NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the weaknesses on Oregon’s 2013 college football roster that could see them fall from the ranks of the college football elite. While the talent is already on the team and there is quite a lot of potential surrounding the Duck athletes, Oregon is lacking proven players on the defensive line and at linebacker.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox explains why you should love the Mark Helfrich hiring as a Ducks fan. When Chip Kelly was hired as head coach, you had the feeling it wasn’t forever. He is now in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, and Helfrich is ready to take over. UO’s newest head coach is someone the team and its fan base can be proud of. He knows Chip Kelly’s system, he’s willing to throw the football and he is a Duck for life.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall talks about why Chip leaving Eugene for Philadelphia is a welcome sight for all University of Washington fans. Chip Kelly and his staff were top-flight recruiters. You only needed to glance at their stud-filled recruiting classes every year, or notice how well they reloaded each season, to know this was true. Oregon was on the short list of every big time recruit in the pacific northwest and blue-chip players across the country.
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 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 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 talks about the NCAA ruling that will call the Oregon Ducks to a hearing about their involvement with Willie Lyles. The ruling that Oregon must undergo a hearing in front of head NCAA officials means that this process will likely become a two-year affair that has left those Duck fans in Eugene and around the world feeling a little extra anxiety this holiday season.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox makes a claim for Chip Kelly to remain with the team beyond the 2012 college football season. If Kelly stays, he has a chance to continue his legacy long into the future, especially with Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas in the backfield. He still has “unfinished business” at Oregon, and if he goes, there’s no guarantee he’ll build the same reputation as a football mastermind in the NFL.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s victory over the Oregon State Beavers in the 116th Civil War. A close score at halftime combined with a Beaver touchdown to close up the score at 20-17 early in the third would quickly be quelled by the Ducks who scored 14 points in each of their last two quarters to hold reign over Reser.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the Oregon Ducks in NCAA football Week 13 action. It’s not quite the battle of the unbeatens we were all hoping for, but it’s still the biggest game of the season for these two teams. OSU needs a win to cap off their underdog season, while UO has to win to stay alive in the Pac-12 North.
NWSB Insider Jeff Budke ranks the college football coaches in the northwest region of the United States. The regular season is wrapping up this Saturday with rivalry weekend in the northwest. The Apple Cup and Civil War may not decide a champion in the Pac-12, but the games still mean plenty for the four schools involved.