Oregon Fans: Is it Possible to Discuss the COVID-19 Impact WITHOUT POLITICS?

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This is not the article planned for today, as the original writer is displeased with me because I canned his article. Unfortunately, after writing for nearly three years, he has quit and will not be writing articles any longer. I can say that he has generated some superb and thought-provoking articles and is a personal friend of mine, which makes …

Bragging Rights: Who said that Justin Herbert was a FIRST ROUND DRAFT CHOICE?

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Good gosh! How many times have we been aggressive and bold in our predictions at FishDuck.com and consequently been skewered by other sites … only to be proven correct in the end? I have quite a list of those, and a new item appeared on the list this week with our own Justin Herbert being selected in the first round …

QBs Running MORE in 2020: Can the Oregon Coaches Achieve the RIGHT Balance?

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It is going to drive me crazy, like Willie Taggart running Justin Herbert between the tackles and the predictable injury (I called it a week in advance) occurring in 2017, trashing my season tickets. Injuries to QBs ruined seasons in 1988, 1991, 1993, 2005, 2007, 2015 … and then 2017, too? Going into 2018 and 2019, we fans did not want to see …

Is Noah Sewell Destined to be a “TWEENER?”

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I can hear the collective “forehead-slapping” going on out there as everyone is trying to understand why Mr. FishDuck would begin to pick on one of the most celebrated recruits coming to Oregon and a rare 5-Star at that? It is because of a story shared on the Pac-12 Network by Yogi Roth in the Rose Bowl wrap-up show where …

Pac-12 Network Pundits RAVE about Oregon’s Future

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My friends, I have a tendency to downplay what a ton of “media-types” have to say about Our Beloved Ducks, since they are primarily great writers and not necessarily great football minds. Yet I do admit that many of them have so many interviews with the coaches and players that they get some good impressions and often draw some entertaining …

Cristobal’s Biggest Lesson? The END GAME

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We know that Mario Cristobal is still relatively new as a head coach in a Power-Five conference, and many of us have sputtered about his learning curve. Strategies and tactics that many of us “Greybeards” have watched over the years with other coaches seemed to be either unknown or ignored by this coaching staff. Now granted, going from 7-6 to …

Recruiting Signing (Game)Day Discussion: Where Will Oregon End Up?

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My GameDay article this week is not on Saturday, but today in order to ponder the results of Oregon Football recruiting with all of you. I understand some are disappointed with the results, especially with the recruiting class that Oregon enjoyed last year. The Ducks are not going to equal last year’s results, but also consider some perspective. These results …

Big Touchdown: “Ignoring Throck on the Combo-Block Is a CROCK”

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Analyzing all the tiny details that led to a Pac-12 Championship will be great fun for the analysts of FishDuck.com over the next six months, and certainly … you can assume that yours-truly has an abundance of commentary to offer. There were so many big plays versus Utah, but whenever the sportscasters make an egregious mistake or omission concerning one …

Pac-12 Championship GameDay: Is Utah YOUR Oregon Blueprint?

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What was your expectation of what Oregon would become when Coach Mario Cristobal took over as head coach? How different is it from nearly two years ago when his command of the Oregon program began? Consider what your vision of Oregon football was going to become in your fantasy (c’mon … we all do it), and ask yourself if that …