Oregon Is Going to Be Old in ’24

Ryan Robertson Editorials, Uncategorized

2023 saw one of the most experienced Oregon teams in memory playing high-level football from the start of the season until the very end. But with some recent announcements, 2024 looks to see an even more experienced group. The Stud Linebacker Jeffery Bassa announced his return to Eugene, in a move that was only a little surprising. Bassa has turned his …

How Oregon Can Win the 2024/25 Championship

Ryan Robertson Editorials, Uncategorized

Dan Lanning has a lot of pressure entering this offseason. Sure, the new year will determine weather the Ducks land a major bowl win, but the offseason is where the pressure really starts to ramp up. Lanning is the first coach since Mike Bellotti to not win a conference championship in their second season (besides Willie Taggert who only coached one season). …

Is Developing Quarterbacks a Thing of the Past?

Ryan Robertson Editorials

Tyler Shough is the only player since Marcus Mariota to start in multiple seasons for Oregon after not starting as a true freshman. Sure, Mariota is the greatest Oregon Duck of all time, but he left the team nine years ago, and during that time only Shough has pulled off what seems to be a pretty simple feat? So what has happened during …

Big-Ten Bound Ducks Hot on the Recruiting Trail

Ryan Robertson Editorials

Seventeen days before early signing day and Oregon appears to be in a fantastic spot on the recruiting front. Currently sitting at second in the Big-Ten, how is the Ducks current class preparing them for the move to their new conference? Class Strengths Perhaps the most important position for Oregon to improve at, defensive back, sees the team with several …

Coaching Leads Ducks to a Loss

Ryan Robertson Editorials

Coaching is what defines a team. In 2010, Oregon’s coaching got them a spot in the BCS National Championship. In 2019, their offensive coaching was so poor that it made a potential NFL Hall of Fame QB look mediocre. And in 2023, at the midpoint of the season, Oregon’s coaching looks… suspect. It was the first possession of the second …

Louis Vuitton Not Good Enough For Oregon

Ryan Robertson Editorials

The Oregon Ducks are, mercifully, 4-0 through the first third of the season. Unlike 2022, where the Ducks lost by 46 to UGA to start the season, 2023 has seen one tough road game and three blow outs at home for Oregon. Their most recent victim? Colorado. The Buffs, much to the pleasure of many college football fans, have their …

Ducks Disrupt in Lubbock: Penalties and Interceptions

Ryan Robertson Editorials

That game was… strange. Oregon looked fantastic in the first quarter, going up 15-7 after stalling out on their first drive. Then they didn’t really do anything of note in the second quarter until they put up a field goal with less than one minute remaining following a fumble by Tyler Shough. That’s when the game changed. Texas Tech tried to …

Five Takeaways From Oregon’s Week 1 Drubbing of Portland State

Jordan Ingram Editorials

Of all the stats this weekend, the most impressive was The Duck’s 546 push-ups during No. 15 Oregon’s 81-7 beatdown of Portland State on Saturday at Autzen Stadium in Eugene. Seriously impressive. Mascots aside, the Oregon Ducks’ Week 1 showing was everything fans were hoping for and a little bit more. Scratch that — a whole lot more. In their …

Oregon Fans Should Brace for Lanning’s Mudslinging Strategy

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

All the changes to college football with the portal, NIL, conference realignment and media rights have created discussions we never dreamed of having as Oregon fans even five years ago. The change has been so rapid as to easily surpass our patience with much of it, and yet when you have movement one direction–there are equal repercussions in other directions, …