My Top Five Oregon Offensive Players

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Oregon is certainly not Notre Dame or USC with their rich histories of great football, but we still have had our fair share of great players — from great running backs and wide receivers to a host of great quarterbacks. This is my list of the top five Oregon football players on the offensive side of the ball. 5/4. Bill Musgrave …

Top 5 Oregon Games of the Past Decade

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This week we are going to look at some of the most exciting Oregon games of the past 10 years. There have been some extremely exciting and controversial games in the past decade, and some of them have resulted in losses. This is a list of the most exciting games, not the most exciting Oregon wins. Even though losses quelled some of …

Oregon’s Top 5 Players in the NBA?

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Although Oregon doesn’t have a long list of NBA players like Duke, North Carolina or UCLA,  the Ducks can boast about the following Top 5, whom I’m going to rank arbitrarily according to their stats and highlights in the NBA. 1. Steve Jones:  Jones was undrafted but signed with the Oakland Oaks of the ABA, in 1967. He was a …

Oregon’s Top 5 2016 NFL Draft Prospects

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Marcus Mariota to the Titans, Arik Armstead to the Niners, Jake Fisher to the Bengals, Hroniss Grasu to the Bears, and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu to the Browns.  These are the names of the Oregon players we heard called by Roger Goodell in this year’s NFL Draft.  Now I think it’s obvious that Mariota was a once-in-a-lifetime player.  The Ducks are also not …

An Analysis of the Resilient Buckeyes

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Thank god for the College Football Playoff. The Ducks would have been left out of the national championship if the BCS system was still being used; the same goes for Ohio State. In the first year of the playoff, it has already been proven that the BCS was a faulty system. Next thing you know, the playoff is going to …

The “Underdogs”: An Analysis of the Seminoles

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Principal’s Note: Instead of the usual analysis of Oregon, I felt it important to focus this week upon the opponent we are facing. Rory Davidson has done an outstanding job teaching Duck fans what to look for in the other team, and this week is no exception. I will be back next week, but do look for a short joint …

An Analysis of Those Pesky Wildcats

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OK, we are down to this last Pac-12 game. Win this and we’re in. It’s simple. Then again it’s not simple; there is a huge roadblock … some team named Arizona is in our way. I don’t think I need to recap the recent history with Arizona — it is a painful memory for the Ducks. The good thing about …

How to Keep the Civil War Victories Coming

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There’s a new flavor in the air. It’s the acquired taste for a College Football Playoff berth. Now, as delicious as this new flavor is, let’s not get carried away. Although Duck fans may have forks and knives in hand at the ready, we haven’t been served quite yet. This is a rivalry game, and not just any rivalry game …

Analysis of the Buffs’ West Coast Offense

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Ever since Colorado has become part of the Pac-12, it has been the laughing stock of the league, going only 4-31 in conference play and being outscored by an average score of 43.5-21.5. The fact that Colorado is still without a win in league play, despite having its best team since becoming part of the Pac-12, speaks to just how good …

Utah’s Under-rated Defense and Sputtering Offense

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This year’s Utah team bears a passing resemblance to the 2009 Sugar Bowl Champion team. That team beat heavily favored Alabama, and ended up ranked #2 in the Coaches’ Poll. The defense was underrated and the offense showed sparks, but was somewhat inconsistent. This year’s team isn’t as good as that team, but they do have the chance to upset …

An Analysis of How to Stop Stanford’s Play-Action

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I confess I’m a bit conflicted. Yes, I’m a University of Oregon freshman and a huge Ducks fan; however, until this September I’ve bled Cardinal red my entire life. Beginning with my first Stanford football game as a two-month-old infant, I’ve attended six to seven games a year and watched on TV nearly every game I couldn’t attend. I have …

An Analysis of Cal’s High-Flying ‘Bear Raid’ Offense

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That game back in late September — the one against Washington State — is one the Ducks remember. That was the first time this season when Oregon was exposed, offensively and defensively speaking. I bring this game up because Cal reminds me of Washington State on offense. They pass the ball nearly as much as Washington State … look no …