1. Dear College Football Nation, Oregon Is Your Next Powerhouse Program

    The reality of today makes it easy to assume the facts of tomorrow. Looking into a crystal ball, the next decade of Oregon football looks to be very exciting, competitive, and enjoyable...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about almost 4 years ago 2,736 reads 21 comments

  2. Let The People Speak: Who Do You Think Will Win The Pac-10 in 2010?

    Everybody has their own opinion. I could spend another day writing down my thoughts and predictions for the upcoming college football season. As educated and informed as I perceive to be, I will never be completely right...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about almost 4 years ago 324 reads 6 comments

  3. Northwest Supremacy: A Look Back at the 2000 Pac-10 Football Season

    What a difference a decade can make. The 2000 Pac-10 season finished a far cry from the landscape of the conference today...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about almost 4 years ago 802 reads 5 comments

  4. Where's the Discipline? College Football's Most Penalized Teams

    One thing is for certain: some players take on the undisciplined and aggressive personalities of their coaches. Penalties turn into first downs, first downs become drives, and drives lead to touchdowns...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about almost 4 years ago 367 reads 6 comments

  5. A Return To Roses: Ranking Each Game on Oregon's Schedule

    We are getting closer, and the college football season is only a month and a half away. The 2010 Oregon football team will benefit from an abundance of talent, and senior leadership...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about almost 4 years ago 1,780 reads 14 comments

  6. Pac 10 Football: 10 Bold Predictions for 2010

    Everybody has their own thoughts on the upcoming Pac 10 season. Many believe Oregon will return to the Rose Bowl. The media believes that LaMichael James and Jacquizz Rodgers are the best running backs in the conference...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about almost 4 years ago 4,061 reads 30 comments

  7. Tony Dungy Is in Eugene: Will He Have an Impact on The Oregon Program?

    For the second time in one week, I crossed Tony Dungy exiting a local retail store in north Eugene. Another friend spotted him purchasing a large amount of furniture in Springfield nearly a month ago...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about almost 4 years ago 2,952 reads 1 comments

  8. Yards Per Catch: College Football's 10 Big-Gain Wide Receivers

    In the grand scheme of college football offense, it's all about scoring, gaining yards in big chunks, and wearing down an opponent's defense...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about almost 4 years ago 2,396 reads 4 comments

  9. Pick Artist: The 10 Best Young NFL Cornerbacks

    With all due respect to Charles Woodson, Champ Bailey, and Asante Samuel, the NFL is currently blessed with an abundance of young cornerbacks...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about almost 4 years ago 4,037 reads 36 comments

  10. The Offer List: A Summer Look at Chip Kelly's 2011 Recruiting Efforts

    It's the middle of July—less then a month before fall practice begins. The summer heat is rising and high school athletes are continuing to tour summer camps and university campuses...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about almost 4 years ago 3,279 reads 1 comments

  11. The 10 Most Productive College Running Backs Per Carry

    To be an effective college running back, one needs talent, ability, blocking, and a successful offensive scheme. The 2010 season isn't lacking in regards to the number of explosive tailbacks that can gain big yards each time they carry the football...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about almost 4 years ago 3,610 reads 7 comments

  12. Yards Per Catch: The 10 Most Productive Wide Receivers

    Every fan enjoys a big offensive play. And every coach and player strives to gain yards in big chunks, and score quick touchdowns...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about almost 4 years ago 565 reads 7 comments

  13. The Ten Most Productive Running Backs Per Carry

    Much like a strong financial investment, you want a strong return for every dollar you spend. These running backs have proven they will provide the best return each time they carry the football...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about almost 4 years ago 7,506 reads 8 comments

  14. Oregon Football: What are Your Concerns for the 2010 Season?

    With 22 seniors and numerous key returning starters, one would think Oregon would be short on concerns heading into fall camp. A balanced mix of experience and young talent has led to an optimistic fan base...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about almost 4 years ago 1,095 reads 10 comments

  15. Does College Football Recruiting Focus Too Much on The Future?

    I consider myself a college football junkie like the majority of those who spend their days looking at blogs, websites, recruiting services, and vintage game film. It is clear that a growing emphasis continues to be placed on recruiting...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about 4 years ago 404 reads 4 comments

  16. Long Term Thinking: A Look at the 2011 Oregon Ducks

    I know what you are thinking, let's first get through this season. I agree, the tale of 2010 will be exciting, entertaining, and set the tone for 2011...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about 4 years ago 1,567 reads 3 comments

  17. 10 Players Oregon Needs to Step Up for Big Things in 2010

    As everyone knows, the 2010 off-season for Duck fans has been full of turmoil, hope, and public scrutiny. Who cares? The season is less then two months away, full of talent, experience, and entertainment...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about 4 years ago 3,273 reads 1 comments

  18. College Football's 10 Respected Programs Still Reaching for a BCS Bowl

    The Bowl Championship Series was introduced to the college football nation during the 1998-1999 season. Originally it was composed of four bowl games (Orange, Sugar, Fiesta, and Rose) with a fifth (BCS National Championship Game) later added...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about 4 years ago 1,821 reads 13 comments

  19. The Most Undervalued and Underappreciated Quarterbacks in NFL History

    Everyone remembers a winner. Everyone remembers a quarterback with charisma, records, and big markets to showcase their talents. Everyone remembers Dan Marino, Joe Montana, John Elway, and Brett Favre...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about 4 years ago 2,841 reads 29 comments

  20. Alabama vs. Ohio State and the Rest of the 2010-2011 BCS Bowl Lineup

    The beginning of the 2010 football season is just over two months away. Alabama returns to defend a national championship, Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma are all breaking in new quarterbacks, and USC will play this season for pride and nothing else...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about 4 years ago 3,733 reads 25 comments

  21. The Reach of Oregon Recruiting Over the Past Decade

    Yesterday, I wrote a column in regards to the recent emphasis on pursuing recruits from all over the country...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about 4 years ago 1,063 reads 2 comments

  22. Oregon Ducks Football: A Downside to Recruiting Nationally?

    Over the past few years, Oregon football has been semi-successful in taking the program to the national stage. In that time, the recruiting focus has turned to the elite prospects from every corner of the country...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about 4 years ago 3,455 reads 8 comments

  23. Got the Munchies? The Best Food and Drinks To Buy at a Sporting Event

    The joy of attending a sporting event in person. Got your tickets, got your friends next to you, and all you need is something to eat and drink...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about 4 years ago 7,087 reads 0 comments

  24. The Legend Of Special Teams Icon Steve Tasker

    It has been thirteen years since Steve Tasker hung up his cleats and walked into retirement. Tasker's role for the Buffalo Bills is a position of the past, a pure special teams gunner...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about 4 years ago 1,518 reads 8 comments

  25. NBA Draft: The Second Round Gems of the Last 20 Years

    In 1989 the NBA dropped the third round from their annual draft, and during these past twenty years hidden gems have been hard to find...

    Philip  Dodson Written by Philip Dodson about 4 years ago 3,377 reads 8 comments