What’s Oregon’s Biggest Reason for OPTIMISM in 2021?

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Oregon Ducks fans have plenty to be excited about in 2021. Mario Cristobal will likely field his most talented roster yet, the Pac-12 is ripe for the taking once again, and if the Ducks can manage a tricky road trip to Columbus, the rest of their schedule is very manageable. Plenty of exciting playmakers on both sides of the ball …

Is it PLAYOFF or BUST for Oregon in 2021?

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For years, Oregon Ducks fans have been told, “next year will be the year”. If they can just remain patient and trust the process, the results will soon follow. To a degree, that has come to fruition. When Mario Cristobal took over for Willie Taggart as head coach, Oregon was a good-not-great team that showed flashes of brilliance, but was …

What Will It Take for Oregon to Win It All?

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Which team will be the fourth seed in the College Football Playoff? That’s the biggest question circulating among college football pundits and analysts right now, even though the season hasn’t even begun for a handful of Power Five teams. Perhaps a more relevant question is: does it even matter? This past Saturday confirmed that three teams — Clemson, Ohio State …

What’s the ENDGAME for Cristobal and the Ducks?

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It seems like yesterday the Oregon Ducks were on the verge of a free fall, trying to save face after Willie Taggart spurned the program that Mark Helfrich (despite his good intentions) nearly dragged to the gutter. But here we are, just a couple of years later, and the Ducks are right back in the thick of the playoff race. …

Oregon’s No Playoff Contender Yet, and That’s Okay

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So, you’re saying there’s a chance? After Oregon’s week 1 collapse against Auburn, and a couple of ugly wins against Stanford and Cal, fans weren’t even sure if the Ducks would win their division, let alone be College Football Playoff contenders. Yet here we are. What looked to be a pipe dream just a couple of weeks ago is actually …

Is Oregon Football Really “Back”?

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What a difference a year makes. At this time in 2018, Oregon football was in flux. The Ducks were introducing their third head coach in as many years, the program was still wiping egg off its face from the Willie Taggart debacle, and the team was coming off of a decidedly average 7-6 season. Just a year later, there are …