What are the HEISMAN ODDS for Penei Sewell?

Charles Fischer Editorials 58 Comments

Could the Hatfield-Dowlin facility in Eugene make room for another prized trophy? Since its inception back in 1935, the Heisman Trophy has been won predominantly by running backs and quarterbacks and back in the early years, half-backs especially dominated the award. Could Oregon beat the odds with Penei Sewell? The ’70s and ’80s were in love with the ball carriers, and …

Ducks Could Set Team Record in 2021 NFL Draft

Darren Perkins Editorials 36 Comments

LSU dominated the 2020 NFL Draft with 14 picks that led all the NCAA and set the Southeastern Conference record for most draft picks. The record previously belonged to Alabama’s 2018 class that saw 12 players selected in the draft. This year’s LSU class also tied Ohio State for the most picks by one school since the NFL Draft moved …

Joe Moorhead’s Power Dart Read and Power Dart RPO

Jeremy Mosier Analysis 12 Comments

Imagine being a linebacker tasked with making a split-second choice between taking on Outland Trophy winner Penei Sewell as a pulling tackle or trying to cover a speedy receiver like Mycah Pittman or Jaylon Redd out of the slot. The RPO (Run, Pass, Option) is an offensive scheme that mixes together different run and pass options based on defensive alignment …

Three Players You Should Be Thinking About in 2019

Cameron Johansson Editorials 18 Comments

The 2019 Oregon Ducks football season has already generated a lot of hype, and it’s only May. During the offseason, Coach Mario Cristobal was out to secure a top-10 recruiting class, headlined by recruits such as Kayvon Thibodeaux and Mykael Wright. Quarterback Justin Herbert and linebacker Troy Dye are also returning for their senior seasons. With the returning seniors and …

Oregon Recruiting, Pac-12 Notes and Coug-It, USA!

Darren Perkins Editorials 33 Comments

In the aftermath of signing day, as we try to make sense of it all, I compiled a chart (see below) covering the past twelve years of Oregon recruiting to help put things in perspective—from the end of the Mike Bellotti era to the beginning of the Mario Cristobal regime. At first glance, it’s clear that things took a dip …

Oregon Football Recruiting: The Dawn of National Signing Day 2018

Jason Fowler Editorials 33 Comments

“Recruiting is the lifeblood of any program, so you can’t put anything above that … But it wouldn’t matter who you had here if you didn’t have the right mental attitude and work ethic. You need all those elements to come together to do something like we are doing.” – Pete Carroll (while head coach at USC). Of course, USC is …

Oregon Football Recruiting: It’s Time to Celebrate

Jason Fowler Editorials 18 Comments

Like the crack of someone opening the first beer at a party, the new Oregon staff is perking up ears and turning heads, giving the program a “national championship vibe.” Oregon signed a top-25 recruiting class in only seven weeks, causing a positive buzz and attracting high-caliber talent. Something has changed. That change is Willie Taggart. Early on, we discovered his amazing ability to recruit, something Eugene has …

Saturday Night Live Recruiting Camp at Oregon is Buzzing

Jason Fowler Editorials 32 Comments

The University of Oregon football coaches will have one last summer camp before August, when they host the Saturday Night Live recruiting camp on Saturday afternoon, July 29. The exciting part about this camp is it is free and open to the public. That’s right! No charge! The football staff wants to get the word out about this event so the fans can …