Ducks Predicted to LOSE First Game of the Season? Get Real!

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 85 Comments

In the last few days it feels like life is slowly but surely going back to normal. Restaurants and bars are modified but open, social gatherings in Oregon are now up to 25 people and yes, sports writers are back to making their “crazy-bold hot takes.” In particular, over the weekend CBS Sports senior writer Ben Kercheval made a list …

Oregon Should “Back the Pac”? That’s WACK

Joshua Whitted Editorials 82 Comments

A curious trend has emerged in college football — one that’s as senseless as it is perplexing. Fans and analysts alike have become fixated on conference strength. It used to be blasphemous, but nowadays, many Oregon fans find themselves cheering on their fieriest rivals in out-of-conference or bowl games, hoping that they represent the Pac-12 well and improve its perception. …

Just How Elite IS Oregon’s 2020 Secondary?

Lou Farnsworth Editorials 46 Comments

At least one of the luminaries in the college football brain trust opines that Oregon has the best incoming secondary for next season.  This May 1st article by Anthony Treash of PFF contends that Oregon’s secondary is not only the best, but it’s not even close.  His argument rests primarily upon a metric that compares how well an individual returning …

Recruiting Update: The Ducks Strongest Class Ever?

Mark Flores Recruiting 63 Comments

Under Mario Cristobal, Oregon’s coaching staff could write the book on finishing strong in a recruiting cycle. It’s almost a guarantee that there’s a late push for a top recruit or a string of high-end talent that commit after Oregon’s coaching staff tirelessly gets their word in edge-wise and brings it all home to Eugene. In four years at the …

There’s Still Hope for Oregon Football Season

Jordan Ingram Editorials 39 Comments

If you’re like me, your brain is chewing on just one thing amidst the coronavirus pandemic: Oregon Ducks football. So many questions. Will there be a season? Other than sports documentaries, will we ever watch live sports again? The only thing I know for sure is there is a lot of speculation and uncertainty, which is making sports fans antsy …

Versatility from Vegas: Ma’ae is Ready to Line Up

Zeke Lerner-Wood Recruiting 11 Comments

Standing at 6’5, weighing in at 255 pounds, Treven Ma’ae comes from Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was the 2nd overall ranked player in Nevada by ESPN, and 44nd nationally for defensive ends. Ma’ae was picked up in August of 2018, adding to an already ripe recruiting class. Ma’ae chose the Ducks over Air Force, Arizona State, Army, Boise State, …

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Do the Ducks Have 2021 National Championship Potential?

Jon Joseph Editorials 53 Comments

“So be true to your school now, Just like you would to your girl or guy.” This off-season, there have been a lot of Duck fans taking the Beach Boys’ advice and being “true to their school,” many predicting a Natty in 2021 or the near future. Not so fast, my feathered friends. Can the Ducks Beat the Best? I …

The Joe Moorhead Offense: The “Duo” Run Play

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 23 Comments

Sometimes in football, the best plays are the most simple plays. That just happens to be the case for a run scheme called “duo.” Coach Joe Moorhead has utilized the duo concept during his time with the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Mississippi State Bulldogs.  He will almost certainly bring the play to the Oregon Ducks offense. Duo is also …

Cristobal’s Offensive Vision Isn’t as Crazy as You Think

Joshua Whitted Editorials 44 Comments

In today’s era of high-scoring, fast-paced offensive football, the last thing fans want to see is an offense that turns back the clock with slow, unexciting power football. When Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal announced that the Ducks’ offense would be centered around a physical, downhill rushing offense, the Oregon faithful went into a frenzy. Fans feared the worst, expecting …

Ducks Could Set Team Record in 2021 NFL Draft

Darren Perkins Editorials 36 Comments

LSU dominated the 2020 NFL Draft with 14 picks that led all the NCAA and set the Southeastern Conference record for most draft picks. The record previously belonged to Alabama’s 2018 class that saw 12 players selected in the draft. This year’s LSU class also tied Ohio State for the most picks by one school since the NFL Draft moved …