Nothing Civil About Oregon’s Win Over In-State Rival

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 110 Comments

Hey Duck fans, it’s that beautiful time of year again. A time dedicated to stuffing yourself with turkey and pumpkin pie, spending time with family and friends and, most importantly, showing our little brother who the king of Oregon football really is. After a playoff-crushing defeat last week against Arizona State in the desert, Oregon looked to regroup and refocus …

OSU GameDay: Lil’ Brother Is Cute, but Still Needs to Be Thrashed

Charles Fischer Editorials 151 Comments

I cried “Wolf” last week with good reason, as my concerns about the inexperience of the current coaching staff mentally preparing the team were well founded. Should we be worried about Oregon State coming to Autzen today as well? Oh yeah. My friends, I grew up in Corvallis and am a Beaver fan except in Civil War, and thus have …

Ducks Land “Their Guy” Noah Sewell

Garrett Sharp-Craig Recruiting 30 Comments

After months of anticipation and expectation, Oregon football and coach Mario Cristobal have finally landed their top recruiting target, inside linebacker Noah Sewell. Noah is Oregon all-world sophomore left tackle Penei Sewell‘s younger brother. Although some have argued that Sewell is oversized for an inside linebacker —  he is listed at 6 ft. 2 in. and weighs 266 lbs. — …

Oregon Keeps Defenses Guessing With Fake Screen Play

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 16 Comments

If there’s one thing that this Oregon Ducks offense does better than any before, it’s the screen game. Not only has Coach Marcus Arroyo designed some very effective screen plays, but he also has an uncanny feel for calling them at just the right time. This kind of success leads to even more effective constraint plays. Multiple times this season, …

Coach Woody Analysis: Ducks Collapse in the Desert

Coach Ken Woody Coach Woody's Analysis 38 Comments

Oregon was shocked by Arizona State’s Jayden Daniels, an 18-year old freshman quarterback, who blitzed the Duck secondary for 408 yards passing, including going 5 for 5 on deep bombs. Three such bombs resulted in touchdowns, paving the way for a 31-28 win and an end to the Sun Devils’ four-game losing streak. Oregon’s defense looked lethargic, and it showed …

Arizona State Outlasts an Unenergized Oregon

Ryan Robertson Editorials 57 Comments

In the three games leading up to the showdown with Arizona State, Oregon committed 26 penalties for 320 yards. Against the Sun Devils, the Ducks committed only three penalties for 21 yards. Typically, that sort of improvement would be associated with a win. Not giving the opposing team extra yards and opportunities is usually a sign that a team is …

Arizona State Crushes Oregon’s Playoff Hopes in Stunning Upset

Joshua Whitted Editorials 81 Comments

It’s crazy how quickly things change in college football. Oregon entered Saturday night’s match-up against Arizona State riding a nine-game winning streak with its eyes set on the College Football Playoff. Sixty minutes later, those aspirations went out the window. The desert hasn’t been kind to Oregon recently, and it was more of the same on Saturday, as the Sun …

The Ducks Are on the Cusp of Something Great

Darren Perkins Editorials 83 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 …