Bo Nix Gives Oregon’s Offense New Life

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On Saturday, Oregon’s defense didn’t have many answers for the electric Cameron Ward. Washington State’s talented signal caller gave the Ducks everything they could handle, making ridiculous escapes, off-balance throws and mind-blowing plays time after time. Last year’s Ducks wouldn’t have had the firepower to keep up with the frenetic Cougar offense. Playing from behind certainly wasn’t Oregon’s specialty under …

Oregon Unveils Upgraded Offense

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What a difference a week makes. Just seven days removed from a rough showing against Georgia to open the season, the Ducks bounced back in a big way. Sure, Oregon’s Week Two opponent was a sizeable step down in competition. But still, the Ducks looked like a completely different team than the lifeless, seemingly overmatched squad that took the field …

How the Ducks Can STUN the Bulldogs

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Oregon quite literally couldn’t have asked for a tougher week one draw. The Ducks are facing the defending National Champs, essentially in their backyard, right in the heart of SEC country. Georgia was historic last season, and the Bulldogs are fully expected to be dominant once again. Kirby Smart has recruited better than just about anyone else in the country, …

Will Oregon’s Offense Instantly Improve Under Dillingham?

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Mario Cristobal’s biggest flaw at Oregon was his inability to create an explosive offense. Determined to combine old school, smashmouth football with modern spread principles, Cristobal’s Ducks never fielded an offense that came close to the standard set by Chip Kelly and Mark Helfrich. With fans starved for exciting plays and high-scoring games, new head coach Dan Lanning hired offensive …

Oregon Won’t Become Georgia Overnight

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By all accounts, the Oregon Ducks knocked it out of the park by hiring Dan Lanning. The young, talented coach is an ace recruiter, a defensive mastermind and a forward-thinker. Considering Mario Cristobal left the cupboard pretty full for Lanning and his staff, it makes sense to assume the Ducks are positioned to continue making a push toward the College …

Is McGee Oregon’s Next Position-less Superstar?

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The Oregon Ducks have become famous for their explosive skill position players. In recent years, running backs such as LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner, and receivers such as Josh Huff and Dillon Mitchell, have had noteworthy careers and become household names in the sport. But as influential as these stellar receivers and running backs have been, perhaps Oregon’s most impactful …

What Do YOU Consider Success for Oregon Football in 2022?

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The Oregon Ducks are one of the most unpredictable teams in all of college football this season. There are so many questions surrounding the team, and the answers to those questions will determine whether the Ducks are a darkhorse playoff contender or a Sun Bowl participant? I pulled Mr. FishDuck from the Vegas Odds College Football site, and he agreed about …

Oregon’s Explosive Offense Has Officially Returned

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Dan Lanning made his mission crystal clear from day one. Under his watch, he wants Oregon to have an explosive offense. From his introductory press conference to his comments after the spring game, Lanning has been dead set on generating big plays. But it’s one thing to say that in January. It’s another to actually deliver on gameday. In the …

BOOM or BUST? How Lanning Can Silence the Doubters

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Dan Lanning was a risky hire. The 36-year-old former defensive coordinator has no head coaching experience, and frankly, he has little experience as a coordinator, as well. Aside from spending two years working at Arizona State, he has no ties to the West. And while there are one-off success stories of young, hot-shot coordinators knocking it out of the park …

Does Oregon Need to Have An SEC Mindset?

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The biggest myth in college football is that teams in the Southeast — specifically the SEC — are successful because “it just means more” to them. Fans residing in this part of the country love to boast about how dedicated their programs and fanbases are to football excellence, and they believe that dedication drives their success. New Oregon offensive coordinator …

Who Is Set to BREAKOUT for Oregon in 2022?

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While tradition, pageantry and gameday atmosphere are all part of what makes college football, it’s the superstar players that sell tickets. For the fans who tune in on Saturdays to see the headliners, the 2022 season certainly won’t disappoint. The country is full of premier players this season. Bryce Young will begin his Heisman defense tour, but CJ Stroud and …