Royce Freeman Deserves Heisman Front-runner Title

Bob Rickert Editorials 9 Comments

Yep, I said it. Royce Freeman is a running back that should be in the Heisman discussion right now.  Speed, power, good in short yardage and he can bounce it outside. And he offers the kind of lifetime numbers that will help East Coast writers understand how good he’s been and for how long. I’m not arguing there aren’t other great backs …

Ultimate Dis: ESPN’S Todd McShay Says Oregon Was 7-6 in 2015

Mike Merrell Editorials 15 Comments

This isn’t a case of man love, but you’ve got to admit that ESPN’s Todd McShay is one handsome dude. That suit he’s wearing had to cost more than my entire clothing budget for the century so far. McShay is a former college quarterback. It was at the University of Richmond where he served on the scout team before a …

Bones of Cupcakes Litter Road to Final Four

Mike Merrell Editorials 3 Comments

Mike Merrrell’s Three-and-Out The path to the national championship is teeming with eastern teams leaving bones of cupcakes in their wake. The conference with the toughest, deepest competition is relegated to being the only of the Five Power Conferences with no more than a single “New Year’s Six” bowl. And the Heisman Trophy will undoubtedly go to the best player …

Dispelling the Myth of Time of Possession

Joey Holland History 1 Comment

College football’s proverbial cool kids were so ready to get rid of Oregon with Marcus Mariota out of the picture. The Ducks sat at 3-3 midway through the season. At that point, many were ready to attribute the success the Ducks have had for the better part of the decade up to an offensive system that had finally been figured …

How the Ducks’ Season Was Completely Changed by Only 10 Points

Caleb Couturie History 0 Comments

So, I’m sitting here at my couch after watching the game, mouth agape because we actually just beat Stanford. The same Ducks who lost to the freaking Cougs at home just beat the playoff bound machine from Palo Alto. And the best part is that they did it on their terms. The Ducks ran the ball 36 times and threw …

Recruiting Update: Helfrich’s NSD Success Already Carrying Over

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Football Recruiting News It’s been exactly one week since Oregon inked 19 preps.  You know what that means?!  Just under a year until the hysteria of National Signing Day comes around again.  (For a quick analysis of all 19 Oregon signees by Head Coach Mark Helfrich, please click here.)  Looking ahead, the 2014 class — especially the corps coming out of …