Ducks, Beavers in Battle for Holiday Bowl Bid

Jordan Ingram Uncategorized

Between long periods of silent reflection, handwringing, bargaining with the football gods and frequent public outbursts in a nightgown and slippers, Oregon Ducks fans are likely spending the weekend unshaven and waiting for the College Football Playoff to announce its top four teams and (yawn) the rest of the bowl games. All joking aside, the Ducks are likely headed to …

Oregon Football: Let’s Pump the Brakes on Trick Plays

Jordan Ingram Editorials

There’s something special about executing a play that catches the opposing team completely off guard. The shock, coupled with the dazzling precision necessary to pull off a trick play, can be humiliating for an opponent and ignite a crowd. If you don’t pull it off? It’s just embarrassing. The No. 12 Oregon Ducks have been a mixed bag when it …

Oregon Football: O-Line Honor Roll; Nix Prolific in Pac-12, FBS

Jordan Ingram Editorials

Here’s a look at the numbers of the No. 6 Oregon Ducks (8-2, 6-1) team. While some of these numbers will change following the Ducks’ 37-34 loss to the No. 25 Washington Huskies on Saturday at home, the defeat doesn’t take away from the incredible performances of Oregon players so far this season. The Ducks’ offensive line is having a historic …

Oregon Football: Still Hung Up on Georgia Loss? Get Over It

Jordan Ingram Editorials

After the No. 8 Oregon Ducks‘ 49-10 victory over the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday at Folsom Field, the conversation amongst talking heads and fans inevitably veers toward the College Football Playoff. What are Oregon’s chances of making it to the four-team playoff this year? The biggest rock in the Ducks’ shoe remains their only loss to No. 3 Georgia in …

Ducks Squash Trap Game Fears in Win Over Golden Bears

Jordan Ingram Editorials

The No. 9 Oregon Ducks‘ trip to the Bay Area this weekend to play the unranked California Golden Bears had all the makings of a midseason trap game. The Ducks (7-1, 5-0) had fallen victim to these types of matchups before, especially coming off a big win the previous week for ESPN Gameday. In 2009, Oregon was ranked No. 8 …

Ducks Throttle Bruins in ESPN Gameday Romp

Jordan Ingram Editorials

Longtime Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully famously said, “Losing feels worse than winning feels good.” And for the past seven weeks, the No. 10 Oregon Ducks (6-1, 4-0) have worked hard not to feel the sting of defeat that struck so swiftly in their season-opening loss to the reigning national champion Georgia Bulldogs. But Oregon isn’t merely avoiding a loss …

Ducks’ Offense: Is There a ‘Slim Shady’ Attitude at Oregon?

DazeNconfused Editorials

Kenny Dillingham the Oregon OC stood up and showed himself to be the real Slim Shady with his mix of play calling. The Ducks offense marched to the beat of the Dillingham play mix and was lethal. I suppose Arizona DC Johnny Nansen must have been thinking early (“we’re gonna have a problem here.”) Oregon on its second drive established …

Top 5 Takeaways from Oregon Ducks’ Comeback Win Over Wazzu

Jordan Ingram Uncategorized

The No. 15 Oregon Ducks’ (3-1) stroke-inducing 44-41 comeback victory against an unranked (but mighty talented) Washington State at the Palouse was a key win for Oregon head coach Dan Lanning and the program he is building in Eugene. Here’s five takeaways from Saturday’s game: — Ducks QB Bo Nix threw for a career-high 428 yards with three touchdowns and …

Oregon head coach Dan Lanning

Oregon Football: Georgia Loss Won’t Define Lanning, Ducks

Jordan Ingram Editorials

For those still reeling from the Oregon Ducks’ 49-3 loss in Week 1 to the Georgia Bulldogs, let’s take a walk down memory lane. The anticipation amongst Oregon fans heading into the 2009-10 football season was off the charts. Mike Bellotti’s successor, offensive wunderkind Chip Kelly, was set to debut his unabridged offense in Oregon’s season opener at then No. …

Regarding Bo Nix: Beware ‘Bandwagon Buy-In’

DazeNconfused Editorials

Bo Nix was a highly touted five-star recruit, a player that draws mixed emotions from fans. Will Oregon offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham help launch Nix to new heights this year? Nix played his freshman year in 2019 at Auburn, under head coach Gus Malzahn and offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham. His debut was in the biggest matchup of the opening week …