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Sweet Revenge: Oregon upsets BYU, Detmer in 1990.

Sweet Revenge: Oregon upsets BYU, Detmer in 1990.

It was a momentous day in Autzen Stadium history.  Televisions nationwide tuned in to see the carnage ensue, expecting #4 BYU to showcase their dominance over the up-and-comers Oregon in sleepy Eugene, OR.  But what they got was something far...

The future isn’t written: that’s why college football is so compelling

The future isn’t written: that’s why college football is so compelling

Every season has its rhythm and plot lines, its unexpected twists and turns, moments of glory and disbelief. There’s the seemingly overwhelming adversity and miracles of belief. There is triumph, pleasure and disappointment. Few seasons are perfect, but perfection is...

Justice? Ah, Burned

Justice? Ah, Burned

This week, one of the most egregious cases of pay-for-play extortion in the history of college football was ruled by the NCAA to be a non-issue. Despite sworn testimony indicating that the father of former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton sought...

Bennett sparks Ducks by Sun Devils

Bennett sparks Ducks by Sun Devils

Going into Saturday night’s showdown with Arizona State, the Oregon Ducks knew they would be without LaMichael James, their All-American running back. Halfway into a locked battle with the Sun Devils at Autzen Stadium, they found they would have to...

Ducks, Arizona State also squaring off in the recruiting sweepstakes

Ducks, Arizona State also squaring off in the recruiting sweepstakes

Oregon has special guests in town for the Arizona State game, and the fans in Autzen Stadium have a terrific chance to make a great first impression on them. For tomorrow night’s ESPN telecast, Oregon will have seven of the...

FishWrap Friday Game 6 Preview: Oregon vs. ASU

FishWrap Friday Game 6 Preview: Oregon vs. ASU

New format here, sticking strictly to video analysis. Like it? Hate it? Leave a comment in the forums. Enjoy!   [tubepress video=”7lRk2J921d4″ embeddedWidth=’534′ embeddedHeight=’314′ title=”false” length=”false”]   Predictions: Oregon is going to be fighting an uphill battle from the beginning....

Decade ago: Cal No Match for Oregon’s Fiesta Bowl Run

Decade ago: Cal No Match for Oregon’s Fiesta Bowl Run

Exactly a decade ago to date, Oregon travelled to Berkeley to take on the California Golden Bears on a warm 78 degree afternoon in Strawberry Canyon.  The high-flying #5 Ducks were 5-0 and coming off a huge win at Arizona,...

Miracle in the Desert: Oregon beats ASU in double overtime (2000)

Miracle in the Desert: Oregon beats ASU in double overtime (2000)

It was one of those days where by the end the masses can do little more than shrug and lament, “what else could possibly happen?”  A game where the improbable and unfathomable becomes commonplace, where those who walked out early...

Tales from the stat sheet: a reason for Duck fans to be concerned about the ASU game

Tales from the stat sheet: a reason for Duck fans to be concerned about the ASU game

Turnovers are a can of football whup-ass. They are psychologically demoralizing and statistically devastating. Les Miles thinks it’s the most significant statistic to predict victory. The Mad Hatter’s football sanity is often questioned, but one thing remains certain: you can’t...

The Fish Report: How Chip Kelly defeats the “Cover Zero” Defense

For those of you outside of the Willamette Valley—the final warm days of summer ended about two weeks. We have the cool mornings with the occasional overcast day as the leaves are just beginning to turn on the trees. It feels like fall now, and the electric atmosphere of a night game at Autzen confirms it.

Bears Can Keep Their ‘Teddy’

Bears Can Keep Their ‘Teddy’

Sometimes you have to take a step or two in reverse before eventually taking, sometimes several, steps forward.  Such has been the case with the Oregon Ducks offense after Jeff Tedford left his role as offensive coordinator in Eugene to take the...