2016 Record: 4-8, 2-7 in Conference Key Wins: Utah Key Losses: Colorado, Washington State, Washington, Oregon State Full disclosure: I’m an Oregon fan. In the 2014-2015 season, the Ducks were set to appear in their second National Championship appearance in … Continue reading Pac-12 Preview: Oregon
The lifeblood of college football revolves around middle-aged men convincing 17 year-old kids to join their team; we just happen to call it recruitment. The biggest recruiting holiday of the year, National Signing Day, happened a couple weeks ago. Nearly every player in the Top 100 signs their letters of intent (essentially, their pledges) on this day and people can understand how the recruiting classes will look.
Let’s take a look at the Pac-12 North in inverse rankings (according to 247.com composite rankings).
The NFL Draft Combine Participants list came out this morning. For the uninitiated, the Combine is where players get invited to do a series of drills to show off to the 32 NFL scouts in attendance just what they’re made of. The … Continue reading There is Only One Duck Invited to the Combine…
The Pac-12 released their schedules about a week and a half ago. A hallmark of offseason banter is dissecting schedules to determine how difficult a season might be for any one team. When does a team get their bye week? … Continue reading Breaking Down Pac-12 Schedules: The North
In the NFL, coaching hires most often occur after the season is largely over. Some organizations will wait until a team has been eliminated from the playoffs before making a move on their preferred candidate. This is most certainly not … Continue reading Cal Fires Sonny Dykes With Terrible Timing
See, it’s funny because Terminator 4 was Salvation. Also, Alabama finally made something of their season based on merit, so that’s kind of like salvation. Well, we can start with the obvious observation…Alabama finally beat a … Continue reading College Football Playoff 4: Salvation
I missed the first half of games due to prior commitments, but here we go: Way to go Florida State, Clemson, Alabama, Wisconsin, and South Carolina. Your wins surely erase all the concerns that cost (or almost cost) you … Continue reading Thoughts on NCAA Football: Week Two (Too Early to Call NCAA Playoff Predictions)
Despite everything you have heard in the news the last month or so, a quite a few credible sources are saying Chip Kelly is staying firmly planted in Eugene. The Duck faithful had all but moved on to Mark Helfrich being the new head coach last Friday when sources leaked that Cleveland was finalizing the contract to make Chip Kelly their new head coach. The next day, sources reported that Cleveland had moved on to searching for a new coaching candidate and that Chip was talking to Philadelphia about their opening. Today, ESPN broke the news that Chip Kelly was, … Continue reading Chip Forgoes the NFL..Again
So, it’s no surprise to anyone who knows me that I’m an Oregon fan. And it also wouldn’t be a surprise to anyone to hear that Chip Kelly takes a job with Cleveland/Philadelphia/Buffalo/KC/Arizona/etc. As a fan, I don’t think about Chip leaving and I would like to think that he’s an Oregon faithful much in the way Mike Belotti and Rich Brooks were. However, I am smart enough to know how the coaching carousel works these days. Plus, from some insiders in the Oregon athletic department, I know a little more about Kelly’s personality than he will talk about with … Continue reading Looking Toward Life After Chip