Herbert’s Stock Is Rising. Can He Live up to the Hype?

Charles Gearing Editorials 69 Comments

In his years at Oregon, Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert has cemented his place in the top tier of college players. Following the 2018 season, Herbert’s junior year, many speculated that he would declare for the NFL draft. This was not to be the case. Now, with Herbert returning to Eugene for his senior season, a great opportunity presents itself for the …

The Most Important Games in 2019? Try These Three

Charles Gearing Editorials 54 Comments

Ducks fans have every reason to be excited about the 2019 season. From a stellar recruiting class to an elite quarterback and a great group of veteran players, Oregon football seemingly has it all. Remember this, though: If 2019 is going to be a breakout year, it will not be an easy task. Every college football game is a must-win, …

Calvin Throckmorton: The Epitome of a Student Athlete

Charles Gearing Editorials 19 Comments

For an offensive lineman, going unnoticed typically means that you’re doing your job. I’m sure Oregon offensive tackle Calvin Throckmorton is perfectly content living in anonymity and keeping feisty defenders away from his star quarterback. But Throckmorton deserves more than just a tap on the helmet from his running back after he opens up a gaping hole for him to …

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

Charles Gearing Editorials 36 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 …

Ponder-Point: What Can Avalos Bring to the Table in 2019?

Charles Gearing Editorials 25 Comments

After the abrupt exit of Duck defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, the fanbase is left with several questions regarding his replacement, former Boise State defensive coordinator Andy Avalos. What dimensions will Avalos add to the Oregon defense? How will he utilize the large surplus of defensive talent that makes up the 2019 recruiting class? There is no doubt Avalos has quite …