What is Your Fondest Oregon Football Memory?

Ryan Robertson Editorials

Picture it: November 29th, 2013. Oregon and Oregon State are facing off in Autzen Stadium. Marcus Mariota is capping off a fantastic second season as a starter, the Ducks are 9-2 heading in to the day against a 6-5 Beavers squad who would love to prevent Oregon from reaching 10 wins. Mark Helfrich has had a solid first year as a coach after …

If USC Has Outgrown the Pac-12, What Has Oregon Done?

Ryan Robertson Editorials

The USC Trojans are (maybe) the fourth-best team in the Pac-12 since Pete Carroll left for the NFL following the 2009 season. They have won a single conference championship, they have fired two head coaches (with a third firing likely on the way), and they have underachieved massively when it comes to turning recruiting rankings in to wins. Despite mediocre on-the-field …

What Does George Kliavkoff Need to do FIRST?

Ryan Robertson Editorials

George Kliavkoff is officially the Pac-12 commissioner. He takes over the conference at one of the most important junctures in history, with the bigger conferences just about in control of the entire country, and the Pac-12 falling further and further behind. The TV deal is a disaster, the football and basketball teams haven’t won a championship in over a decade, …

The 2017 Recruiting Class: A Retrospective

Ryan Robertson Editorials

2016 was arguably the worst year in modern Oregon Football history. It was such a juxtaposition from the two national runner-up campaigns, the Heisman trophy win, the innovation and past excitement, that at the time, felt almost like the program was on the verge of death. Rob Mullins brought in journeyman and expert recruiter Willie Taggart to try and save …

Franckly, Who Cares if Kepnang is Young?

Ryan Robertson Editorials

Dana Altman is a fantastic basketball coach. He builds great rosters with solid length, has decent game plans in most games, and gets his teams to play hard night-in and night-out. Every coach has their tendencies though, and unfortunately for the Ducks in the Sweet Sixteen, Altman has the tendency to play freshmen less. Of course there are exceptions to …