Bo Nix Gives Oregon’s Offense New Life

Joshua Whitted Editorials

On Saturday, Oregon’s defense didn’t have many answers for the electric Cameron Ward. Washington State’s talented signal caller gave the Ducks everything they could handle, making ridiculous escapes, off-balance throws and mind-blowing plays time after time. Last year’s Ducks wouldn’t have had the firepower to keep up with the frenetic Cougar offense. Playing from behind certainly wasn’t Oregon’s specialty under …

There Is More than One Way to Coug It

Darren Perkins Editorials

I was done with the Ducks. Washington State had just scored a touchdown with just over six minutes left after an inexplicable roughing the passer penalty on 3rd and 18 to take a 34-22 lead. I threw down my remote control and stormed upstairs, yelling at a dog or two in my path and cursing all the way. I ripped …

Top 5 Takeaways from Oregon Ducks’ Comeback Win Over Wazzu

Jordan Ingram Uncategorized

The No. 15 Oregon Ducks’ (3-1) stroke-inducing 44-41 comeback victory against an unranked (but mighty talented) Washington State at the Palouse was a key win for Oregon head coach Dan Lanning and the program he is building in Eugene. Here’s five takeaways from Saturday’s game: — Ducks QB Bo Nix threw for a career-high 428 yards with three touchdowns and …

The Palouse is Not Hell–But You Can Smell the Brimstone From There

Alan Lohner Humor

Two weeks ago, I made the inference that Eastern Washington was hell. It was a perfectly logical assumption–the EW Eagles play football on a field that they themselves call “The Inferno,” and who am I to disagree with the very people who have consigned themselves to the netherworld? However, upon further review, I now have a more realistic outlook. It’s …

Why My Money Is on The Ducks to Beat WAZZU

DazeNconfused Editorials

(Publisher Note: Can you believe our FishDuck Friend DazeNconfused writing an article through incredible pain during recovery from major spinal surgery? This was not asked for, but he has a passion for Our Beloved Ducks and this FishDuck community, and I cannot thank him enough!) In only three games, the Oregon Ducks’ season has experienced the lowest of lows and …

The Oregon-Dillingham Offense: The New Arc Zone Read

Coach Eric Boles Analysis

After three weeks of college football, the Oregon Ducks offense has emphatically declared its identity. They are a physical unit based around the run game, that is also going to stretch defenses both horizontally and vertically through the air; they’re going to attack. One of the run concepts that these Ducks have used to set a tone the last couple …

From the Bleachers: Kenny Dillingham’s ‘Gimme Shelter’ Offense

Drex Heikes Editorials

The opening riff of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll song in history was written and played by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. “There’s something almost mystical about it,” Richards said of his start to Gimme Shelter. “When hit in the right way at the right moment, a cheap ride to heaven.” Say the same for the dazzling offense Kenny Dillingham …

Would Willie Taggart Have Outperformed Mario Cristobal?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

These are not two of your favorite people to contemplate right now, but I would ask for your indulgence and fantasizing along with me. I understand how people are angry at Coach Willie Taggart for leaving after only one year, but if Coach Mario Cristobal had been offered his dream job in Florida after only one year–wouldn’t he have bolted …

Irving, Whittington Demonstrate Oregon’s Backfield Depth

Jordan Ingram Editorials

The No. 25 Oregon Ducks (2-1) appear to have found their web-footing when it comes to a reliable and productive run game. Despite looming questions ahead of the game with the absence of Ducks starting running back Byron Cardwell due to injury, those fears were coddled and put to bed before halftime with remarkable performances from Oregon’s talented backfield. Leading …