Avalos Adds Another Wrinkle to His Unpredictable Defense

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Spring football — and the sports world as a whole — is understandably at a standstill at the moment. But luckily for all of the sports-deprived Oregon fans, there’s still plenty to digest from the Ducks’ initial spring practices. One of the most interesting takeaways was that stalwart cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. worked out at the nickelback position and spent …

Lack of Playmakers Could Spell Trouble for Oregon

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If LSU’s championship run in 2019 taught college football fans anything, it’s that the game has changed. While age-old foundations such as winning the line of scrimmage and playing good defense remain important, so too is having elite, game-changing talent at the skill positions (running back, wide receiver and tight end). The best teams have offensive playmakers across the board …

Moorhead Holds the Key to Fixing the Oregon Offense

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The list of Oregon offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead’s accomplishments is a lengthy one. Behind his unique offensive system, he has engineered some of the most impressive turnarounds in the country over the past decade, most notably pulling the Penn State offense out of the stone age and into the 21st century. Analysts, coaches and players alike rave about Moorhead’s off-the-charts …

Defining the CFB Championship-Winning Formula

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College Football National Champions take many different forms. Plenty of recent title winners have been led by high-flying, record-setting offensive attacks. On the flip side, defense-minded, hard-nosed teams have also had their day in the sun. With teams reaching the top in a variety of ways, what useful information can a program gather from each of these apparently different championship …

Moorhead Won’t Reinvent Oregon’s Offense, and He Shouldn’t

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For most fanbases, hiring Joe Moorhead as offensive coordinator would be a game-changer. One of the most creative offensive minds in the game, Moorhead’s track record speaks for itself. He led Fordham to unprecedented heights in his time as head coach there, he transformed a dormant Penn State offense into one of the country’s best, and he even managed to …

Was the QB Running Game Oregon’s Missing Link in 2019?

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Oregon fans are undoubtedly on cloud nine after the Ducks’ exhilarating, down-to-the-wire victory against Wisconsin in an instant Rose Bowl classic. After the potential program-changing victory, the arrow is definitely pointing up in Eugene. But as the dust settles and we look back at the season as a whole, it’s apparent that Oregon kept a pretty big weapon under its …

Predicting Where Oregon’s Top Recruiting Targets Will Sign

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It’s not quite Christmas Day, but for college football fans, the early National Signing Period is the next best thing. On the eve of the biggest day on the recruiting calendar, Oregon football fans are eager to see if the Ducks are able to capitalize on their 11-win, championship-winning season and secure another elite recruiting class. By now, everyone’s familiar …

Kayvon Thibodeaux Is Heating Up at the Right Time

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It’s a beautiful thing when elite talent meets proper technique. That’s what’s happening with Oregon’s all-world freshman pass rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux as the season nears its end. After a relatively quiet start to the season, Thibodeaux has emerged as Oregon’s best pass rusher, leading the team in tackles for loss and sacks. Thibodeaux’s physical attributes (size, length, athleticism, etc.) have …

Arizona State Crushes Oregon’s Playoff Hopes in Stunning Upset

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It’s crazy how quickly things change in college football. Oregon entered Saturday night’s match-up against Arizona State riding a nine-game winning streak with its eyes set on the College Football Playoff. Sixty minutes later, those aspirations went out the window. The desert hasn’t been kind to Oregon recently, and it was more of the same on Saturday, as the Sun …

By Demolishing Arizona, Oregon Controls Its Playoff Destiny

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It took all of 32 seconds in Oregon’s Saturday night match-up against Arizona for the Ducks to confirm something that seemed so unlikely just a short time ago, and it’s almost strange to put into words. With two weeks to go in the regular season, the Oregon Ducks control their own playoff destiny. Let that sink in. Of all the …