Dye’s Ducks Now, Cardwell’s Ducks Next?

Alex Heining Editorials

The pressure of Our Beloved Ducks becoming a legitimate contender closing out this season and in the near future will come down to how the incredible backfield depth Oregon possesses is utilized. The defense is playing inspired, and with the quarterback play in question (especially against the Huskies), the stable of talented running backs has never felt more like the …

Oregon’s Best Uniforms of 2021

Alex Heining Editorials

Here at FishDuck, we’ve been tough-but-fair with our team. This season has been a “mystery” in many instances with the ups and downs of a youthful team, which couldn’t fit in more perfectly with a season than Halloween. The underlying question of that mystery is guaging how much of the young talent we have that’s been realized already, and how …

Oregon’s Route to the College Football Playoff’s No.4 Seed

Alex Heining Editorials

Despite losing to Stanford this past week, Oregon still has a legitimate shot to make the College Football Playoff this year. I know many of you may assume it’s time to pump the breaks on this notion, and as we have talked about at FishDuck for a fair bit now, the Oregon community buzz is falling away from the program …

Is CJ Verdell Poised for an Offensive Takeover?

Alex Heining Editorials

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 …

How Many Starts will Anthony Brown Earn?

Alex Heining Editorials

Anthony Brown was officially named starting quarterback a few days ago for Our Beloved Ducks in the season opener, which will be this Saturday against Fresno State. No surprise there. As fans, we’ve been clamoring over Oregon’s quarterback question all summer, so it’s nice to finally have a definitive answer from head coach Mario Cristobal on who will be leading our …

Oregon’s Mightiest Mustache: Appreciating Aaron Feld

Alex Heining Editorials

As you all may have seen in the past few seasons on the exuberant Oregon sideline, a mighty mustache has led the charge to our blue chip littered Oregon huddle. Aaron Feld, Our Beloved Ducks’ strength and conditioning coach, has brought unparalleled enthusiasm and energy to light that fire the Ducks undoubtedly need to dominate the opposition. TV timeouts have …

Cristobal’s Next Step after Oregon

Alex Heining Editorials

Mario Cristobal’s exit from the Ducks’ football program will have heavy implications on the future for Our Beloved Ducks in decades beyond. He has been an incredible recruiter for Oregon since taking over as head coach, and the culture building under his guidance feels rock solid. We all can agree the team appears destined for greatness under his reign after …

How Dominant Were Oregon Sports When YOU Graduated?

Alex Heining Editorials

Our Beloved Ducks recently completed another school year under pandemic protocols and online classes, which resulted in a unique graduation experience. As an Oregon graduate myself this Spring, I wanted to consider our community and how the Ducks have changed over the years, rising and falling as a dominant program between decades of graduating classes. Fantastic recruiting exhibited by Mario …

Oregon’s True PAC-12 Rival in the 2020s

Alex Heining Editorials

Our beloved rivalry game with the Beavers has not only been renamed, but also particularly uneventful in the last decade (for majority’s sake). Of the last 13 meetings, Oregon State has only managed two wins against our Ducks, however the most important of wins being in the Beavers favor: the LAST one. Our Ducks (particularly the defense) fell apart on national …

Oregon’s Rushing Attack 2021: A Return to Former Glory?

Alex Heining Editorials

The Oregon offense was stagnant all through the COVID-ridden 2020 season, and the ground attack wasn’t doing the team any favors. The Ducks did average 166.7 YPG (yards per game), a mere eight yards under the 2019 season average of 174.9 YPG, but both of these seasons are far and away from the success of 2017 and other similar seasons …