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 …

Netflix Is Coming to Eugene! Well, Sort of …

Cameron Johansson Editorials 9 Comments

The off-season is a boring time for just about everyone. Saturdays, once full of tailgates and excitement, have turned into days to run errands. Every week is a bye week. Baseball is great and everything, but watching 162 games does come with its stints of boredom. These days, I find myself watching a lot of Netflix — re-watching Friends for …

Prospects Flock to Oregon After Blockbuster Recruiting Event

Joshua Whitted Recruiting 39 Comments

At first, Oregon’s much-hyped “Saturday Night Live” recruiting camp appeared to be a bust. Attendance was low, and only a single prospect committed directly following the event. But good things come to those who wait. A few days after Saturday’s festivities, the Ducks added several more commits, including perhaps their top overall target. They also generated some momentum with a …

Proposing a CFB Conference Expansion Overhaul

Jon Joseph Editorials 65 Comments

“Evolve or perish,” goes the Darwinian maxim. In the college football world, evolution has taken the form of expansion. But it’s been a few years since the mass realignment and expansion led by Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Utah, Louisville, Syracuse, Maryland, Rutgers, Pitt and TCU. Are we in line for a second wave of expansion in the Power 5 …

How to Have the ULTIMATE Fan Experience at Autzen Stadium

Steven Smith Editorials 0 Comments

Unless they’ve been living under a rock, almost every football fan in the Pacific Northwest has been to Autzen Stadium. It is quite the deal for the newbie and the seasoned veteran alike. The atmosphere can be electric and the venue just plain fun and exciting. Here are some observations and suggestions from one who started attending there since the …

Oregon Fans, Can You LET GO of Last Season?

Brent Pennington Editorials 43 Comments

The further removed we get from the 2018 Oregon Duck football season, the more I am convinced that many varied weaknesses raised their ugly heads last year. The team’s struggles and fan frustration resulted not from one or two specific issues, but from the cumulative effects of: 1. New schemes 2. New coaches 3. The cumulative effects, on both players …

Deconstructing the Duck Fan

Steven Smith Editorials 32 Comments

So often, we fans analyze the teams we follow, breaking down their strengths and weaknesses as if we’re on the coaching staff ourselves. Rarely, though, do we take a look inward and evaluate our own role as fans of our respective teams. Fans are more than just loud-mouth, obnoxious onlookers; they’re critical elements to a team’s morale, and they play …

Prepping 2020 Ducks Football: Next Year Is Coming

Ugly Duckling Editorials 91 Comments

How do smaller programs that become dynasties reload their squads every year? Among several pillars of creating a successful program, there are two major ones that stand out above the rest. These factors are applicable at the high-school level, for sure, and they also apply to the collegiate level. The first is a strong commitment to practice; meaningful and competitive …

Herbert’s Confident in Oregon’s Receivers. But Should He Be?

Joshua Whitted Editorials 54 Comments

None of Oregon’s position groups has been criticized as much as the wide receivers. Players like Jaylon Redd and Johnny Johnson looked to be in for breakout seasons in 2018, with a healthy Justin Herbert throwing the ball. But those aspirations went out the window, as the unit — outside of Dillon Mitchell — dropped passes, struggled to beat one-on-one …