Two Potential Pac-12 Trap Games For the Ducks

Darren Perkins Editorials

Which unheralded Pac-12 programs will rise up and possibly defeat our mighty Oregon Ducks? Last year, of course, the 2nd of October went down in infamy as one of the worst Oregon performances in recent history, as the Ducks fell to an awful Stanford team that finished 3-9. Good teams will almost always have a close call or two during …

Is Washington Becoming the Next “Cal” in the Conference?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

We have enjoyed some incredibly humorous posts in the OBD forum concerning what Husky fans say about Oregon, and whether they will be a bowl team in 2022. (Axel has been epic in his lampooning of all that is Washington) I got to thinking about the direction of Washington football over the longer term…and wondered if fellow Oregon fans agreed …

Could Jay Butterfield Thrive in Oregon’s New Offense?

LaMarr Fields Editorials

Will Jay Butterfield be a fit for new Oregon Ducks offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham’s zone-read offense? Probably. As a pro-style quarterback he will need to make some adjustments, but with Auburn transfer Bo Nix slated to start this season at quarterback he will have plenty of time to learn the offense. When you have a quarterback with Butterfield’s arm talent, …

The Pac-12 is Geographically Isolated From the Rest of the College Football World

David Marsh Editorials

Recently in a John Canzano Mailbag article, he was asked whether or not the Pac-12 should consider expansion. Canzano’s answer was that the Pac-12 powers that be will talk about it, but probably not do anything about it. It will likely upset some fans who think expansion is the key to the Pac-12’s survival, but the Pac-12 doesn’t really have …

Georgia Football 2022

Four Keys to Oregon Football Beating Georgia

Alex Heining Editorials

Our Oregon football program has been through a lot in the last ten seasons. With highs and lows underneath each new coaching staff, Dan Lanning has arrived. After a promising foundation has been set with coach Mario Cristobal, will Lanning be the one to take us to the championship? In 2022, it’s not likely. However, this will be a huge season for the …

Oregon Won’t Become Georgia Overnight

Joshua Whitted Editorials

By all accounts, the Oregon Ducks knocked it out of the park by hiring Dan Lanning. The young, talented coach is an ace recruiter, a defensive mastermind and a forward-thinker. Considering Mario Cristobal left the cupboard pretty full for Lanning and his staff, it makes sense to assume the Ducks are positioned to continue making a push toward the College …

Is Bo Nix Winning the Heisman a Total Pipe Dream?

Darren Perkins Editorials

It is summertime, which for football fans is a time to ponder anything and everything from the very likely, to the completely insane. And, while saying that Bo Nix could win the Heisman Trophy is not completely insane, it does seem a bit far-fetched at the very least. I pulled Mr. FishDuck away from reading Vwin a while to discuss …

CJ Carr to Notre Dame Overshadowed by ‘Redshirting?’

Jordan Ingram Editorials

At first glance, five-star quarterback CJ Carr, who recently made headlines after announcing his commitment to Notre Dame, is just a typical success story of a talented athlete. Upon closer examination, there is something slightly unorthodox about this top-tier play-caller out of Michigan’s Saline High School. Carr is a 17-year-old high school sophomore who intentionally held himself back for two …

Bo Nix’s Picks: Can You Live With Them?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

Right now Oregon fans are almost swooning in a classic “honeymoon” phase with new head coach Dan Lanning before any games are played. To a degree, I have detected Oregon fans, (yours truly included) being quite willing to whitewash any negative components associated with transfer quarterback Bo Nix up to now. I was enjoying some sports betting but had to …

Unlimited Official Visits Will Only Make College Football Worse

David Marsh Editorials

College Football has always been composed of the “haves” and “have-nots” and that isn’t going to change, but there is a desire to make the sport more competitive. The transfer portal and NIL have both increased the gap between the groups, and the NCAA prepares to make yet another move to relinquish any notion that they actually govern college sports. …