Biggest Key to Akili’s Smith’s Success: Michael Klews

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The Akili Smith Era was a special time at Oregon.  Many fans remember Smith for his arm as well as amazing ability to scramble.  Aside from Smith were also great rushers such as Reuben Droughns, Saladin McCullough who rumbled past opponents.  However, such success never could have been achieved without one of the most under rated offensive line units in …

Oregon’s Uncle Phil

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Everyone knows the name and the face, but few people know the man. Phillip Knight is the force that most view as being behind Oregon’s rise to national prominence.  His countless efforts have put the isolated college town of Eugene, Oregon, on the map and has helped to bring in top recruits to play in a place not traditionally known as a college football powerhourse. Knight’s name …

Pro Day: From a Fan’s Point of View

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For the final time, a collection of outgoing Oregon players got to show their talents at the Moshofsky Center in Eugene on Thursday.  Each player has worked hard to improve his talents in the facility in their tenure at Oregon now was the time to show off those skills  on their home turf in the Mo Center for NFL scouts …

Brooks Back on the Market

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  Former Oregon Duck star point guard Aaron Brooks is back on the market after being waived by the Sacramento Kings.  Brooks and the Kings agreed to a buyout on March 1st regarding his two-year, $6.6 million contract.  Had Brooks not been waived and Sacramento relocated to Seattle, Brooks would have been in store for a unique homecoming. Brooks was born …

Flashback: From Third String Benchwarmer To Star…Within Minutes

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  Special teams has played an important role in the past 20 years of Oregon football.  Specifically, Oregon fans, players, and coaches take great pride in the kicking game.  During the great era of the mid-90’s – mid-2000’s rise to fame, the Oregon Faithful saw lots of successful kickers split the uprights.  One in particular saw his persistence pay off, …

Attacking is Winning, Which Oregon Plans To Continue

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Attacking is winning. That is a note scribbled in the margins of what became Bill Walsh’s book Finding the Winning Edge. ESPN the Magazine recently examined the impact of that book on current football coaches.  The most interesting quote from the Mark Helfrich introductory press conference was this: “We will attack in all phases.  We will embrace innovation.  And we …

Heaven In The Emerald Valley

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Every September fans pile into the magnificent stadium that is home to the Oregon Ducks football team.  Students take the mile or so walk to Autzen Stadium and get hyped up, as they enter into what some consider the loudest stadium in the nation.  Autzen has come a long way, from season after season of unwatchable football, to hosting the …

Unsung Hero Shined At Oregon Despite Stars In His Way

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The late 90’s – early 2000’s was a revolutionary turning point in Oregon football history, and especially renowned for the great rushers the program featured.  Oregon fans have seen many legends run the ball over the past two decades.  From 1999-2002, a talented tailback made a special difference in the Oregon backfield/special teams as a quiet and successful backup star.  …

Oregon’s Success: The Blueprint for Change

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The most important factor is Oregon’s football rise is the adopting of an insurgent’s faith.  Historically, insurgents realize what is at stake when they work harder than their opponents, often their very survival.  But getting the underdog to fully realize his circumstance is the key, and it took the Ducks years to figure this out.  Their other advantage is that …

Oregon’s Success Founded On Proper Blueprint – Fundamentals of Change

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Many political theorists will you tell that revolutions occur during periods of rising social expectations. Political coup d’états rarely happen in dire living circumstances. When you expect little you demand even less. However, if you feel that you are owed more than what you are currently getting or social conditions, though vastly improved, have slowed to an unacceptable pace then …

Fishduck Writers Present Our Greatest Duck Moments In 2012!

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Our beloved Oregon Ducks have been outstanding this year in all areas of athletics.  What follows is the contribution of many of the Fishduck writers, in bringing to you the highlights that we witnessed in one of the finest years ever for the Oregon Ducks! Two Civil War Wins by Josh White 2012 featured so many bright spots and worthy …