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Leaders are born in the spring, and the Ducks need some new ones

 Derrick Malone and Tony Washington have finished their playing careers at Oregon, and a new generation of leaders has to emerge to take their place. It’s a cycle that takes place every year in college football (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images). Football is unique among team sports because leadership is so important, and every year there is a rebirth of leadership within...
Via The Duck Stops Here
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Beaver outlook cloudy with a chance of rout: Ducks have to move in with a high-pressure system

Washington monument: Tony Washington sacks UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley earlier this year and forces a fumble. Ducks need to pressure Oregon State’s Sean Mannion this weekend and force some mistakes (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports photo). In 2010 the Ducks went to Corvallis with an opportunity to play in the national championship game, and Casey Matthews decided it early...
Via The Duck Stops Here
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pac-12 Hangover – Week Twelve

With 4 Pac-12 teams, including Oregon, UCLA, Colorado and Washington State having byes last weekend, the conference slate was and felt a little on the weak side.  In addition to the lack of the aforementioned playing, USC and Cal’s Thursday night game left us with just 3 conference games on a Saturday which seemed to revolve around that night’s Alabama/Mississippi State contest...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pac-12 Hangover – Week 8 – Oregon Beats Washington, Oregon State’s Inept Offense, And Cody Kessler’s Big Day

Oregon beat Washington again.  Colorado got beat down again.  And UCLA won in a soft and unimpressive manner again.  Such is the way of the world in a Pac-12 Conference looking more similar than not regarding what was to be this season, opposed to what has always been. This conference isn’t that good.  It isn’t bad like the Big-10, but it’s fairly mediocre in relation to...
Via Oregon Sports News
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon Coach: Controversial Taunting Call ‘Open For Interpretation’ (Video)

It seemed like Oregon had stopped Arizona when Tony Washington’s sack forced a fourth down field goal attempt late in the fourth quarter of a tie game Thursday night. Not quite. Just when it seemed like the Ducks had a victory over Arizona in hand, Washington’s celebratory bow drew a unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and an automatic first down. The call was controversial, to...
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks player's 'bow' helps lead to Arizona upsetting Oregon

The second-ranked Oregon Ducks lost at home last night (this morning?) to Arizona 31-24, partially due to a ridiculous taunting penalty called at a crucial moment of the game.Oregon defensive lineman Tony Washington sacked Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon on third down, but after the fourth quarter play ended Washington bowed toward the sideline in celebration and was penalized for...
Via The Other Paper
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon gets costly celebration penalty after Tony Washington bows (Video)

For the second year in a row, a loss to Arizona hurt Oregon’s national championship hopes. This time a questionable unsportsmanlike conduct penalty called on the Ducks late in the game was one of the turning points. Oregon and Arizona were tied at 24 with just over four minutes left in the game when the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks Flagged For Unsportsmanlike Conduct After Player Takes A Bow

After a big time sack to stop Arizona on 3rd down late in the 4th quarter, Ducks LB Tony Washington ran to midfield and took a bow. Washington was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct and Arizona went on to score the go-ahead touchdown. These refs were terrible all night and this was a brutal call. [Vine] The post Oregon Ducks Flagged For Unsportsmanlike Conduct After Player Takes...
Via Diehardsport
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Not so fast my friend: Armstead tipped the ball

Washington State message boards nearly melted after the 38-31 loss to Oregon, and the outrage and conspiracy theories centered around a controversial noncall late in the fourth quarter. The Cougs had 3rd and 14 at the Oregon 38 with 3:48 to play, and Connor Halliday took a shotgun snap to pass for the 63nd time. The Ducks rushed five, and Arik Armstead pushed two blockers 7 yards...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon’s defense, so far, are the Not-Ready-for-Primetime Players

Picking for points: Washington State shredded #2 Oregon’s defense with the Air Raid, the fourth week in a row Don Pellum’s unit has been leaky and inconsistent (James Snook-USA TODAY Sports photo.) After four games, the 4-0, #2-ranked Ducks rank 103rd in the country in total defense, giving up 443.5 yards per game and 5.72 yards per play. The Ducks face Arizona in 10 days, a...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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