Way-Too-Early Predictions for Oregon Football in 2020

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 137 Comments

What a season it was for our mighty Oregon Ducks. The Ducks went 10-2 in the regular season and then continued their dream season with wins in the Pac-12 championship and Rose Bowl. The success of the 2019 Oregon Duck football team relied not only on talent, but on the players’ genuine desire to play for one another. The 2020 …

Was the QB Running Game Oregon’s Missing Link in 2019?

Joshua Whitted Editorials 104 Comments

Oregon fans are undoubtedly on cloud nine after the Ducks’ exhilarating, down-to-the-wire victory against Wisconsin in an instant Rose Bowl classic. After the potential program-changing victory, the arrow is definitely pointing up in Eugene. But as the dust settles and we look back at the season as a whole, it’s apparent that Oregon kept a pretty big weapon under its …

Cristobal’s Biggest Lesson? The END GAME

Charles Fischer Analysis 117 Comments

We know that Mario Cristobal is still relatively new as a head coach in a Power-Five conference, and many of us have sputtered about his learning curve. Strategies and tactics that many of us “Greybeards” have watched over the years with other coaches seemed to be either unknown or ignored by this coaching staff. Now granted, going from 7-6 to …

Metrics, Schmetrics: Ducks Win Rose Bowl!

Ryan Robertson Editorials 134 Comments

By almost all metrics, Oregon shouldn’t have walked out of Pasadena with a victory. They had 118 fewer yards, 21 fewer plays and almost 17 fewer minutes of possession time than Wisconsin. The Badgers ran for 70 yards more than the Ducks. But metrics don’t really tell the story of a football game, and the Ducks didn’t lose. Turnovers Justin …

Rose Bowl: Ducks Look to Be the Best of the Rest

Darren Perkins Editorials 94 Comments

LSU, Clemson, Ohio State and Alabama are currently the four best programs in college football. They are the elite, and the Ducks would love nothing more than to crash that party. A solid victory over No. 8 Wisconsin could serve as a solid “best of the rest” steppingstone in Oregon’s quest to join them. Five Thoughts on the Eve of the …

A New Year’s Toast to Justin Herbert

Brent Pennington Editorials 35 Comments

As we count down the days until the start of the 2020s, I figured it appropriate to take a moment to recognize the exceptional quarterback, and even more exceptional young man, who carried Oregon through its darkest period of the decade. Justin Herbert grew up near the banks of Willamette River in Eugene-Springfield, Oregon, only a 10-minute drive from Autzen …

Is Cristobal Among the Coaching Elites?

BigDucksFan Editorials 83 Comments

The days of long, methodical rebuilds are over. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for underperforming coaches to get the ax early on in their tenures, even if they show subtle signs of progress. Obviously that won’t be the case for Oregon’s Mario Cristobal. After winning the Pac-12 in just his second season, it’s safe to say that Cristobal’s job is secure. …

Power Ranking Oregon’s Top Players of the Decade

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 37 Comments

As the decade comes to a close, we as Duck fans can celebrate knowing that we just came off the most successful decade in Oregon football history. In the last ten years, the Ducks have gone to two national championships, three Rose Bowls and have won the Pac-12 championship four times. The success of the Oregon Football program can be …

Women’s Basketball Early Season Primer

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 20 Comments

Waiting For The Prince The Oregon Women’s Basketball team received some disappointing news recently when the NCAA deemed Texas transfer Sedona Prince ineligible this season. The University of Oregon athletic department had applied for a waiver for Prince to play this year after she felt uncomfortable with the way her rehab process was going at Texas. Prince, who transferred to …