Colorado Discussion: Oregon’s Superb Point-Margin

Charles Fischer Editorials 133 Comments

I’ve been blustering about the Oregon offense and how I feel it is vastly underachieving its potential. Yet listening to Joey Harrington on Talking Ducks the other night helped give me a little different perspective on it. His 2001 team was truly the No. 2 team in the nation, yet that team won a ton of close games and the …

No Worries, Because Oregon Is a DEFENSIVE FOOTBALL SCHOOL

Charles Fischer Editorials 143 Comments

The game against Cal was ominous in many respects for both our opponents (The nasty Oregon defense) and for the fans with the obvious reduction in scoring by the Oregon offense. I have not witnessed such a dominant defense at Oregon before, and it will certainly keep the Ducks in every game they play. The natural question that fans are …

Cal Game-Day Discussion: A Justin Wilcox Evolution Due to FishDuck?

Charles Fischer Editorials 154 Comments

That title seems like a tall order, but there have been so many stories associated with this website over the years that few know about. It’s been part of the rewarding aspect of associating with so many of you, as I have regaled so many of you with the real-life stories that have a twist at the end due to …

Avalos/Salave’a: How They Create Oregon’s Conference-Leading Pass Rush

Charles Fischer Analysis 32 Comments

Funny how things reverse when you least expect it, isn’t it? It wasn’t that long ago the Oregon offense was scoring boatloads of points, and so many people would be screaming at the defensive coordinator for giving up so many points. Now we have the reverse, and while the offensive woes do frustrate us, we do need to enjoy this …

Nevada: “What the DUCK Just Happened?”

Charles Fischer Editorials 128 Comments

We promised that our Sunday articles would have all kinds of drama, including the opposing players’ and coaches’ opinions of the Ducks after each game. But this report is a bit short on drama, because while I hunkered down for a long press conference with the Wolfpack, Head Coach Jay Norvell spoke for just six minutes. He didn’t tell us …

Discuss Before, During and After: Will the Ducks Bounce Back Against the Nevada Wolfpack?

Charles Fischer Editorials 80 Comments

The Featured Photo above is a dandy, as it is from the 2011 game when Nevada came to town. This was a swing pass from Darron Thomas to De’Anthony Thomas that went for one of five touchdown passes that day, and it was a sweet memory in so many ways. The FishDuck.com era had just begun, and when the video …

2019 Oregon Football: The Year of NO EXCUSES

Charles Fischer Editorials 104 Comments

I have never been so torn going into my annual “prediction” article, and now I know how some football recruits must feel on the day they decide; do they follow their head or their heart? I’ve explained my lack of confidence in the offensive staff, yet coaches do improve as players do …  and at this time of year hope springs …

The 2019 Oregon Football Offense: Is It All About PRIDE With Cristobal?

Charles Fischer Editorials 84 Comments

The question I’ve posed aloud numerous times on this site for the current coaching staff at Oregon that has never been answered is a big one … “When the Oregon Spread Offense under Chip Kelly/Mark Helfrich from 2008 through 2016 averaged nearly 43 points a game, (42.8) and it became the brand of Oregon football and what we were known …

Ponder-Point: Was the 2001 Football Team SUPERIOR to 2010 and 2014?

Charles Fischer Editorials 28 Comments

I wonder about the best Oregon football team ever, as we have three great teams as candidates. Everyone would assume that the 2014 team with so many stars highlighted by Heisman winner, Marcus Mariota, would be the natural selection, but I keep looking at that 2001 team as one that was loaded with Oregon stars and future NFL players. That …