You Say Arizona vs. Oregon, I Say Adams vs. Faber!

Darren Perkins Editorials 53 Comments

It’s Saturday morning, and with Charles Fischer being a late scratch from his usual Saturday slot, it falls upon me to get everyone pumped up for some Oregon football! There’s just one problem …. The Ducks have the day off. Thanks, Charles. So, I thought I’d get an early start on previewing the Arizona game by taking a quick look …

Note to Ducks: The Trojans Will Be Back

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In explosive fashion, the Ducks destroyed USC on Saturday night. But as we all know, USC isn’t really USC right now, and hasn’t been for a decade. They’ve painfully spent the past 10 years learning what their blue-blood counterparts learned long ago; that in the modern era of college football you can’t rely on reputation alone. But, make no mistake …

The Oregon Offense Finally Pulls Its Head out of …

Darren Perkins Editorials 69 Comments

… of the sand. What’d y’all think I was gonna’ say? After the Ducks came out throwing to start Friday night’s game against Colorado, ESPN color commentator (and former UW QB) Brock Huard repeatedly kept making the point of how the Ducks needed to establish the run. He emphasized that running is this team’s identity, as they have been formed …

Oregon Football: Time to Add Brains to the Brawn

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“Tough … Physical … Impose our will … Dominate the line of scrimmage … Win the trenches,” etc., etc … All are terms that Mario Cristobal loves to throw out when describing his new identity for the Oregon football team. But there’s a term I’d like to hear more of around the Oregon offense. Smart. Before I dig into my …

Cristobal Needs to Address Oregon’s Biggest Weakness

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I started out the college football season last Thursday night watching the Chip Kelly-led Bruins embarrass themselves on national television. Watching the debacle unfold further cemented my opinion that Chip did not compensate for his weaknesses when he took the job. He didn’t hire a good defensive coordinator and he clearly didn’t hire a staff that likes to recruit, unlike …

Garth Brooks Was Right About Oregon Football

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“Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers …” Garth Brooks recently played at a packed Autzen Stadium, and while I’m no country music fan (rock n’ roll is my game), I respect what the man has accomplished in the world of entertainment and can recognize most of his hit songs. The song “Unanswered Prayers” — a song about the …

Could a “Minor” Coaching Hire Save the Oregon Offense?

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The offensive coaching staff was the biggest disappointment of the Ducks’ 2018 season. Some of you will hem and haw and throw out lame excuses like, “they need time to adjust to a new system,” or, “the wide receivers were sub-par,” or even, “a coach needs four years to get his system in place.” You get four years when you’re …