Monthly Archive: August 2012

Oregon Football Week 1: Sizing up the Red Wolves 0

Oregon Football Week 1: Sizing up the Red Wolves

The Opponent: Arkansas State Red Wolves 2011 record: 10-3, 8-0, Sunbelt Conference Champions, GoDaddy.com bowl losers (38-20 vs Illinois) Quick Quack: The first meeting in the two team’s history will kick off at 7:36 pm Autzen Stadium Saturday. It will...

Opponent Analysis: Keys to Arkansas State (video) 4

Opponent Analysis: Keys to Arkansas State (video)

It’s football time in Eugene, as the Ducks are opening their season at home this year against Coach Gus Malzahn and the Arkansas State Red Wolves, a 10-win team in 2011 that features the Sun Belt Conference Player of the...

One-On-One: UO Senior Associate Athletic Director Craig Pintens 0

One-On-One: UO Senior Associate Athletic Director Craig Pintens

Each week FishDuck.com’s Kurt Liedtke (better known as Keeerrrttt1) speaks with current/former student athletes, other FishDuck contributors, and outside experts–the FishDuck.com One-On-One. This week Kurt is joined by the Senior Associate Athletic Director of the University of Oregon, Craig Pintens....

15 Years Ago Michael Klews and the Oregon Ducks Kicked Off The 1997 Season With Questions To Address 0

15 Years Ago Michael Klews and the Oregon Ducks Kicked Off The 1997 Season With Questions To Address

The 1997 University of Oregon football season started off in rare form, with a nationwide Thursday night broadcast vs. the in-conference foe Arizona Wildcats, on September 4th. In a season that would see a wide variety of ups-and-downs and sub-plots,...

Recruiting Update: Top JC Hoop Center Eyes Oregon & Twin Tandem Schedules Visit 0

Recruiting Update: Top JC Hoop Center Eyes Oregon & Twin Tandem Schedules Visit

Basketball Recruiting Visits/News Oregon’s recruiting trail endeavors appear to be paying off with two exciting announcements over the past week; vaunted small forward Semi Ojeleye (5-Star/Ottawa, KN/Rivals150) included the Ducks in his program shortlist, and top junior college center Waverly...

CONTROVERSIAL BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: A LOOK AT WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN A FOUR-TEAM PLAYOFF – 2007 1

CONTROVERSIAL BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: A LOOK AT WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN A FOUR-TEAM PLAYOFF – 2007

Sure, it may be only a couple days until the 2012 season, but with the installation of a new four-team playoff structure this off-season (set to begin in 2014), it is as good of a time as any to ponder...

Holy Ohio Puddles, the Rockets and Buckeyes give an early season test! 2

Holy Ohio Puddles, the Rockets and Buckeyes give an early season test!

Blast off! Just like that, Houston, the Ducks have landed in Columbus, Ohio to begin the 2012 volleyball season. Hopefully the Ducks enjoy the Ohio countryside. They’re going to be spending a surprising amount of time in the state, facing...

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Oregon’s Most Important Offensive Play

Has Oregon’s emphasis on offense shifted for 2012, now that Mariota has been named the starter? Less running and more passing perhaps this year? Or with a new young QB-will we revert to the basics of the Oregon offense? They...

With ‘the decision’ made, the receivers’ time to shine has finally come 10

With ‘the decision’ made, the receivers’ time to shine has finally come

Outside the state of Oregon, Chip Kelly naming Marcus Mariota starting quarterback barely caused a ripple. It made a clear announcement, however–Oregon is finally going to be a two-headed monster on offense. Mariota, the purer passer of the two quarterbacks...

FishDuck Weekly Video Log – Episode 56 3

FishDuck Weekly Video Log – Episode 56

Every week Kurt Liedtke (better known as Keeerrrttt1), co-owner of FishDuck.com, creates video blogs (vlogs) to update all you fine folk on all things FishDuck, a free-form discussion of current events about Oregon Ducks sports and all that’s new with...

A Look At Sports Medicine: How the Brain Regulates Behavior and Body State 3

A Look At Sports Medicine: How the Brain Regulates Behavior and Body State

The doctor is in. My purpose in writing for FishDuck.com is to improve understanding of the psychological and physical stresses placed upon athletes and to explain, in layman’s terms, all the factors involved in various sports injuries. This may cover...

Notes from around the college football nation: Duck fashion week and SEC suspension 2

Notes from around the college football nation: Duck fashion week and SEC suspension

Honey Badger is out officially, so tune in for celebrity rehab. Ducks fans can start buying their #8 jersey now that Chip has declared who the starter is, Marcus Mariota. Oregon is not the only school who named their starting...

It Takes a Village: Bryan Bennett’s still vital role at Oregon 4

It Takes a Village: Bryan Bennett’s still vital role at Oregon

Yesterday morning the question to which Duck fans around the world had longed to hear an answer for was finally announced by Head Coach Chip Kelly. Redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota has been named the starting quarterback going into the 2012-2013...

FLYOVER COUNTRY—The Hammering Is About To Commence 11

FLYOVER COUNTRY—The Hammering Is About To Commence

I have no direct experience when it comes to facing sports juggernauts, but my eldest now does since this past spring one of our district’s five Little League teams went through the season undefeated. My son’s team only lost six...