A Legendary Coach Explains Cristobal to Fans: Win with STRATEGY, Not Scoring

Charles Fischer Advice for the Coaches 1 Comment

We have been very fortunate to have a legendary coach share some of his thoughts with us. Coach Tony DeMeo (who has won a ton of college football games) gives presentations to coaches and businesses in his retirement. Also, he has contributed a number of articles to this site, and his most recent article will form the background for this article …

Jevon Holland Is the Prototype for Football’s Newest Position

Joshua Whitted Editorials 26 Comments

Few things have impacted the game of football like the spread offense. The revolutionary concept of spreading the field to dictate the box count and to get athletes in space wasn’t widely accepted by the football community at first. But now, it’s the base offensive system for nearly every team at every level. With offenses rarely employing multiple running backs …

Only 13,933 Fans? It’s Nothing New at Autzen

Darren Perkins Editorials 39 Comments

A recent report by sportsbettingdime.com shows that, with the COVID-19 pandemic, college football attendance could drop by an average of 74 percent. At Oregon, a 74-percent decline means an average attendance of 13,933. Yikes. Imagine a rip-roaring, louder than hell Autzen Stadium only playing at 25 percent of its capacity. That is like taking a sold-out Matthew Knight Arena and …

Did You Forget About Four-Star Receiver Devon Williams?

Cameron Johansson Recruiting 26 Comments

The Oregon Ducks’ 2020 receiving corps has inspired legendary broadcaster Keith Jackson to use his favorite catchphrase “Whoa, Nellie!” Mario Cristobal has his work cut out putting a depth chart together for these guys. That said, deciding which play-making wide receivers are going to start over others is a good problem to have. The lack of depth and experience in …

The Fireworks of Opening Autzen for 2020 Football: What Would YOU DO?

Brent Pennington Editorials 34 Comments

Seriously, have you ever thought about what it would be like to shoulder the responsibility of opening Autzen Stadium for the 2020 football season? Everything is new in this COVID-19 afflicted world we live in. We have not been here before and there is no blueprint to follow. There are suggestions and guidelines for managing exposure to COVID-19 coming from …

Why 2020 Is THE Breakout Year for Johnny Johnson III

Alex Heining Editorials 32 Comments

The Ducks need a star to emerge at wide-out in 2020. The 2019 Oregon Ducks had a versatile and effective ground game complemented by a receiver-by-committee air attack. However, despite the passing attack being orchestrated by veteran signal caller Justin Herbert, no single receiver was able to eclipse 1000 yards or catch double-digit touchdowns. Although those receiving metrics aren’t necessarily …

Does Oregon’s Andy Avalos Have a Mastermind Personnel Plan?

Mike West Analysis 30 Comments

From the angst-filled opener in Dallas, to the dramatic finish in Pasadena, Duck fans marveled over Andy Avalos‘ 2019 Oregon defense. No amount of glowing anticipation could match the outstanding improvement Avalos’ troops demonstrated in just one year. With only two key additions, Oregon’s defense garnered 97 tackles for loss, 41 sacks, 20 interceptions, 42 quarterback hurries and yielded only …

Oregon’s Upcoming Offensive Improvement: Experience or Maturity?

Charles Fischer Editorials 62 Comments

The Fascination Factor with new offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead is through the roof for Oregon fans with tidbits gleaned from interviews and articles on this site about the new assistant coach, plus some analysis of his offense previously run at Penn State. Oregon’s new OC has operated out of the Shotgun Spread Offense in the past, and he puts the quarterback …

Oregon’s Football Success Boils Down to a Single Play?

Jordan Ingram Editorials 55 Comments

What if the Ducks’ success boiled down to a single play? Let me take you back to a moment that changed the trajectory of Oregon football. It was the fourth quarter. No. 6 Oregon trailed No. 8 Wisconsin 27-21 in the Rose Bowl game. Quarterback Justin Herbert already had two first-half rushing touchdowns but struggled to find his passing rhythm. …

Oregon Unknowns: Reasons for the Renamed Rivalry?

David Marsh Editorials 31 Comments

My friends, I felt the same as the majority of those on the Oregon message boards last Friday concerning the announcement of the change of name of our rivalry game with Oregon State. I thought at that time that it was a knee-jerk reaction to the trendy topic of the day, and I was not happy, as a 34-year season …

Is Isaac Townsend a Future OLB STAR for the Ducks?

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In 2018, the NCAA proposed that redshirted players could participate in up to four games in a season without burning up a year of collegiate athletic eligibility. This was a fantastic rule change in the eyes of many coaches, as it allowed for more flexibility on rosters, as well as for players, who could test playing at another level of …

Oregon’s Lombardi Pitching a Championship Strategy

Jordan Ingram Editorials 1 Comment

In the post-Mike White era of Oregon Ducks softball, the program under Oregon head coach Melyssa Lombardi continued its astonishing upward trend in the virus-shortened 2020 season. Lombardi appears laser-focused on turning around a program following the departure of White, one of the most successful softball coaches at Oregon. The Ducks struggled in Lombardi’s first season, finishing with a 22-30 …