Saturday’s Upsets Put Oregon in Prime Playoff Position

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 50 Comments

What a day for Oregon Football … Sorry if I gave you a scare, but don’t worry; you didn’t sleep through the game. While the Ducks got some much-needed rest this past Saturday, a few of the necessary dominos fell to give the Ducks a shot at the College Football Playoff. Miracle in Minnesota The first matchup was a clash …

Playoff Rankings Are Coming! Is Oregon Set to Crash the Party?

Jon Joseph Editorials 77 Comments

“Telegram! Singing telegram for Coach Kyle Whittingham!” “I’m your man. I’m Coach Whittingham. What’s up, my man?” “I have a singing telegram for you, Coach, from Puddles in Eugene. Without further adieu, this is for you and your team, too.” [To the tune of “See You In September?”]  Will I see Ute in December? Will I see Ute when the …

2036: A College Football Scheduling Odyssey

Jon Joseph Editorials 26 Comments

“I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal. I’ve still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission. And I want to help you.” – HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey (although it could be any guy pleading with his wife …

Mario Cristobal Is Changing the Game

AJ Costilla Editorials 57 Comments

In 2008, Chip Kelly created the “Blur Offense,” the likes of which had never been seen. Not only did Kelly’s system propel the Ducks to championship-level heights, but it left a major mark on the entire college football landscape. Today, nearly every team uses some form of up-tempo offense, largely due to the success of Kelly’s Ducks. Now, a decade post-Chip, …

“Welcome to My Parlor,” Said the Tiger to the Duck

Jon Joseph Editorials 41 Comments

It’s time to check in on our friends from the South. Surely, the SEC hasn’t been dominating your news feeds or been fawned over by ESPN enough this offseason, right? So, I thought it fitting to put together a little something to give some much needed love and attention to the most underappreciated conference in the land. The following is …

CFP vs. BCS: A Curmudgeon’s Perspective

Jon Joseph Editorials 58 Comments

Lately I’ve felt a little … curmudgeonly. Perhaps it has something to do with the spring equinox. Or maybe it’s the proximity of this weekend’s Masters Tournament (once again, my invitation to Augusta appears to be lost in the mail). Regardless, I hoped a little research into the history of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and the College Football Playoff …

Move Over Washington, It’s Oregon’s Turn to Run the Pac-12

Joshua Whitted Editorials 26 Comments

All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately for Washington fans, that sentiment may apply tomorrow afternoon, as the Huskies’ status as the premier program in the Pac-12 is in jeopardy. There’s no doubt that Washington currently sits atop of the food chain in the Pac-12. They’ve completely overhauled what was an underachieving roster and transformed it into a juggernaut. …

Oregon Meets Stanford With Its Future on the Line

Joshua Whitted Editorials 36 Comments

There’s a buzz building in Eugene. The Ducks have gotten off to a 3-0 start, and are welcoming College Gameday back to Eugene for the first time since 2014. Fans and prognosticators alike are beginning to jump on the Oregon bandwagon, and many have the Ducks pegged as a sleeper for a conference championship or even a playoff berth. There’s good …

Does College Football Need the “Pirate Playoff?”

Jon Joseph Editorials 51 Comments

Mike Leach, The Pirate, was roundly criticized when he suggested that college football (CFB) should have a 64-team playoff. But is this idea of his really off course? With Texas A&M slipping Oregon the weenie late at night, Ducks fans have been treated to two glorified scrimmages, with another cupcake on the menu this Saturday. My guess: Oregon’s season ticket …

A UNIQUE 64-Team FBS Playoff: Exciting & Unpredictable!

Walter Gray Editorials 3 Comments

Designing the 64-Team National Playoff “IRRESISTIBLY DELICIOUS” Twists & Turns! A 64-Team FBS National Playoff! Imagine the intense interest and incredible excitement a true 64-Team College Football Playoff would generate, gaining momentum week after week! March Madness would pale in comparison. Add in unique twists with a high unpredictability level and fans would be fascinated! Making The National Playoff Process Unique …

Imagining a new 16-Conference FBS “SUPER-DIVISION” for College Football!

Walter Gray Editorials 15 Comments

Imagining an FBS “Super-Division” & Conference Play Football Realities – Format Didn’t legendary Coach Lou Holtz say something like “In college football you play with a different team every week?” That’s a reality of the game that Coach Holtz understood well. Introduced in this article, the “Irresistibly Delicious” 64-Team College Football Playoff system keys in on the realities of college football better than the present …

Too Many Cupcakes may be Unhealthy for Resurgent Oregon Ducks

Mark Weinrott Editorials 19 Comments

The Problem Last month, I speculated that Oregon’s future schedules may not be sufficiently strong to qualify for the College Football Playoff. In the event of a one-loss Pac-12 record, a weak nonconference schedule could have the Ducks on the outside looking in come a future January. This is precisely the situation facing Wisconsin. Were the Badgers to lose one of their …