Author: Charles Fischer

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Oregon defeats UCLA with the Bair-Down Strategy

Oregon’s running game against the Bruins was aided by a most unlikely player–Stetzon Bair, who recently moved over to the offensive line from the defense! It is amazing how much better a coach Steve Greatwood became this week with the...

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Civility is REQUIRED at FishDuck.com

It is time. After three years of operation–I realized recently that only half our readers understood how we operate on FishDuck.com, but a ton of new readers do not comprehend the mission of the site. My editorial about our spoiled...

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Happy With Mark Helfrich?

What a difference a couple of games makes in our impression of the Ducks and Head Coach Mark Helfrich!  With the losses to Stanford and Arizona, along with the poor momentum at the end of last season–it all pointed to...

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So … About This Defense …

I was at the Oregon Club meeting 20 years ago in 1994 when Nick Aliotti christened the name of the “Gangrene” defense, and I recall the howls at the name. I remember thinking that “Gang-Green” was clever and fits us...

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Football Terms for the Next-Level Fan

My friends … we are beginning our fourth year of learning together, and it is time to have “the talk” about some fundamental terms, because an understanding of them gives that next step up of learning that you and the thousands of “Next Level” readers...