An Oregon Unknown: Culture Keepers, More Than Win The Day

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Win The Day.  It’s the mantra of Oregon Football – brought aboard by Chip Kelly the day he became head coach.  According to Kelly, that mantra is not just a slogan or some abstract idea, it’s a culture.  To have that culture sustain itself, it needs what Kelly refers to as “culture keepers“, players who help the legacy of that …

When coaches get scared…

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Nick Saban has had an incredible tenure at Alabama since 2007, with a 60-12 record, 2 National Championships, 2 SEC Championships, 2 Western Division SEC Titles, 2008 Unanimous Coach of the year  and the list goes on and on.  So why then would this well-experienced, well-tenured, very decorated head coach take a crack shot at the Oregon Football program? Maybe …

Dear John, (& Carson)

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Oregon fans are enjoying another great season of football, currently 3-0 with a tough test coming up this weekend. Last week, and the rest of the season, are somewhat bittersweet though, something is missing. For the first time in what feels like forever, neither the heat-seeking missile that was #20 John Boyett or the mighty rock in the middle #77 …

O TIME (The Making Of A Duck Anthem)

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                                                          Duck Fans, Last year an Artist in Portland named XILE & a vlogger named Jared Sawyer set out on a mission to make an Oregon Duck Anthem.  Armed with just a $125 Flip Cam & a dream they managed to make a video featuring Oregon Duck Legends such as Dennis Dixon, Jonathan Stewart, Walter Thurmond III, Ed Dickson, Jordan …

Thursday Player Profiles: Cristin Mclemore “Real Talk” (Video Interview)

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FishDuck friends! This week I had the honor of sitting down with Oregon Legend Cristin Mclemore (91-95), former Ducks wide receiver who broke just about every receiving record at the UO and was a key figure in the remarkable run to the Roses in 1994 before spending a couple years in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts. His brother Brandon …

What I wish LSU and SEC fans understood about Oregon football

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It’s inevitable when you write about football for a passionate audience, and the team you cover plays in a big intersectional game: the flamers come out of the woodwork. What I can’t stand are the big-bellied guffaws and quick assumptions, stuff like “y’all don’t understand that football is won in the trenches. Your team doesn’t have the strength and size to compete …

Is It Football Season Yet?

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I find myself asking this question way too often these days, “is it football season yet?”  Like a scratched record or kid in the backseat on a family roadtrip, this line gets repeated far too often as the clock winds painfully slow towards kickoff. If you were to ask me what my fondest memories of growing up with Autzen stadium …