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What Do YOU Consider Success for Oregon Football in 2022?

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I think “outsiders” would suggest that Oregon just take solace in winning the North, be content with nine or ten-win seasons, continue smacking around our purple punching bag to the north, and just shut-up and be satisfied with winning our fair share of football games.  Just for fun we’ll throw in the occasional bowl victory here and there.  There ya go, lil’ Fella.

 

Nah.  We rode in the slow lane long enough.  Sure, we usually reached our destination, but the trips were becoming tedious with little hope of exciting future adventures.  Luckily, the ride wasn’t so long that we started losing passengers.  Duck nation remains strong.   

 

I whole-heartedly agree with Haywarduck’s perspective on success being measured by a process vs. just an outcome.  We’re fortunate in that a winning culture has been established in Eugene and that a complete do-over is not in order to take the next step, but I’ll be watching to see if the required paradigm change can be embraced permitting UO to become elite.   

   

DL sat smack in the center of the mixing bowl that contained all the perfect ingredients to be a world class winner while at GA.  Yes, the 2021 Bulldogs were extremely talented.  But they also were very disciplined and played with a cohesiveness that stemmed from simply caring for one another.  Kirby and his staff cultivated an environment whereupon players seized the responsibility of being accountable for their own actions and for keeping one another in check.  I saw an interview with the tight-knit GA linebacking corps where these guys were able to complete one another’s sentences.  Don’t be fooled into thinking unity (on and off the field) didn’t play a role in GA netting a Natty. 

 

To me a successful season can be measured by a couple things. 

 

First.  How much buy-in does the team have in the ingredients DL brings to Eugene?  If the answer is a lot, we’ll see it in the form of less pre-snap and post-play penalties, better on-the-field communication, and how about just “acting like we’ve been there before.”  Sounds inane but those components can reflect heavily on the scoreboard.  Play for your brother, gentlemen.   

 

Second.  Will the ‘Explosion Plays’ pronouncement come to fruition?  This is what is synonymous with Duck football and what we’re eager to see.  The last couple years the broadcast hype teams have had to feign interest in promoting UO games.  Let’s change that.  I want Oregon football to once again nationally be Must See TV. 

 

I’m not worried about the overall record as the talent on this team will carry them to a respectable record.  Dubs and a rejuvenated atmosphere will accompany ticking the checkboxes of the two things I mentioned. 

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I'm new at posting here, but you guys provide some solid thoughts. Like others, I believe the team should approve in the discipline department, but boys will be boys, right?

 

I also believe a more varied offensive attack will help keep others on thier toes. The forward pass was a good innovation. We should try to incorporate in the scheme.The old school mentality is fine if you can actually control the line of scrimmage. Utah did.

 

The give up on the end of the season was tragic. Cristobal, my coach, not my coach, doesn't matter. The new guy probably won't call a timeout before the opening kickoff. That will be progress. Oh, did I mention the forward pass?

 

I'm glad Brown got a shot at making a practice squad. He wasn't it, although he had wheels. Can the new staff develop kids? Can they adjust to the talent, and make a dangerous offence? In year three, if a kid can't grasp the offence, or better yet, read a defence. Is he ever going to....?

 

I don't want to be handicapped by somebody who just can't get it. If a kid can move his head to over one receiver. Scan the field if you will then you should find an open receiver, somewhere? Ty seems kind of prone to int's. I know it's a small sample, but shouldn't this be even more concerning? Even with a lack of film, or maybe because of it, the coaches brought in Bo.

 

Honestly; I don't think our new guys are all that high on the boys on the bench. It's speculation on my part. I have no other insights into it. I'm not an expert at anything, but im pretty good at a lot of them. This will have to be enough for me till September.  Hopefully, this doesn't read as nonsense. Id like to thing im so, so, at stating my very humble opinions. 

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The bar is still set pretty high in my book, DL inherits a well-stocked cupboard. 

 

To me a successful season always starts with beating the Fuskies and the Beavers, then P12 Championship.

 

A win over Georgia and/or a trip to the CFP makes it an exceptional one and of course a natty is the ultimate goal.  Third time's a charm.

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On 5/19/2022 at 9:36 AM, Dislocated Duck said:

Hopefully, this doesn't read as nonsense. Id like to thing im so, so, at stating my very humble opinions. 

Hello Dislocated Duck, and do offer your thoughts often as you gave us a pretty darn good first post.  A great community here, and I am glad you are now part of it--WELCOME!

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Beat ewe dub, and the rest is gravy.

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On 5/18/2022 at 2:05 AM, FishDuck Article said:

 

A good question that certainly varies among Duck fans...

 

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Honestly with this roster being as deep and talented that it is I expect Oregon to play for the PAC 12 Title period. Dan Lanning seems to me with all the moves he's making it's about competition and you play the best you get that 1 spot. So on and so on! This guy get's it and he's taking every advantage this new PIL deal will give him and why the heck not. Lets be honest about the direction CF is now on. Its called the fittest wins and the one who uses everything to their advantage should come out on top. Exciting times in Eugene.

 

This is not what I ever wanted nor would ever come to this. So I either jump on board for what might be the last few times we actually are privileged to witness Oregon actually get this done. Also one more note as in the Altman teams as well as WBB, WSB, MBB and so on as it's all getting competitive and what more could we ask for?

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On 5/19/2022 at 9:02 AM, Jester said:

I think “outsiders” would suggest that Oregon just take solace in winning the North, be content with nine or ten-win seasons, continue smacking around our purple punching bag to the north, and just shut-up and be satisfied with winning our fair share of football games.  Just for fun we’ll throw in the occasional bowl victory here and there.  There ya go, lil’ Fella.

