The New Oregon Defense: Defensive Line Stemming

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 3 Comments

Stemming across the defensive line is a simple yet effective tactic that new defensive coordinator Andy Avalos will implement in the Oregon Duck defense. In short, stemming is a shift from the defensive line, right before the snap of the ball, used to confuse the offensive line. The better the defense is at recognizing the offense’s snap count, the more …

Pac-12 … Show us the MONEY!

Jon Joseph Editorials 22 Comments

When it comes to all things capitalism, even avowed socialists should listen when the Wall Street Journal speaks. Below are the WSJ’s 25 most valuable college football programs. All forms of revenue, including media distributions, are taken into account. 1. Texas 2. Ohio State 3. Alabama 4. Michigan 5. Notre Dame 6. Georgia 7. Oklahoma 8. Auburn 9. LSU 10. …

Oregon Swings and Misses on Top Recruiting Targets

Joshua Whitted Recruiting 93 Comments

Recruits have been flocking to Oregon, with four prospects committing in the past couple of weeks. With all of the momentum they’re building, many assume that the Ducks are right on track to at least match their recruiting success from the 2019 cycle, in which they finished with a top-10 class. But don’t be fooled. A flurry of three-star commits …

Analysis: DeForest Buckner Was One Ferocious Defensive End

Jay MacPherson Analysis 6 Comments

(My friends, we have a “blast-from-the-past” as we have an unpublished article about star defensive tackle DeForest Buckner from 2015. He has gone on to a career with the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL, but I thought it would be fun to see some highlights of him while with the Ducks during the long off-season. Enjoy!)  Charles Fischer ——————————————————————————————————— The …

Golden Era vs. Now: Has Oregon’s Run Game REALLY Changed?

Jeremy Mosier Analysis 38 Comments

Expectations weigh heavily on the Oregon offense this year, no sense shying away from it. The meteoric rise of Oregon football in the early 2000s was fueled by innovation, executed at a blur-like tempo and presented in uniforms unlike anything ever seen. This overload of stimuli throughout the “Golden Era” of Oregon football (2009-2014) has cast a shadow over the …

Are We Forgetting About Nevada and Montana?

Cameron Johansson Editorials 27 Comments

It’s no secret the Oregon Ducks’ non-conference schedule has been lackluster at best in recent years. Arguably, their toughest non-conference opponent since the departure of the Mark Helfrich regime has been a subpar Nebraska team. Last year, the Ducks saw Bowling Green, Portland State and San Jose State. Those teams didn’t provide much of a challenge, nor did they serve …

Finding Reinforcements for the Great Wall of Oregon

Joshua Whitted Recruiting 44 Comments

Elite offensive line play will always be the foundation of Oregon football under Mario Cristobal. The former lineman is one of the best in the business at coaching and developing pro-ready players at the position. That showed in 2018 when three of the Ducks’ five starting linemen made Pro Football Focus’ All-Pac-12 Team, with perhaps their best tackle Penei Sewell …