Author: Darren Perkins

Decommits a Good Sign for Ducks; Viva Las Vegas for the Pac-12

It wasn’t too long ago — the Mark Helfrich era — that when Oregon lost a couple of highly coveted 3-star recruits, a symbolic ”Fall of Rome” would occur in Eugene.  In the words of the great Bob Dylan: “the times, they are a changin’.”   That’s right folks, have no fear over the recent decommitments of 3-star recruits Marques […]

From Slick Willie to Super Mario, Oregon’s Recruiting Rolls On

There really wasn’t anything about Willie Taggart that I was going to miss when he decided to head back to Florida. His game planning was pedestrian, his in-game coaching was sub-par, his media persona was “car salesman-esque,” and his running of Justin Herbert up the gut as if he were Jerome Bettis was utterly mind-boggling.   These things ultimately cost the Ducks […]

The “Dog” Days of Oregon Basketball

After losing so many key players from last year’s Final Four team, I entered this season with tempered expectations. And after a couple games into the PK80 (Phil Knight Invitational), it was apparent that this team didn’t have ”it.”  So, I kicked back and resigned myself to the idea that this was a rebuilding year. That the goal of […]