Oregon’s In-Game Adjustment Skins Cats

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This post was originally featured at PacificTakes.com, and is being shared with FishDuck.com Oregon has seen dozens of variations of defensive schemes to slow down their offense over the years.  Some, like the Cover 0 defense, and Bear front were more effective in longer stretches, and others were, simply put, less effective.  Those less effective schemes have included the scrape exchange and fake injuries.  …

Message Board Armageddon! The Battle is Afoot!

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Important decisions are being made in the athletic department offices. How to salvage a good recruiting class in the face of coaching turnover. Who will call the plays? What will be the vehicle for the transmission of play calls?  (Hand signals, message board or, my favorite, carrier pigeon?)  How do we replace the two graduate assistants who were responsible for…something? …

Oregon’s Success Founded On Proper Blueprint – Fundamentals of Change

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Many political theorists will you tell that revolutions occur during periods of rising social expectations. Political coup d’états rarely happen in dire living circumstances. When you expect little you demand even less. However, if you feel that you are owed more than what you are currently getting or social conditions, though vastly improved, have slowed to an unacceptable pace then …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: The Notre Dame Mess and Chip Kelly the Eagle

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So what did we miss?  We have Te’o’s girlfriend coming back from the dead, Oregon’s head coach finally made his exodus, and more conference realignment news.  I guess that means the offseason is here, and now we can get ready for signing day.  Lots of top recruits are still out doing visits, so it will be interesting to see where they …

There Are Days When Life Sucks Major Eggs

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I opened Facebook Wednesdy morning and saw a sad face beside the headline ”Kelly to take Eagles job.”  I felt bad for the Notre Dame fans.  You see, it had to be Brian Kelly because we had already gone through this with Chip Kelly.  Then, in response to the cold finger of fear that was working its way from my …

We Were Mighty Oregon Before Chip Kelly Got Here. We Still Are.

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For me, it seems that a byproduct of getting older is a certain jadedness. There isn’t a whole lot anymore that emotionally stuns me the same as it might have in years past. I’m still surprised now and then, but rarely do I get blindsided and emotionally drained. I suppose that after experiencing gut-wrenching events in my life, the impact …

Is Oregon the Most Tortured Sports State in America?

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Chip Kelly left town Wednesday morning, and a fan base mourned.  His teams had been perennial national title contenders, going into November with a shot at a national championship in five of his six seasons in Eugene.  Oregon never won it all during that time, but Chip Kelly had Duck fans believing that the law of averages would eventually prevail, …

Oregon Just Got Dumped: The Aftermath

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When my wife emailed me at work yesterday to let me know that Chip Kelly was going to the Eagles, it felt like someone punched me in the jejunum. All I could type was, “no…” before hitting send. I didn’t want to think about the possibility. I didn’t want to see the inevitable fallout. I didn’t want to know the …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: Season’s Over and the SEC is Still #1

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The season is over and we all can at least agree on one thing….Alabama is good!  I don’t think anyone could have matched up with them in the title game this year.  In other news, coach Chip Kelly is back at Oregon.  He probably feels 2013 will be the year to end the streak of SEC national titles. 1. Did …

Fiesta Bowl Signals Big 2013 for DAT

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With the release of the 2013 football schedule this week, Oregon fans were given the blueprint to the 2014 National championship game.  Oregon’s tougher non-conference slate gives way to a manageable PAC-12 schedule, which features a big Thursday night showdown at Stanford in November.  Looking at the schedule is fun and all, but it won’t determine where Oregon ends next season.  …