Author: Mike Merrell

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College Football 2015: A Mess of a Season

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out The czars who run college football must be ecstatic! With just a week to go in the regular college football season, the landscape is a complete mess. For the post-season lineup, there’s all sorts of room for... 0

Mrs. Duck’s Lovely Week

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out In a football season that has certainly had its downs, the Oregon Ducks have emerged as one of the best — if not the best — teams in the conference. A national championship is out of the...

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Jokers, Comedians and Petty Thieves

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out As the 2015 college football season turns the corner toward the home stretch, the Oregon Ducks are finally starting to hit on at least six or seven cylinders, but as far as a playoff berth goes – it is...

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Ducks’ Coaching Secures Big Win in the Desert

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Reminiscent of the Joey Harrington-led Miracle in the Desert of 2000, the Oregon Ducks once again broke hearts in Tempe, Arizona with a 61-55 triple overtime win over the Arizona State Sun Devils Thursday night. In what...

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Toss Out Those St. Chipstopher Medals

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out There’s no doubt about it — Chip Kelly changed the game of college football and Oregon was blessed to have him during his short tenure. But there’s a segment of Oregon football fans who have taken it...

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Rugby Punters, Hurry up and Pac-12 Refs

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out What an exciting era for college football! Globalization, which began with soccer-style place kickers, has taken the next step forward with rugby-style punters, and hurry-up spread offenses are producing basketball-esque scores. It seems a pity that the...

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It Takes a Little Bit o’ Soul

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out With Saturday night’s loss to Washington State it is now pretty much official that this year’s version of Oregon football is going down as a bad year, the end of the streak, or some other description that...

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Blame It on Marcus Mariota

There are some things that everybody who has anything to do with athletics should learn, and this holds true for athletes, coaches, friends, family and fans. Two of these things are winning with grace and losing with grace. The Ducks... 8

Little Brother Ducks Will Strike Back

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out The Oregon Ducks certainly came out the “little brother” against the Utah Utes Saturday night. Being branded a little brother smarts. And no matter what happens, you will be reminded from time to time that you are...

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Utes Parade Players Through Post-Presser

The Utah Utes’ Saturday night 62-20 thrashing of Oregon was a monumental win for the program, just as it was a monumental loss for the Ducks. Programs’ approaches to post-game press conferences vary to a degree. Sometimes it’s just the...

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Season’s First Quarter Reveals Hypocrisy, Lies and Hope

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out It’s incredible and yet it’s still surprising. Beating Georgia State, 61-28, using a generous helping of second, third and fourth stringers just wasn’t enough blood for too many fans. What seems to be forgotten is that September...

Oregon Football takes on the Eagles of Eastern Washington in their season opener of the 2015 season. This is an anticipated game as Oregon fans will see new QB Vernon Adams for the first time in a Duck Uniform. (photo Copyright John D. Sperry) 3

Ducks’ Schedule Stacked for Winning

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Duck fans saw their fondest dreams and deepest fears unfold Saturday night in a victorious offensive battle against FCS Eastern Washington. The Ducks tied the NCAA record for most consecutive games (69) with at least one touchdown...