The Oregon Ducks – whether you focus on the football program, the basketball squads, or the baseball and softball teams – have repeatedly fallen just short of glory.
Let’s avoid the talk of what our football team could have accomplished if Chip Kelly, Willie Taggart, or Mario Cristobal had stayed. They didn’t stick around and instead, we have Dan Lanning who is genuinely one of the greatest things to happen to the Ducks in a long time.
So, what was missing from those program-defining seasons? What went wrong or awry or askew? What caused Oregon’s team to miss out on that one chance?