The Ducks’ First Game May Be Their Most Important

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 89 Comments

Every year at about this time, I begin to start deeply missing Oregon Ducks football and the roaring crowd of Autzen Stadium. Unfortunately, my calendar reads February 7th, which means we have to wait a bit more… 210 days to be exact. We have months to read articles, make predictions and attempt to contain our excitement for the upcoming season. …

Defining the CFB Championship-Winning Formula

Joshua Whitted Editorials 71 Comments

College Football National Champions take many different forms. Plenty of recent title winners have been led by high-flying, record-setting offensive attacks. On the flip side, defense-minded, hard-nosed teams have also had their day in the sun. With teams reaching the top in a variety of ways, what useful information can a program gather from each of these apparently different championship …

Four Duck Receivers Primed to Break Out

Ryan Robertson Editorials 29 Comments

The 2019 season saw Oregon receivers drop nearly 20 fewer passes than in 2018. Unfortunately for the Ducks, they still led the Pac-12 in dropped passes. With Juwan Johnson and Jacob Breeland departing, a new wave of receivers will have to step up and cover their nearly 900 combined yards of receptions. Second-year coach Jovon Bouknight has already made an impact, conditioning …

The Ducks in 2020: A Greybeard Goes on Record

Lou Farnsworth Editorials 95 Comments

GREYBEARD UPFRONT DISCLAIMER: I admit that I have been indicted in the past for the crime of “sunshine pumping.” I probably could have been convicted on certain charges: specifically, having been huckstered by Brady Hoke. Later, the charisma of a certain ex-FSU coach beguiled me way longer than I care to admit. I am, by nature, optimistic.  And, yes, sometimes …

Forget Auburn: The Natty That Oregon SHOULD Have Won

Jeremiah Geiger Editorials 41 Comments

On the night of November 17, 2012 the Stanford Cardinal came into Eugene, and ripped a national championship away from the Ducks. To this day, it might be the most painful regular-season loss for the Oregon Ducks in their history. Ducks fans have experienced many painful losses, but this one especially resonates because of the implications it had. 2012 was …

Justin Herbert’s NFL Success Likely with the Chargers

Jordan Ingram Editorials 37 Comments

As NFL draft pundits drool over LSU’s Joe Burrows and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa as top picks in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft, former Oregon quarterback and William V. Campbell trophy winner, Justin Herbert‘s NFL stock is surging. Herbert just wrapped up a stellar display at the Senior Bowl on Saturday, January 25, showing his leadership, split-second decision making, and arm …

It’s a Wonderful Life, Vernon Adams Edition

Jeremy Mosier Editorials 48 Comments

Vernon Adams arrived in Eugene in the fall of 2015 amidst a great amount of intrigue. The Oregon Ducks were coming off a national championship game but were tasked with replacing QB Marcus Mariota, who was drafted #2 by the Tennessee Titans. In the summer of 2015, rumors started to swirl that a dynamic FCS quarterback was leaving the red …

Optimism Returns to the Oregon Offense

Darren Perkins Editorials 107 Comments

When Mario Cristobal took over as head coach two years ago, fans were excited about his insistence on getting bigger and tougher on the offensive line. Oregon was going to play a more physical, SEC brand of football. Many had visions of a high-flying Chip Kelly-type offense, complemented with pounding it in the trenches and controlling the clock. Maybe it …

Pac-12 Network Pundits RAVE about Oregon’s Future

Charles Fischer Editorials 74 Comments

My friends, I have a tendency to downplay what a ton of “media-types” have to say about Our Beloved Ducks, since they are primarily great writers and not necessarily great football minds. Yet I do admit that many of them have so many interviews with the coaches and players that they get some good impressions and often draw some entertaining …

Justin Herbert’s Best NFL Landing Spots

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 46 Comments

As Senior Bowl week comes to a close, the NFL Draft season is beginning to heat up. While NFL front offices are updating their scouting reports, college-eligible players are now entering the most scrutinized few months of their young careers. Players spend this time trying to prove to teams that they deserve to be drafted as high as possible. However, …