Oregon Football: Ducks Win Again, But Fans Keep Bellyaching

Jordan Ingram Editorials 6 Comments

Here’s a hot take: There are WAY too many Oregon “fans” kvetching on social media. Change my mind. Granted, expectations were high for the No. 4 Oregon Ducks’ (3-0) return to Autzen Stadium after winning arguably the biggest game in program history by defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes (2-1) at the Horseshoe, 31-24. After all, the Ducks had an FCS …

Stony Brook GameDay: Who Do You Want to See the Most?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials 63 Comments

We hate these games like Stony Brook, and we love them–right? We want to see tougher games against worthy opponents, yet we want to see the young-guns play and watch their development–hence our dilemma as fans with games such as this one. I know many look at it as a way to “get-things-right” and to “correct errors,” but I hardly …

Is CJ Verdell Poised for an Offensive Takeover?

Alex Heining Editorials 32 Comments

In case you missed the biggest win for Our Beloved Ducks since the Rose Bowl in 2019, CJ Verdell and the entire offense had an absolutely stellar day running the ball against an elite Ohio State defense. Verdell was able to consistently get out in open space on the edges and stroll into the end zone three different times over the course of the …

Ducks, Cristobal Answer Nagging Questions: Are the Ducks for Real?

Coach Ken Woody Coach Woody's Analysis 42 Comments

Oregon, a 14-point (or more) underdog, confidently entered the storied Ohio State ‘Shoe that was packed with 100,489 fans hungry to see the Buckeyes earn their tenth-straight victory over what many assumed were the usual bunch of Northwest patsies who have never defeated OSU. Head coach Mario Cristobal and the Ducks answered a lot of questions that have lurked the …

Is Mario Cristobal the Next Dabo Swinney?

Darren Perkins Editorials 65 Comments

After the Ducks’ impressive victory over Ohio State, I couldn’t help but to go a little tongue-in-cheek by lampooning my article from last week titled “Is Mario Cristobal the Next Les Miles?“ The Ducks finally put together the type of performance those critical of Mario Cristobal (including yours truly) knew they were capable of having, but hadn’t. After three years of …

Oregon Defense: “The Great Wall of Cristobal”

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials 107 Comments

Do you like the above nickname for the Oregon defense? I like how it rolls and rhymes so well, and I have to give credit to my friend, Ugly Duckling, for creating it with me. It just seemed so appropriate that an Oregon defense had some kind of moniker for what is evolving as a crucial element of this 2021 …

Oregon Football: Ducks Shock Buckeyes, Prove Haters Wrong

Jordan Ingram Editorials 72 Comments

Don’t underestimate Mario Cristobal or his Oregon Ducks. For the past week, everyone from Ducks fans to mainstream talking heads did not know what to make of No. 12 Oregon Ducks‘ season opener against the Fresno State Bulldogs. While the defense was impressive, Oregon’s offense seemed kind of stale and uninspired in a game that was way too close for …

Ohio State Game Day: The FishDuck Game Plan for Beating the Buckeyes

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials 304 Comments

Look, I know winning in Columbus is not a high probability, and my head spoke yesterday with my predicted score. But the FishDuck heart bleeds green and feels there is always a way … and in fact my suggested game plan lines up with our personnel! Indulge me, humor me and let’s discuss before, during and after the game! The …

Cristobal’s Offensive Line Performance Stinks: Time to Return to Basics

David Marsh Editorials 74 Comments

Mario Cristobal has built his coaching career on the offensive line. It has been both a point of pride and emphasis when it comes to putting his mark on the Oregon program. It is also the root of his desire for Oregon to be physical and to physically overpower and dominate the opposition into submission. The sad fact of the …

Ducks Hang on in a Rough Ride with Fresno State

Coach Ken Woody Coach Woody's Analysis 31 Comments

Oregon fans who were eagerly looking forward to an easy win over Fresno State in their opener, had a rude awakening at the end of the third quarter with a 21-21 tie, a defense struggling to contain the Bulldogs’ potent passing game and an offense that disappeared after putting up a two touchdown lead midway through the first quarter. With …