Surprise Stars Propel Oregon to Pac-12 Championship

Joshua Whitted Editorials

Mario Cristobal has firmly established himself as one of the top recruiters in the country. He has proven that it is indeed possible to bring elite talent to Eugene, and under his leadership, the Ducks have compiled the best roster in the Pac-12… on paper. For all of their supposed talent, the Ducks have struggled to find difference makers on …

In a Year To Forget, Travis Dye Is Having a Season To Remember

Joshua Whitted Editorials

By now, we know the story. The Oregon Ducks aren’t doing so hot. The Ducks are coming off of back-to-back losses, and they nearly lost three in a row, putting forth a disappointing performance against UCLA and its backup quarterback a few weeks ago. With a talented Washington team coming to Autzen this Saturday (barring a cancelation), it’s unfortunately very …

The Sky Is Not Falling for the Oregon Ducks

Joshua Whitted Editorials

Here are the facts. Oregon’s defense has significant problems. Losing to Oregon State was both unacceptable and embarrassing. And the Ducks are underperforming considering the amount of talent they’ve acquired in recent years. Here’s another fact. Oregon is just a few wins away from repeating as Pac-12 champions for the first time in nearly a decade. Fans have every right …

Duck DISRESPECT? CFP Committee Dismisses Oregon

Joshua Whitted Editorials

This year’s initial College Football Playoff rankings were bound to be the strangest, for obvious reasons. In a year marred by uncertainty, it was anyone’s guess as to how the committee would weigh factors such as the number of games a team has played, strength of schedule and even games lost due to unavailable players. Although the Ducks were considered …

Moorhead Teases Offensive Revival at Oregon

Joshua Whitted Editorials

Read options, designed quarterback runs, multi-level RPOs, numerous deep passes … are we sure the team that wore green and yellow at Autzen last Saturday was Mario Cristobal’s Oregon Ducks? The Ducks’ offense still has the same ground-and-pound mentality that head coach Cristobal loves, but for the first time in a while, Oregon’s offense feels … creative. It has only …

What Will It Take for Oregon to Win It All?

Joshua Whitted Editorials

Which team will be the fourth seed in the College Football Playoff? That’s the biggest question circulating among college football pundits and analysts right now, even though the season hasn’t even begun for a handful of Power Five teams. Perhaps a more relevant question is: does it even matter? This past Saturday confirmed that three teams — Clemson, Ohio State …

Analysis: The SACK Strategies of All-American Kayvon Thibodeaux

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Kayvon Thibodeaux wasted no time justifying his five-star recruiting rating. As a true freshman in 2019, he established himself as one of the premier pass rushers in the Pac-12, and he saved his best effort for last, as the underdog Ducks took on the College-Football-Playoff-contending Utah Utes in the Pac-12 Championship Game. Thibodeaux wrecked the Utes, finishing with 2.5 sacks …

Why Herbert Will Be Better Than Mariota in the NFL

Joshua Whitted Editorials

Marcus Mariota is undoubtedly the greatest quarterback to put on an Oregon Ducks jersey. He took the country by storm in his three collegiate seasons, carving up defenses with a blend of blazing athleticism and pinpoint accuracy. He became Oregon’s first and only Heisman trophy winner in his final season, and he nearly led the Ducks to a long-awaited national …

Are Scouts SERIOUSLY Second Guessing Penei Sewell?

Joshua Whitted Editorials

NFL scouts have a difficult job. They spend countless hours studying film, conducting interviews and doing research on hundreds of draft prospects. Even then, after all of their legwork, some of the most respected scouts miss on their evaluations fairly often. Sometimes, finding future NFL talent is little more than a guessing game. However, once in a blue moon, a …