Transplanting The FishDuck Community To Another Site: My Vision for Going Forward

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When Charles announced, (Tuesday July 20th), the end of daily articles on FishDuck, only one of two paths forward were available. Either the community that had emerged surrounding the FishDuck daily articles and FishDuck Forum would melt away and drift elsewhere; or an effort would be made to keep our community alive. Charles made it clear that any effort to preserve …

An Open Letter to the FishDuck Community

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Dear fellow FishDuckians, Tuesday July 20th was a sad day for our community, with Charles’ announcement regarding the future of the site, and his dramatically reduced involvement in it. The good news in all of this, is what happened in the blog below the article. I spent most of Tuesday reading all of those comments. I was impressed not only …

A CFP Duck Dynasty? It’s Not So Crazy

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Yes, I know. And I will happily embrace the name change you might be thinking of: Lou Farnsworth should now be known as “Homer Duck.”  So with that preliminary bit of honesty settled, let’s look at the data, which actually gives objective support to my claims of a dynasty in this article’s title. I recently wrote about our chances of …

Oregon ‘Natty Notions: Is This THE Year?

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The National Championship. The CFP Trophy. The Holy Grail for every college football fanatic in the country. The pinnacle that us Ducklings have been oh so close to achieving twice (2010 and 2014), but have ultimately fallen short of. Oh, the horror of those last few minutes of the Auburn loss! My esteemed fellow FishDuck.com writers Mike West and Jon …

Just How Elite IS Oregon’s 2020 Secondary?

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At least one of the luminaries in the college football brain trust opines that Oregon has the best incoming secondary for next season.  This May 1st article by Anthony Treash of PFF contends that Oregon’s secondary is not only the best, but it’s not even close.  His argument rests primarily upon a metric that compares how well an individual returning …

The Ducks in 2020: A Greybeard Goes on Record

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GREYBEARD UPFRONT DISCLAIMER: I admit that I have been indicted in the past for the crime of “sunshine pumping.” I probably could have been convicted on certain charges: specifically, having been huckstered by Brady Hoke. Later, the charisma of a certain ex-FSU coach beguiled me way longer than I care to admit. I am, by nature, optimistic.  And, yes, sometimes …

A Greybeard’s Expectations for Oregon Football 2019

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Mario Cristobal has convinced me that he has chops. However, the exact size of those chops is still an open question. Ugly Duckling wrote a great piece recently that focused on how absolutely critical it is to the long term success of winning programs to have proper roster management. That got me to thinking not only about roster management, but …