Tony Dungy: Mariota is “Aaron Rodgers in Waiting”

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

Oregon’s first Heisman Trophy winner, Marcus Mariota, was in the ManCave this morning for the Dan Patrick Show in New York City. Since winning the Heisman on Saturday, Mariota has made the media rounds, visiting a variety of television and radio programs, lugging the bronze statue with him everywhere he goes. “@PaulPabst: Doing the Heisman with the Heisman and the winner. @dpshow @Univ_Of_Oregon @WinTheDay …

Mariota Wins Heisman, “Suck for the Duck” Campaign Begins

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

The New York Post has a proposal for the NFL’s New York Jets: “Suck for the Duck.” The ”Duck” is, of course, the 80th Heisman Trophy winner, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. After Mariota became the first Oregon player and native Hawaiian to win the Heisman (by the second-largest margin in the history of the award), the redshirt junior sensation has captured hearts around the nation and the imaginations of major …

Mariota’s Top Five ‘Heisman Moments’

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

The Pac-12 Network ran a ”Mariotathon” on Friday as tribute to Oregon’s All American quarterback Marcus Mariota and a prologue for the Heisman Trophy Award ceremony tonight on ESPN.  The Heisman candidate has enjoyed an all-you-can eat awards buffet, becoming Oregon’s first ever Walter Camp Award, Maxwell Award and Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award winner. Mariota also received the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award and the Johnny …

Oregon Taps Hawaiian Pipeline for Defensive Recruits

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

No Sweat? No sweat. After losing highly coveted defensive end and 247 Sports No. 1 overall athlete Josh Sweat to Florida State, the Oregon Ducks still have a lot to look forward to in their 2015 recruiting class. While the last second visit to Oregon from Sweat had Oregon fans drooling, the Ducks now turn to Hawaii for their recruitment of elite defensive standouts such as Punahou High …

Oregon Dynasty Needs Championship Hardware

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

The Oregon Ducks enter the post-season meat grinder as butcher’s choice Châteaubriand, kings of the Pac-12 and a football behemoth with firepower in every position group. Somewhere in the hallowed halls of the Len Casanova center, big plans were drawn up for the Ducks, dreams so big they would take more than two decades to realize. Now, the Oregon Ducks …

CFP Committee Chair Jeff Long Explains Final Rankings

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

The Ducks are going to the Rose Bowl! After lengthy deliberations, the Oregon Ducks were confirmed Sunday morning on ESPN as one of four teams in the first College Football Playoff. The New Year’s Day semifinal playoff games are No. 2 Oregon vs No. 3 Florida State in the Rose Bowl and No. 1 Alabama vs No. 4 Ohio State in …

Larry Scott: Pac-12, Oregon Soaring

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

The 2014 Pac-12 Championship game was and will be the only major conference championship that featured two top 10 teams. After a slow start for the Ducks at Levi’s Stadium, the title bout eventually turned into a rout of Arizona, 51-13. The No. 2 team in the nation shined last night, all but securing a spot in the first College Football …

Will Oregon Fans Miss Former OSU Head Coach Mike Riley?

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

This week, long time Oregon State head coach Mike Riley left the farms of Corvallis for — wait for it — the farms of Lincoln, Nebraska, in a somewhat surprising decision earlier this week. It seems that Nebraska wanted former head coach Bo Pelini out of Lincoln ASAP, nullifying his $3 million a year contract, and to bring in Riley, the lowest paid …

Oregon Playing With a Full Deck

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

The Oregon Ducks have arrived at the Pac-12 Championship proving ground. Again. The time has come for them to finish what they started. They are now looking for their first conference championship under head coach Mark Helfrich and have earned the right to represent the Pac-12 North division in the final conference matchup against Arizona tonight. As we anticipate the Pac-12’s marquee …

Helfrich: ‘Revenge’ not key part of preparation for Arizona

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com from the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex Sunday night about the Coach Mark Helfrich press conference. After celebrating a lopsided victory over Oregon State in Corvallis, the Ducks turn to face Arizona in the Pac-12 Championship game. Following Oregon’s back-to-back regular season losses to the Wildcats, the rematch between these two teams now holds much heavier implications, most notably, …

Back to the Future: Is Ty Griffin Oregon’s Next Quarterback?

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

While Oregon fans embrace the moment and savor the success of the mighty Ducks, their worried eyes can’t help but look to the future seeking the answer to one question on everybody’s mind: Who is going to replace Marcus Mariota? From a leadership standpoint, one answer is that it may be someone from an entirely different position. Fans have already seen glimmers of …

Three Unforgettable Moments in Oregon Civil War History

Jordan Ingram History Leave a Comment

In 1894, the biggest football games were played on the East Coast between a handful of Ivy League teams. A few thousand miles away, in the middle of seemingly endless Oregon farmland, two teams were preparing for their first football game, lacing up their shoes on a field best described as a “cross between a duck pond and a hog …