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  1. I'd suggest Chris Miller should be on this list, but not near the top. Anyone who can start for 10 seasons in the NFL should be on a list like this. Same for Anthony Newman.
  2. I would guess that Lanning has talked with Moorhead and the result of that talk was to bring in someone game ready. Why he felt it was needed, I do not know, but he doesn't strike me as the type of guy to strut into a room and throw down a challenge to the people already there.
  3. Great analysis and I do agree for the most part, however, I don't think Cristobal was necessarily selling something he didn't believe. From witnessing his poor coaching decisions and stubborn adherence to offensive strategies that didn't work, I think he was just not competent enough to create the offense he was trying to sell. Nor was he able to admit that and defer to brighter offensive minds.
  4. I'd love to know how anyone would think Oregon's blood is blue? The players are not knocking the program, but they have more right to do that than anyone else. They played the games right? They were in the locker rooms. How many of us can say that? Ripping the opinion of former players is amazing to me . I believe the letter writers want to acknowledge how Brooks, Bellotti, and Kelly neared the top of the mountain (they didn't make it remember?) with the help of staff who bled Oregon green. They had been through the bad and the good. They knew how to squeeze every once out of a Duck football player to get success. Almost all of those staff were dismissed by Taggart. How're we doing since? Won some Pac-12 championships against Clay "Who?" Helton and Jimmy "Slappy" Lake. I think they wanted to emphasize the loyalty and shared vision that they saw in those who coached them and incidentally, got to the Natty in the first place. As much as I hate to say it, the only brand unto its own in the college football world is Alabama.
  5. Well Cristobal had HC experience and he was a poor in game coach.
  6. Not that my opinion makes a difference, but I am good with the hire. Splashy? Big name?? No, but I'm not so sure hiring a head coach from another big name program is a great idea. Calling Kevin Sumlin! Seems to me if things are great, they would stay and if they were great their school would want them to stay. Going home is a nice story MC, but how many coaches going back to their previous school or alma mater have turned out awesome? Taggert? Frost?? Harbaugh??? (6 years to get Michigan to the playoff is not a success in my book). I have watched recruiting over the years and it seems to me you have two choices. Be so good that no matter your age, they want to play for you or be young, talk their talk, and get them excited. Oregon is not in a position to get the former and anyone who thinks we can pull Sweeney or Urban Meyer is delusional. The latter comes with the danger of them having success and leaving for another job. I don't place Taggert or Cristobal in this category. Their rep got them their next supposed upgrade. I would be shocked that if Lanning is a long term hire. He has too much upside and has so much time to grow. I do think that this is the future of college football. That means the administration needs to have a "program" in place. I think we are close. Lots of kids say we are their dream school which to me says if Oregon stays on top of where their coaches stand, we can make a shift to a new one without losing too much momentum. I don't think Mullens has us in this position, but maybe he will learn. Or maybe not, but we did get Lanning fairly quickly considering. In the mean time, perhaps we should change our end of 3rd quarter song from "Shout" to this: RIP Michael Nesmith
  7. Ummm yeah, we used to be known for that.......I am fine with it and hoping as he makes a great OC hire.
  8. While they did have a seemingly tough defense this year, I think it is only fair to include the final SEC game of the year in the stats. Alabama laid 41 on his defense. Heck, that is more than Utah put up against Oregon either time they kicked our butt.
  9. I strongly doubt he kept our young QBs on the bench out of the goodness of his heart.
  10. I hope for his sake he doesn't get "Diaz'ed" some day. I can't think of a more classless move by an athletic department.
  11. Would have been nice if every once in a while he slowed down enough to actually see what was happening in the game and coached accordingly.
  12. I dislike it in general, especially since football is what paid for their time at school, but I understand it. Nothing good can come out of that game for KT, but plenty bad can (Injury). I wonder how NIL "sponsors" will feel about such things?
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