A Decade in Review: Oregon’s Coaching Carousel

Cameron Johansson Editorials 41 Comments

Another decade of Oregon football is just about in the books. This one was a little bit different. After the long coaching tenure of Mike Belotti, the Ducks saw four different coaches at the helm: Chip Kelly, Mark Helfrich, Willie Taggart and lastly, Mario Cristobal. Each of these coaches formed their teams to have a unique identity to ensure success on …

Duck Draft Hopefuls: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 63 Comments

Every year, nearly 100 underclassmen declare for the NFL draft and forgo their senior season, and every year, many of them go undrafted. For some players, the decision to declare for the draft early can be greatly beneficial. Those elite players who have shown enough in three years to warrant either a first- or second-round pick often make the decision …

Oregon Basketball Heating up Just in Time for Pac-12 Play

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 8 Comments

Last Saturday the Ducks were able to secure their biggest road win in the Dana Altman era: a crucial 71-70 overtime win on the road over then No. 5 ranked Michigan. It had the intensity of a make-or-break game in March, and should build momentum for this team going into conference play. The Ducks were carried by the senior backcourt …

Oregon Recruiting: 2020 Early Signing Period Primer

Darren Perkins Editorials 61 Comments

This Wednesday, December 18, is the day the recruits can begin to officially sign with teams for the 2020 recruiting cycle. Per 247sports.com, the Oregon Ducks’ 22-man recruiting class currently ranks No. 16 nationally — good for second in the Pac-12 only behind Washington at No. 14. Of course, at this point, all the commitments are merely verbal, so recruits …

Why the Oregon Defense Will Be Better in 2020

Ryan Robertson Editorials 71 Comments

The Oregon defense has, at times, been dominant in 2019. They’ve held seven opponents, including five conference teams, to 10 or fewer points. They have given up only 21 touchdowns on the season, good for ninth nationally. That level of dominance is unheard-of in Eugene, as the last decade has been the Era of Offense. But next year the Ducks …

Would You Rather: Rose Bowl or CFB Playoff?

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 59 Comments

Mark your calendars, ladies and gentlemen, because the Ducks are going to the granddaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl! Although Oregon cemented their spot last Friday after throttling Utah in the Pac-12 Championship, the excitement for the Ducks’ return to Pasadena and their rematch with Wisconsin is still the talk of the town in Eugene. I, too, am thrilled. …

Oregon Basketball’s Bounce Back Weekend

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 17 Comments

Both the Oregon Men’s and Women’s basketball teams got back on track in a big way this past weekend after both teams dropped games over Thanksgiving. After a slow start, the men were able to find their stride in the second half on their way to a 89-64 victory over a scrappy Hawaii team. The women controlled their game from …

Will the Ducks’ Schedule Cost Them a Shot at the Playoff?

Jon Joseph Editorials 1 Comment

Enemies to the right of me, Enemies to the left of me, Into the Valley of Jerry Rode Mario and the Ducks. We have met the enemy! And they are us? How about giving Coach Mario Cristobal, his staff and the student-athletes they coach, a fair shake? Let’s review this BCS 2.0, the so-called College Football Playoff. Half a decade …