Ducks Predicted to LOSE First Game of the Season? Get Real!

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 80 Comments

In the last few days it feels like life is slowly but surely going back to normal. Restaurants and bars are modified but open, social gatherings in Oregon are now up to 25 people and yes, sports writers are back to making their “crazy-bold hot takes.” In particular, over the weekend CBS Sports senior writer Ben Kercheval made a list …

Oregon Should “Back the Pac”? That’s WACK

Joshua Whitted Editorials 82 Comments

A curious trend has emerged in college football — one that’s as senseless as it is perplexing. Fans and analysts alike have become fixated on conference strength. It used to be blasphemous, but nowadays, many Oregon fans find themselves cheering on their fieriest rivals in out-of-conference or bowl games, hoping that they represent the Pac-12 well and improve its perception. …

Just How Elite IS Oregon’s 2020 Secondary?

Lou Farnsworth Editorials 46 Comments

At least one of the luminaries in the college football brain trust opines that Oregon has the best incoming secondary for next season.  This May 1st article by Anthony Treash of PFF contends that Oregon’s secondary is not only the best, but it’s not even close.  His argument rests primarily upon a metric that compares how well an individual returning …

What are the HEISMAN ODDS for Penei Sewell?

Charles Fischer Editorials 58 Comments

Could the Hatfield-Dowlin facility in Eugene make room for another prized trophy? Since its inception back in 1935, the Heisman Trophy has been won predominantly by running backs and quarterbacks and back in the early years, half-backs especially dominated the award. Could Oregon beat the odds with Penei Sewell? The ’70s and ’80s were in love with the ball carriers, and …

The Mental Game: Oregon’s Last Hurdle from Being Elite?

Charles Fischer Editorials 82 Comments

In retrospect, the final result of the last season was the best that I could reasonably see the 2019 edition of Oregon football achieving. I was more pessimistic at prediction time last August due to my concerns about the offense, but in the end it was the mental component of the competition, not the Xs-and-Os or a particular strategy from …

There’s Still Hope for Oregon Football Season

Jordan Ingram Editorials 39 Comments

If you’re like me, your brain is chewing on just one thing amidst the coronavirus pandemic: Oregon Ducks football. So many questions. Will there be a season? Other than sports documentaries, will we ever watch live sports again? The only thing I know for sure is there is a lot of speculation and uncertainty, which is making sports fans antsy …

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Do the Ducks Have 2021 National Championship Potential?

Jon Joseph Editorials 53 Comments

“So be true to your school now, Just like you would to your girl or guy.” This off-season, there have been a lot of Duck fans taking the Beach Boys’ advice and being “true to their school,” many predicting a Natty in 2021 or the near future. Not so fast, my feathered friends. Can the Ducks Beat the Best? I …

Cristobal’s Offensive Vision Isn’t as Crazy as You Think

Joshua Whitted Editorials 44 Comments

In today’s era of high-scoring, fast-paced offensive football, the last thing fans want to see is an offense that turns back the clock with slow, unexciting power football. When Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal announced that the Ducks’ offense would be centered around a physical, downhill rushing offense, the Oregon faithful went into a frenzy. Fans feared the worst, expecting …

Ducks Could Set Team Record in 2021 NFL Draft

Darren Perkins Editorials 36 Comments

LSU dominated the 2020 NFL Draft with 14 picks that led all the NCAA and set the Southeastern Conference record for most draft picks. The record previously belonged to Alabama’s 2018 class that saw 12 players selected in the draft. This year’s LSU class also tied Ohio State for the most picks by one school since the NFL Draft moved …

Oregon Fans: Is it Possible to Discuss the COVID-19 Impact WITHOUT POLITICS?

Charles Fischer Editorials 62 Comments

This is not the article planned for today, as the original writer is displeased with me because I canned his article. Unfortunately, after writing for nearly three years, he has quit and will not be writing articles any longer. I can say that he has generated some superb and thought-provoking articles and is a personal friend of mine, which makes …