Can Oregon Break Up the Playoff Status Quo?

David Marsh Editorials 35 Comments

College football is getting less competitive. The playoff’s goal was to expand the number of teams that could compete for the national championship every year by widening the field from two to four. Not much of a playoff, and it seems even less so with a cast of four usual suspects: Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and Oklahoma. These four teams …

The Odds of Oregon Winning the Pac-12 Conference from the Experts

OregonReigns Editorials 51 Comments

Despite the growing concern over COVID-19 across America, the PAC-12 Conference will begin on November 6th, 2020. While that is a late start, it is not without the same questions and anticipation that would occur with a start two months earlier. Can Oregon overcome the virus risks and defeat the conference foes to win the Pac-12 title? Some talented teams …

Future Pondering: Would YOU Take Mark Helfrich BACK as an Offensive Coordinator?

Charles Fischer Editorials 77 Comments

Is Mr. FishDuck out of his mind? Wasn’t it he who stated that Mark Helfrich deserved be fired two days before he was? Why would anyone want to bring back a proven non-performer? Because he might just be one of the best offensive minds in college football. Let’s clear the air; I am delighted with the hiring of Joe Moorhead …

Nick Saban looks on with his arms crossed.

Don’t Be Fooled: For Nick Saban and Others, the 2020 Season Is All About the Money

Brandon Viall Editorials 104 Comments

Dear Nick Saban, In late August, Rob Parker of Deadspin quoted you uttering something that made me do a double take. I was so shocked I had to read it twice because I couldn’t believe my own eyes. You said, and I quote, “This is about the players. Everybody acts like we want to play for the money. We want to …

Coping with Loss: Managing Defeats of Our Beloved Ducks

Steven Smith Editorials 51 Comments

Life on earth is filled with both joy and sorrow, as we all understand that concept as part of the human condition. Oft-times the new pains and injuries to body, mind and spirit is out of our control. Mortality brings injury, illness, disease, broken relationships and “man’s inhumanity to man” directly upon us. No one is immune! Self-inflicted trauma however …

Coach Reverses Course: Herbert Named Starter

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 31 Comments

It seems as though Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn finally discovered what us Duck fans have already known for years: Justin Herbert is LEGIT! Despite losing his first three starts, Herbert has looked far more polished than anyone expected coming into the season. The Eugene native has thrown for 300 yards in two out of three games and …

Are you Ready for a DUCKS SPORTS OVERLOAD?

Charles Fischer Editorials 34 Comments

I know, the lack of Oregon sports since the end of March has been tough and at times-depressing. We all understand why, and agree with the cancellations last spring and the deferrals of fall sports until more about the disease and testing was known. But boy, for die-hard fans like those in this community … it has been brutal at …

All Aboard the Trolley of Make-Believe: Let’s Cap Coaches’ Salaries!

Brandon Viall Editorials 72 Comments

Fellow readers, I’m going to let you in on a little secret about myself.  I’m a dreamer and a rule breaker!   You see, I woke this morning pondering a possibility that may be legally impossible, morally questionable, but that is–from this sports fan’s perspective at least–quite fascinating. Join me, if you will, aboard Mr. Rogers’s Trolley of Make-Believe as we …

2020: Oregon’s EASIEST Path to the Playoffs Yet?

Charles Fischer Editorials 57 Comments

Could the COVID catastrophe end up helping Our Beloved Ducks? This is a crazy year, where we cannot anticipate anything and have been surprised at every turn, usually to the negative. Perhaps it is our turn to benefit from the unexpected? Could this new Pac-12 schedule end up being the easiest path for the Ducks to the Playoffs yet?  So many …

I do NOT BELIEVE the New National Narrative About Oregon…

Charles Fischer Editorials 91 Comments

I am still shaking my head in disbelief. Did I really just hear what I thought I heard from the sportscaster on the NFL Network? What he uttered supports quotes in the press recently about other Oregon players in the NFL, and could change the Oregon image in the media. It is in direct conflict to the narrative the national …