team picks up our favorite Ducks players. ...

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Top 5 – The Oregon Recruiting Pitch

Steve Francis Athletes from all over the country flock to Eugene to see what it’s all about.  Many football recruits come on official visits where coaches, administrators and even current students try to persuade them to come here.  There are...

LB Rodney Hardrick puts pressure on QB Connor Wood 0

Ducks’ Defense Flies Under the Radar

Cliff Grassmick Ask anyone around the country what they know about the Oregon Ducks and you will hear phrases like “flashy uniforms” or “read option” or “no-huddle offense.”  What might not come up is the defensive side of the ball.  Even...