Oregon Is Rolling out the Red Carpet for Major Recruiting Weekend

Joshua Whitted Recruiting 26 Comments

This past weekend, the Ducks hosted a bunch of high-ranking recruiting prospects — including an unexpected surprise — in what turned out to be a very eventful couple of days. But this upcoming weekend is even more critical. With loads of premier prospects scheduled to visit, the weekend of the spring game has become one of the largest recruiting events …

Oregon Ducks: Top 10 Things Rockin’ the Offseason

Darren Perkins Editorials 54 Comments

I was sitting at my local Starbucks Sunday morning, attempting to get jacked up by acquiring that perfect coffee buzz while blasting some early Motley Crue through my headphones (yeah, I watched their biopic Netflix movie “The Dirt” on Saturday night), but for the first time in God knows how long, I couldn’t think of anything to write. At least …

Who’s Oregon’s STUD?

Phil Anderson Editorials 39 Comments

When the Ducks hired Andy Avalos as defensive coordinator, there was suddenly an opening for a STUD. Linebacker, that is. The STUD position in Avalos’s scheme is a hybrid edge defender/outside linebacker, a guy who can rush the passer, stuff a run block or turn and run with a tight end up the seam. Avalos’s STUDs at Boise State measured …

CFP vs. BCS: A Curmudgeon’s Perspective

Jon Joseph Editorials 64 Comments

Lately I’ve felt a little … curmudgeonly. Perhaps it has something to do with the spring equinox. Or maybe it’s the proximity of this weekend’s Masters Tournament (once again, my invitation to Augusta appears to be lost in the mail). Regardless, I hoped a little research into the history of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and the College Football Playoff …

Ponder-Point: What Can We Expect From Juwan Johnson?

Charles Gearing Editorials 46 Comments

Going into the 2019 season, Oregon Duck fans have every reason to be excited. With a great recruiting class on the way and the signing of an experienced and successful defensive coordinator, the Ducks have certainly put themselves in a position to compete. In addition to this fiery new collection is an abundance of veteran players on offense. A huge …

Knockin’ the Noggin: Is Football as We Know It Doomed?

Steven Smith Editorials 87 Comments

The topic of concussions in football has steadily gained traction over the past couple decades, with more research focused on protecting players than ever before. During this interregnum between last season and the upcoming spring game, let’s explore head injuries. They have a huge impact on the game we enjoy. Concussions affect the following key groups: the individual, the team, …