How the Ducks Can STUN the Bulldogs

Joshua Whitted Editorials

Oregon quite literally couldn’t have asked for a tougher week one draw. The Ducks are facing the defending National Champs, essentially in their backyard, right in the heart of SEC country. Georgia was historic last season, and the Bulldogs are fully expected to be dominant once again. Kirby Smart has recruited better than just about anyone else in the country, …

Regarding Bo Nix: Beware ‘Bandwagon Buy-In’

DazeNconfused Editorials

Bo Nix was a highly touted five-star recruit, a player that draws mixed emotions from fans. Will Oregon offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham help launch Nix to new heights this year? Nix played his freshman year in 2019 at Auburn, under head coach Gus Malzahn and offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham. His debut was in the biggest matchup of the opening week …

Stable of 5-Star QB’s: The Pressure is ON Coach Dillingham

DazeNconfused Editorials

The pressure to develop the highest-rated quarterback room in Oregon football history lies squarely upon Oregon’s 32-year-old offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham. Dillingham’s fast-track career trajectory is suddenly tied to fielding an elite-level QB and offense. Will Dillingham meet the Duck fans’ high expectations, or will he fail and tarnish his professional image? Friday’s 5-Star commit Dante Moore joins fellow 5-Stars …

Will Oregon’s Offense Instantly Improve Under Dillingham?

Joshua Whitted Editorials

Mario Cristobal’s biggest flaw at Oregon was his inability to create an explosive offense. Determined to combine old school, smashmouth football with modern spread principles, Cristobal’s Ducks never fielded an offense that came close to the standard set by Chip Kelly and Mark Helfrich. With fans starved for exciting plays and high-scoring games, new head coach Dan Lanning hired offensive …

Oregon Won’t Become Georgia Overnight

Joshua Whitted Editorials

By all accounts, the Oregon Ducks knocked it out of the park by hiring Dan Lanning. The young, talented coach is an ace recruiter, a defensive mastermind and a forward-thinker. Considering Mario Cristobal left the cupboard pretty full for Lanning and his staff, it makes sense to assume the Ducks are positioned to continue making a push toward the College …

BOOM or BUST? How Lanning Can Silence the Doubters

Joshua Whitted Editorials

Dan Lanning was a risky hire. The 36-year-old former defensive coordinator has no head coaching experience, and frankly, he has little experience as a coordinator, as well. Aside from spending two years working at Arizona State, he has no ties to the West. And while there are one-off success stories of young, hot-shot coordinators knocking it out of the park …

Does Oregon Need to Have An SEC Mindset?

Joshua Whitted Editorials

The biggest myth in college football is that teams in the Southeast — specifically the SEC — are successful because “it just means more” to them. Fans residing in this part of the country love to boast about how dedicated their programs and fanbases are to football excellence, and they believe that dedication drives their success. New Oregon offensive coordinator …

Who Is Set to BREAKOUT for Oregon in 2022?

Joshua Whitted Editorials

While tradition, pageantry and gameday atmosphere are all part of what makes college football, it’s the superstar players that sell tickets. For the fans who tune in on Saturdays to see the headliners, the 2022 season certainly won’t disappoint. The country is full of premier players this season. Bryce Young will begin his Heisman defense tour, but CJ Stroud and …

Three Questions Lanning Must Answer This Spring

Joshua Whitted Editorials

Nothing beats the energy and excitement of college football’s opening weekend. But for all of us football-deprived fanatics, the start of spring ball comes pretty close. Optimism is in season; every team has a blank slate. Newcomers make their collegiate debuts, position battles dominate the headlines, and we even get a scrimmage to top it off. This spring is a …

Kenny Dillingham’s Offense and the Inclusion of the Pistol

Coach Eric Boles Analysis

There is a sentiment among those who follow Oregon football that we have no idea what Coach Kenny Dillingham plans on doing offensively with the Oregon Ducks. But we actually have a pretty good idea. It’s uncommon for a coach who learned under an extremely successful coordinator/play-caller to drastically deviate from that system when he becomes “the guy.” Coach Dillingham …