Is McGee Oregon’s Next Position-less Superstar?

Joshua Whitted Editorials

The Oregon Ducks have become famous for their explosive skill position players. In recent years, running backs such as LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner, and receivers such as Josh Huff and Dillon Mitchell, have had noteworthy careers and become household names in the sport. But as influential as these stellar receivers and running backs have been, perhaps Oregon’s most impactful …

Alamo Bowl Gameday Thread: Why It Matters for Oregon

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College football’s postseason is in a state of crisis. Bowl games have become almost entirely irrelevant due to opt outs, transfers and coaching changes. Even the most intriguing matchups on paper lose their luster, as the roster teams field in bowl games hardly resemble the ones they’ve fielded the rest of the season. In the past, today’s matchup between Oregon …

Did the CFP Committee Actually Get It RIGHT?

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The College Football Playoff Committee loves stirring the pot, don’t they? Tuesday’s initial rankings once again raised more than a few eyebrows across the country. Some of the biggest surprises included Alabama debuting at No. 2, Oregon landing in the top four, and undefeated Cincinnati ranking at No. 6. The Committee made plenty of good calls this time around, but …

Mario Cristobal Can’t Turn Talent Into Production

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No matter how many top-five recruiting classes he signs, no matter how many high-profile coordinators he brings on staff, and no matter how many of his players would run through a wall for him, Mario Cristobal will not come close to winning a championship until he properly develops talent. Stanford’s upset of Oregon on The Farm wasn’t a fluke; it …

Anthony Brown Is Better Than You Think

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We need to have a conversation about Anthony Brown. The very mention of his name elicits a broad spectrum of opinions. On one hand, the sixth-year quarterback has clear limitations as a passer, as evidenced by his mediocre-at-best 59.7 percent completion percentage, and the fact that Oregon’s passing offense ranks in the bottom half of the country. When comparing his …

How a Flawed Mario Cristobal Can Win a Title at Oregon

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Mario Cristobal is not yet an elite head coach, and he might never be one. Contrary to what you might think, that might not stop him from getting Oregon its first-ever National Championship. This isn’t merely wishful thinking from a green-and-yellow homer. Cristobal is acquiring championship-level talent. Talent that — with one notable addition — will likely be enough to …

Can Oregon Pull off a Shocker at the ‘Shoe?

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Oregon beating Ohio State this fall wouldn’t be David beating Goliath. Both teams will likely be ranked in the top 15 heading into the matchup, and both are the preseason favorites to win their respective conferences, after all. But don’t get it twisted, an Oregon victory in week two would undoubtedly be a shocker. Although the Ducks are serious playoff …

Will New Playoff Format Spell DOOM for the Pac-12?

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Playoff expansion is a win for all parties involved, right? Fans would get to see more, varied teams in the postseason. All of the Power Five conferences would theoretically have representation. And the Group of Five would finally get a shot, with its highest-ranked conference champion guaranteed a slot. It’s a win-win-win. Or so it would seem. The college football …

How Would YOU Rank the Best QBs in Oregon History?

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Marcus Mariota is obviously the best Oregon Ducks quarterback of all time. He’s the school’s only Heisman Trophy winner, he put together an unmatched stat line over three seasons, and he delivered some of the most iconic performances in team history. But how do the rest of the Oregon quarterbacks stack up in comparison to the GOAT? Ducks Wire recently …