Trikweze Bridges: The Bravura Ballhawk

Zeke Lerner-Wood Recruiting 5 Comments

For many players, spending a redshirt season largely on the sideline can be very daunting. Especially for many of the bigger name recruits, it could very well be their first time ever not starting. However, the players that make the most of their time spent on the bench are the ones who form the foundational backbone of a team. Trikweze …

Bowl-less, but one of the BEST Oregon Teams in Decades

Jim Maloney History 10 Comments

Can you imagine your beloved Ducks achieving a 9-1 record, winning a share of the conference championship, finishing the season ranked No. 8, and not going to a bowl? Well, imagine it, because it happened to Oregon’s 1933 team. While 1933 is a way back, this is a piece of Duck football lore everyone should know and be proud of, as this …

How the Pac-12 Went Off the Rails and the SEC Got on Track

Jon Joseph Editorials 59 Comments

Once I had a conference, I made it run, Made it run just fine. Once I had a conference and Keith Jackson called it a King. Brother, can you spare a dime? (To the tune of “Brother Can You Spare a Dime?”) In 1970, a USC team led by coach John McKay (an Oregon graduate) went into Tuscaloosa and played like …

Ducks Predicted to LOSE First Game of the Season? Get Real!

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 106 Comments

In the last few days it feels like life is slowly but surely going back to normal. Restaurants and bars are modified but open, social gatherings in Oregon are now up to 25 people and yes, sports writers are back to making their “crazy-bold hot takes.” In particular, over the weekend CBS Sports senior writer Ben Kercheval made a list …

New Flock of Ducks: Oregon Women Add Sharpshooting Transfer

Alex Nordstrand Recruiting 12 Comments

For a college basketball team, losing arguably three of the top players in program history warrants an expected down time to rebuild and reload. However, that is not the case for Oregon Women’s Basketball, as Kelly Graves and staff continue to show that this program is going to be around for a long time to come. Not only are the …

Oregon Should “Back the Pac”? That’s WACK

Joshua Whitted Editorials 82 Comments

A curious trend has emerged in college football — one that’s as senseless as it is perplexing. Fans and analysts alike have become fixated on conference strength. It used to be blasphemous, but nowadays, many Oregon fans find themselves cheering on their fieriest rivals in out-of-conference or bowl games, hoping that they represent the Pac-12 well and improve its perception. …

There’s a New Herbert in Town

Cameron Johansson Recruiting 17 Comments

When the Ducks eventually start their pre-season practices, they will be pretty thin at the tight-end position. Last season, the passing game put a huge emphasis on tight ends. Jacob Breeland was on track for a potential record-setting season before he injured his leg. This forced Justin Herbert to adjust to Hunter Kampmoyer and Ryan Bay. Both of these tight …

Just How Elite IS Oregon’s 2020 Secondary?

Lou Farnsworth Editorials 46 Comments

At least one of the luminaries in the college football brain trust opines that Oregon has the best incoming secondary for next season.  This May 1st article by Anthony Treash of PFF contends that Oregon’s secondary is not only the best, but it’s not even close.  His argument rests primarily upon a metric that compares how well an individual returning …

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 …

The Mental Game: Oregon’s Last Hurdle from Being Elite?

Charles Fischer Editorials 82 Comments

In retrospect, the final result of the last season was the best that I could reasonably see the 2019 edition of Oregon football achieving. I was more pessimistic at prediction time last August due to my concerns about the offense, but in the end it was the mental component of the competition, not the Xs-and-Os or a particular strategy from …

Recruiting Update: The Ducks Strongest Class Ever?

Mark Flores Recruiting 63 Comments

Under Mario Cristobal, Oregon’s coaching staff could write the book on finishing strong in a recruiting cycle. It’s almost a guarantee that there’s a late push for a top recruit or a string of high-end talent that commit after Oregon’s coaching staff tirelessly gets their word in edge-wise and brings it all home to Eugene. In four years at the …