Author: Charles Fischer

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FishDuck Post-Bowl Commentary

I hesitate to state that Oregon’s Alamo Bowl was tainted, but it had to generate the most ambivalence of any Duck football post-season game I’ve watched.  I can’t decide if I’m excited or forlorn, which is a curious state in and...

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NICK ALIOTTI TO RETIRE AS OREGON DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

EUGENE, Ore. – Longtime University of Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti, who has played a significant role in the school’s five BCS bowl appearances and six conference championships, has announced his retirement from coaching according to the Ducks’ head coach...

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Cleavinger and Irvin named to another Pre-Season AA Team!

EUGENE, Ore. – Sophomores Garrett Cleavinger (above) and Cole Irvin have been named to Louisville Slugger’s Preseason All-America Third Team Collegiate Baseball Newspaper announced today. Cleavinger (Baldwin City, Kan./Lawrence HS) finished last season with a 9-0 record, two saves and...

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Cole Irvin named Pre-Season All American

EUGENE, Ore. – Sophomore left-hander Cole Irvin has been named a preseason third-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Oregon’s Saturday starter last season, Irvin finished with a school-record 12 wins while wrapping up his freshman season...

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Civil War is WEASEL STOMPING DAY!

From Video Everyone has their traditions surrounding Thanksgiving and the Civil War football game.  A tradition of mine begun years back was to distribute this old video as a reminder of what we Duck fans hope to see in the...

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Oregon has an “Open Gap” Zone Read!

From Video  We CAN learn something new from an ugly loss and not just looking at why we lost!  In the past two years I have noticed a new movement taking place in the backfield that at first I identified...

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Oregon Devises an Inside Zone Read “Counter” Play!

From Video How many times after this last game did you hear media sources other than EugeneDailyNews/FishDuck.com declare that, “the Ducks limited Mariota’s running opportunities.”  Or “the Inside Zone Read play is bottled up!”  How many of them actually know...

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Myths of a Stanford Victory

From Video Has the emotion of the Stanford game worn off of you yet?  For so many of us — it is almost impossible to objectively look at an Oregon football game as it is being played or shortly after,...