Could a “Minor” Coaching Hire Save the Oregon Offense?

Darren Perkins Editorials 107 Comments

The offensive coaching staff was the biggest disappointment of the Ducks’ 2018 season. Some of you will hem and haw and throw out lame excuses like, “they need time to adjust to a new system,” or, “the wide receivers were sub-par,” or even, “a coach needs four years to get his system in place.” You get four years when you’re …

Searching for a Wide Receiver Coach (and Offensive Coordinator-in-Waiting)

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion 4 Comments

First, the news that everyone already seems to know: Matt Lubick will be the next Oregon offensive coordinator. He wants the opportunity and, as Mark Helfrich well knows, he definitely deserves it. Matt’s first game might be very interesting. The Ducks offensive play caller must match wits with arguably the best defensive coordinator in college football — Gary Patterson of TCU. …

Chip Kelly a Racist?!

Dave Kensler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

In one of his more ridiculous commentaries, one of many delivered over the years, ESPN First Take host Stephen A. Smith seemed to suggest current Philadelphia Eagles head coach and former University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly is a racist, or has racist motives in how he structures the team. Nor did Smith keep this offensive suggestion simple and short: …

Oregon’s Future QB Situation — How Much Does Experience Matter?

Alex Towne FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

And just like that … Marcus Mariota is out the door and ready to start what promises to be a brilliant career in the NFL. After such a historic season, it is natural to see him take the leap to the next level. Even though many Duck fans would love to see him return, he made an understandable decision after …

Oregon Football: Without Mariota, Who Gets the Nod at QB?

Josh White FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

With the news coming a few days ago about the transfer of QB Jake Rodrigues, the margin for error for the 2014 Oregon football team just shrunk a little bit more.  Faced with the daunting task of replacing talented receiver Bralon Addison and the host of graduated seniors, the Ducks already had their work cut out for them in reshuffling the …

Mark Helfrich Assaulting Record Books With Chip Kelly’s Best QB

Josh White Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 3 Comments

Entering what is now the second spring of the Mark Helfrich era at Oregon, Chip Kelly’s influence remains visible across all facets of the Oregon football program.  From the up-tempo style of play Kelly initially installed as a coordinator to the commitment to unique and cutting-edge preparation with a focus on continuous daily improvement – as well as maintaining the invaluable coaching …

Another Amazing Oregon Feat: Avoiding Injuries

Victor Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Kevin Cline The Ducks haven’t made four straight BCS bowl games by accident. When a team has elite talent and a transcendent offensive system, it’s gonna win games. Yet Oregon, like every good team, has benefited from some tremendous good fortune. Since 2009, Oregon experienced a major injury less times than their punters have stepped onto the field. Given the …

The Ten Most Influential Plays of the Last Ten Seasons: #5-1

Nathan Roholt History 5 Comments

In case you missed Part 1, read it here.  To read the list in its entirety, go here. Before we get to plays #5-1, here are some plays that just missed the list: Honorable Mention: Kenjon Barner’s punt return fumble against LSU (2011): The play had a heavy impact on the game (as well as Tyrann Mathieu’s career), but had …