 

Nah.  We rode in the slow lane long enough.  Sure, we usually reached our destination, but the trips were becoming tedious with little hope of exciting future adventures.  Luckily, the ride wasn’t so long that we started losing passengers.  Duck nation remains strong.   

 

I whole-heartedly agree with Haywarduck’s perspective on success being measured by a process vs. just an outcome.  We’re fortunate in that a winning culture has been established in Eugene and that a complete do-over is not in order to take the next step, but I’ll be watching to see if the required paradigm change can be embraced permitting UO to become elite.   

   

DL sat smack in the center of the mixing bowl that contained all the perfect ingredients to be a world class winner while at GA.  Yes, the 2021 Bulldogs were extremely talented.  But they also were very disciplined and played with a cohesiveness that stemmed from simply caring for one another.  Kirby and his staff cultivated an environment whereupon players seized the responsibility of being accountable for their own actions and for keeping one another in check.  I saw an interview with the tight-knit GA linebacking corps where these guys were able to complete one another’s sentences.  Don’t be fooled into thinking unity (on and off the field) didn’t play a role in GA netting a Natty. 

 

To me a successful season can be measured by a couple things. 

 

First.  How much buy-in does the team have in the ingredients DL brings to Eugene?  If the answer is a lot, we’ll see it in the form of less pre-snap and post-play penalties, better on-the-field communication, and how about just “acting like we’ve been there before.”  Sounds inane but those components can reflect heavily on the scoreboard.  Play for your brother, gentlemen.   

 

Second.  Will the ‘Explosion Plays’ pronouncement come to fruition?  This is what is synonymous with Duck football and what we’re eager to see.  The last couple years the broadcast hype teams have had to feign interest in promoting UO games.  Let’s change that.  I want Oregon football to once again nationally be Must See TV. 

 

I’m not worried about the overall record as the talent on this team will carry them to a respectable record.  Dubs and a rejuvenated atmosphere will accompany ticking the checkboxes of the two things I mentioned. 

Georgia  finally got it done with all that top tier talent they had brought in 4 years coming. Bravo for them because I was wondering when they would and low and behold Kirby gets it done finally with who as is DC, why our brand A@M, and still BAMA. Both of them have or are in the TOP 5 in recruiting every year for like the past 4 seasons. 4 star through 4 star and 5 star type players. About who we've brought in by just the transfer Portal is pretty interesting. The DT from the Mutts is a beast. Better right now than any of those DL A@M has.

 

I see this team hopefully doing even better than anything Mario brought to the table and especially with how he ended last years season which to me is unforgettable. Mario you could say " TANKED " Oregon's season and to me the players did also. A lot of good stuff going on and this young staff looks legit. Good things are going to come and so hopefully that will be as injury free as we can be for the whole season. Oregon I just feel will work the season and win most their games barring again any major injury's. Also it needs to happen now.

 

Why, because now all bets are off this is easily Semi Pro or whatever you want to call it, it's money is involved now and Tennessee payed a lot for that QB who was apparently at one time wanted to come to Oregon and we all know what they payed him to come there. You could say No Brainer for him on what to do. So to keep up Oregon needs to do whatever it cost's to win it all. That is all I can ask for and hope for now. enough is enough it's time.

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I will be happy with two things.  The W/L column will sort itself just fine if we get both!

 

I want to watch Dominating Defensive Destruction Delivered with Dreadful Devastation Due to Duck Dominance!

 

Then let Oregon’s Overpowering Offense Orchestrate Overwhelming Ownership of Outplayed and Overmatched Opponents!

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Gosh I love alliteration!

 

And it’s a good thing I do!

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On 5/19/2022 at 1:36 AM, Nevada Dawg said:

I applaud the optimism of Duck fans on this topic. It  reminds  me of the tremendous enthusiasm Dawg fans showed when Kirby Smart was hired by Georgia. Many of the posts in that period were, frankly...delusional.

 

Kirby arrived in Athens with a stacked roster. Yet his team finished 8-5 in that first year. It  took a while for  returning players to adjust to a new coaching staff. It took a  while  for Kirby to learn how to manage the  game clock in crunch time. And it  took a while for him to develop  confidence in his own decision making.
 

I am not saying he was a deer in the headlights, but he didn't always give the impression of being on top of game situations. Three of his losses came by a total of something like 8 points. A couple of those were due to coaching brain cramps in my inexpert opinion.

 

Expect some missteps in a first year Duck fans: it happens to the best of  coaches. Many of you may not know that even Nick Saban was something like 6-7 in his first year at Bama. I don't know how the Ducks will fare in Lanning's first year, very well I hope. But I can almost guarantee that the team will be better, perhaps much better, by year 2  or 3.

OMG! The Nichols state game that year was a disaster but we somehow won. I must agree that the learning curve for even the legends can be tough! Kirby Smart is 10 times the coach that he was that 1st Year! Good Advice and Go Dawgs! 

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I want to see a business like approach.  Limit drive killing procedural mistakes on offense, Defensively give up fewer 3rd and longs that turn into first downs.  Eliminate the unforced errors. Eliminate taunting their opponents

Hand the ball to the officials after the play. Create havoc between the whistles.

 

IMHO We fans need to show patience for the few seasons, hope for the best but this is a process we are observing.

 

Can the Ducks win out this year? That’s a possibility. However, it’s more probable the Ducks hit some bumps.  Either way- buckle up it will be a fun ride!

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To win the games that they are supposed to win and be competitive till the end in the games they loose.

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