Ducks soar in season that’s been for the Byrds

by Jeff Newcomb, DSH correspondent Every season has a song, and for every song there is a season. We’ve come a long way since August and reached one of the three goals this team set last spring: Win the Pac-12 North and secure a trip to the Field of Jeans. Only one thing stands between […]

The five best games ever in the Civil War

by Kevin Causey of “The Student Section” the Bloguin national college football blog It’s rivalry week and there are a bunch of games where in-state rivals put it all on the line, but one that flies a bit under the radar is the rivalry in the Pacific Northwest. It’s called the Civil War, and the […]


Reevaluating Mark Helfrich

When the Ducks lost to Arizona for the second year in a row, 31-24 in week 5 to fall out of the Top Ten, Mark Helfrich caught a lot of heat. At the time it was justified. The Ducks were 3-3 in their last six PAC-12 games, and they’d come dangerously close to losing two […]


A Senior Day Festivus for the rest of us

Game time temperature in Eugene will be 49 degrees with 10 mile per hour winds and a 90% chance of a joke that will only work in Autzen Stadium, a steady rain from a darkening western sky. For all his brilliance, Marcus Mariota doesn’t throw particularly well in the rain. The ball sails on him […]


85 problems: how the Ducks cope with the loss of their star tight end

Pharaoh Brown emerged from a suspension last December to become a team leader and a clutch performer for the 2014 Ducks. It was a redemption story of the first order. He came to spring football with renewed determination and quickly established himself as the budding star in a trio of 4-star tight ends. By the […]

Ducks hold on to #2 spot in playoff committee’s fab four despite bye

Oregon held on to the #2 spot in Tuesday night’s College Football Playoff Committee rankings, behind #1 Alabama and ahead of undefeated, defending national champion Florida State. Seminole fans are seething and fomenting in the Twitterverse and Social Media, decrying the logic of a system that discounts wins and emphasizes arcane concepts like game control […]

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State of the blog address, November edition

I was offered a new job the other day, as a personal trainer, and went in for a 6-hour session of shadowing the members of the existing staff, to learn a little more about how they did their jobs. Two and a half hours into the session I went home for the day, because all […]


November slate adds to the misery for battered Buffs

Ralphie doesn’t do road games, which is too bad. Colorado is so young and beat up with two games to go in a 2-8 season that they could use her at nose tackle. Alfred Williams’ old jersey should fit. The Buffs field the fifth-youngest team in college football. They’ve lost six games in a row, […]