Tough Q: Are These the Right Defensive Coaches?

Drex Heikes Editorials

Despite the what-ifs and criticisms about decisions made in Saturday’s game, the outcome is a true reflection of this team. Oregon lost not because of a penalty here or a fourth-down decision there—or because the boys didn’t play hard. They lost because their defense is porous. Harsh as it sounds, this defense isn’t worthy of a playoff team, and maybe …

From the Bleachers: Kenny Dillingham’s ‘Gimme Shelter’ Offense

Drex Heikes Editorials

The opening riff of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll song in history was written and played by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. “There’s something almost mystical about it,” Richards said of his start to Gimme Shelter. “When hit in the right way at the right moment, a cheap ride to heaven.” Say the same for the dazzling offense Kenny Dillingham …

Irving, Whittington Demonstrate Oregon’s Backfield Depth

Jordan Ingram Editorials

The No. 25 Oregon Ducks (2-1) appear to have found their web-footing when it comes to a reliable and productive run game. Despite looming questions ahead of the game with the absence of Ducks starting running back Byron Cardwell due to injury, those fears were coddled and put to bed before halftime with remarkable performances from Oregon’s talented backfield. Leading …

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Oregon Football: Georgia Loss Won’t Define Lanning, Ducks

Jordan Ingram Editorials

For those still reeling from the Oregon Ducks’ 49-3 loss in Week 1 to the Georgia Bulldogs, let’s take a walk down memory lane. The anticipation amongst Oregon fans heading into the 2009-10 football season was off the charts. Mike Bellotti’s successor, offensive wunderkind Chip Kelly, was set to debut his unabridged offense in Oregon’s season opener at then No. …

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Oregon Ducks Football: No Half-Measures in 2022

Alex Heining Editorials

Oregon Ducks football has the opportunity to become a top-five program in the nation. In the past decade, Our Beloved Ducks football program has produced numerous top-ten picks in the NFL Draft, battled for recruiting supremacy on a national stage, and even molded a Heisman trophy winner (who will be an honorary captain next week, I might add). But we …

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Oregon’s Recruiting Strategy’s Major Pitfall

Alex Heining Editorials

This past Friday, you saw 2023’s superstar QB Dante Moore commit to Oregon. While I’m ecstatic about the pickup for Our Beloved Ducks, I have some reservations about what our recruiting has said about our team recently. With recruits like these, why aren’t we winning every game against PAC-12 opponents? Now, of course, this is a huge can of worms that …

The Pac-12 is Geographically Isolated From the Rest of the College Football World

David Marsh Editorials

Recently in a John Canzano Mailbag article, he was asked whether or not the Pac-12 should consider expansion. Canzano’s answer was that the Pac-12 powers that be will talk about it, but probably not do anything about it. It will likely upset some fans who think expansion is the key to the Pac-12’s survival, but the Pac-12 doesn’t really have …

The Alamo Bowl Blues

Darren Perkins Editorials

For the past couple weeks, I have been waiting for the enthusiasm for the Alamo Bowl to kick into high gear, but alas, I find myself still stuck in neutral. It seems the days of being ecstatic about the Ducks landing a terrific matchup in a second-tier bowl game is so 20 years ago (like the 2000 Holiday Bowl versus …

Former Oregon Players Are NOT on the Fans’ Team

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

I have been pretty disappointed recently with the decisions and intentions of former Oregon football players, and their disproportionate impact on the Oregon Athletic program.  I am not just referring to the bizarre letter to AD Rob Mullens, although it is a good example. As far as I’m concerned, the former players are 0-2 with their influence recently, and they …

Oregon Football: Cardwell the Ducks’ Next Star RB?

Jordan Ingram Editorials

It was the hit heard around the sports world. In 2009, the Oregon Ducks had just lost 19-8 at Boise State. In Chip Kelly’s first year as head coach, it was a difficult loss on national television for the Ducks, who were coming off a huge Rose Bowl win the previous year. Postgame emotions were running high, to say the …