Cristobal Out-Coaches Petersen in Signature Win

Ryan Robertson Editorials 55 Comments

Oregon fixed its biggest flaw against Washington on Saturday — a flaw that goes back to 2015 as the Mark Helfrich era was beginning to crumble. A flaw that lost somewhere in the vicinity of 10 games over the last four seasons. Oregon made major coaching adjustments at halftime. There was no collapse or letting the game slip away, as …

Washington GameDay Discussion: It’s Been 25 YEARS Since “THE PICK”?

Charles Fischer Editorials 250 Comments

I was stunned to learn it had been 25 years already since “The Pick,” and it was the craziest moment that I’ve experienced as a season-ticket holder for 33 years at Autzen Stadium. Oregon had put on a valiant drive to take the lead in the late stages of the game and then Washington was mowing right through Oregon with …

Oregon vs. Washington: Why Both Sides HATE Each Other

BigDucksFan Editorials 35 Comments

As most fans in the Northwest know, there’s no love lost between the Ducks and the Huskies; the hatred between the two programs runs deep. So, how did it all start? Let’s take a look at some of the exchanges between the two schools described in “The Border War” by Richard Linde. You will not believe some of the stories …

Coach Woody Analysis: Duck Defense Suffocates Hapless Buffs

Coach Ken Woody Coach Woody's Analysis 36 Comments

After Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert was 10-of-15 in the first quarter against Colorado, passing aficionados were giddy at the prospect of their Beloved Duck having the opportunity of throwing 50 or 60 times in one game. Unfortunately, Herbert cooled, hitting only 8-of-17 in the final three quarters, but that was plenty because the defense absolutely ate the Buffaloes up, defending …

The Oregon Offense Finally Pulls Its Head out of …

Darren Perkins Editorials 69 Comments

… of the sand. What’d y’all think I was gonna’ say? After the Ducks came out throwing to start Friday night’s game against Colorado, ESPN color commentator (and former UW QB) Brock Huard repeatedly kept making the point of how the Ducks needed to establish the run. He emphasized that running is this team’s identity, as they have been formed …

Arroyo Takes Notes From the Record-Setting Oklahoma Offense

Joshua Whitted Analysis 40 Comments

No one’s going to confuse Oregon offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo for Oklahoma wunderkind Lincoln Riley. The latter is arguably the brightest offensive mind football right now, and his offense is once again lighting up the scoreboard this season. The same can’t be said about Arroyo, whose offense has struggled at times to live up to the lofty expectations of highlight-starved …

Ducks Stun Colorado and Oregon Fans with Blow-out

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 66 Comments

We can’t let this happen again. No way, not under any circumstances. No ifs, ands or buts about it: we won’t let this happen again! Three years ago almost to the day, a 17th-ranked Colorado team came into Autzen and stunned the Ducks 41-38. In that game, redshirt freshman quarterback Steven Montez made his first career start, and boy was …

Colorado Discussion: Oregon’s Superb Point-Margin

Charles Fischer Editorials 134 Comments

I’ve been blustering about the Oregon offense and how I feel it is vastly underachieving its potential. Yet listening to Joey Harrington on Talking Ducks the other night helped give me a little different perspective on it. His 2001 team was truly the No. 2 team in the nation, yet that team won a ton of close games and the …

Winter is Coming: Will the Ducks Rule the North?

Cameron Johansson Editorials 48 Comments

The last time Oregon was in the Pac-12 championship game, it handled the Arizona Wildcats in a 51-13 rout. As dominant and memorable as that game was, it was five years ago … Stanford, Washington and Washington State have each been a thorn in the Ducks’ side since then, preventing them from booking an early December trip to Santa Clara. …