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FishWrap Friday Game 3 Preview: Oregon vs. Missouri State

FishWrap Friday Game 3 Preview: Oregon vs. Missouri State

Welcome to Week Three! After a great bounce back game last week, Oregon will look to add another “W” to its tally when the Missouri State Bears (an FCS team) come to town. FCS Football is one of the most...

The Fish Report: New Wrinkles Against Nevada

Blowouts are often boring for fans, yet this one provided some interesting new wrinkles to study.  We also had some questions answered about the direction of countering defensive measures against the Zone Read, which some may find surprising.  Finally, we...

Tuesday Two-Minute Drill: quick notes and observations on the Ducks after two games

Tuesday Two-Minute Drill: quick notes and observations on the Ducks after two games

Hollywood called. LaMichael James, De’Anthony Thomas and Amanda Pflugrad are going to star in a new movie. They’re going to call it “Gone in 6 seconds.” Great to see the “Return of the Quack” on Saturday afternoon. I think the...

Heat, hornets, and there was a football game too…

Heat, hornets, and there was a football game too…

Saturday brought opening day at Autzen Stadium, a time when the beer flows, the sun bursts, and thousands descend upon our happy little hole in the ground to cheer on our Ducks.  It is a day that as Oregon fans...

Ducks scorch Wolf Pack

Ducks scorch Wolf Pack

If you reached into your pack to pull out the sunscreen Saturday at Autzen Stadium, or ran to get another bottle of water at the concession stand, or perhaps spent a few moments cleaning the shades, you really ought not...

Keys to the game: Nevada at Oregon

Keys to the game: Nevada at Oregon

Four-touchdown favorites on the streets of Glitter Gulch, the Ducks have to win the game in the trenches of Autzen, or a promising season will go bust on the second hand. To avoid a Boise State-like debacle and a horrifying...

FishWrap Friday Game 2 Preview: Oregon vs. Nevada

FishWrap Friday Game 2 Preview: Oregon vs. Nevada

After last week’s offensive nightmare, the Ducks will come home to a friendly crowd in Autzen Stadium as the Ducks try to restart, and get ready for the quest for the PAC 12 Championship. Their first challenge will be the...

Rose Bowl still an attainable goal

Rose Bowl still an attainable goal

Today’s article is a guest contribution from Portland author/journalist Brian Libby.   It was January 1, 1917. The country was just three months away from entering World War I, which had already been underway for three years. The Bolshevik Revolution...

The 1958 Rose Bowl: a recipe for overachievement repeated 37 years later

The 1958 Rose Bowl: a recipe for overachievement repeated 37 years later

The 1957 Oregon Webfoots were an unlikely conference champion, the scrappy ugly ducklings that overachieved proving the nation to not underestimate Oregon.  Decades later, Oregon would have an encore of this in eerily similar circumstance and comparable results, but the...

Taking Redemption in one-week doses: a first look at Oregon vs. Nevada

Taking Redemption in one-week doses: a first look at Oregon vs. Nevada

The best antidote for a miserable, demoralizing loss is a confidence-building win. The Ducks play host to the Nevada Wolfpack on Saturday in Autzen Stadium, and their goal is to be inhospitable and vengeful hosts. But the Wolfpack are an...

The Fish Report: My LSU Spin

Why are National Pundits/Sportscasters so myopic? We are hearing their SEC version of events again to explain the obvious to the rest of us, as it happened last January. You recall how we heard of how the Auburn running game...

It wasn’t all bad…

It wasn’t all bad…

First off all, I want to commend LSU for playing a great game.  Certainly everyone sporting green & yellow inside and out is disappointed in the outcome from Saturday night, but it is important and somewhat therapeutic to take a...

Ducks fail to match LSU’s brawn

Ducks fail to match LSU’s brawn

All the talk about Oregon being “Tiger Bait” wasn’t that far off. LSU chewed up the Ducks on Saturday night, controlling the line of scrimmage and feasting off Oregon’s turnovers, penalties and other miscues to saunter out of Arlington, Texas,...