Trojan, Bruin Players Will Regret the Move to the Big-10

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

It is my contention that the players in all sports at the LA schools have not truly thought through the movement to the B1G. Note I stated it is the actual players, not the fans or administrators who will regret the move eventually, although I have not heard of many UCLA fans who are in favor of leaving the Pac-12. …

Has Cincinnati and TCU Proven the Path for Oregon?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

There have not been underdog teams in the BCS/CFB Playoff very often, as the two or four team playoff has been dominated by the usual powers. Yet for two years in a row–a group of five program or a power five program who was unranked at the season’s beginning made the small four team playoff. This is considered almost impossible …

Can Oregon Duplicate the Georgia Model?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

Watching Georgia pile up points with a balanced offense, and have a defense emerge that only gave up 13 points per game (prior to Ohio State) in their clubbing of TCU…got me to thinking about the Georgia model. Could Oregon build what the Bulldogs have, only on the west coast? I took a break from my research of casinos in India …

Better Than Cristobal? The BEST First-Year Oregon HC at Recruiting: Dan Lanning

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

An elephant in the room for Oregon football fans was whether new Oregon head coach Dan Lanning could be the complete coach in all areas. Considering the Washington and Oregon State games–the description would be, “to be determined” as we watch his growth in 2023 as an in-game coach. For many of us though, even with the mistakes–it was an …

Should the Ducks Fly With the Freakish 5-Star Athlete, Nyckoles Harbor?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

By now most Oregon fans have heard about a new Oregon football recruiting target for the February 1st signing date in Archbishop Carroll High School, (Washington D.C.) 5-Star wonder-athlete, Nyckoles Harbor. He is an amazing story, and incredible athlete that has 46 offers from all the top schools across the nation. It was announced recently that he will be visiting …

2022 Holiday Bowl: The Luck of Duck Comes From Pluck

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

It was fitting that Oregon came back to win in the final seconds of the 2022 Holiday Bowl continuing the breathless endings of the final three games of Oregon’s regular season. Yet this victory can be credited to some good coaching, and some plucky-play by veterans on the offense who came through in crunch time. The puzzling questions that surround …

Dan Lanning: Best First Year Recruiting Class for ANY Oregon HC?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Recruiting

That is a very tall title…better than Mike Bellotti? Better than Chip Kelly or Mark Helfrich? Better than the recruiting monster Mario Cristobal? We have signings to record up through tomorrow, (the end of this signing period) and possibly in the February signing period as well. But if this is not the best–it will be one of the best first-year …

Oregon Taking Portal Transfers is VERY Risky Business

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

As I start to dig into some of the fine-points of the transfer portal–I realize I’ve been looking at it primarily from the angle of the player, and not the program. Portal transfers can change a team remarkably, and the more I study and ponder it–the more my inclinations veer to sticking with high school recruits as often as possible, …

People are Pretty Selfish: Should I Continue the OBD Forum?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

The Our Beloved Ducks Forum has been a massive sociological experiment that I never saw coming…from so many angles.  So many surprises…so much confirmation of the goodness of people, yet so many heartbreaking moments for me. It has been an indictment of the current culture, one that is not limited to those who are young. These events with those who …

Lanning Plays With Fire, Duck Fans Get Burned

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

I should have written this article a month ago when I first felt strongly about it, but at the time I did not want to be a buzz-kill for Oregon fans. Coaches Dan Lanning and Kenny Dillingham have done some wonderful things at Oregon, and I believe in their upside…but they are making some reckless in-game decisions. Oregon fans along …

The Oregon Brand is BACK and is No Longer Chip Kelly’s Legacy

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

You are nodding in agreement from the title and you know where I’m going with this, although I admit that I wish to get the conversation begun in the only forum-with-decorum among all Oregon websites, the Our Beloved Ducks forum. (If you have not checked it out–you should, and look at all the Oregon Sports News posted for you) You …