Oregon Ducks Spring Game Shows “Best Play in Football”

Coach Ruskin Fiegenbaum Coach's Opinion, Understanding the Willie Taggart Oregon Spread Offense 10 Comments

The Spring Game this year was a party for the program. It showed how much progress has been made since the end of last season. A lot of big-picture developments in recruiting, team building and coaching philosophy have been gleaned from it. After reviewing the film a few more times, I wanted to use some Spring Game material for some discussion points about …

Oregon Ducks Football Installs a New Identity

Coach Ruskin Fiegenbaum Coach's Opinion, What Coaches say about Oregon Football 10 Comments

If I could describe the 2017 Oregon football spring camp in one word it would be “Leadership.” Not only from the obvious coaching changes last December, but the emphasis and cultural change to put the players in a position to lead one another. This is their team, and the results on the field will come directly from their work and …

The Taggart Unveiling: What I’m Watching For …

Charles Fischer Editorials 14 Comments

This is going to be the most interesting Spring Football Game since Oregon converted to the spread offense a dozen years ago in 2005, and I simply cannot wait. I really should be more mature about this instead of breathlessly panting like a 13-year-old talking about an upcoming rock concert, but I cannot help it.  I am Oregon. As I …

Oregon Ducks Football: Getting “Juiced?”

Brent Pennington Editorials 31 Comments

The two previous football seasons were torture for Oregon fans. Our expectations of winning, even the national title, were crushed as mediocrity, confusion and mistakes became the norm, replacing the dominance, resourcefulness and the high-scoring Ducks performances we had become so accustomed to. The Ducks’ 2016 defense became a doormat of Division I teams. Another year in sports is fast unfolding. …