Tagged: BCS National Championship

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Kani Benoit: The Small Division Underdog

Kani Benoit*, a redshirt freshman from Phoenix, Arizona, thought it was over. His dream of playing football for a top-tier program seemed unattainable. Though he received initial offers from 10 schools, he had trouble keeping them. And Oregon was really...

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The Winning Mindset

Attitude is everything.  And, while it was only two Ducks who expressed disappointment not being able to play in the National Championship, one has to wonder if that attitude has affected the rest of the team. To many fans it...

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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...

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Ducks Control Their Own Fate

Craig Strobeck With the release of the first BCS standings on Sunday night, Florida State – surprising to some – beat out Oregon for the No. 2 spot. After an impressive beat down of then No. 3-ranked Clemson, the Noles shot...

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Is the SEC’s BCS Rep in Trouble?

Craig Strobeck It has been labeled as the top conference in all of college football.  That is the reputation the SEC has been adorned with, largely on the back of its member schools having won seven consecutive BCS National Championship...

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BCS Review: Who has impressed the most?

Copyright-Andrew Shurtleff The BCS elites did nothing to tarnish their sparkling starts after the second week of the campaign’s March to Pasadena, but this weekend had exuberance nonetheless.  The nation’s top five teams saw only minor change, but upsets and rebounding...

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Pep Talk to Oregon Fans

Kevin Cline The college football season is finally upon us, but instead of writing a ridiculous pump-up article or “10 Reasons Why Oregon Will Win the Rose Bowl,” I think we need to take a step back and contemplate our expectations, remember the capricious...

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Mark Helfrich’s biggest challenges – Now!

Gary Breedlove Most fans are setting higher and higher expectations for the Ducks each season.  These increasing expectations lead logically to one thing: a National Championship.  But there is a big unknown this year in new head coach Mark Helfrich....