Way-Too-Early Predictions for Oregon Football in 2020

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What a season it was for our mighty Oregon Ducks. The Ducks went 10-2 in the regular season and then continued their dream season with wins in the Pac-12 championship and Rose Bowl. The success of the 2019 Oregon Duck football team relied not only on talent, but on the players’ genuine desire to play for one another. The 2020 …

Power Ranking Oregon’s Top Players of the Decade

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As the decade comes to a close, we as Duck fans can celebrate knowing that we just came off the most successful decade in Oregon football history. In the last ten years, the Ducks have gone to two national championships, three Rose Bowls and have won the Pac-12 championship four times. The success of the Oregon Football program can be …

Duck Draft Hopefuls: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

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Every year, nearly 100 underclassmen declare for the NFL draft and forgo their senior season, and every year, many of them go undrafted. For some players, the decision to declare for the draft early can be greatly beneficial. Those elite players who have shown enough in three years to warrant either a first- or second-round pick often make the decision …

Would You Rather: Rose Bowl or CFB Playoff?

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Mark your calendars, ladies and gentlemen, because the Ducks are going to the granddaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl! Although Oregon cemented their spot last Friday after throttling Utah in the Pac-12 Championship, the excitement for the Ducks’ return to Pasadena and their rematch with Wisconsin is still the talk of the town in Eugene. I, too, am thrilled. …

Nothing Civil About Oregon’s Win Over In-State Rival

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Hey Duck fans, it’s that beautiful time of year again. A time dedicated to stuffing yourself with turkey and pumpkin pie, spending time with family and friends and, most importantly, showing our little brother who the king of Oregon football really is. After a playoff-crushing defeat last week against Arizona State in the desert, Oregon looked to regroup and refocus …

Ducks Land “Their Guy” Noah Sewell

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After months of anticipation and expectation, Oregon football and coach Mario Cristobal have finally landed their top recruiting target, inside linebacker Noah Sewell. Noah is Oregon all-world sophomore left tackle Penei Sewell‘s younger brother. Although some have argued that Sewell is oversized for an inside linebacker —  he is listed at 6 ft. 2 in. and weighs 266 lbs. — …

Saturday’s Upsets Put Oregon in Prime Playoff Position

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What a day for Oregon Football … Sorry if I gave you a scare, but don’t worry; you didn’t sleep through the game. While the Ducks got some much-needed rest this past Saturday, a few of the necessary dominos fell to give the Ducks a shot at the College Football Playoff. Miracle in Minnesota The first matchup was a clash …

How the Ducks Can Crash the Playoff Party

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ATTENTION DUCK FANS! We’ve got a shot at this whole playoff thing. On Tuesday, the College Football Playoff Committee announced its first set of top 25 rankings. As expected, Oregon was ranked seventh in the country behind a pair of Big Ten teams, three SEC teams and Clemson. There were a few surprises in the rankings, such as Ohio State …

Ducks Stun Colorado and Oregon Fans with Blow-out

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We can’t let this happen again. No way, not under any circumstances. No ifs, ands or buts about it: we won’t let this happen again! Three years ago almost to the day, a 17th-ranked Colorado team came into Autzen and stunned the Ducks 41-38. In that game, redshirt freshman quarterback Steven Montez made his first career start, and boy was …

Oregon Wins In-State Tug of War for Elite Transfer

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Since before the turn of the 20th century, Oregon and Oregon State have competed on the football field in what is known as the Civil War. Although this interstate battle is not scheduled until late November, the rivalry deepened this past weekend when USC transfer Devon Williams flipped from Oregon State to Oregon in a matter of hours. On September …

Could Oregon Have Found Its Next Kayvon Thibodeaux?

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After another commanding win last weekend, Oregon’s defense has proven to the rest of the nation that it’s legit. However, due to the constant rotation of players in college football, in order to maintain strong defensive continuity, the coaching staff needs to plan ahead to replace their current superstars whenever they depart. With former number-one overall recruit Kayvon Thibodeaux a …