Despite OSU Loss, Oregon Football’s Future is Bright

Jordan Ingram Editorials

If you’re like me, you don’t need a rehashing of the No. 9 Oregon Ducks‘ soul-crushing 38-34 loss to the Beavers on Saturday night at Reser Stadium. I’m not going to harp on the risky coaching decisions that paved the way for a loss. And there is no sense pointing out DJ Johnson‘s apparent sucker punch of a Beavers fan …

Top 5 Takeaways from Oregon Ducks’ Comeback Win Over Wazzu

Jordan Ingram Uncategorized

The No. 15 Oregon Ducks’ (3-1) stroke-inducing 44-41 comeback victory against an unranked (but mighty talented) Washington State at the Palouse was a key win for Oregon head coach Dan Lanning and the program he is building in Eugene. Here’s five takeaways from Saturday’s game: — Ducks QB Bo Nix threw for a career-high 428 yards with three touchdowns and …

Oregon head coach Dan Lanning

Oregon Football: Georgia Loss Won’t Define Lanning, Ducks

Jordan Ingram Editorials

For those still reeling from the Oregon Ducks’ 49-3 loss in Week 1 to the Georgia Bulldogs, let’s take a walk down memory lane. The anticipation amongst Oregon fans heading into the 2009-10 football season was off the charts. Mike Bellotti’s successor, offensive wunderkind Chip Kelly, was set to debut his unabridged offense in Oregon’s season opener at then No. …

Oregon Ducks Football: Three Things to Watch for Against Georgia

Alex Heining Editorials

Finally! Ducks football is back! All offseason questions about Our Beloved Ducks will be answered in less than 24 hours, and it couldn’t be a more exciting matchup. To start the 2022 season, Oregon is touching down in Georgia to try to knock off last year’s national champions this Saturday. How they play through this 60-minute in Athens should tell …

Oregon Won’t Become Georgia Overnight

Joshua Whitted Editorials

By all accounts, the Oregon Ducks knocked it out of the park by hiring Dan Lanning. The young, talented coach is an ace recruiter, a defensive mastermind and a forward-thinker. Considering Mario Cristobal left the cupboard pretty full for Lanning and his staff, it makes sense to assume the Ducks are positioned to continue making a push toward the College …

BOOM or BUST? How Lanning Can Silence the Doubters

Joshua Whitted Editorials

Dan Lanning was a risky hire. The 36-year-old former defensive coordinator has no head coaching experience, and frankly, he has little experience as a coordinator, as well. Aside from spending two years working at Arizona State, he has no ties to the West. And while there are one-off success stories of young, hot-shot coordinators knocking it out of the park …

Conerly Decision Boosts Ducks Cachet with Elite RB

Jordan Ingram Editorials

The news of the nation’s No. 1 offensive tackle recruit Josh Conerly Jr. choosing the Oregon Ducks over the USC Trojans and Washington Huskies shook the college football world to its core and send shockwaves throughout the social media stratosphere (If you are currently living under a rock and haven’t heard the news, check out Mr. FishDuck’s write-up). No doubt, Conerly’s …

Lanning Love: “Football is Fun Again!”

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

When you have been managing a couple Oregon football sites for a decade with hundreds of contacts among all the readers, writers, photographers, editors and volunteers that have helped the sites–you pick up some pretty tasty tidbits of information on occasion. A Duck-Buddy of many years called me the other day to tell of his own interview with a current …

How Lanning Can Make Oregon “Georgia West”

Joshua Whitted Editorials

Fresh off of an incredible showing by his defense in the National Championship Game, Dan Lanning’s newest challenge is building a similarly dominant unit at Oregon. Elite defenses aren’t built overnight, and it will take months — or maybe even years — of expert-level coaching and top-tier recruiting for the Ducks to have a defense of Georgia’s caliber. But now …

How Dan Lanning and Lincoln Riley Can Balance College Football

Joshua Whitted Editorials

“How do we fix college football?”  That’s the prevailing question just a couple of days removed from yet another all-SEC title game. The 2021 season provided more parity than usual; Michigan and Cincinnati both made their College Football Playoff debuts. But if three particular teams continue to outpace the rest of the country in recruiting, this season will be an …

Aaron Feld

Oregon Fans Bid Farewell to a Class Act Mustache

Jordan Ingram Editorials

There’s a catchphrase I’ll miss more than any other slogan in recent memory: “Fill the Sleeves.” Of the flurry of departures from the Oregon Ducks football program over the past month, saying goodbye to strength and conditioning coach Aaron Feld had the biggest impact on me. The ever-enthusiastic mustachioed strongman was a constant source of positivity on the sidelines. I …