Category Archive for: ‘FishWrap’

  • Makeover complete, Huskies believe they can fly

    They say if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. And, over the last several football seasons, that appears to be concisely the goal of the University of Washington. Since the “glorious” (see: NCAA rules violations riddled) Don James era, the long time formidable team from …

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    Chip and the Eagles: Dog Days of Summer

    This is the dullest time in the pro football calendar, where the sailing ship of gridiron glory hits windless doldrums and ghosts, as sailors used to say. That’s a verb that means drifting aimlessly, becalmed except for the occasional wisp of a breeze (or a …

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  • Freshmen Who Can Lead the Ducks to Pasadena

    It’s summertime here in Eugene, Oregon, and that only means one thing to the Duck faithful; football season is looming right around the corner.  Summer workouts have officially begun as the new highly touted freshman class flocks in from all over the nation to join …

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  • Stanford Has Oregon’s Number–Is There A Bright Side?

    A missed block here, a couple missed field goals there and a missed opportunity on a loose ball in overtime. If the Oregon Ducks had avoided even one of these unfortunate mishaps during their showdown against Stanford last season, they likely would have taken on …

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  • Is the Spread Offense Doomed?

    First it was Nick Saban, then Florida coach Will Muschamp. Now, the latest high-profile coach to bash the spread offense is new Arkansas coach Bret Bielema. Three successful, smart, influential coaches, all of whom are calling for rule changes to slow down the spread offense …

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  • Recruiting Update: Safety “Springing” to Oregon

    Football Recruiting Commitments Following an impressive third day showing at Nike’s The Opening, top safety prospect Arrion Springs (4-Star/San Antonio, Tex.) pledged his commitment to Oregon amid a group of onlookers and fellow preps. The 6-foot, 192-pound secondary defender joins Dominique Harrison (3-Star/San Pablo, Calif.) …

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  • NBA Draft Surprises, Trades, and the Iranian Connection

    The 2013 NBA Draft had many story lines.  It was commissioner David Stern’s last NBA draft as he is set to retire this upcoming February.  The consensus projected number one pick, Nerlens Noel, fell all the way to the New Orleans Pelicans at number six only to …

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  • No Bowl-Ban Was A Win, Win, Win, Win

    It’s become increasingly evident over the last week that Oregon got away with one as it pertains to the NCAA investigation. For all of the speculation, all of the rumors and all the worry, it came back as nothing more than a wave of the …

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  • Reggie Daniels – Layin’ the Wood and About to be Heard

    If you haven’t heard about Reggie Daniels, you’re about to, whether you read on or not. The 6’1″ 200 pound redshirt freshman safety is said to be the real deal by program insiders. Ranked 4-stars by 247 Sports, Scout and ESPN coming out of Hamilton …

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  • Notes from around the college football nation: Oregon in the clear and Michigan making money

    As summer builds, so does the police blotter of athletes being arrested.  Oh the joys of the off season. Oregon fans had some great news this past week from the NCAA Committee on Infractions.  This could be one of the best teams Oregon has ever …

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