Are the Beavers Poised to Pass the Ducks on Offense?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials 80 Comments

I have noted a ton of respect for Coach Jonathan Smith and the emerging offense at Oregon State among those who comment on this site. I also give Coach Smith kudos for what he accomplished as Washington’s offensive coordinator. After licking our wounds from last year’s game with the Beavers, and considering the underperforming Oregon offense, is it time to …

Can Oregon Pull off a Shocker at the ‘Shoe?

Joshua Whitted Editorials 58 Comments

Oregon beating Ohio State this fall wouldn’t be David beating Goliath. Both teams will likely be ranked in the top 15 heading into the matchup, and both are the preseason favorites to win their respective conferences, after all. But don’t get it twisted, an Oregon victory in week two would undoubtedly be a shocker. Although the Ducks are serious playoff …

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

Ryan Robertson Editorials 20 Comments

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 …

Despite Herbert Injury, Taggart STILL Outscores Cristobal

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials 72 Comments

Say it isn’t so! Taggart can’t have outscored Cristobal! That cannot be right because if it is, the decline of the Oregon offense under head coach Mario Cristobal is even more frustrating to many of us Greybeard-age Duck fans. Full disclosure up front: this is a critical analysis article that will contain both facts and opinions. If your personal self-worth …

How Dominant Were Oregon Sports When YOU Graduated?

Alex Heining Editorials 27 Comments

Our Beloved Ducks recently completed another school year under pandemic protocols and online classes, which resulted in a unique graduation experience. As an Oregon graduate myself this Spring, I wanted to consider our community and how the Ducks have changed over the years, rising and falling as a dominant program between decades of graduating classes. Fantastic recruiting exhibited by Mario …

Pac-12: The George Kliavkoff Era Begins

Darren Perkins Editorials 38 Comments

It’s a great day to be a fan of the Pac-12 Conference as embattled commissioner Larry Scott makes his exit while incoming commissioner George Kliavkoff takes a seat in the big chair. We all know the arrogance and poor decision-making that occurred during Scott’s reign. It’s now time to turn that page and take an optimistic approach at the arrival …

Oregon Football: Do Blue Chip Commits Balance Loss of Slade-Matautia?

Jordan Ingram Editorials 27 Comments

Alright, Ducks fans. If you’re like me, you woke up shocked to learn that four-star linebacker Isaac Slade-Matautia was entering the NCAA transfer portal. It’s official — the 6-foot-1, 235-pound Hawaiian native will likely finish his college football career somewhere else, perhaps closer to home? In three years, Slade-Matautia had 131 total tackles, with 12 tackles for a loss and …

Will New Playoff Format Spell DOOM for the Pac-12?

Joshua Whitted Editorials 31 Comments

Playoff expansion is a win for all parties involved, right? Fans would get to see more, varied teams in the postseason. All of the Power Five conferences would theoretically have representation. And the Group of Five would finally get a shot, with its highest-ranked conference champion guaranteed a slot. It’s a win-win-win. Or so it would seem. The college football …

Oregon’s True PAC-12 Rival in the 2020s

Alex Heining Editorials 42 Comments

Our beloved rivalry game with the Beavers has not only been renamed, but also particularly uneventful in the last decade (for majority’s sake). Of the last 13 meetings, Oregon State has only managed two wins against our Ducks, however the most important of wins being in the Beavers favor: the LAST one. Our Ducks (particularly the defense) fell apart on national …

Ranking 2021 Pac-12 Football

David Marsh Editorials 47 Comments

The Pac-12 in 2021 is remarkably difficult to rank. It is probably the most competitive conference in all the Power Five — that is “competitive,” not “best.” Trying to accurately rank the Pac-12, especially in the off-season, is an absolute nightmare, as any team can beat anyone in any given week. There is a reason why Pac-12 After Dark is …