Oregon Football: Lanning Doing Work for Rousing Offseason

Jordan Ingram Editorials

Let’s be honest. If Mario Cristobal were returning to Eugene for a fifth season, this time of year would be pretty drab. After four years, Oregon football fans finally knew what to expect from the Miami native and they weren’t necessarily SUPER STOKED about what they were seeing. Looking back, the hopeful justifications in the run-up to a new season …

Transfer Portal Will Be a Disaster For Student-Athletes

David Marsh Editorials

College football is more complicated than ever, especially when it comes to recruiting and the transfer portal. The transfer portal has been a boon for players looking to better their chances of seeing the field and, in some cases, finding a school that is simply a better fit for them and their education. With each passing year, more players are …

Oregon Football: Ducks Bury Cougs Under Heavy Run Game

Jordan Ingram Editorials

Over the past several years, Washington State’s run-and-shoot offense has created nightmares for opponents late in the season. But after losing former head coach Nick Rolovich and four assistant coaches last month, the Cougs (5-5) have been playing with an especially large chip on their shoulder. For some reason, the Ducks (9-1) have struggled in recent years to bottle up …

2021: The Year of College Football Chaos

David Marsh Editorials

We are only three weeks into the 2021 college football season, and already it is proving to be a chaotic year. The perennial top teams have all been challenged to date. Alabama escaped Florida with a narrow victory, Georgia Tech gave Clemson a scare, and Oklahoma barely survived a game against Nebraska — and this was only last weekend. In …

Oregon Football: Ducks Win Again, But Fans Keep Bellyaching

Jordan Ingram Editorials

Here’s a hot take: There are WAY too many Oregon “fans” kvetching on social media. Change my mind. Granted, expectations were high for the No. 4 Oregon Ducks’ (3-0) return to Autzen Stadium after winning arguably the biggest game in program history by defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes (2-1) at the Horseshoe, 35-28. After all, the Ducks had an FCS …

Oregon Football: Ducks Shock Buckeyes, Prove Haters Wrong

Jordan Ingram Editorials

Don’t underestimate Mario Cristobal or his Oregon Ducks. For the past week, everyone from Ducks fans to mainstream talking heads did not know what to make of No. 12 Oregon Ducks‘ season opener against the Fresno State Bulldogs. While the defense was impressive, Oregon’s offense seemed kind of stale and uninspired in a game that was way too close for …

Is College Football’s Grand Alliance Doomed to Fail?

David Marsh Editorials

When the SEC poached Texas and Oklahoma from the Big 12, it sent a shock wave through the college football world and challenged the status quo of the Power-Five Conferences. Speculation and conference realignment talk became the hot topic among college football fans, and rightfully so. Overnight, the Power-Five became the Power-Four. The Big 12, without Texas and Oklahoma, is …

If USC Has Outgrown the Pac-12, What Has Oregon Done?

Ryan Robertson Editorials

The USC Trojans are (maybe) the fourth-best team in the Pac-12 since Pete Carroll left for the NFL following the 2009 season. They have won a single conference championship, they have fired two head coaches (with a third firing likely on the way), and they have underachieved massively when it comes to turning recruiting rankings in to wins. Despite mediocre on-the-field …

CFB Drama: Is a 12 Team Playoff Coming Soon?

David Marsh Editorials

By the looks of it, a 12 Team Playoff is the preferred format for expanding the College Football Playoff. Currently it appears that the top twelve teams ranked by the playoff committee would make it into the playoff. This sounds good in theory but also raises further questions. What if the Champion of a Power-Five Conference isn’t ranked in the …