Oregon Football: Pro-Style QB Cale Millen

Mike Kelly Talent Evaluation 23 Comments

Football teams at any level want to build their roster around a quarterback, the most important position in the game. This is especially true in recruiting at the collegiate level. The Oregon Ducks 2019 early signing period is only a few weeks away, and they have a commitment from a good one in Mount Si High School signal caller Cale …

“Big and Bad” Dawson Jaramillo

Mike Kelly Talent Evaluation 11 Comments

The Oregon Ducks signed a stellar class of offensive linemen in the 2018 recruiting cycle. It is an imposing group of five young men averaging 6-foot-6 and 340 pounds, recruited from several states including Utah, California, and even Pennsylvania. But one of these is an Oregon-native and life-long Duck fan in Dawson Jaramillo. Dawson played at Lake Oswego High School (enrollment of about …

Oregon Meets Stanford With Its Future on the Line

Joshua Whitted Editorials 36 Comments

There’s a buzz building in Eugene. The Ducks have gotten off to a 3-0 start, and are welcoming College Gameday back to Eugene for the first time since 2014. Fans and prognosticators alike are beginning to jump on the Oregon bandwagon, and many have the Ducks pegged as a sleeper for a conference championship or even a playoff berth. There’s good …

Rob Mullens: Better Lucky Than Good

Mitchel Simantel Editorials 32 Comments

What does “It’s better to be lucky than good” mean? And how does this statement apply to Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens? In 2016 Mullens parted ways with Mark Helfrich after two disappointing seasons, and embarked on Oregon’s first true head football coaching search in decades. He eventually found Willie Taggart, and whether Taggart sank or swam Mullens (and his …

Oregon Football: Where’s That Juice?

Mitchel Simantel Editorials 28 Comments

Picture this: you sit down with your loved ones around the TV to watch your favorite show. You’re all snuggled in as the episode starts, but soon everything looks familiar, too familiar. It’s at that moment you realize you’ve seen this episode before. This is how I felt watching the first quarter of Oregon vs. Bowling Green. I’ve seen it …

How the Ducks Are Building a Recruiting Powerhouse

Joshua Whitted Editorials 21 Comments

The Oregon Ducks’ blistering recruiting pace has put college football teams across the country on notice. Currently, the Ducks’ 2019 class ranks fifth in the country and first in the PAC-12. And they are in great position to land some of the top remaining prospects. Much praise has been given coach Mario Cristobal and his staff for the job they’ve done so …

Assessing Risk: Oregon Football

Steven Smith Editorials 12 Comments

Life is full of uncertainty. Our lives take unexpected twists and turns, hence the need to assess Risk with personal and collective choices. So it also is with Oregon’s football program. Risk definitions: A situation involving exposure to danger. The possibility of suffering loss or harm. Any event that could compromise organizational assets. The probability of threat, loss, defeat and …

THE”IRRESISTIBLY DELICIOUS” National Championship FINALS and BOWL GAMES

Walter Gray Editorials 11 Comments

The National Championship Finals Two Teams, Four Teams, Six Teams or Eight Teams??? Who Should Play in the Bowl Games? How many teams should be in the National Championship Finals after the five-game National Playoff? We could experiment with several options: (Note: When I refer to “undefeated” or “one-loss”, etc. teams, I’m referring only to their records in the National …

A UNIQUE 64-Team FBS Playoff: Exciting & Unpredictable!

Walter Gray Editorials 3 Comments

Designing the 64-Team National Playoff “IRRESISTIBLY DELICIOUS” Twists & Turns! A 64-Team FBS National Playoff! Imagine the intense interest and incredible excitement a true 64-Team College Football Playoff would generate, gaining momentum week after week! March Madness would pale in comparison. Add in unique twists with a high unpredictability level and fans would be fascinated! Making The National Playoff Process Unique …

Imagining a new 16-Conference FBS “SUPER-DIVISION” for College Football!

Walter Gray Editorials 15 Comments

Imagining an FBS “Super-Division” & Conference Play Football Realities – Format Didn’t legendary Coach Lou Holtz say something like “In college football you play with a different team every week?” That’s a reality of the game that Coach Holtz understood well. Introduced in this article, the “Irresistibly Delicious” 64-Team College Football Playoff system keys in on the realities of college football better than the present …

2018 Oregon Football: Comparing RESULTS to Wishes

Mitchel Simantel Editorials 31 Comments

Is it September yet? Well, no, but even though we still have to wait five months for our thirst for real college football games to be quenched, we were given a nice little appetizer in the form of the 2018 Oregon Football Spring Game. Although we played against ourselves, unlike a conventional game, we as fans gained our first exposure …

Oregon Football 2018 Spring Game Wish List

Mitchel Simantel Editorials 30 Comments

Congratulations, everyone, WE MADE IT! We survived the football dead season and have made it into the football teaser season. Spring football is here and it brings with it a delicious taste of the sport we love. But even though football is back, the spring can be bittersweet. Although the team returns to practice and we get a fresh influx of …