Avoiding Duck Dismay in the Desert

Cameron Johansson Editorials 17 Comments

The Oregon Ducks struggled on the road in the 2018-2019 season. Their only two wins away from home came against a sluggish Cal team, ranked 24th in the AP Poll at the time, and in-state rival Oregon State — hardly wins to get excited about. This year, the Ducks have notable road games in difficult environments such as Jerry’s World, …

Is Oregon Football Really “Back”?

Joshua Whitted Editorials 74 Comments

What a difference a year makes. At this time in 2018, Oregon football was in flux. The Ducks were introducing their third head coach in as many years, the program was still wiping egg off its face from the Willie Taggart debacle, and the team was coming off of a decidedly average 7-6 season. Just a year later, there are …

Are the Playoffs and Realignment HURTING College Football?

Jon Joseph Editorials 41 Comments

Calling the current college football landscape “unfair” would be the understatement of the year. Things weren’t always this way, as conferences used to be aligned according to the regions of the country, with sensible, and most importantly, balanced schedules. Conference champions weren’t determined in revenue-driven championship games. They were simply awarded to the team that had the best record at …

The Oregon Offense: Arroyo’s Slot Outs Concept

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 41 Comments

There are a lot of misconceptions about Oregon offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo’s passing game. Fans incorrectly label his strategies as “predictable” or “contrived,” when in reality, there’s a level of creativity to many of them. This week, let’s return to the offensive side of the ball and dispel the myths about Arroyo’s passing offense. Over the next handful of articles, I …

Oregon vs. Auburn Is Around the Corner. Who Has the Edge?

BigDucksFan Editorials 67 Comments

At long last, the time is coming. All offseason, the Oregon-Auburn matchup has been analyzed, dissected and prodded like a lab experiment. We’ve had a full offseason to talk it over, hash it out, voice our thoughts, read all the articles, get others’ opinions and get the national consensus. Now it’s time to decide. Who do you think will win …

Oregon Recruiting Hits a Snag at Defensive Line

Joshua Whitted Recruiting 88 Comments

There’s no better weapon in college football than a deep and talented defensive line. Other positions such as quarterback and offensive line are also important, but a dominant defensive line is paramount. Even the most explosive offenses become ordinary when facing an elite front four. Look at last season’s National Championship Game, in which arguably the best offense in college …

Pac-12 in the Playoff? Don’t Count on It

Jon Joseph Editorials 59 Comments

[To the tune of “Limbo Rock” by Chubby Checker] Every Pac-12 player twirl All around Champagne Larry’s world Gonna do da limbo rock Hope da conference won’t be jocked. North be limbo, North be quick South go under limbo stick As the Pac-12’s playoff hopes drop Hey, let’s do the limbo rock! Limbo lower now Limbo lower now How low …