Monthly Archive: October 2011

Remembering Four Great ’80s Ducks 0

Remembering Four Great ’80s Ducks

As the Ducks transition this week from a victory over Washington State to prepping for Washington, I’ve found myself thinking back to two pairs of star players from Rich Brook’s 1980s squads, each part of upset victories over these Northwest...

Not exactly ‘Autzen-worthy’ 0

Not exactly ‘Autzen-worthy’

The game is nearing the end of the opening quarter Saturday when my old friend I.C. Green begins whispering to me. A whisper. In Autzen Stadium. Oregon is leading Washington State 8-0 thanks to a blocked punt returned for a...

Keys to the game: Washington State at Oregon 0

Keys to the game: Washington State at Oregon

One day, Oregon will lose again in Autzen Stadium. But it won’t happen tomorrow. The strength of the Washington State team is their passing attack. Marshall Lobbestael throws the ball capably and he has three good wide receivers in sophomore...

With a great recruiting visit, Randy Uzoma could be the Fishduck catch of the day 0

With a great recruiting visit, Randy Uzoma could be the Fishduck catch of the day

Within every football weekend coaches fight two battles. One is the opponent across the sidelines, and the other is the battle for the future.Two weeks ago the Ducks brought in a stellar group of prospects, and from that group a couple...

FishWrap Friday Game 8 Preview: Oregon vs. WSU 0

FishWrap Friday Game 8 Preview: Oregon vs. WSU

Washington State, the real surprise of the PAC 12 this season, looks to knock off Oregon in Autzen and spoil the Ducks’ homecoming game. While unlikely, the Cougars hold more of a shot this year than you would think. Check...

Decade Anniversary: Record Night in Pullman, as Ducks knock off unbeaten Cougars 0

Decade Anniversary: Record Night in Pullman, as Ducks knock off unbeaten Cougars

On this very night ten years ago, the Oregon Ducks traveled to Pullman, Washington to take on the #14 Washington State Cougars on a rainy night.  Martin Stadium was packed, marking the first time an opponent other than Washington drew...

The night the lights went out at Autzen: Tedford’s 2003 return to Eugene 0

The night the lights went out at Autzen: Tedford’s 2003 return to Eugene

From 1998 – 2001 the University of Oregon Ducks football team reached heights never before thought possible.  Unbelievable games, great offenses, bowl victories, high rankings, conference titles, and Heisman contenders.  Leading the helm for the potent Oregon offenses during that...

Cliff Harris Is at a Crossroad on the Field and in Life 0

Cliff Harris Is at a Crossroad on the Field and in Life

Until June 16th of this year, Duck fans counted on Cliff Harris to be one of the strengths of Oregon’s drive for another successful season. Even then, everybody hoped Cliffy would go back to being Cliffy, the dynamic, wonderfully gifted athlete...

Why We Say ‘Neu-Weasel’ 0

Why We Say ‘Neu-Weasel’

Rick Neuheisel may not ever coach a game against the Ducks again. You might recognize his Bruins from any number of recent uninspiring performances such as last Thursday, where they were blasted on ESPN by a newly Stoops-less Arizona team...

No writer’s block with these Ducks: Oregon puts Colorado away quickly 0

No writer’s block with these Ducks: Oregon puts Colorado away quickly

OK, I’ll admit it. I started writing this Oregon at Colorado game story way before the contest ended. Like at the end of the first quarter. No need to tarry. Sort of a writer’s version of the no-huddle, hurry-up spread....

Keys to the game: assorted quack, smack and facts for Oregon at Colorado 0

Keys to the game: assorted quack, smack and facts for Oregon at Colorado

The keys to the game are different for this one. An Oregon loss is so unlikely, given the dismal state of the Colorado football program, which is a walking MASH unit at 1-6, that this game is more about what...

FishWrap Friday Game 7 Preview: Oregon @ Colorado 0

FishWrap Friday Game 7 Preview: Oregon @ Colorado

Yawn, the pro offense is so boring isn’t it?   [tubepress video=”PQ4mIfC6qyU” embeddedWidth=’534′ embeddedHeight=’314′ title=”false” length=”false”]   Predictions: Colorado didn’t have the horses to keep up with an ever-improving Oregon team before all the injuries, and now, they definitely don’t....

Encore to Desert Miracle: Similar Pull-off in Palouse, 11-4-2000 0

Encore to Desert Miracle: Similar Pull-off in Palouse, 11-4-2000

Following the 2000 “Desert Miracle” victory over Arizona State, the high-flying Oregon Ducks were now soaring solo atop the Pac-10 standings.  A week later on November 4, 2000; Oregon traveled to Pullman, Washington for a date with Washington State.  Coming...