NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the positions the Ducks need to upgrade in 2013 for an even better season than their last. All of the players that needed to have big years had impressive statistics, and Oregon looks as though it is built to contend for a Pac-12 and National Title in the coming years. That does not mean, however, that there are not a few positions that the Ducks must improve…
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the improvements the Oregon DUcks need to make as they head into the 2013 college football season. There is no doubt that Oregon has the talent to contend for a BCS National Championship next year. Marcus Mariota is coming off an unbelievable first-year at quarterback, De’Anthony Thomas will step into a bigger role on offense, and Oregon’s secondary looks like it will continue to be one of the best in the Pac-12.
NWSB Editor and Insider talks about the surprise hire of Chip Kelly by the Philadelphia Eagles that has shocked the NFL and college football world. First Chip was headed to Cleveland, then he was going to Philly, then, against almost all the odds, indications were that he was going to remain at Oregon. You could pull your hair out faster than his offense could score the way this ride has gone. But, after everything that has taken place, Chip Kelly will be the next head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, a team that is, for the moment, still in shambles after putting together one of the most impressive rosters on paper.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s No. 21 ranking in the latest AP Top 25. After a few years spent being the Pac-10/12 college basketball punching bag it looks as though the Ducks are back from the depths and ready to show the nation that the University of Oregon is much more than just a football school.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s huge victory over the Arizona Wildcats. Once the laughing stock of the Pac-12 in 2008 and 2009, Oregon made a huge statement last night as to how far they have come under Altman as they took down the undefeated Arizona Wildcats at a rowdy and boisterous Matthew Knight Arena by the score of 70-66.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s final ranking in both the AP and Coaches Poll. After the embarrassment was over and the dust had settled (which mainly came from Notre Dame fans sprinting out of the stadium in the third quarter), Alabama stood in the No. 1 position for the second straight year while the Oregon Ducks, who took care of the Kansas State Wildcats in the 2013 Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl, finished the year at No. 2.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s big victory over the Beavers in the college basketball edition of the Civil War. A slow start to the game was mitigated in the second half when Oregon took command and ended up with a convincing 79-66 victory. E.J. Singler took control of the boards with a total of nine rebounds.
NWSB Editor and Chris Anderson talks about Chip Kelly’s decision to remain Head Coach of the Oregon Ducks. While rumors were rampant in the past few days about Kelly taking his talents to the NFL level (particularly to Cleveland or Philadelphia), the dust has settled and the man referred to as “Big Balls Chip” by the Oregon faithful will continue to build his historic college football legacy — much to the chagrin of other Pac-12 fans.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox after each week of the regular season, and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Ducks be so lucky, will stop by and bring you his UO game balls. Balls are awarded to the Ducks offensive MVP Marcus Mariota, as well as defensive MVP Michael Clay. De’Anthony Thomas also earned special teams MVP.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s big victory in the 2013 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats. While there were more than enough things that could have distracted the Ducks against Kansas State, they burst out to a quick lead and never looked back as they defeated the Wildcats by a score of 35-17 to win their second straight BCS bowl game.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox breaks down the keys to beating the Kansas State Wildcats in the Jan. 3 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. The team must stick to the game plan. A big game from Kenjon Barner is a must, staying confident is crucial and winning the turnover margin is going to be important. Forcing Colin Klein to beat you with his arm is a big part of the strategy, and scoring a ton of points won’t hurt either.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Oregon’s hot start to their 2012/2013 college basketball season. Head Coach Dana Altman has changed the way people perceive a program that was, at least for the past few years, one of the more mediocre programs in the Pac-10/12. With just one game left until Pac-12 play officially begins with a contest against bitter-rival Oregon State, the Ducks must look back on the first portion of their season in order to truly evolve into a team that can find itself towards the top of the conference come seasons end.