Is “Win Now” Culture a Problem For QBs?

David Marsh Editorials

Transfer quarterbacks have become all too common. In the Pac-12 alone, 6 of the 12 starting quarterbacks are transfers and the situation isn’t unique compared the rest of the college football world. In my second article with FishDuck, I explored this issue in Graduate Transfer Quarterbacks: Saviors or Usurpers, and looked at the cases of Vernon Adams and Dakota Prukop. …

Dan Lanning Must Play to Win

David Marsh Editorials

Playing to win requires some risk taking. It will require Dan Lanning to take some shots, some of which will fail — but it is the mentality he needs if he is going to be a success at Oregon. He needs to show he is willing to do whatever it takes to win games, and not just win, but leave …

Should Fans Feel Compelled to Contribute to NIL?

David Marsh Editorials

NIL has now trickled down to the average Duck fan. With the launch of Eugene NIL Club, and Ducks Rising scheduled to launch later this month, fans are encouraged to donate toward NIL contributions for players. This is basically NIL through crowd sourcing. The rewards for donating include some exclusive digital meetings with players and the feeling that you have …

The Eventual College Football Renaissance

David Marsh Editorials

The Great College Football Schism is Coming, and it will leave College Football divided between the Semi-Professionals, those blue bloods who have the money and recruiting ability to be apart of the two Super Conferences in the B1G and SEC, and the Traditionalists, which will be everyone else who cannot afford to put the same resources in place to compete …

The Great College Football Schism is Coming

David Marsh Editorials

The great college football schism is coming, and it will fracture college football in a way that will shake the very sport and institution of college athletics to its foundation. This is something that isn’t going to happen overnight and it will take years to develop — probably anywhere between five to 15 years. It will leave the sport divided …

The New Overlords of College Football

David Marsh Editorials

This will come as no surprise to any of you, but the NCAA is dead. It ceded away its power to the major conferences through its reluctance to complete investigations of recruiting violations in a timely fashion, not to mention SEC favoritism, where Pac-12 schools would be punished severely for violations but the SEC has gone largely ignored. Mr. FishDuck …

The Pac-12 is Geographically Isolated From the Rest of the College Football World

David Marsh Editorials

Recently in a John Canzano Mailbag article, he was asked whether or not the Pac-12 should consider expansion. Canzano’s answer was that the Pac-12 powers that be will talk about it, but probably not do anything about it. It will likely upset some fans who think expansion is the key to the Pac-12’s survival, but the Pac-12 doesn’t really have …

Unlimited Official Visits Will Only Make College Football Worse

David Marsh Editorials

College Football has always been composed of the “haves” and “have-nots” and that isn’t going to change, but there is a desire to make the sport more competitive. The transfer portal and NIL have both increased the gap between the groups, and the NCAA prepares to make yet another move to relinquish any notion that they actually govern college sports. …

Fun Matters More than Ever for Oregon Football

David Marsh Editorials

The biggest thing that keeps getting repeated during spring practice is that the team is having fun again. Mario Cristobal was and still is all about the “grind” — and there is absolutely a time and place for that. However, it really does seem like Cristobal’s culture was wearing thin on the players. By contrast, Dan Lanning has breathed new …