Oregon’s Rushing Attack 2021: A Return to Former Glory?

Alex Heining Editorials

The Oregon offense was stagnant all through the COVID-ridden 2020 season, and the ground attack wasn’t doing the team any favors. The Ducks did average 166.7 YPG (yards per game), a mere eight yards under the 2019 season average of 174.9 YPG, but both of these seasons are far and away from the success of 2017 and other similar seasons …

Oregon Running Backs Looking to Leave a Legacy

Darren Perkins Editorials

Entering the 2018 football season, Oregon fans were cautiously waiting to see who would step up into the starting running back position. Fans had been spoiled by having one of the Ducks’ all-time greats slotted in the position for the previous four years. From the 2014 Marcus Mariota-led national runner-up team to the Mark Helfrich demise, and through the “odd” year …

Pac-12 Championship and Beyond: Who’s Poised to Breakout?

Alex Heining Editorials

Our Beloved Ducks’ 2020 football season hasn’t lived up to snuff. It’s been a tumultuous year for the entire country, but we expected more of the outstanding recruits we were able to accumulate over the last couple offseasons. As a fan you can point to the starter turnover, loss of veteran presence, you name it. Then again, we are just fans. …

In a Year To Forget, Travis Dye Is Having a Season To Remember

Joshua Whitted Editorials

By now, we know the story. The Oregon Ducks aren’t doing so hot. The Ducks are coming off of back-to-back losses, and they nearly lost three in a row, putting forth a disappointing performance against UCLA and its backup quarterback a few weeks ago. With a talented Washington team coming to Autzen this Saturday (barring a cancelation), it’s unfortunately very …

Breakout Alert: Adrian Jackson and Travis Dye

Ryan Robertson Editorials

College football is going to have a strange season in 2020. With social distancing persisting until at least June, it’s not outside the realm of possibilities for teams to be under-conditioned and a little unprepared at the start of the season. A short off-season may slow the development of several key freshmen, such as Noah Sewell and Justin Flowe. Returning players will …

How Oregon Can Fix Its Underwhelming Rushing Offense

Ryan Robertson Editorials

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

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, Mr. FishDuck Analysis

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

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

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

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 …