McLaughlin: Oregon Better as Independent than in Pac-12?

Spencer examines that out-of-the-box option and addresses a question about defensive tactics

Posted on March 2, 2023

  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on Pac-12 for SuperWest Sports


Going forward, Oregon is one of the two clear flagship athletic schools for the Pac-12 with USC and UCLA departing for the B1G, and they may very well be No. 1.

Is the Pac-12 or another conference Oregon’s only option or could the Ducks opt for doing something WAY out of the box and go independent?

On today’s episode of Locked On Ducks, I examine that question in addition to one about defensive tactics.

Oregon Ducks Logo Pac-12What sorts of adjustments might the Ducks need to make defensively to get better in 2023 and beyond?

What happens to schools that cancel a previously agreed-to home-and-home football series and might we see that happen for more Pac-12 schools going forward?

Plus, where each Oregon Basketball program stands as they try and sneak into March Madness after the women’s team kept their season alive for at least another game.

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