Scott Frost Was Absolutely Right About Recruiting to Oregon

David Marsh Editorials 43 Comments

Oregon is hot on the recruiting trail right now. Just last week, Oregon landed 2022 recruit Andre Dollar over Scott Frost and Nebraska. This has, yet again, led people to dig up Frost’s 2016 interview with USA Today, during his first year with UCF, where he notoriously stated: “It’s hard in those places [Oregon] because we’re just not in close …

New Offenses During COVID: What to Expect

Ryan Robertson Editorials 38 Comments

For three years, Oregon had the same offensive coordinator in Marcus Arroyo. With Arroyo leaving for a head coaching gig in 2020, Oregon had to find a new man to run the offense. In came Joe Moorhead, architect of some fantastic Penn State offenses. With a crazy fall season that still has yet to produce a schedule for the Ducks, …

DUCKS FOOTBALL: Recovery from a COVID Season?

Brent Pennington Editorials 61 Comments

Whether or not the Ducks season is saved for an early November start, pushed back to spring 2021, or staggers erratically with fits and starts of games, Ducks Football is likely to suffer a blow from COVID-19 impacts that will take some years to recover from. As hard as it may be for fans to swallow, 2020 sports has entered …

Should Ducks Great Justin Herbert Get the Start This Sunday?

Jordan Ingram Editorials 20 Comments

If you’re like me, the return of the NFL season this past week was a refreshing change from the doom and gloom of 2020. And if you bleed green and yellow, you probably wished former Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert had taken a few snaps for the Los Angeles Chargers against Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals. Ducks …

Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu: Sewell’s Replacement at Tackle?

Cameron Johansson Recruiting 31 Comments

Monday afternoon, Oregon football kicked off the week with more bad news. All-American offensive lineman Penei Sewell has decided to forgo the 2020-2021 football season and enter the NFL Draft. Although this move makes sense for Sewell and was expected, it’s still a big blow. Sewell closed the door on his illustrious Oregon career, going down as one of the …

What if Oregon had Hired Aliotti Instead of Helfrich?

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 43 Comments

In January 2013, following Chip Kelly‘s departure to the NFL, Oregon elected to do what they had done for decades by hiring offensive coordinator, Mark Helfrich as head coach. Nevertheless, an interesting question lingers: What if the Ducks had instead selected defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti as the lead man? I think most are happy with the Ducks’ current state, but would …

The Oregon Offense: The Powerful Moorhead ISO Play

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 12 Comments

One good thing about an extended off-season is we get to learn more about the new offense Coach Joe Moorhead has brought to Oregon before seeing it in action. Okay, not exactly a great consolation prize: we want to see it now! Hey, I’m just trying to make lemonade here. Today’s flavor: coach Moorhead’s ISO play. The ISO–or as some …

What Impact Will the Pac-12’s 2020 Season Have on the Ducks’ Future?

BigDucksFan Editorials 60 Comments

Even when considering the weight of a global pandemic, did the Pac-12 schools take the easy way out for the 2020 season? Was the fear of lawsuits just too much for the brave leaders of the Pac-12 to deal with? Yes, I’m talking to you Larry Scott. With the advantage of a little hindsight, you have to ask yourself what …

Why Allowing College Athletes to Profit Off Their Name, Image and Likeness Is the Right Call

Brandon Viall Editorials 79 Comments

There is a little known fact about the original Olympians: they were paid! You read that right. These athletes were not “amateur” in the purist sense, and neither are today’s college athletes. The hard truth a lot of people don’t want to accept is that amateurism in college athletics is a myth, and, really, this isn’t a new argument. However, some …

Did Mario Cristobal Nudge Coaches Out the Door?

David Marsh Editorials 46 Comments

Mario Cristobal is the Commander-in-Chief of Oregon Football. With this coaching style style, the determining factor of a team’s success or failure boils down to a few important decisions: effective coaching hires. Cristobal has no problem firing a coach who isn’t a fit for the program as we saw when he fired Jim Leavitt. However, the firing of Leavitt came …

The Pac-12 Was Right to Wait

Ryan Robertson Editorials 24 Comments

It has been a long off-season. Basketball ended early due to the pandemic, as did all other sports. The recent restart of professional sports showed that limited crowds don’t have to stop sports. Last weekend college football restarted in a limited capacity, with small crowds and every team missing players. The games were alright, but without any major teams in …