Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out: Damnation, Redemption and Hope

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Since the previous week featured so much condemnation and in-fighting among Duck fans, a win over a ranked UCLA team was just what the doctor ordered to settle down some heated feelings. It appears that it isn’t just Duck fans who have trouble getting along when their team is losing. UCLA coach Jim Mora blessed us with quite a show …

How to Properly Complain About and Fix an Officiating Problem

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There are a few rules to complaining about officiating: Do So Sparingly. There are varying timelines regarding how long people want to discuss a game’s officiating and its effect on the outcome, from those with zero tolerance on its discussion to those who will talk until they’re hoarse, but the one constant is that some point everyone will fatigue on …

Mike Leach Unplugged — on FishDuck.com

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The narrow loss to No. 2 Oregon wasn’t considered a statement game, according to Cougar head coach, Mike Leach, but “a step in the right direction today.” He went on to say, “I think we just need to focus on practicing and improving, but I thought we played extremely hard the entire game.” WSU dropped this well-fought battle by a score of …

Mike Merrell’s Three-And-Out: Where Have All the Villains Gone?

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Before getting into this week’s Three-and-Out, I have one comment that I haven’t seen anywhere else about the big MSU game: Of Oregon’s 46 points, 38 were scored by underclassmen. With Jeff Lockie looking much improved from a year ago with 11-of-12 passing against South Dakota, don’t worry about 2015. There will be life after Mariota. Now, on to the …

Scott’s Turf: Falling Skies

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Chicken Little is alive and well. Yesterday’s landmark decision, the latest in a series of landmarks that is sure to change the way we think of college athletics well into the future, set the angst-ridden fans into a free fall of emotion that had them virtually writing their own version of “Death to the BCS” with an updated “”Death of …

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

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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 …

College Football Nation: It Pays to Cheat and “Roll Tide” Officer

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  Finally some more news to talk about thanks to the PAC-12, ACC, and BIG-12 all stepping up to the plate and holding their media days. We have commissioners telling us cheating is okay, coaches saying it is okay to steal and so much more. It was an eventful week. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby fired off at the NCAA …

College Football Nation: O’Bannon v NCAA Begins and Auburn is All In

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  We might not have football games to enjoy,  but get ready to tune into the court room as your new gridiron this week. O’Bannon v NCAA begins this coming week and is about to shake up college sports as we have never seen before. Andy Staples was kind enough to go over the Fact vs Fiction about the lawsuit …

Ducks Softball Has That Championship Look

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Dominant.  Explosive.  Powerful.  While these adjectives have generally been used to describe the Oregon football team, they can also be applied to this year’s softball team, which has found itself ranked No. 1 in the nation for the first time in school history. Their record as of last Saturday was 43-5, with a gaudy 16-1 record in Pac-12 play.  The only loss, it …

Pac-12 Power Positions: Tight Ends

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As we continue to trudge through the long wait before the start of football season, we’ll  look at some of the best returning talent at key positions in the Pac-12 — one of those positions is tight end.  At the close of last season, the conference lost some top talent at the position to the NFL such as Austin Seferian-Jenkins’ …

College Football Nation: Big 12 crumbling and Les Miles likes them young

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The news of Michael Sam being gay has come and gone, signing day has passed, and now we can just live off the gossip and “trash” talk amongst players and coaches until August.  With no games going on there is little action to report on, unless you have Steve Spurrier as your coach.  He keeps things interesting by speaking what’s …