Oregon State: The Rivalry Trap

Darren Perkins Editorials 65 Comments

Of course, I hope I’m wrong. The Ducks have (for the most part) dominated the Beavers over the past decade, so like any green-blooded Oregon fan, I’d like to see the carnage continue. But the Ducks have played with fire so far this season by slipping and stumbling past supposedly lesser opponents in Stanford, WSU, and UCLA. A revamped offense …

Tyler Shough: Pull the Ball Out!

Ryan Robertson Editorials 86 Comments

Picture it: November 7, 2020. Oregon is playing Stanford at home, hoping to kick off a national championship bid season with a bang. Sophomore QB Tyler Shough throws for a decent stat line in his inaugural start, with 227 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He looks a little jumpy throwing the ball, and the staff compensates by running a lot …

The Joe Moorhead Offense: The Devastating MESH WHEEL Play

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 41 Comments

A few weeks back, I wrote about the possibility of seeing a specific play from Coach Brennan Marion’s highly praised GoGo offense. Though we’ve yet to see the Oregon Ducks implement the two-back look of the GoGo, we did get to see Coach Joe Moorhead’s take on the Mesh Wheel concept against the Washington State Cougars with the kind of results …

Coping with COVID Cancellations: What are OREGON’S Chances?

Charles Fischer Editorials 53 Comments

As always, I’ve been pondering about Our Beloved Ducks and have been fascinated with the impact of mental issues hitting other teams in the conference. Oregon has met these challenges well thus far, but both the fans and the team may have some trying times ahead. I have written before about the importance of establishing mental toughness, just as Coach …

The Green Wall: Oregon’s New Offensive Line

David Marsh Editorials 43 Comments

This is not the year we envisioned for Oregon’s offensive line. We all expected to have Penei Sewell anchor the left side this fall. However, the pandemic robbed us of the opportunity to watch Sewell dominate the line of scrimmage for one final season as a Duck, as he instead prepares for the 2021 NFL Draft. Sewell’s opt-out dramatically changed …

Oregon Hoops: As Rodney said, “I don’t get no respect!”

Darren Perkins Editorials 32 Comments

Out west, Oregon Basketball has become comparable to the legendary comedian Rodney Dangerfield. Oregon gets no respect. Take a look here at this year’s pre-season media poll: 2020-21 PAC-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL PRESEASON MEDIA POLL TEAM (first-place votes)    POINTS 1. UCLA (9)                          251 2. Arizona State (5)             246 3. Oregon (7)                      241 4. Stanford (1)                     209 5. Arizona                            173 6. USC …

Can Oregon Realistically Make the Playoff?

Ryan Robertson Editorials 74 Comments

Every year there are media darlings in college football. In 2010 it was Cam Newton, willing the Auburn Tigers to victory week in and week out. 2019 had Joe Burrow and his historically great passing season, and of course the media loves teams like Notre Dame and Texas every season, no matter how good they are. 2020 has a couple of candidates …