Are You the BEST Oregon Fan — or is This Guy?

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Meet Josh White. Realtor, a father of two, and a die hard Oregon Duck fan.  White was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon where he currently spends his free time playing golf and/or hanging out with his Family.  Since he was young, he has religiously followed the Oregon Ducks. Every weekend, whether it be purchasing from scalpers or stubhub, he …

DAT’s Replacement by Committee

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As Oregon’s 2013 football season came to a close, the majority opinion was, “the sooner the better.”  It’s a testament to how high the bar has been raised at Oregon that another double-digit win season, capped with a bowl victory, was cause for disappointment. However, amid the gloom, hope for next season came when quarterback Marcus Mariota and his teammates, …

Bench to Trench — Reserve Ducks Dominate CW Battle

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The Ducks held off the battling Beavers in Sunday’s Civil War game, but not necessarily because of the starting lineup.  Seeing the double-digit scoring figures by four of the five starters, people tend to focus all praise towards the fab five, but what about the “benchwarmers?” Bench players are an important aspect of the game.  They serve as encouragers and they’re …

Tribute to Outstanding Golden Receiver Who Still Shines in Eugene

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The wide receiver position is a major key to success in football.  Throughout the years, Oregon has had many well-known WRs become very successful.  One receiver in particular shined brightly at Oregon in only a two-year career (JC transfer) and made a greater mark in that time than many.  Having the Oregon great Joey Harrington to throw his way greatly aided …

Oregon’s Top ‘Recruits’ Add Nothing to Recruiting Rankings

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A little over a month ago, Budda Baker, a prized recruit out of Bellevue High School in Washington, had Duck fans screaming with joy and Husky fans howling in agony when he announced he was going to play football at Oregon.  It sounded great — here comes the next De’Anthony Thomas!  But two weeks ago he made a U-turn that …

Former Player Tribute: Secret Success to a Big Man on Campus

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In football, a strong and fast offensive line is key to a team’s success.  The entire front must be strong enough to block for the backs, creating running room and giving the quarterback enough time to think.  Especially in Oregon’s renowned spread offense, where it’s a physically daunting task, and easily taken for granted by many fans.  All too often, spectators …

Former Player Tribute: “Nothing Like the Mighty Quinn”

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John Giustina “Come all without, come all within . . . You’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn!”  -Manfred Mann A forgotten starting defensive lineman made a major impact during Oregon’s late 90’s – early 2000’s rise to fortune and fame.  A quiet leader and huge anchor to Oregon’s defensive line, this valuable defensive end speedster played a key …

Tribute to Long-Lost but not Forgotten Backfield Stalwart

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The mid-to-late 90’s was arguably the biggest turning point in Oregon Football History.  Particularly following the 1994 Rose Bowl season, the successors of Oregon’s run for the roses had to maintain respect to prove Oregon was no “flash in the pan.” An important part of Oregon’s post-Rose Bowl success was its talent in the backfield.  From 1995-1999,a talented back made …

The Day the Ducks Stunned the College Football World

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Brian Cassella I would say definitely the Michigan game was one of my most memorable games, as they were so highly touted.  I want it more than you do, I’m going to show your coach that you don’t really want to block me, you’re just out there posing.  I’d just run through them, and there was a stretch where I …

Scouting from the NFL Perspective: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Covers it all

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Kevin Cline If you’re a Ducks’ fan or an NFL team in the market for a physical defensive back with great ball skills, then Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is a guy you want to keep your eye on this season. Simply put, he is a ball hawk who has the aggressiveness to legitimately project as a boundary corner in the NFL.  Ekpre-Olomu can …

FishDuck Classic: The Duckling Profile: Heeeere’s Johnny…Mundt

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               Craig Strobeck In light of Johnny Mundt’s breakout performance against Tennessee with five catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns, FishDuck wanted to reflect back on our profile of Mundt from shortly after Signing Day.  Be sure to check out our Duckling Profiles to familiarize yourself with Oregon’s first-year players, so when one has a breakout game, you can be …

It’s a shame he isn’t newsworthy . . . right?

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Gary Breedlove I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Head Coach Matt Wright and Quarterback Coach Vinny Passas of St. Louis High School in Honolulu – the home of Oregon quarterback, Marcus Mariota.  In this interview, I focused on learning what made Marcus “tick” and wanted our discussion to transcend football.  While it’s obvious to most fans that Marcus …