Oregon Hoops: The Key to Altman’s Gameplan

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The Oregon Men’s basketball team is once again PAC-12 regular season champions. For the second consecutive year, the Ducks have proven to be the best and most consistent team in the conference. In a year in which not all schedules have been created equal, and there may be some who challenge the fact that the Ducks are deserving of the …

The Moorhead Offense: Are You Confident or Concerned?

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After years of uninspiring offense under Marcus Arroyo, Oregon Ducks fans were ready for change. Something. Anything. Just as long is it was different. It has been a year since their wish was granted and Joe Moorhead was hired to take his shot at returning the Ducks to their high-flying offensive glory days. Moorhead looked to diversify a stale Oregon …

Trade Rumors: Mariota’s New Starting Job?

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With the NFL’s Quarterback Carousel officially on in an unusually active offseason, it’s time that teams with doubts or substantial extra value at quarterback to start making calls about moving the most important position in football. This puts the Las Vegas Raiders and former Oregon superstar Marcus Mariota in a bind. Given the opportunity to play in place of an injured Derek …

Ten Takeaways From Oregon’s 2021 Schedule

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My impressions of the Ducks’ 2021 schedule are being made through the visual lens that the Ducks will play up to their talent and potential in 2021. I had written this past fall that with all the Covid-19 craziness tearing apart the 2020 season, that I considered last year to be a practice-season. Now it’s time for the Ducks to …

The Case for Kayvon Thibodeaux Winning the 2021 Heisman

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Oregon football fans might remember December 15, 2018 with fondness. It was on that day that the No. 2 overall prospect in the country and No. 2 defensive end prospect Kayvon Thibodeaux committed to the University of Oregon over other powerhouse schools including Alabama, LSU and USC. The addition of a player of Thibodeaux’s power automatically bumped the Ducks’ odds …

Oregon Basketball’s March Into Madness: Win NOW

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The Oregon Women’s basketball team is figuratively (and literally) limping into the PAC-12 Conference Tournament. With a 2-4 record in their last six games, and Te-Hina PaoPao in a walking boot, the Lady Ducks are in search of some positive momentum. Can they find it in Las Vegas at the PAC-12 Tournament? Heading into postseason play, the Ducks are most …

Football IS the World’s Most Popular Sport?

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Across the globe, various sports have developed loyal fan bases, yet some are much larger than others. Although the lines have previously been blurred regarding the world’s most popular sport, Sports Show states that association football (soccer) now leads the way. As per their data, the sport has an estimated following of 3.5 billion fans. By comparison, cricket, which ranks …

History or Future: What are Recruits Buying?

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College football is ever changing. Some patterns are easy to predict, but long-term recruiting projections have been something that analysts cannot predict. Partially because recruiting is only as successful as a staff makes it, but also because it is impossible to predict how long coaches will stay with specific teams and long term conference success is almost as important as …

Altman’s Duck Playoff Magic is Back (Again!)

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Oregon head coach Dana Altman has done it. Again. The Ducks Men’s Basketball team is heading into the postseason with a full head of steam, winning their last seven of eight games and defeating the California Golden Bears 74-63 on Saturday at Haas Pavilion. The Ducks have recorded their 11th consecutive winning season under coach Altman, securing a first-round bye for …

Head Coaching Conundrum: To Hire Within or Without?

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Another year, another coaching hire at Oregon. This is starting to become an unwelcome trend. Every single year of Mario Cristobal’s tenure has come with new coaching hires and is unlikely to stop any time soon. Hiring assistant coaches and coordinators can have a massive impact on a program, and Cristobal has done a fine job in hiring coaches that …

Oregon’s Unexpected Answer to Quarterback-Quandary

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And so the plot thickens. The Oregon Ducks entered the offseason expecting a full-blown quarterback competition. Tyler Shough started every game for the Ducks in 2020, but his inconsistent play and questionable decision making led to backup Anthony Brown seeing plenty of snaps throughout the team’s final two games. With Brown opting to remain at Oregon for his final year …