Offering Perspective on a Difficult Loss

Drex Heikes Editorials

The howling and post mortem accusations have ripped around for 72 hours. In times like these I go another way, pulling out a memory I’ve fixed in amber and consulted many times over the last two decades. Here’s the story. I had held a ticket to Oregon’s home game against USC in 2001, planning to fly to Eugene from my …

Can The Portland Trail Blazers Keep Up Their Hot Start?

OregonReigns Editorials

Heading into the 2022 NBA season, the range of outcomes for the Portland Trail Blazers were very diverse. There was a case to be made that Portland should look to tear down their team with their sights set on landing a generational prospect in the 2023 NBA Draft. Others believed that the Trail Blazers were not that far from contention …

Dazed’s New OC Candidate List for the Oregon Ducks

DazeNconfused Editorials

Now that Oregon OC Kenny Dillingham has moved on to become the head coach at Arizona State, the question of finding his replacement exists. I’m keen for going the veteran route with this hire. Someone who has been a head coach, with lots of time as an Offensive Coordinator, and who can be a voice of wisdom for Dan Lanning. …

Despite OSU Loss, Oregon Football’s Future is Bright

Jordan Ingram Editorials

If you’re like me, you don’t need a rehashing of the No. 9 Oregon Ducks‘ soul-crushing 38-34 loss to the Beavers on Saturday night at Reser Stadium. I’m not going to harp on the risky coaching decisions that paved the way for a loss. And there is no sense pointing out DJ Johnson‘s apparent sucker punch of a Beavers fan …

Oregon Must Ride Its Defense to a Title

Joshua Whitted Editorials

When Dan Lanning was hired as Oregon’s head coach, the assumption was the Ducks’ defense would instantly improve. Lanning had just spent a couple of years working under one of the best defensive minds in the game, and he was an instrumental part of one of the best college defenses of all time. Besides, Oregon entered 2022 with a boatload …

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Oregon Ducks Football: New Rivalry Game Name

Alex Heining Editorials

Happy holidays, Oregon fans! Thank you for spending this incredible season so far with us here at FishDuck. We’re just as excited as you about Dan Lanning, rising superstars, and the future of this Oregon Ducks football program overall. Today, we turn our attention to the Beavers, where our age-old rivalry game needs a new name. In the last few days, …

Lanning Plays With Fire, Duck Fans Get Burned

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

I should have written this article a month ago when I first felt strongly about it, but at the time I did not want to be a buzz-kill for Oregon fans. Coaches Dan Lanning and Kenny Dillingham have done some wonderful things at Oregon, and I believe in their upside…but they are making some reckless in-game decisions. Oregon fans along …

Talk About an Ugly Win

Darren Perkins Editorials

As we enter the holiday season, it occurred to me that some Oregon victories are like a beautiful Christmas gift. For example, let us look at the BYU game. What was supposed to be a close game between two ranked teams turned into the Ducks completely overwhelming the Cougars. It is like in one of those Christmas car commercials where someone looks out …

Oregon Football: Let’s Pump the Brakes on Trick Plays

Jordan Ingram Editorials

There’s something special about executing a play that catches the opposing team completely off guard. The shock, coupled with the dazzling precision necessary to pull off a trick play, can be humiliating for an opponent and ignite a crowd. If you don’t pull it off? It’s just embarrassing. The No. 12 Oregon Ducks have been a mixed bag when it …