How Oregon Can Fix Its Underwhelming Rushing Offense

Ryan Robertson Editorials 25 Comments

During the 2018 football season, the Ducks had clear-cut leaders at running back with CJ Verdell and Travis Dye. The two accounted for 1,757 of Oregon’s 2,392 rushing yards — over 73 percent of the team’s total. While an impressive statistic, it was considered a down year in rushing. In 2017, the Ducks had 3,284 rushing yards, and the top three …

Ducks Football: 10 Tuesday Tidbits

Darren Perkins Editorials 39 Comments

Some Tuesday morning thoughts as I finish taking in the Husky victory last weekend before fully turning my eyes towards Pullman and the ESPN GameDay hosting hysteria of this weekend. 1) Recruiting Per Rivals.com, the Ducks currently sit third nationally for the 2019 recruiting cycle. After witnessing the “best college game I’ve ever been to,” No. 1 overall prospect Kayvon …

Deeper Dive: Freshmen and Offensive Line Improve Against Cal

Charles Fischer Analysis 16 Comments

There was much to wring our hands about in the Cal game, but there is also improvement on this team that doesn’t always get noticed. Although yesterday’s article was the primary discussion piece for the Cal game, I thought I would touch on a few other points that time and space did not allow for. There are many more aspects …

The Ducks Have 3 Games to Answer Many Questions

Darren Perkins Editorials 29 Comments

The “pre-season” starts this Saturday for the Ducks. Bowling Green, Portland State, and San Jose State occupy the Ducks first three weeks until the real action begins at home against Stanford on September 22nd. Not the typical non-conference slate we’re accustomed to, but you gotta’ play the hand you’re dealt, and the Ducks can use this soft slate of games …

The Complete Package: Oregon Running Back Travis Dye

Mike Kelly Talent Evaluation 18 Comments

In the 2018 recruiting cycle the Oregon Ducks signed two running backs, one in particular with a very high ceiling. That would be Travis Dye from California’s Norco High, a school with an enrollment of about 2,200 students located in North Riverside county in Southern California. Travis was a three year starter for the Cougars. He was a primarily a wide …

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 …

Ducks Football Recruiting Is In Good Hands

Jason Fowler Recruiting 10 Comments

As I reflect on the weekend of Oregon’s Spring Game at the end of April, I wonder if there has ever before been such a successful three-day stint of verbal commitments in the history of Ducks football. Possibly in the month of February with Signing Day surprises, but in April? How did this all come about with a completely revamped …

Oregon Ducks Recruiting Update: Running Back Travis Dye Is the First 2018 Commitment

Norm Hightower Recruiting 3 Comments

Football Recruiting News The Oregon Ducks have landed their first verbal commitment for the 2018 recruiting class. During an unofficial visit for Oregon’s Junior Day, 3-star running back Travis Dye committed to head coach Willie Taggart and the Ducks. Dye confirmed his commitment to 247Sports later that day: “Yes sir, I have committed to Oregon.” The 5-foot-9 running back (90th-ranked …