Tagged: Oregon Football History

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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,...

Recent History Shows Oregon is the New “Running Back U” 10

Recent History Shows Oregon is the New “Running Back U”

Nine 1,000-yard rushers, seven NFL backs, and a finish among the nation’s top-six in rushing over each of the past six seasons. That pretty much summarizes Oregon football’s ground attack since 1999, making it arguably the most prestigious factory of...

Tribute to Outstanding Former Duck/Native Oregonian Linebacker 3

Tribute to Outstanding Former Duck/Native Oregonian Linebacker

Oregon has seen many renowned linebackers.  Particularly in the past 20 years, many greats behind the D-line have led the team in tackles and stood out among defenders; anywhere from the “Gang Green era” to the Harrington era, all the...

Comparing Marcus Mariota to One of Oregon’s All-Time Greats 4

Comparing Marcus Mariota to One of Oregon’s All-Time Greats

“Johnny Football” may have received the most media hype among an emerging class of elite freshman quarterbacks in 2012 (deservedly so), but Marcus Mariota is arguably the most complete of the batch. The Flyin’ Hawaiian gave the Ducks a seamless...

Oregon Unknowns: An Unforgettable Halftime at Indiana 2

Oregon Unknowns: An Unforgettable Halftime at Indiana

A great trivia question for Duck football fans: What was the longest winning streak by a Duck team prior to their 11 straight in 2001-02 (counting overlapping seasons)?  Oregon finished the 1932 season with a win over LSU in the...

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Off-Season Delirium

Football season has passed, and once again Duck fans are left pining away - worthlessly, helplessly, as the months roll by.  Sure, we can watch basketball and baseball - and even try to claim they are as good as football because they’re...

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Oregon Uniforms: The Next Revolution

The University of Oregon has become the trendy, hip school that all the kids talk about.  We are fast.  We are talented.  We are sexy. Thanks to Nike and Uncle Phil, our beloved program gets to wear a new uniform...