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Bill Walton: “A Staggering Win”

I cannot believe what I just saw from our beloved Ducks! They beat Arizona by eight (83-75) in Tucson in front of 14,000 screaming Wildcat fans, when the last 49 teams coming to McKale Center could not! I’m shaking my head and...

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The Pac-12 as Never Before?

All right….you know I cannot stay away from a keyboard too long, as Mr. FishDuck has to share what is rattling around in his head. This break I’ve been taking has been wonderful due to the absence of frustration that...

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A Case for Keeping it Simple

Although Oregon has now been a winning program for more than 25 years (dating to the 1989 Independence Bowl season), and much of that success has been due to the continuity of its coaching staff — with assistants like Don...

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Christmas, Hernias and Bowl Games

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out With the changes at FishDuck.com, the Three-and-Out hasn’t gone away. It’s just been laid up with Christmas, a hernia and bowl games. And that’s the subject of this week’s Three-and-Out. 1. Christmas. On my last trip to...

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Ducks Crack Top 15 in Preseason Fab 40

I wrote last week how the writers at FishDuck.com will no longer be contributing but for a few articles here and there by myself and the Grizzled Ol’ Coach. I will let a few writers post who have been mainstays...

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FishDuck.com — Fading but Not Leaving

After having written more than 300 articles over the last four years — none were as hard for me as this one. FishDuck.com … after having many false stops and starts in the past is finally downsizing – as we have attempted many times. The more...

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UO Women’s Basketball Program Rebounds With Brenner

Starting the season with one of the best undefeated records in UO women’s basketball history, the Lady Ducks are thrilling their fans with great three-point shooting and a return to fundamentals on defense. The UO women’s basketball team is currently...

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The Search (For an Offensive Coach) Continues

So why hasn’t Mark Helfrich already named Matt Lubick the offensive coordinator?  Why is Helfrich making Lubick essentially “audition” for the job?  BECAUSE HE CAN. I’ve always admired patience.  Decisions are more often made correctly if all the necessary information...

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Quarterbacks, Defense and Championship Runs

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out If you had to pick three sore spots from 2015 Oregon football, quarterbacks, defense and the lack of a championship run would have to dominate the list. Those sore spots and what they mean moving ahead are...