NWSB Insider Brant Knox breaks down the odds for NW Pac-12 team to make a run at a BCS National Championship. Bovada.lv has given the Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers and Washington Huskies odds to win. The Washington State Cougars were left off the list, which isn’t too surprising if you watched them play in 2012—sorry Cougs fans.
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.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson describes the route Oregon can still take to make it back to the BCS National Championship game in January. Oregon needs a little help but they are still very much alive in the Pac-12 Championship picture as well as the BCS National Championship race. All the Ducks need to make the Pac-12 Championship is a win over Oregon State next week and a Stanford loss to UCLA, a team that many have said would not be ashamed of playing for a loss against the Cardinal.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s chances of making the BCS National Championship in 2012. After blowing out every opponent this season and cruising to an 8-0 record, however, the Ducks find themselves behind both Kansas State and Notre Dame in the third edition of the 2012 BCS Standings.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about why Oregon fans do not need to be worried about the Ducks being positioned at number three behind Flordia and Alabama in the initial BCS Poll. As could have been predicted by just about any fan of college football, Oregon fans were irate with the initial rankings. They cursed the BCS and SEC for placing their beloved team behind a Gators team that has really only faced one quality opponent this season while almost faltering to Texas A&M.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about why this is the year the Oregon Ducks will win the BCS National Championship. Since their 22-19 final-second loss to the Auburn Tigers, the Ducks have not skipped a beat as they have remained atop the college football rankings. With Marcus Mariota, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Keanon Lowe, and Bralon Addison have stepping into their roles we see an efficient Chip Kelly’s football program.
NWSB Writer and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox brings us his best and worst case scenarios, plus some realistic predictions for the upcoming Oregon Ducks football season. If all goes as planned, the Ducks will be sitting pretty in Florida playing for the BCS Title. But, those pesky Trojans of USC may have a stck to throw through the spokes of this Ducks team. Even with a loss to USC, the Ducks can still find their way to the Pac-12 Championship game, and a BCS berth.
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox talks about how the Oregon Ducks may be flying under the radar in college football during their 2012 campaign. It’s possible that such a weak schedule early in the season benefits Oregon, but when it comes to being the favorites, nobody is likely to view the Ducks as proven late in the year following the first few weeks of competition.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox is back today with a fun post on the 5 best Ducks football song parodies. From Return of the Quack, to I love my Ducks, to a power ballad featuring Jimmy Fallon, and Sebastian Bach, to Put Your O’s Up, he’s got the UO fans covered. Joey Harrington and the Ducks Cheerleaders can even be found as well in these You Tube videos.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox reports on the Ducks defense and what they bring to the 2012 Pac 12 football table. If 2012 is the year that the blur offense is contained, Oregon will have to rely on its defense to propel them to success. What do Michael Clay, Dion Jordan and John Boyett all have in common? Senior leadership in Eugene.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson details the strengths and weaknesses of what is to be the 2012 Oregon football program. As high as expectations are once again for the Oregon Ducks, this does not mean that they are not without fault. As mentioned earlier, although the Ducks do have talented depth at RB and QB, the departure of both LaMichael James and Darron Thomas are quite significant.