Who Was Oregon’s Most Valuable Player This Season?

Joshua Whitted Editorials 45 Comments

The 2018 Oregon Ducks had their share of superstars. The team that has become famous for producing some of the fastest, most dynamic athletes in the country once again fielded a number of quality players who became household names this season. But who among them was the best? If you had to choose the one player that impressed you the …

Textbook Defense, Herbert’s Return Energize Duck Victory; Civil War Next

Coach Ken Woody Coach's Opinion 10 Comments

In one of the most complete games played by an Oregon defense in years, Jim Leavitt’s defensive unit put the kybosh on the most explosive player and team in the Pac-12, and Duck quarterback Justin Herbert returned to action prompting a surge of adrenaline that awoke a somnolent offense for a 48-28 Dad’s Day win over Arizona. The win gave …

Should Oregon Fans Panic? Not After Utah.

Cody Lonning Editorials 23 Comments

In the beginning, Oregon’s 2017 season did not feel like its disastrous 2016 season, which resulted in the firing of the entire coaching staff. A new coach had already won the recruiting season by convincing key veterans to return (Royce Freeman and Tyrell Crosby), bringing in a stellar 2017 class and building the foundation of an historic 2018 class. But …

Just How Good is Willie Taggart’s 2017 Recruiting Class?

Mike Kelly Talent Evaluation 9 Comments

On any college football team there is a direct correlation between NFL-caliber talent and winning. Sure, there are extenuating circumstances that explain why a very talented team under-performs – such as injuries, chemistry or coaching. But talent matters; it always has and it always will. The dearth of talent on Oregon’s 2016 football team manifested itself in the 2017 NFL Draft …

The BIGGEST Game-Changer from the New Oregon Coaching Staff

Charles Fischer Editorials 10 Comments

Oregon fans have received so many gifts and pleasant surprises from this new Willie Taggart coaching staff, and they continue arriving at a pace we cannot seem to keep up with. For my Monday editorial, I wish to pass along what I believe is the biggest immediate impact we will see this fall. To be clear, this would not be present were …

Oregon Ducks Football: New Impact DT Transfer from Clemson-Scott Pagano

Mike Kelly Talent Evaluation 17 Comments

The Oregon Ducks football team received a much needed commitment of talent and leadership from graduate transfer Scott Pagano on April 14, 2017 when the veteran defensive tackle from Clemson chose the Ducks over Oklahoma, Notre Dame, California, Arkansas and Nebraska among some 30 other schools. Scott Pagano was a highly regarded National Recruit in the 2013 recruiting cycle. Scout.com …

Oregon Football Has a New “Wrecking Ball,” Jordon Scott

Mike Kelly Talent Evaluation 25 Comments

New Oregon football defensive lineman Jordon Scott from Largo, Florida, is poised to anchor the middle of head coach Willie Taggart’s 3-4 defense for the foreseeable future. He has the potential to be the one of the best defensive tackles ever at Oregon, following the likes of Rolland Putzier and Haloti Ngata. He has been listed as 6-foot-1, and weighing 345 pounds. …

Coaches’ Opinion: Oregon’s Coaching Transition Is Impressing

Coach Ruskin Fiegenbaum Coach's Opinion 9 Comments

My friends, this article marks the beginning of a new phase for the site where we are replacing many of our writers with Coaches who write articles and give their opinions about Oregon football. Tomorrow it is an analysis article, while today it is a Coaches’ Opinion article by Coach Ruskin. What you will read are three major observations and …

Oregon Football Recruiting: Finding Value in the 2017 Defensive Class

Jason Fowler Recruiting 9 Comments

No doubt Oregon’s 2017 recruiting class is special and very good. Getting back inside the top 20 after a year outside the top 25, Coach Willie Taggart was able to preserve and add key components to provide necessary depth or immediate impact to compete for starting positions. I love focusing on the defensive side of the ball, knowing that defense …

Oregon Football Recruiting: Pursuing a New Player Profile

Jason Fowler Recruiting 36 Comments

Let the madness begin! Dead period ended January 11th and in-home and official visits resume until signing day, February 1. This is when chaos sets in. Flipping commits from one school to another, last minute changes of plans for visits and recruiting sites trying their darndest to keep up with it all is what makes January the best recruiting month …