The Ducks Are on the Cusp of Something Great

Darren Perkins Editorials 69 Comments

No doubt about it, the Oregon Ducks are putting together a very special season. After the tumultuous events that played out after the fall of the program under former coach Mark Helfrich in 2016, Oregon fans must be elated about how things have turned around with current head coach Mario Cristobal. Having said that, while the Ducks are a solid …

By Demolishing Arizona, Oregon Controls Its Playoff Destiny

Joshua Whitted Editorials 76 Comments

It took all of 32 seconds in Oregon’s Saturday night match-up against Arizona for the Ducks to confirm something that seemed so unlikely just a short time ago, and it’s almost strange to put into words. With two weeks to go in the regular season, the Oregon Ducks control their own playoff destiny. Let that sink in. Of all the …

Arizona Gameday: Look for the Defensive “SQUEEZE” Strategy Against the Wildcats

Charles Fischer Editorials 65 Comments

While our usual Arizona Gameday banter will be interesting, watching for a defensive strategy used by Jim Leavitt to stop the rushing attack of the Wildcats two years ago will contain its own drama. Khalil Tate can chew any defense to bits if he has the running room, and Oregon squeezed that away from the Arizona star that prior day; …

Coach Woody Analysis: Will Ducks Trip on Way to Pac-12 Crown?

Coach Ken Woody Coach Woody's Analysis 50 Comments

Oregon’s second bye week of the season allowed Duck fans an opportunity to assess the improvement coach Mario Cristobal has established with his team and the potential for more excitement down the home stretch of the 2019 season. The Pac-12 North Division race has been settled — Oregon is in, no matter the results of the last three games: Arizona, …

Saturday’s Upsets Put Oregon in Prime Playoff Position

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 50 Comments

What a day for Oregon Football … Sorry if I gave you a scare, but don’t worry; you didn’t sleep through the game. While the Ducks got some much-needed rest this past Saturday, a few of the necessary dominos fell to give the Ducks a shot at the College Football Playoff. Miracle in Minnesota The first matchup was a clash …

Oregon’s Resilient Seniors Deserve Our Respect

Ryan Robertson Editorials 46 Comments

Oregon football is back. There is no debating it. The last time Oregon won eight straight games, the Ducks were playing in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. That team sported a nine-game winning streak headed in to the Ohio State match-up. Since then, the longest Duck winning streak is six games. Until now. Oregon had Auburn on the …

Mario Cristobal Is Proving the Doubters Wrong

Joshua Whitted Editorials 105 Comments

As fans, it’s hard to let go of the past. Oregon fans still cling to the glory days at the beginning of the decade, when the Ducks were on the doorstep of a National Championship. But it’s not just the title-contending seasons that fans long for. So accustomed to scoring seven touchdowns a game and breaking 70-yard touchdowns routinely, fans …

You Say Arizona vs. Oregon, I Say Adams vs. Faber!

Darren Perkins Editorials 56 Comments

It’s Saturday morning, and with Charles Fischer being a late scratch from his usual Saturday slot, it falls upon me to get everyone pumped up for some Oregon football! There’s just one problem …. The Ducks have the day off. Thanks, Charles. So, I thought I’d get an early start on previewing the Arizona game by taking a quick look …

How the Ducks Can Crash the Playoff Party

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 73 Comments

ATTENTION DUCK FANS! We’ve got a shot at this whole playoff thing. On Tuesday, the College Football Playoff Committee announced its first set of top 25 rankings. As expected, Oregon was ranked seventh in the country behind a pair of Big Ten teams, three SEC teams and Clemson. There were a few surprises in the rankings, such as Ohio State …

Oregon Unleashes New-Look Triple Option on USC

Joshua Whitted Analysis 70 Comments

Everybody loves an exciting, explosive spread-option offense. The Ducks had one of their own under Chip Kelly and Mark Helfrich, and many legendary offenses have thrived using this still-effective scheme. However, with defenders becoming bigger, faster and stronger, and with the importance of having a healthy starting quarterback, head coaches of spread schemes now have to determine whether it’s worth …

Coach Woody Analysis: Ducks Win, but Lose Their Poise

Coach Ken Woody Coach Woody's Analysis 54 Comments

Last weekend the Oregon Ducks demolished USC 56-24 on the Trojans’ hollowed turf, but the game was not the classic that it could have been. Coach Mario Cristobal’s team rang up 12 penalties, 10 of which were personal fouls for a total of 157 yards. You could describe some of these fouls, particularly two on Troy Dye, as deliberate and …