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  1. Darren, you're still a Duck fan, right? 😁

     

    Kidding aside, great article. I agree 💯. The USC program has too much pride to let other "lowly" teams (like Oregon, Utah) be the head of the Pac. It was only a matter of time, like you said. 

     

    Good! 

     

    Good for the Pac, and good for Oregon. I want USC to be at their best when we beat them. It's the catalyst we need to unsure we get the credit, and recognition needed to be considered a serious playoff contender, year in and year out. 

     

    USC will beat Oregon some years, and Oregon will beat USC other years. But if both programs are at their best, along with 2-3 other strong Pac-12 teams, then perhaps the Pac-12 will repair it's once proud status as one of the best conferences in CFB. 

     

    So much lies ahead. I cannot wait to see it all unfold. 

     

    Go Ducks! 

  2. Oregon's approach is to make Oregon a desirable destination by offering the best facilities, not just in sports, for student athletes. 

     

    This is the most honorable way to attract the best. No bribes, no pay-for-play, just a great environment. 

     

    I share the sentiment of wanting that to stay the same. 

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  3. On 1/15/2022 at 7:22 AM, MaiTaiDuck said:

    I can't imagine how much money Mr Knight has already donated but I 'm sure it's an awful lot. 

    Phil & Penny have gifted over a billion dollars to the U of O. 

     

    This was posted in March of 2021, before their second gift of $500 million was announced later in the year.

     

    https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2021/03/knights-university-of-oregon-donations-push-1-billion-mark-with-new-hayward-field-project.html

     

    And then....

     

    https://www.oregonlive.com/education/2021/07/penny-and-phil-knight-donate-500-million-to-university-of-oregon-research-campus.html

  4. So many question marks. Hopefully DL keeps his staff in line, across the board. I also hope he has a special eye for talent, as there are some unknowns with these guys. It could be something special, ... or it could be a train wreck. 

     

    I'm looking forward to the off season articles that will undoubtedly uncover the mysteries of this new staff, or instill confidence in the knowns. 

     

    🥂 Here's to another fresh start for OBD. 

     

    GO DUCKS!

  5. Someone made a comment the other day about how Cristobal and Taggart have more in common than first perceived. I understand that it is just a business and just a job, but does Cristobal not have any respect, let alone loyalty, to the program he supposedly loved? Yes again it's just a job, but it seems like poor tactics to try to go after the players you recruited so hard to come to Oregon and then change their minds and say oh I meant Miami... I know it's not that simple but it seems like it is. 

     

    I guess what I mean is it seems disingenuous to say to a recruit Oregon is the school that you should be at, and then turn around and try to pull them to a different school just because it's where you are.  This tells me that Cristobal was recruiting players to him, not Oregon.

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  6. On 12/18/2021 at 5:10 PM, Jon Joseph said:

     

    Probably more the former than the later. But the result does perhaps prove that the BYU coach should not be the Oregon coach?

    Yes, I am counting my blessings. It could be too soon though to say that we dodged a bullet, yet again maybe it isn't - you never know. What we do know is the same BYU team that just obliterated the pac-12 south this year, lost to a team who has many people scratching their heads asking "who is UAB"?

     

    I understand that it's just an exhibition game, but BYU should have used it to be a statement game, especially after a fairly strong season. 

     

    Now, Oregon fans, knowing that we play BYU next year, are left with wondering what team is going to show up, when we do eventually play them. 

     

    We won't have any kind of an idea of what this team Oregon is going to be until we see the spring game, and read the spring practice reports, but we will know that we are going to be presented with a BYU team that is going to put up a fight. 

     

    Losing this bowl game is only going to serve as motivation for the BYU players for next fall. Seems like besides Georgia, Oregon fans have another fall OOC game to look forward to. And given the trajectory of the BYU program, bowl game aside, it could possibly have playoff implications. All of this is assuming that Oregon pulls together and manages to pull off a very good season next year. It's possible, but is it probable?

     

     

    That is the question.

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  7. I wasn't able to listen, but had the subtitles on (but the seemed terrible), but I thought I read that he said he left early because he got a sprained ankle, and then chose to quit due to the fact that he wanted to be at full health when he entered the portal. Can anyone confirm? Otherwise, I will have to replay the video later, which isn't a terrible bother. 

  8. On 12/4/2021 at 4:37 PM, 1Ducker1 said:

    Personally MC has shown me that he might be a good fit for a Mountain West or the AAC maybe.

    Both Miami and Oregon are willing to pay way to much for the product he has put on the field.

     

    Its one thing to like somebody and another for them to do their job successfully. 

     

     

    I agree 100%. Mario has an average of three losses a year roughly, which isn't championship material. I understand that every year is different, but as you said, the product that he is putting on the field isn't getting it done. Something has to change, and although I like Mario, I think wholeheartedly that if this is the pinnacle of his product, then we need to start shopping around for an improvement. It's either that, or he needs to come to terms with his limitations and find help to bring to his program to elevate it. He needs to bring the right guy, not just any person who fits the mold. 

     

     

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  9. On 12/4/2021 at 4:20 PM, Haywarduck said:

    Will he do as stated, and finish the job? I suppose he could say he built it into a national power, but it could all potentially fall down if he leaves in this situation.

    National Power Programs do not fall flat on their faces when it matters most. Oregon already had national exposure and prominence before Mario ever set foot here. He knew when he accepted the job that the goal was national championships. So far he's given us mediocrity in a mediocre conference. Georgia, Alabama, Michigan, etc would have steamrolled the pac-12 this year and in many years. That's what Oregon should have done. That's what Mario should have done. The job he was hired to do. 

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