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 …

Duck Fans: Which Flock are YOU WITH?

Charles Fischer Editorials 46 Comments

Sometimes on a Saturday or weekend article, it is nice to contemplate where we are as Duck fans! Especially in this off-season, as I am working to create something special with this site. I’ve been pondering some components of what makes great discussion about Our Beloved Ducks. In order to serve you better this football season, I need some feedback …

FishDuck Feelings for 2019 Spring Game: “Not There, but Surprising Progress”

Charles Fischer Editorials 91 Comments

It is always interesting how something “sits” with you after the immediacy of an event passes and you have a day to let it all sink in. I am referring to the 2019 Oregon Spring Game, and my overall reaction is one of being-surprised-at-being-surprised. I had questions to be answered, but frankly expected “more of the same” of what I …

The Fish Report: Spring Scrimmage Excitement in Hillsboro!

Charles Fischer Editorials 78 Comments

We all know that with spring in Oregon, the weather, like our Beloved Ducks, is hard to predict and yet can be quite entertaining. Fans have had to rely on Men’s and Women’s basketball to fulfill that fun, and I was looking forward to seeing some Ducks hitting again. The layoff from football has long exceeded my patience and need …