Has Larry Scott Sunk Pac-12 Football?

Darren Perkins Editorials 37 Comments

Part 1 of 2 With writers at The Oregonian, San Jose Mercury News, and Fishduck’s own Ryan Robertson having all recently sounded alarm bells on the state of the Pac-12, I will attempt to compress all of the madness into a concise and easy to digest two-part read. Part-two will be published on December 21st. Darren Perkins —————————————————————————————– The Pac-12 …

The Pac-12 is in TROUBLE

Ryan Robertson Editorials 48 Comments

The Pac-12 conference has been left out of the playoff again. That is news to no one. The conference’s best bowl game will be the Rose Bowl, featuring 9-3 champion Washington. The Pac-12 is the only conference without either multiple “New Years Six” bowl teams or a team in the College Football Playoff. The case could be made that since Marcus Mariota left Oregon, there hasn’t been …

The Pac-12’s Lack of Nattys and What the Ducks are Doing About It

Darren Perkins Editorials 8 Comments

The Pac-12: The Conference of Champions. Conference ambassador Bill Walton inserts it into every basketball telecast he ever does – and for good reason. The Pac-12 is the conference of champions in all of athletics, and it’s not even close. On May 28, the conference won its 500th championship, followed by the B1G with 307, then the SEC with 220. It’s …

Time for Pac-12 Football to Have the Best Bowl Schedule

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With new state of the art NFL stadiums coming to Los Angeles and Las Vegas, it’s time for the “Conference of Champions” to be the champions of the college football bowl season. The Pac-12 and its less than stellar bowl tie-ins, long the ire of Pac-12 fans, especially when compared to the SEC and B1G, finally has an opportunity to vastly improve …

The Pac-14. Now.

Matt Bryant Editorials 26 Comments

The Pac-12’s best this year was no match for the Alabama. The Huskies boasted an impressive defense – it held Alabama about 150 yards shy of its average per game production – but the Tide controlled the game after Washington’s second series. While the Pac-12 has made two of the three semi-finals under the current regime, there was barely restrained …

Ducks’ Struggles Could Cost Huskies a Playoff Spot

Aaron Lewis Editorials 13 Comments

For more than a decade, the Washington Huskies watched their hated rivals to the south rise to the upper echelon of college football. This rise was accompanied by the annual beating the Ducks put on the Huskies each fall for 12 straight years. As Ducks fans are painfully aware, the decade of domination over the Huskies has ended. The Ducks are 2-4 and licking …

Playoff Committee Ignores SOS, Good Ship Pac-12 Sinks

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In 2015, the College Football Playoff Committee (Committee) seemingly paid no attention to strength of schedule (SOS.) The Committee, by design or lack thereof, has no standard metric to judge a team’s SOS. Accordingly, overall wins in 2015 trumped any evaluation of the quality of a team’s victories against  both out of conference (OOC) and in-conference opponents. 11-1 Oklahoma with a bad …

College Football Nation: Week 7 Rivalry Week Heats Things Up

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Big 12 The Kansas State Wildcats had No. 2  TCU Horned Frogs right where they wanted them in their Week 6 matchup. Going into the second half of the game, they led the Frogs by 18 points, but the lead didn’t hold as TCU ultimately made a furious comeback winning the game, 52-45. The comeback is a story in itself, but a better story is the …

Recruiting Update: Oregon on the Move in SEC Country

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News Just over a month separates “We, The Oregon Faithful” from our first glimpse of a re-tooled Lightning Yellow and Thunder Green squad with aspirations of Bowling in January. With fall camp just around the corner, recruiting will take a back seat to the maturation of the current lineup, but nonetheless will still produce underlying storylines heading into the fall. …

College Football Nation Episode VI: Return of the CFN

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After a brief hiatus, College Football Nation returns. There’s a lot to catch up on, America, since the last CFN was published. We’re into July now — I hope everyone had an amazing 4th of July. It couldn’t have been much worse than Jason Pierre-Paul’s  – and there are just 52 days until the 2015 college football season kicks off. Without further ado, …

College Football Nation, The New CFB Free Agency and Early Retirements a Growing Trend

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Only 82 more days until the 2015 College Football Season kicks off on September 5th. The new season is inching nearer, America, and there are a lot of growing developments taking place in the college football world. Summer is in full swing, schools around the nation are wrapping up graduation season, and beaches and barbecues are on the brain for most. …