Author: Jared Sawyer

An Oregon Unknown: Culture Keepers, More Than Win The Day 0

An Oregon Unknown: Culture Keepers, More Than Win The Day

Win The Day.  It’s the mantra of Oregon Football – brought aboard by Chip Kelly the day he became head coach.  According to Kelly, that mantra is not just a slogan or some abstract idea, it’s a culture.  To have...

When coaches get scared… 10

When coaches get scared…

Nick Saban has had an incredible tenure at Alabama since 2007, with a 60-12 record, 2 National Championships, 2 SEC Championships, 2 Western Division SEC Titles, 2008 Unanimous Coach of the year  and the list goes on and on.  So...

Dear John, (& Carson) 8

Dear John, (& Carson)

Oregon fans are enjoying another great season of football, currently 3-0 with a tough test coming up this weekend. Last week, and the rest of the season, are somewhat bittersweet though, something is missing. For the first time in what...

Courtney Eckhart–More Than “Just A Cheerleader” 4

Courtney Eckhart–More Than “Just A Cheerleader”

Over the years Football fans not only associate Oregon with cool uniforms, winning seasons, & a fast tempo but also having some of the most incredibly talented cheerleaders in the country. The cheer team (which includes everybody’s favorite mascot, The...

Anthony Q. Newman 25 for 25 Real Talk 2

Anthony Q. Newman 25 for 25 Real Talk

Duck Fans, This week I had the distinct honor of sitting down with one of the real brick layers of the Oregon Duck Football program, Mr. Anthony Q. Newman. From his humble demeanor to his infectious wit and his Hulk-like...

O TIME (The Making Of A Duck Anthem) 0

O TIME (The Making Of A Duck Anthem)

                                                          Duck Fans, Last year an Artist in Portland named XILE & a vlogger named Jared Sawyer set out on a mission to make an Oregon Duck Anthem.  Armed with just a $125 Flip Cam & a dream they managed...

Thursday Player Profiles: Cristin Mclemore “Real Talk” (Video Interview) 5

Thursday Player Profiles: Cristin Mclemore “Real Talk” (Video Interview)

FishDuck friends! This week I had the honor of sitting down with Oregon Legend Cristin Mclemore (91-95), former Ducks wide receiver who broke just about every receiving record at the UO and was a key figure in the remarkable run...

Oregon legends: Dino Philyaw, “The Rose Bowl…One More Time” 0

Oregon legends: Dino Philyaw, “The Rose Bowl…One More Time”

Duck Fans, I was honored to be able to sit down and talk with one of Oregon’s iconic legends of recent years, Dino Philyaw. Dino played running back from 92′-94′, and after some time in the NFL he is now...

LaMichael & the LaDynasty he created 0

LaMichael & the LaDynasty he created

As we say goodbye to the greatest running back in Oregon Ducks history, I wanted to talk about what a significant role LaMichael James has played in Oregon becoming the college football dynasty it is today.  Hold on one sec,...

The Jared Sawyer Show – “Rose Bowl” Vlog 0

The Jared Sawyer Show – “Rose Bowl” Vlog

Jared Sawyer is not only an accomplished video producer and writer, but for years has been creating his own vlog (video blog) series. For his final Vlog of the football season, Jared Sawyer shared his thoughts on the 2011 season...

Jared’s Patented™ Dream BCS Playoff Scenario 0

Jared’s Patented™ Dream BCS Playoff Scenario

Greetings Duck Fans & FishDuck enthusiasts. I wanted to start my first column here on FishDuck with a quick hello! Many of you may already know me, but if you don’t very briefly I have been an insane Duck fan since...

What I wish LSU and SEC fans understood about Oregon football

What I wish LSU and SEC fans understood about Oregon football

It’s inevitable when you write about football for a passionate audience, and the team you cover plays in a big intersectional game: the flamers come out of the woodwork. What I can’t stand are the big-bellied guffaws and quick assumptions, stuff like...

Is It Football Season Yet?

Is It Football Season Yet?

I find myself asking this question way too often these days, “is it football season yet?”  Like a scratched record or kid in the backseat on a family roadtrip, this line gets repeated far too often as the clock winds...