The College Football Playoffs! Brought to You By An Arbitrary Committee of Experts

Matt Bryant Editorials 20 Comments

What the hell is wrong with college football? How is it possible that we have college football playoffs. So. Completely. Wrong? Let me first preempt the inevitable retort from Ohio State Fans: I like Urban Meyer. I like how his Bucks play. This is not an anti-OSU piece. If we are going to debate who the best college football coaches …

Is There Anything Super Mariota Can’t Do? A Quick Recap of Last Night’s Accomplishments

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

We are the champions, we are the champions! Okay, we aren’t necessarily champions yet, but our men are on their way for sure! After last night’s 51-27 win over Utah, our Ducks are said to most likely move up to third in the National Championship bracket. This was not an easy game for our Ducks or for the Utes despite …

Ducks Run Defense Will Be the Difference Maker of the 2014 Season

Rob Liggins FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Having a Heisman-hopeful, such as quarterback Marcus Mariota, is always exciting for a team. However, the timeless saying “Defense wins Championships” has been proven correct time and time again. With that being said, the Duck defense — which is arguably the best it has been since the departure of Defensive Coordinator Nick Alliotti — is possibly what could finally land …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: How Does Autonomy Change the Recruiting Game?

Jason Fowler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

A widespread change might be in place for football. The National Collegiate Athletic Association recently voted in favor of giving the five “power conferences” autonomy, to allow the student-athletes to participate in governing the entity they are bound in playing for at a Division I university. If sustained by the end of October, 2014, how will this affect the recruiting …

The Unlikely Trap Game on Oregon’s Schedule

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

I’m not saying it is going to happen; just saying it is possible. Not likely, just possible. Like writing a will before travelling abroad: if there’s even a moderate chance of something bad happening, prudent people take precautions to mitigate the danger. Wills are written in case the unexpected happens, that remote possibility no one else saw coming, to let everyone know you …