Mario Cristobal Is Proving the Doubters Wrong

Joshua Whitted Editorials 102 Comments

As fans, it’s hard to let go of the past. Oregon fans still cling to the glory days at the beginning of the decade, when the Ducks were on the doorstep of a National Championship. But it’s not just the title-contending seasons that fans long for. So accustomed to scoring seven touchdowns a game and breaking 70-yard touchdowns routinely, fans …

Oregon’s Relentless Defense is Dominating

Ryan Robertson Editorials 118 Comments

It has been eight quarters and nine seconds since the Oregon Ducks gave up a touchdown. In the last two games, Oregon has allowed a total of nine points. Through three total games, Oregon is allowing only 272.3 yards per game. The Oregon defense has absolutely dominated the early season. Here are some reasons why. The Ferocious Front Seven Through …

The New Oregon Defense: One Gap vs. Two Gap

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 39 Comments

When it comes to having a good defense, the number-one priority is usually stopping the run. Defenses like Alabama’s and Clemson’s have won titles by adhering to this basic philosophy. With championship aspirations of its own, Oregon hopes to join the Tigers and the Tide and have a shutdown run defense in 2019. Here’s how the Ducks will be trying …

Ponder-Point: What Can Avalos Bring to the Table in 2019?

Charles Gearing Editorials 25 Comments

After the abrupt exit of Duck defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, the fanbase is left with several questions regarding his replacement, former Boise State defensive coordinator Andy Avalos. What dimensions will Avalos add to the Oregon defense? How will he utilize the large surplus of defensive talent that makes up the 2019 recruiting class? There is no doubt Avalos has quite …