Oregon vs. Kelly for a Shot at Validation

Joshua Whitted Editorials

How many times has it been said that Oregon is “back”? Since 2019, the Ducks have made a number of top-10 — occasionally even finding itself in the Playoff conversation. But even in Mario Cristobal’s best seasons, it never felt like Oregon was really its old self again. In particular, the offense — the calling card of the program — …

Ducks’ Offense: Is There a ‘Slim Shady’ Attitude at Oregon?

DazeNconfused Editorials

Kenny Dillingham the Oregon OC stood up and showed himself to be the real Slim Shady with his mix of play calling. The Ducks offense marched to the beat of the Dillingham play mix and was lethal. I suppose Arizona DC Johnny Nansen must have been thinking early (“we’re gonna have a problem here.”) Oregon on its second drive established …

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Oregon Ducks Football: Trap Game in the Desert?

Alex Heining Editorials

Our Oregon Ducks football program is coming off a handful of convincing wins over the past few weeks. Since Stanford always is a tough out against the Ducks, it’s nice to knock them off with ease for once. Now, with sights set on Arizona for this weekend, are the Wildcats the usual pushover team they’ve been in the past few …

Deception in the Desert

Darren Perkins Editorials

On Saturday, the Ducks exorcised some demons against a Stanford Cardinal team that has proven to be Oregon’s biggest thorn in the side over the past two decades. Well, if Stanford has been Oregon’s biggest pain in the neck, I think it is safe to say that the Ducks’ next opponent, the Arizona Wildcats, have been Oregon’s second-biggest headache in …

Duck Cubes: Stanford, Hurricane Cristobal, Oregon’s No-Sack Club?

Jordan Ingram Editorials

— The No. 13 Oregon Ducks (3-1, 1-0)  and Stanford Cardinal (1-2, 0-2) have their 86th matchup on Saturday at Autzen Stadium (The Ducks first played Stanford in 1900). Stanford holds the upper hand at 54 overall wins. Last year, the Cardinal spoiled then-ranked No. 3 Ducks’ dreams of a College Football Playoff birth, handing Oregon one of just two conference …

Oregon’s Red Zone Woes Are on Dillingham

David Marsh Editorials

Kenny Dillingham’s offense has taken fans by storm and is a breath of fresh air after the previous administration. His system is dynamic and gets players into space to make big plays, but Dillingham is also not afraid to put in a jumbo formation and power the ball forward in short-yardage situations. It is a nightmare for opposing teams to prepare …

Bo Nix Gives Oregon’s Offense New Life

Joshua Whitted Editorials

On Saturday, Oregon’s defense didn’t have many answers for the electric Cameron Ward. Washington State’s talented signal caller gave the Ducks everything they could handle, making ridiculous escapes, off-balance throws and mind-blowing plays time after time. Last year’s Ducks wouldn’t have had the firepower to keep up with the frenetic Cougar offense. Playing from behind certainly wasn’t Oregon’s specialty under …

There Is More than One Way to Coug It

Darren Perkins Editorials

I was done with the Ducks. Washington State had just scored a touchdown with just over six minutes left after an inexplicable roughing the passer penalty on 3rd and 18 to take a 34-22 lead. I threw down my remote control and stormed upstairs, yelling at a dog or two in my path and cursing all the way. I ripped …