Cristobal’s Offensive Line Performance Stinks: Time to Return to Basics

David Marsh Editorials 74 Comments

Mario Cristobal has built his coaching career on the offensive line. It has been both a point of pride and emphasis when it comes to putting his mark on the Oregon program. It is also the root of his desire for Oregon to be physical and to physically overpower and dominate the opposition into submission. The sad fact of the …

Ducks Hang on in a Rough Ride with Fresno State

Coach Ken Woody Coach Woody's Analysis 31 Comments

Oregon fans who were eagerly looking forward to an easy win over Fresno State in their opener, had a rude awakening at the end of the third quarter with a 21-21 tie, a defense struggling to contain the Bulldogs’ potent passing game and an offense that disappeared after putting up a two touchdown lead midway through the first quarter. With …

Is Mario Cristobal the Next Les Miles?

Darren Perkins Editorials 85 Comments

With all the negative vibes surrounding the Mario Cristobal offense, I couldn’t help but think back to a few years ago when a once-highly-successful coach of the LSU Tigers was run out of Baton Rouge for also being “offensively challenged.” Les Miles, best known for being the head coach at LSU from 2005-2016, was also a lover of the “shove …

The Shotgun is Working: Time to Send the Pistol Packing?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials 64 Comments

The Oregon offense used to be a source of great enjoyment for Duck fans, while currently it has created a bit of angst among the faithful. My friends, there is too much to unwrap from that Fresno State game, but I must say that there have been astute comments below this article and this one that relay the feelings of …

Oregon Football: Ducks’ Victory Lacks Championship Flavor

Jordan Ingram Editorials 102 Comments

Better buckle up, Ducks fans, this could be a bumpy ride. If there’s anything I have learned over the course of Oregon Head Coach Mario Cristobal’s tenure thus far, it’s that his teams are loaded with talent but they aren’t going to run away with every game before halftime by racking up video game stats. Cristobal delivers hard-nosed, smash-mouth, slow …

How Many Starts will Anthony Brown Earn?

Alex Heining Editorials 51 Comments

Anthony Brown was officially named starting quarterback a few days ago for Our Beloved Ducks in the season opener, which will be this Saturday against Fresno State. No surprise there. As fans, we’ve been clamoring over Oregon’s quarterback question all summer, so it’s nice to finally have a definitive answer from head coach Mario Cristobal on who will be leading our …

Cristobal: “Time to Coach ‘Em Up”

Coach Ken Woody Coach Woody's Analysis 28 Comments

There are a lot of unknowns going into the 2021 football season for the Oregon Ducks and coach Mario Cristobal. It’s hard to tell from the spring football game so let’s look at the last serious competition, the Fiesta Bowl where tough Iowa State dominated the Pac-12 champions 34-17. Oregon’s offense, traditionally a national force, went meekly into the night, …