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Oregon’s defense, special teams cause Ducks to fall flat

If the Oregon Ducks were an actual stock, then the people who were left holding their shares after Saturday’s game against the Oregon State Beavers would be in a world of hurt.

Not only were those stakeholders left holding onto a bunch of stock for a team that is likely going to the Holiday Bowl, or the Alamo Bowl, but you can guess that the same stakeholders were likely pretty ambitious early on in that third quarter, buying up as much stock as they could with it looking like the Ducks were headed to Las Vegas for a matchup with the USC Trojans in the Pac-12 Championship Game.

According to columnist John Canzano, that was the case with at least one major Oregon booster.

Now, we’re left to pick up all of the pieces and see what happens next. There are a lot of unknowns for the Ducks, including what bowl game they will go to, and who the next offensive coordinator will be. While those two main questions won’t be answered for a bit, let’s take stock on this last game and see who impressed us, and more importantly, who disappointed on Saturday.

Here is our weekly stock report following the Oregon State debacle.

Stock Down: Dan Lanning

I’m not here to say that Dan Lanning is a bad coach. I’m not here to say that he is not the right man for the job, or that the Ducks messed up in hiring him. I still believe that, with him at the helm, Oregon has a bright future ahead and should be very good in the coming years.

However, this was a tough display.

After his first year in Eugene, Lanning is 0-2 against the team’s biggest rivals. Not only that, but Lanning held leads in the fourth quarter of both games — 34-27 over Washington, and 34-17 over Oregon State — and was unable to come away with the victories. On Saturday, the Beavers were able to mount a 28-point comeback in the second half while throwing a total of two…


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Publish date : 2022-11-28 14:27:43

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