Oregon Ducks finish No. 2 in AP & Coaches Poll

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.

Arguing on behalf of the Oregon Ducks

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s dashed hopes of making a BCS National Championship after their loss to Stanford. Oregon had its chance to get back to a BCS National Championship and unfortunately saw their hopes slip away when the Stanford Cardinal came into Autzen Stadium and crushed every Duck fans’ dreams. The Ducks lost their game on a controversial call that ended up leading to a Cardinal win.

Could the Oregon Ducks match up against the Alabama Crimson Tide?

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox breaks down how UO would match up against the No. 1 team in the country, the Alabama Crimson Tide. A hot topic of debate throughout the world of college football is, could the No. 2 Ducks truly challenge the No. 1 Tide in a Pac-12, SEC battle for a national championship. The question at this point is hypothetical at best but this mythical matchup may become a reality in January. Chip Kelly vs. Nick Saban. Wow.

So Long Doug Nussmeier! You’ll Be Missed By The UW Huskies

Washington Huskies beat blogger Clinton Bell tells us that with Doug Nussmeier gone to be the new offensive co-ordinator at Alabama for Nick Saban it is believed that head coach Steve Sarkisian will remain the one in charge of calling the plays for the Huskies in the future. With that in mind, Clinton gives you 5 big reasons why this will not turn out to be such a great idea for coach Sark.

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