Does College Football Need the “Pirate Playoff?”

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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!

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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!

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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

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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 …

We Should Enjoy Every Husky Loss: Expand the Playoff

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Every Husky loss, should result in pure joy. But I found myself oddly disappointed when Washington lost to Stanford on Friday. Barring something crazy (and with two of the top-3 teams losing this weekend, don’t count anything out), that game eliminated the Pac-12 from playoff contention. That’s a problem because the Pac-12 has the most parity of any conference and …

The Pac-12’s Lack of Nattys and What the Ducks are Doing About It

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The Pac-12: The Conference of Champions. Conference ambassador Bill Walton inserts it into every basketball telecast he ever does – and for good reason. The Pac-12 is the conference of champions in all of athletics, and it’s not even close. On May 28, the conference won its 500th championship, followed by the B1G with 307, then the SEC with 220. It’s …

Ducks’ Struggles Could Cost Huskies a Playoff Spot

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For more than a decade, the Washington Huskies watched their hated rivals to the south rise to the upper echelon of college football. This rise was accompanied by the annual beating the Ducks put on the Huskies each fall for 12 straight years. As Ducks fans are painfully aware, the decade of domination over the Huskies has ended. The Ducks are 2-4 and licking …

College Football Playoff: Would You Rather …

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Let’s play a game of hypotheticals. Say you were Dabo Swinney, head coach of the Clemson Tigers. The Tigers have to be considered the top power in College Football this year, as they have looked impressive during their undefeated run. Or say you were Nick Saban, heading an Alabama team that has looked superb since a September stumble against an …

How Vernon Adams Can Improve Moving Forward

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Saturday night stung. A loss by three on the road to a top-5 team shouldn’t eliminate Oregon from the College Football Playoff hunt (though it makes the road significantly more difficult), but it sure feels like this was a missed opportunity. Duck Sports Authority’s AJ Jacobson wrote a recap of the game published this Sunday detailing exactly how the Spartans …

The Pac-12, Not the SEC, Will Be the Conference to Beat This Year

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Okay, so I write for an Oregon Ducks sports blog, so what? I’m biased, that much is obvious, but there’s actual evidence that supports the title of this piece. Now that college football has finally moved to a playoff to determine a champion, the door has been opened for more teams to prove they can hang with the best, or in …

Ducks Reloading, Not Rebuilding for 2015 Campaign

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In an article posted to the ESPN Pac-12 Blog on July 2, Travis Haney delved into the question marks surrounding the top teams in each division of the Power 5 conferences (ACC Atlantic and Coastal, Big Ten East and West, Big 12, Pac-12 North and South, and SEC East and West). For his section on the Pac-12 North, Haney naturally elected …

Oregon Football Schedule: A Peek into the Future

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I remember exactly where I was when it happened–the moment that Oregon lost the national championship game to Auburn in 2010. I was with about 30 of my fellow students in my buddy’s apartment across from Hayward Field. The Ducks lost that day, but they will get a shot at redemption in the not-too-distant future. You might have heard- Oregon will …