College Football is Proceeding Just Fine without Oregon and the Pac-12

Jon Joseph Editorials 51 Comments

Larry’s Lackeys, aka the Pac-12 university chancellors and presidents, met on Friday, September 19th, to discuss playing in 2020. The Conference of Champions gurus were not able to come to a decision and agreed to reconsider the issue later on September 24. According to ‘The Bootlegger‘ football blog, Stanford is adamantly opposed to playing ball in calendar year 2020. The …

What Are Your Takeaways From First Weeks of College Football?

Jon Joseph Editorials 41 Comments

After two weeks of intermittent college football play, we find ourselves at the first in-season reflection point of 2020. Albeit without Our Beloved Ducks on the field, it’s a point that us fans are all seeing in different perspectives. Without Pac-12 football and the Ducks playing this Fall, what are your takeaways from the games you’ve seen thus far? Any …

Breaking In a New QB: How Has Oregon Done?

Ryan Robertson Editorials 35 Comments

As the 2020 season approaches and the Ducks prepare to hand the reigns to a new quarterback, it is fair to wonder what fans can expect. How have past Oregon QBs fared in their inaugural seasons? For simplicity’s sake, QBs will only be considered if they started at least a third of the season. 2017: Braxton Burmeister Poor Braxton Burmeister. The …

A Failed Fan Experience: the Pac-12 Championship Anticlimax

David Marsh Editorials 32 Comments

The expansion of the Pac-12 conference has not been to the benefit of fans. In my previous article I argued that the conference expansion has led to the loss of some key yearly rivalries, and that all we get in exchange is the promise of a glorious championship game. The championship game is supposed to be a clash of titans, …

Oregon vs. Utah for a Season Opener? What a Joke!

Jordan Ingram Editorials 48 Comments

I’ve never been to Utah, and Lord willing, I will not have to travel there to start the 2020 college football season. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful place. But I’m not talking about bird watching or pleasure hikes. I’m talking about football. According to multiple media sources, the Oregon Ducks football team will learn this week if it opens …

Recruiting in the Conference of Champions

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“Playoffs! Playoffs?” — Mora, The Elder College football Playoff (CFP) appearances and titles go hand-in-hand with recruiting results. When Clemson Dabo-Dabo-Do’ed and won its first title in 2016, its recruiting classes from 2013 to the year of that first CFP Championship averaged 15th in the country. This average, when compared to the classes other CFP title winning teams, is a …

Why the Duck Resentment?: An Open Letter

Steven Smith Editorials Leave a Comment

Dear Fellow Pac-12 Members, Here on the campus and across the state and nation, many a Duck fan is becoming aware of a budding intra-conference displeasure with Oregon. This presents itself in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Call it an identity crisis of sorts, even bordering on ENVY (one of the Seven Deadly Sins). Are we not all supposedly united together …

State of the Pac-12: Women Ball Too; The Ducks Are Flying High

Cameron Johansson Editorials Leave a Comment

In a busy week of sports, we saw a weekend full of exciting NFL playoff games, LSU claimed the national football championship and Duke basketball had a rare loss in an ACC matchup against unranked Clemson. After the College Football National Championship Game, the Associated Press released their end of the season polls. The Ducks finished at number five, and …

Winter is Coming: Will the Ducks Rule the North?

Cameron Johansson Editorials Leave a Comment

The last time Oregon was in the Pac-12 championship game, it handled the Arizona Wildcats in a 51-13 rout. As dominant and memorable as that game was, it was five years ago … Stanford, Washington and Washington State have each been a thorn in the Ducks’ side since then, preventing them from booking an early December trip to Santa Clara. …

It’s Official: The Pac-12 Doesn’t Get It

Darren Perkins Editorials Leave a Comment

Let’s continue to take a look at the state of the Pac-12 Conference, as there have been some recent developments over the past couple of weeks.   (Related articles: “Has Larry Scott Sunk Pac-12 Football?” and “Larry Scott and the Pac-12’s Problems.”) Pac-12 Officiating Strikes Again  We all know about the bashing that Pac-12 officiating has received over the years. All of it, well-deserved.   It …