The Path to Glory Is Covered in Blue-Blood

Matt Bryant Editorials 11 Comments

There’s been a lot of grousing about preseason rankings and critics. When did Ducks fans develop such a thin skin? Rather than pound the table, I say bring it on. To the national pundits we’re known as the Blur or Track Town, USA. Speed may impress, but it doesn’t always earn long-term respect. We hear it all the time. They …

College Football News – Career Change, a Stunning Prediction and Excess Money!

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There is the Pac-12 which is THE Conference of Champions and then there is what is happening in college football around the country! Here is the latest… SOUTHEAST / ACC Virginia Cavaliers head coach, Mike London, has arguably one of the most unique non-coaching employment histories of any Power 5 Conference coach. In a story which continues to be shared …

ILB Lokeni Toailoa — Package Deal in the Works?

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Oregon is now one step closer to landing the top ILB prospect in the nation. He is Lokeni Toailoa and he just recently announced his top seven schools, which include Notre Dame, Oklahoma, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington, and of course of our Oregon Ducks. This would be a huge move for Oregon, putting them in great position to continue the never ending process of reloading …

College Football Nation: Jameis Winston Escapes (again) and Record Breaking Performances

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It’s the calm before the storm. “Rivalry Week” looms next weekend, and for the first time in several weeks there wasn’t a “marquee matchup” on the books. Does that mean this Saturday didn’t offer up any noteworthy action? Not by any means. Big 12: Samaje Perine — Oklahoma. Have you heard of him? Me neither, but he stole the show …

College Playoff Update: Wait and See

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There was no movement at the top of the polls, but that doesn’t mean there was a shortage of drama. The playoff picture underwent some serious changes as teams saw their playoff dreams dashed while others now find themselves in control of their own destinies. Mississippi State Bulldogs The top ranked team in the nation didn’t have too much of …

Pac-12 Update: The Climb Begins

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It wasn’t as wild a weekend of college football as the previous week, but this past Saturday provided plenty of its own excitement. Playoff Contenders Mississippi State Bulldogs In a turn of events that few saw coming, Mississippi State is now the top rated football team in the country. They have certainly earned it, as they have now defeated a …

College Fantasy Football Week 2: Halliday a Dud, Ajayi a Stud

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 9 Comments

Stanford: bested. Michigan State: handled. Ohio State: surprised (they miss Braxton). What a week of college football! In a bye week that had immediate Heisman favorite Todd Gurley of Georgia watching from his couch, I, along with many, thought this might be a boring week of college football. Well, now, don’t I feel stupid? Besides the Oregon and MSU game, …

A Few Touching Thoughts

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

dayandadream.com Good morning, Duck fans!  It’s football Saturday for the first time in way too long!  You know, there really is nothing like the spectacle of big time college football.  The speed, the precision, the full stadium, the cheerleaders.  I love it all.  This weekend marks Game 1 everywhere for teams on the march to the shiny, faceted football, awarded annually …

Notes from around the college football nation: Everything is bigger in Texas and a corrupt bowl system

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

  Spring football is over.  The dull time is here for college football, unless your a fan of watching the police reports come out every week.  Oregon fans will hold their breath this summer as the NCAA decides their fate on infractions committed during the Chip Kelly era.  Let’s hope they avoid a bowl ban which could possibly put them in the same …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: Ole Miss on a Roll and a Recruiting Recap

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Signing day has come and gone.  If you’re an Ole Miss fan, you likely think you just won a national championship, while other schools felt like they lost the big game.  Now it’s time to start speculating who will be the #1 team going into the preseason. 1. Ole Miss pulled off the recruiting heist of the century, landing the …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: The Notre Dame Mess and Chip Kelly the Eagle

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So what did we miss?  We have Te’o’s girlfriend coming back from the dead, Oregon’s head coach finally made his exodus, and more conference realignment news.  I guess that means the offseason is here, and now we can get ready for signing day.  Lots of top recruits are still out doing visits, so it will be interesting to see where they …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: Season’s Over and the SEC is Still #1

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 13 Comments

The season is over and we all can at least agree on one thing….Alabama is good!  I don’t think anyone could have matched up with them in the title game this year.  In other news, coach Chip Kelly is back at Oregon.  He probably feels 2013 will be the year to end the streak of SEC national titles. 1. Did …