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.
NW Sports Beat Junior Editor and Writer Chris Anderson addresses what the Oregon Ducks need to do to win their fourth straight Pac 12 Title. He points out the defensive unit must step up once again this year in order to navigate through a few offensive powerhouses Oregon will face. Watch out for De’Anthony Thomas, Marcus Mariota, Bryan Bennett, Chip Kelly, Kenjon Barner, and the USC Trojans.
NWSB writer and Oregon Ducks football insider Chris Anderson gives us his five top reasons why the University of Oregon is the kings of the Pac-12 in recruiting. Head Coach Chip Kelly may miss out on a couple 5 star recruits to the likes of USC or Cal, but he will win over the future players that he knows will help his Ducks team win games. Just look at the likes of De’Anthony Thomas, LaMichael James, and LaGarrette Blount.
NWSB insider Jason Green brings us his list of things we should have learned about Orgeon mens hoops this season. The Ducks always bounced back but did not step up in big games. With EJ Singler, Devoe Joseph, Garrett Sim and Olu Ashaolu all finishing their careers at Oregon, their window of opportunity may be closed.
NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his 5 things you could see from the Oregon Ducks in their NIT match up against the Washington Huskies. A healthy dose of Devoe Joseph will go a long way as well as steady E.J. Singler stepping up for the Ducks. After a 25 point blowout in their last meeting, the Ducks will need to contain Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten to accomplish that feat again.
NWSB insider Jason Green brings us his 5 reasons the Oregon Ducks absolutely blew Utah out of the water in their Saturday, March 3 hoops matchup. The Ducks were on fire all around and hit free throws like their life depended on it while Utah couldn’t find a rhythm. Carlos Emery scored 19 on 8 of 9 shooting, and E.J. Singler added 12 and 10 rebounds.
NWSB insider Matt Martz brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly. After starting out coaching for Columbia University, he quickly took the offensive reign at his alma mater before becoming the offensive mastermind at the University of Oregon. He took over the head coach position after Mike Belotti vacated it and has elevated the Oregon football program to heights never seen before in Eugene.
NWSB Ducks insider Crazy Quacker brings us news of a thwarted rumor this week out of Eugene. After it was announced that Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly was going to make the leap to the NFL and take over as head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he decided he would stay where his heart his, in Oregon.
Matt Martz our Oregon beat blogger weighs in with what lies ahead for the Oregon Ducks basketball team and E.J. Singler in the month of January. With 12 games remaining in the regular season, the Oregon Duck’s (13-5, 4-2) need to make up some ground. The Ducks will host in-state rival Oregon State (11-7, 1-5) who they completed a two-game sweep against in 2010.
Jason Green one of our Oregon Ducks football bloggers breaks down the upcoming 2012 Rose Bowl tale of the tape between the Wisconsin Badgers vs. Oregon Ducks. Oregon’s Chip Kelly was the Pac 10 Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2010 and was named the Sporting News Coach of the Year and the AP Coach of the Year, Bret Bielema of Wisconsin is 2-3 in bowl games. Nice matchup!