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Initially it looked like Slingblade had the program going into the toilet. Recruiting under Slingblade is flat out better than under Chip.
The Ducks made a title game with Darron Thomas. I loved his clutch play but as far as ability he's the worst QB Oregon has had since before Bill Musgrave. He couldn't really run or throw.
The system isn't slowing down and it hasn't taken a step back. Sure, there will he some plays that the new guys won't make that Mariota probably would. Dixon, Masoli, Thomas, and Mariota all had different games. Dixon had Oregon to #2 in their first year in the system. Masoli had them in a Rose Bowl. Thomas had them in a title game. Mariota had them in a title game. Mahalack will have them doing big things.
The overall roster is bigger, stronger, and faster ever year. Slingblade isn't going anywhere and neither is Oregon, that is the reality. The Ducks will be back in the playoff within the next four years.
Hi, Lambo went 7-4 his first two seasons with no bowl games while finishing 4th and 5th in the conference.
Slingblade went 11-2 and 13-2 his first two seasons with a an Alamo Bowl and Rose Bowl win with an appearance in the National Title Game. The Ducks tied for 1st in their division his first year and won the conference his second year. Both seasons ended with a Top 10 ranking in all polls.
You're right though, those sound like similar situations. UW went to shit instantly when their legend left. Oregon got better.
Someone doesn't get it
No, I get it. There just isn't a joke here anymore. The bulk of us thought Slingblade was going to be a turd and after a two year body of work nothing suggests that he is.
You're back to running on Doog hope which is fantastic for all of us Quooks. The shit you come with on hope is priceless.
I've yet to hear from a nervous Duck fan. After last year everyone was shittin' bricks, sorry, shittin' rocks.RaceBannon said:
You sound nervous
Larry Coker had 16 first round draft picks. Bill Doba is the only guy you can compare to Larry Coker. They were both given good/great teams as a retirement present. They won a bit, didn't recruit because they didn't care, and were way too nice so their players shit all over them.
Slingblade took over a juggernaut and after two seasons it firmly remains in that status.
Oregon started to get good at the end of Brooks, got way better under Bellotti, became elite under Chip, and are doing everything needed to stay elite under Slingblade.
UW was elite under Don James and went to shit regardless of the head coach after.
What we know is in modern college football that Oregon football is a success, not a coach. Don James was a success, not UW football. The facts are on my side. Congrats on your crystal ball, it's old enough that it can't be on its parent's health insurance anymore.
Chip got his asshole pushed in by Boise State and Stanford. He also got physically dominated by Ohio State and Auburn in BCS Bowls. He also lost to Lane Kiffin at home. The LSU game was more sloppy play than getting dominated in any way.Fire_Marshall_Bill said:
People who think Helfraud will do the same or just be a fraction worse than Kelly didn't watch some of the Arizona and Stanford games...or the game on Monday.
Chip had three consecutive seasons where he needed to win a tight ball game to make the NC Game, he failed two of the three times.
Face it, Oregon isn't going anywhere. UW is going nowhere because of this.