Son of Oregon Duck and NFL Hall-of-Famer Continued Family Legacy of Legends at Oregon

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 identi.info The tight end position has been a vital key in the success of Oregon’s rise to fortune and fame.  Oregon has seen a perpetual string of stalwart tight ends since the Rich Brooks Era.  One tight end in particular made his presence felt in a unique way, and is remembered fondly by many Ducks for his contribution to Oregon’s turnaround  & …

Constantly Changing: New Looks to the Pac-12

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 Flickr.com FishDuck takes great pleasure in introducing a new, regular column that will appear on Thursdays and is written by Richard Morgan.  Richard can also be read on a regular basis at DuckNews.com. There is no off season in collegiate football – while the games may stop in January, recruiting, film analysis of both the past season and the opponents on the …

FishDuck Classic: Will Oregon be ready for LSU?

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Now that we’re only seven days from the return of Duck football, let’s take a look back at another season opener.  What a difference just two years makes.  Here we are, with an upcoming opening game at home against Nicholls State.  Juxtapose that with those serious pre-LSU game jitters on a “neutral field” that most of us were feeling in …

The Day the Ducks Stunned Nick Saban!

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From Video It was a critical point in the rise or fall of Oregon football. The Ducks had clawed their way out of mediocrity (or worse) to gain berths in two high profile bowl games, lost them both and then fallen back to two mediocre five-loss seasons in a row.  Would our Ducks backslide to the truly bad old days of two-win seasons, …

Chip shows true leadership in final act

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It’s over and in the end, it looks like the Ducks did the right thing. The NCAA finally ended the 27-month Willie Lyles recruiting scandal by announcing sanctions on the Duck football program that included a loss of one scholarship for the 2013 and 2014 school year and a three-year probation. Oregon will be bowl eligible. A slap on the …

Oregon Defensive Anchor, 2002 Fiesta Bowl Champ

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The early 2000’s were a huge turning point for Oregon Football.  The 2001 season including an impressive blowout against Colorado in the Fiesta Bowl, and an 11-1 run that showcased a memorable Oregon team.  Best remembered for its offense (the “Harrington Era”) many great defenders played a key role in the success of the Fiesta Bowl campaign.  Fish Duck wishes …

Don Reynolds: Before and After Eugene

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This is part two of a profile of two-sport Oregon great Don Reynolds, written by John Schroeder.  If you missed part one, catch up here. It’s an interesting question, if you know that back story:  How does a Corvallis resident – one who was a high school teammate of current Oregon State coach Mike Riley, son of then-Oregon State assistant Bud …

Don Reynolds Didn’t Just Play Two Sports…He Dominated Them

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This is a two-part series by John Schroeder based on stories from his interviews with the great Don Reynolds, two-sport star in football and baseball, who played for the Ducks from 1971-1975. Don Reynolds came to Eugene in the fall of 1971 intent on solely playing baseball.   Football was initially an afterthought to the 5’8″, 178-lb Reynolds, with many coaches …

Tolman Stays Hot, But Ducks Six Game Winning Streak Snapped

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The No.11 Oregon Ducks’ six game winning streak is now over.  The Seattle University Redhawks defeated Oregon 3-2, concluding a two game series Wednesday evening in Bellevue, Washington, at Bannerwood Park.   The Ducks had a chance to tie and possibly take the lead in the ninth. Brett Thomas stood at the plate, runners on the corners, and only one …

Tribute to Outstanding Former Duck/Native Oregonian Linebacker

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Oregon has seen many renowned linebackers.  Particularly in the past 20 years, many greats behind the D-line have led the team in tackles and stood out among defenders; anywhere from the “Gang Green era” to the Harrington era, all the way to the more recent Kelly era.  One particular native Oregonian linebacker spent four years at Oregon before finishing his …

Are Expectations for Thomas Tyner Too High?

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Along with the growing success of the Oregon football on the field over the past two decades has been increased success off field with high profile recruits attracted to Oregon.  Those highly rated recruits carry increased expectations, and with increased expectations there can be a heightened sense of disappointment if one of those recruits fails to achieve potential. The latest Oregon recruit to …