The Pac-14. Now.

Matt Bryant Editorials 26 Comments

The Pac-12’s best this year was no match for the Alabama. The Huskies boasted an impressive defense – it held Alabama about 150 yards shy of its average per game production – but the Tide controlled the game after Washington’s second series. While the Pac-12 has made two of the three semi-finals under the current regime, there was barely restrained …

Ducks Face Tough Test at Boise Saturday

Jerry Thompson Editorials 3 Comments

Just looking at their current win-loss records, one would think the  No. 24-ranked Oregon Ducks (7-1) should not have too big a problem taking on the unranked Boise State Broncos (6-4) Saturday in Boise (5 p.m. on CBS Sports Network). Taking a closer look, one sees that three of the Broncos’ losses came at the hands of No. 1 Michigan State and …

Scott Frost on the Move?

Alex Towne FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Just a couple weeks after dodging a bullet from Nebraska, Oregon fans have another coaching opening to worry about. Scott Frost, the Ducks’ dynamic offensive coordinator for the past two seasons, is rumored to be recruited by Colorado State for their head-coaching job. Two weeks ago head coach at CSU Jim McElwain’s contract was bought out by Florida in an effort to …

Rose Bowl Countdown: FSU, Oregon Coaches Compared

Randy Morse FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Is Oregon Ducks head football coach Mark Helfrich a boy among men? There he sat on Thursday, blinking out at the lights, cameras and a crowd of jaundiced national sports writers at the press conference featuring the four men who’ve led their teams to the brink of the first ever college football playoff championship, looking for all the world like a …

Please God, No More Injuries for my College Fantasy Football Team

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

Dear Deshaun Watson (and fans of Clemson Football), I’d like to apologize. You were looking so good, and Clemson was on such a roll, and then I took you for my College Fantasy team. I’ve given in to my curse. Two straight weeks, two straight Heisman hopefuls injured. Taysom Hill, I apologize to you as well. After your injury I figured that was …

Stars Look to Bounce Back in College Fantasy Football

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

To get this out of the way now … I have lost my place as No. 1. It was a great run while it lasted, but for now I have been banished to (I hate to even speak it out loud) fifth place. I didn’t have a bad week necessarily; I finished with 178 points, which was actually my third-highest scoring …

Moving up the Leaderboard in College Fantasy Football

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

Well, it was my best week yet. Not by much, only three points actually, but it was enough to vault me to the very top (No. 1, baby!) of the Fans of Oregon Ducks group. Out of 2,658 people, through four weeks, I’m the cream of the crop. Out of the millions of people that play ESPN’s College Football Challenge, I’m …

Gut wrenching times with Chip Kelly

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 8 Comments

With the new era of Helfrich football just over the rise, I thought it would be a good time to look back at the Chip Kelly era. Specifically the most gut wrenching parts of it.  As we are all huge Ducks fans, some of the most vivid memories we have over the last four seasons are the losses.  Chip Kelly was such a …

Three Rivalries That Need to Start

Brandon Gruber FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

Feature Photo by Kevin Cline   Rivalries are the best part of sports.  The Passion.  The Intensity.  The Hatred. We all love to hate the Huskies and poke fun at the Beavers (and their stupid new logo), but don’t we all watch a game and say, “I want to play that team?”  What if we could actually get teams to Autzen …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: Ole Miss on a Roll and a Recruiting Recap

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 6 Comments

Signing day has come and gone.  If you’re an Ole Miss fan, you likely think you just won a national championship, while other schools felt like they lost the big game.  Now it’s time to start speculating who will be the #1 team going into the preseason. 1. Ole Miss pulled off the recruiting heist of the century, landing the …