“Show Me the Money”…is NIL the END of it?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials 57 Comments

Jon Joseph‘s article yesterday got me to pondering about the whole, “income-for-the-college-athlete” situation, and I recalled how last summer at this time–players in the Pac-12 were making a number of demands and the discussion was going to include a piece of the athletic pie (budget) going to them. Then COVID cancelled the season and it all was forgotten, but at …

Transplanting The FishDuck Community To Another Site: My Vision for Going Forward

Lou Farnsworth Announcements 24 Comments

When Charles announced, (Tuesday July 20th), the end of daily articles on FishDuck, only one of two paths forward were available. Either the community that had emerged surrounding the FishDuck daily articles and FishDuck Forum would melt away and drift elsewhere; or an effort would be made to keep our community alive. Charles made it clear that any effort to preserve …

An Open Letter to the FishDuck Community

Lou Farnsworth Announcements 28 Comments

Dear fellow FishDuckians, Tuesday July 20th was a sad day for our community, with Charles’ announcement regarding the future of the site, and his dramatically reduced involvement in it. The good news in all of this, is what happened in the blog below the article. I spent most of Tuesday reading all of those comments. I was impressed not only …

Cristobal Must Achieve the PLAYOFFS in Two Years….or ELSE?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials 70 Comments

There are many fans who look on this year as a “crossroads” point for Oregon Football. Are the Ducks going to begin showing the impact of three prize recruiting classes? Will Coach Mario Cristobal prepare his team to beat all opponents with less talent? Will the offensive attack be truly turned over to Offensive Coordinator Joe Moorhead? Can Oregon improve …

Does Rob Mullens feel he got SNOOKERED by Mario Cristobal?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials 90 Comments

I’ve often wondered what Athletic Director Rob Mullens was expecting of Oregon’s offense when he announced Mario Cristobal as head football coach in his news conference (Featured Photo above) in December, 2017. I assume he was told what I thought I heard from news sources at that time, that Cristobal explained how the Ducks would, “get tougher in the trenches, …

Moorhead’s NEW Shotgun Inside Zone with BANG, BEND and BOUNCE!

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Analysis 28 Comments

The Ducks have made a big change in a subtle way that could mark the gradual decline of the Pistol formation at Oregon! This change was evident in the Pac-12 Championship, but not in the Fiesta Bowl, yet materialized again in the Oregon Spring Game. I refer to how the Inside Zone out of the Shotgun is now being run, …

Oregon Sports Roundup: Olympics, MLB, Mustaches and FishDuck Goodbyes

Jordan Ingram Editorials 22 Comments

Well, friends, I guess George Harrison said it best: “All things must pass.” As some may know, I will be leaving FishDuck in the near future as life and events necessitate a change. And with it, I will miss all the talented writers and editors who dedicated hours, days, weeks and months of their spare time to bring you stories …

Oregon Has Failed to Recruit the State of Washington

David Marsh Editorials 25 Comments

When J.T. Tuimoloau, a five-star recruit out of the state of Washington, announced Oregon as one of his final four schools, the Ducks were hopeful they could persuade him to make the short trip south to begin his college football career. However, Tuimoloau chose Ohio State instead. Oregon was, in truth, always a bit of a long shot but was …