Agree? Lack of Playoff Expansion Helps SEC, Hurts College Football

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

The more time that passes and this subject comes up, the more I get frosted thinking about it. I was having fun checking the point spread for an upcoming NBA game, but was referred by Nevada Dawg to an article that torqued me off again thinking about the incompetence of those representing our league. The SEC commissioner Greg Sankey actually …

Oregon Football New Quarterback Bo Nix Eugene, Oregon

Why Bo Nix Should NOT Start at Oregon

Alex Heining Editorials

The transfer portal has given Oregon another quarterback who has had struggles in the past and is pushing for a chance at playing in the NFL. Bo Nix I feel is more complete as a quarterback than Anthony Brown is (or was at this respective stage of his transfer), there’s just one major issue I have with Our Beloved Ducks’ …

Oregon Football: Ducks Crash and Burn, Raising Tough Questions

Jordan Ingram Editorials

Losing raises a lot of uncomfortable questions. First of all, let’s tip our collective hats to the No. 23 Utah Utes, which was clearly the better team and prevailed in literally every facet of the game in its 38-7 victory over the (formerly) No. 3 Oregon Ducks on Saturday night at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. Let’s not kid …

Oregon Football: Ducks Survive Dawgs, Monsoon of Early Miscues

Jordan Ingram Editorials

There’s nothing worse than wrestling a wet dawg. But it’s worth it for the No. 4 Oregon Ducks (8-1, 5-1), who overcame a brutal first-half monsoon of baffling miscues on offense to defeat regional rival Washington Huskies 26-16 on Saturday night in Seattle. And for those watching at home, we all endured Robert Griffin III’s play-by-play, which was wobbly at best and sprinkled with …

Did the CFP Committee Actually Get It RIGHT?

Joshua Whitted Editorials

The College Football Playoff Committee loves stirring the pot, don’t they? Tuesday’s initial rankings once again raised more than a few eyebrows across the country. Some of the biggest surprises included Alabama debuting at No. 2, Oregon landing in the top four, and undefeated Cincinnati ranking at No. 6. The Committee made plenty of good calls this time around, but …

Oregon’s Route to the College Football Playoff’s No.4 Seed

Alex Heining Editorials

Despite losing to Stanford this past week, Oregon still has a legitimate shot to make the College Football Playoff this year. I know many of you may assume it’s time to pump the breaks on this notion, and as we have talked about at FishDuck for a fair bit now, the Oregon community buzz is falling away from the program …

CFB Drama: Is a 12 Team Playoff Coming Soon?

David Marsh Editorials

By the looks of it, a 12 Team Playoff is the preferred format for expanding the College Football Playoff. Currently it appears that the top twelve teams ranked by the playoff committee would make it into the playoff. This sounds good in theory but also raises further questions. What if the Champion of a Power-Five Conference isn’t ranked in the …

How Does Oregon’s 2021 Defense Stack Up Against 2014’s?

David Marsh Editorials

Oregon’s 2021 football team has the hype and personnel to make a run at the College Football Playoff and maybe even a National Championship. Last week, I looked at how this year’s offense stacked up against the 2014 team, and today we turn to the defense to compare 2021’s team to the last Oregon team to reach the Playoff and …

Duck DISRESPECT? CFP Committee Dismisses Oregon

Joshua Whitted Editorials

This year’s initial College Football Playoff rankings were bound to be the strangest, for obvious reasons. In a year marred by uncertainty, it was anyone’s guess as to how the committee would weigh factors such as the number of games a team has played, strength of schedule and even games lost due to unavailable players. Although the Ducks were considered …

Can Oregon Realistically Make the Playoff?

Ryan Robertson Editorials

Every year there are media darlings in college football. In 2010 it was Cam Newton, willing the Auburn Tigers to victory week in and week out. 2019 had Joe Burrow and his historically great passing season, and of course the media loves teams like Notre Dame and Texas every season, no matter how good they are. 2020 has a couple of candidates …