The Ultimate Rubber Match: Oregon vs. Michigan State, Round Three

Joshua Whitted Editorials 69 Comments

When Oregon learned of its potential bowl opponents, there were several interesting candidates. Iowa, Northwestern and Wisconsin each would have been fine choices. But there’s no question that the Redbox Bowl committee struck gold when they matched the high-flying Ducks with their familiar cross-country foe, Michigan State, for their third meeting in five years. The rubber match won’t be for a spot in …

What Mario Cristobal Has Over Chip Kelly

Joshua Whitted Editorials 35 Comments

Mario Cristobal is not Chip Kelly. Kelly is an offensive mastermind, whose fast-paced, spread-option system took the country by storm. His innovations, matched with some of the most dynamic athletes in the game, led the Ducks to their most successful period in team history. But for all of his acclaim, Kelly couldn’t get over the hump. Although his offensive brilliance …

Dillon Mitchell is Oregon’s Knight in Shining Armor

Joshua Whitted Editorials 18 Comments

Oregon’s offense has undergone a facelift, and the results haven’t been flattering. The once ultra-exciting and innovative unit that produced historically great results now looks ordinary and predictable. Finding something positive in the midst of such offensive regression is challenging, but there has been one resounding bright spot: Dillon Mitchell. The former illustrious recruit from Memphis has become a bona fide …

Will the Real Oregon Please Stand Up?

Joshua Whitted Editorials 22 Comments

The 2018 Oregon Ducks have been like a box of chocolates: when they take the field, you never know what you’re going to get. One week, it looks like they could go toe to toe with the best teams in the country. Another, it looks like they’d get smoked by conference bottom-dweller Oregon State. Fans are growing restless with the team’s hot …

Can the Ducks Prove They’re More Than a One-Man Show?

Joshua Whitted Editorials 38 Comments

Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year. College football is finally back! After months of mundane Saturdays, we have a full slate of college football games to digest again. The Ducks got their much-anticipated season debut out of the way, with a 58-24 victory against Bowling Green. But there were a few issues. The box score shows that …

The Unlikely Coaching Duo Set to Change the Game

Joshua Whitted Editorials 57 Comments

Ask college football fans across the country which head coach/coordinator duo they’re most looking forward to following in 2018, and I’m sure the tandem of Mario Cristobal and Marcus Arroyo wouldn’t come up too often. It may not be the most publicized story line nationwide, but those who follow Oregon football know that Cristobal and Arroyo are in the process …

Oregon Ducks Football: Explosive Wide Out — Isaah Crocker

Mike Kelly Talent Evaluation 26 Comments

One of the most intriguing prospects from the Oregon Ducks 2018 recruiting cycle is Inderkum High School wide receiver Isaah Crocker from Sacramento, California. Crocker also played basketball in addition to starring on the football team for the Tigers. A Top-300 recruit and a consensus 4-star performer, he played primarily wide receiver. However. he also found success returning kicks and …

Best Case Scenario for the Oregon Football 2018 Depth Chart

Mitchel Simantel Editorials 44 Comments

With the 2017 college football season officially coming to a close, we find ourselves in a familiar place: a new coach, recruiting momentum, and a newfound hope for what the future will hold. The Ducks relied on many underclassman in the 2017 campaign, but there will be some big spots to fill due to some familiar faces moving on to …

Has Oregon Killed Chip Kelly’s Offense?

David Miller Editorials 13 Comments

There’s no questioning that Chip Kelly revolutionized not just the Oregon offense, but college football itself. While Mark Helfrich largely sustained that offensive success with quarterback Marcus Mariota, since he left for the NFL we have seen gradual changes to the Oregon offense. The question today, as Oregon struggles on all fronts, is, are we witnessing the demise of the …

Oregon Football Analysis: The Lethal Run-Pass Combination

Coach Jeremy McGuire Analysis, Fish Reports 2 Comments

Over the past several years college football has become a faster-paced game with a pass-first philosophy. Teams are using this style strategically in order to recruit the best athletes, which lends itself to the ultimate goal: a birth in the College Football Playoff. The success of the Oregon Ducks is heavily dependent on these concepts: unpredictable running plays within a series, taking advantage …

Time to Take Off the Training Wheels — Let Thomas Tyner Run Wild

Will Denner FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 20 Comments

The running back duo of Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner have made headlines together lately as each player was named to the Maxwell Award and Doak Walker Award preseason watch lists earlier this month. But it’s their much-hyped battle for a starting backfield spot opposite Marcus Mariota that is making for an even more intriguing story line this summer. The …

Oregon’s High-Speed Offense Shows No Sign of Slowing Down

Rob Liggins FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

The Oregon Ducks’ dynamic high-speed and high-tempo offense has been truly amazing to watch during the last several years. With a brilliant mix of veteran talent and developing young stars looking to make names for themselves in the 2014 season, the Ducks show no sign of slowing down. Fortunately, the 2014 version of the Oregon offense will include several crucial veteran returnees from …