Buckle Up: Time To Ride the Oregon Football Roller Coaster

David Miller Editorials 3 Comments

It used to be that Oregon fans made light of the other teams in the Pac-12 for their roller coaster seasons. You know the ones I’m talking about. Where they have pre-season hopes, maybe some hype around a returning quarterback or running back, maybe even a pre-season ranking, then fall flat on their face against some middling competition. Only they …

The Certainty of Uncertainty

Nathan Roholt Editorials 1 Comment

Sitting at breakfast Saturday morning, an older Oregon fan gave me a hearty “Go Ducks!” as he walked by. Then he approached me, leaned in, and with the protracted delivery that lets one know that wisdom is about to be dispensed, he whispered, “… but I don’t think we’re going to win today.” I told him that I couldn’t say …

College Football Nation: The upsets have arrived and Mack Brown survives another week

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

  I was starting to get worried that too many teams would finish the season undefeated, until today.  As the season goes on we are finally getting to see the upsets.  Upsets are what we live for in college football, as long as our team isn’t on the wrong end of the stick.  Watching the impossible become possible is what …

College Football Nation: Big Blue gets Big Win; ‘Horns get Hooked

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Week 2 is in the books and the excitement has only just begun.  We have had some great upsets again this week, along with some surprise results.  Alabama had a week off to get ready for “Johnny Football,” while most of the Top-10 took care of business. One thing to pay attention to right now is how long can the ACC …

Oregon vs. Michigan 2007: The True Dawn of the Chip Kelly Era

Joey Holland History 1 Comment

Football is an extremely complex game filled with trickery, mental toughness, and constant adjustments.  Coaches and players alike must be on their toes at all times, actively trying to remain one step ahead of their opponent. As Oregon fans know, perhaps no coach in recent history has done this as well as Chip Kelly, at least on the offensive side …

Notes from around the college football nation: Chip Kelly sings and NFL Draft news

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

It’s here…the college football playoff.  The commissioners of each conference just got done meeting and will hammer out the final details, so we can finally enjoy that playoff atmosphere in college football.  So what are they going to call the “college football playoff”?….the College Football Playoff.  Yep…no fancy names….just College Football Playoff.  I guess give it some time and the fans will …

Three Rivalries That Need to Start

Brandon Gruber FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

Feature Photo by Kevin Cline   Rivalries are the best part of sports.  The Passion.  The Intensity.  The Hatred. We all love to hate the Huskies and poke fun at the Beavers (and their stupid new logo), but don’t we all watch a game and say, “I want to play that team?”  What if we could actually get teams to Autzen …

Notes From Around The College Football Nation: BIG-10 Wants The Money And A Little College Basketball

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

I know we talk college football here, but can we really ignore all the March Madness going on around us?  Congrats to the Ducks for not only winning the PAC-12 but also winning their opening tournament rounds and moving to the Sweet Sixteen.  This proved the Ducks should have been seeded better.  A 12th seed…and you won the PAC-12?  No …