This game wasn't really that close.
We were embarrassed by a better team.
A bad day, but it just removes the Bruins cushion. Now they need to refocus and win out, which will get them a trip to Vegas and possibly a chance at revenge.
Either this is a wake up call for Chip to recruit, or this is as good as the Bruins ever will be. A good Bruin team was bewitched, bothered, bewildered and baffled, not to mention steamrolled and embarrassed, by a more gooder Duck team.
I think we've seen peak Chip.
I hope this at least puts to bed the narrative that Oregon is a fraud
All week I’ve been hearing how Oregon is trash for getting embarrassed to Georgia, like teams don’t improve throughout the season and like that wasn’t a defacto away game against the defending champs
We’re better than this but we did get out coached and out talented. I hope the team comes out angry these next few weeks and uses this as motivation to throttle Stanford/ASU.
I also hope that Chip realizes that this is why you can’t just hit the transfer portal to fill your roster spots, and you need talent on more than the first string
Meh. I pegged this game as a loss right from the start. Whether by one point or a hundred, it's still just one L. We'll see them again in Vegas.
The Alabama D gave up 52 points last week. And tgey are MUCH better than we are. Time to focus on Stanford. We got beat today.
Embarrassed is a strong word. Judging by postgame interviews, our players are more angry than embarrassed by the lack of execution.
It’s the toughest adversity we faced but our offense kept fighting until the end. I’m sure our team has a lot to learn from this game.
You wanna see embarrassed - MS State and Mike Leach vs Alabama, and Ole Miss lost by an even bigger margin against an unranked team.
Two great offenses against two meh defenses. They went for TDs, we settled for FGs, and they won. It looked like Ducks realized that defenses weren't going to stop anything, so that onsides kick was a genius play, giving them one extra offensive possession. It was the play that changed the game tbh. After this play, it was obvious that Ducks had no respect for our D, and honestly, why should they? I heard people say this wasn't embarrassing, but what do you call it when a player on the sidelines who isn't even playing gets called for unsportsmanlike conduct? Pretty f'n embarrassing, and that lands fully on the Chipster, since head coach sets the culture. Hopefully we can win out and meet these Ducks again on a neutral field and hopefully get a different ending.
Joe, I gave you your headline: "Oregon Nixes Bruins' Hopes".
The good news...we win the rest of our games (and there's no reason we can't) and we get to play those guys again at a neutral site in a few weeks for the P12 title.
The bad news...I think this game demonstrates a ceiling effect of this team and particularly its staff. I believe an offense can be successful with solid players and a creative scheme and good play calling, and Chip Kelly is demonstrating this pretty regularly. However, I don't think that approach works for defense. A successful defense is far more reliant on having high end talent to go along with the scheme and play calls. And because the Bruins (and formerly Oregon's) recruiting under Kelly has been pretty average, we are highly vulnerable on the defensive end if we can't get out to a big lead and make an opponent one dimensional. We have a bunch of solid defensive players, but are guys like Latu or Osling or Blaylock game wreckers and difference makers on defense? I love them, but I don't think they are. And that got demonstrated pretty regularly today. Like on every Oregon drive until the game was in the bag. Until we recruit and develop some top end defensive monsters (and esp at linebacker...today...oof) a high powered opponent is gonna put up big numbers on us.
A little bit of being smacked in the mouth might be just need what this team needs to push themselves to another level. How they react to adversity will define this season.
One other factor which hasn't been discussed but I noticed right away...no Pre Game Guesses yesterday. Never mind the defense. We can pin this L squarely on Stephen. ;-)
Dam, I hate the morning after.
It's back to reality for Chip Kelly and the Bruins. The bye week didn't seem to help, except to over-inflate their ranking and giving fans false hope. Being outcoached and lacking an effective defense have been agonizing to watch. Curious to see how they perform after this loss and what they can accomplish the rest of the season.
QUESTION: How many four and five star high school players has UCLA successfully recruited in the last three years?
QUESTION: How many four and five star high school players has U$C or Oregon or Georgia or etc. recruited in the last three years?
Good coaching alone can not make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Never be an elite team with only portal transfer players.