Building Lanning’s Defense: Who’s Calling the Shots?

David Marsh Editorials

We haven’t seen an official announcement or media introduction yet, but it appears that Dan Lanning has hired Chris Hampton to replace Matt Powledge, who left to become the DC at Baylor. Hampton’s twitter bio states that he is Oregon’s Co-Defensive Coordinator and Safeties coach, and there are tweets that show he is out on the recruiting trail, which is …

Why the NBA is So Popular Around the World

OregonReigns Editorials

What is the NBA? The NBA is basketball at the highest level possible. The home of the game is the United States of America, and no matter how much it has spread around the world, no matter how popular it is, it’s still the strongest championship on the planet – in fact, the United States Open. The NBA is one …

Oregon Football News and Happenings

Darren Perkins Editorials

The 2022 season might be over, but college football is undoubtedly a 24/7/365 institution. Here we are in mid-January and all kinds of interesting stuff is happing. Let us jump to it. Ducks Hire New Defensive Coach The offense certainly was not in short supply this past season for the Ducks. But, the defense, while talented, did not always play …

Has Cincinnati and TCU Proven the Path for Oregon?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

There have not been underdog teams in the BCS/CFB Playoff very often, as the two or four team playoff has been dominated by the usual powers. Yet for two years in a row–a group of five program or a power five program who was unranked at the season’s beginning made the small four team playoff. This is considered almost impossible …

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Oregon Ducks Football: Who Is Brayden Platt?

Alex Heining Editorials

Our Oregon Ducks football program just keeps on getting better and better with head coach Dan Lanning at the helm. 2023’s recruiting cycle is finishing up nicely with some late transfers and superstar pickups for the Ducks, and now, Lanning’s staff has wasted zero time gearing up for the 2024 class. Mr. FishDuck took some time away from his fun at …

What Is The Matrix For Judging Lanning?

DazeNconfused Editorials

There has been much discussion on how to judge Dan Lanning’s first year as a head coach. Those discussions have shown a wide range of conclusions drawn, as some are delighted with Lanning’s first year leading the Ducks. I was more critical by raising alarm with his in-game decision making, and how the defense grossly underperformed relative to its talent …

Can Oregon Duplicate the Georgia Model?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

Watching Georgia pile up points with a balanced offense, and have a defense emerge that only gave up 13 points per game (prior to Ohio State) in their clubbing of TCU…got me to thinking about the Georgia model. Could Oregon build what the Bulldogs have, only on the west coast? I took a break from my research of casinos in India …

Better Than Cristobal? The BEST First-Year Oregon HC at Recruiting: Dan Lanning

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

An elephant in the room for Oregon football fans was whether new Oregon head coach Dan Lanning could be the complete coach in all areas. Considering the Washington and Oregon State games–the description would be, “to be determined” as we watch his growth in 2023 as an in-game coach. For many of us though, even with the mistakes–it was an …

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Oregon Ducks Football: My Season Takeaways

Alex Heining Editorials

Well, quack. Looks like Oregon Ducks football is officially in off-season mode. This was quite a season to watch. Seeing this team rise and fall and rise again? I loved the rollercoaster, but honestly, I’m a bit glad for the break. Despite our season not ending how we wanted it to in the PAC-12 championship and beyond, there’s a lot …