New Offenses During COVID: What to Expect

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For three years, Oregon had the same offensive coordinator in Marcus Arroyo. With Arroyo leaving for a head coaching gig in 2020, Oregon had to find a new man to run the offense. In came Joe Moorhead, architect of some fantastic Penn State offenses. With a crazy fall season that still has yet to produce a schedule for the Ducks, …

The Pac-12 Was Right to Wait

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It has been a long off-season. Basketball ended early due to the pandemic, as did all other sports. The recent restart of professional sports showed that limited crowds don’t have to stop sports. Last weekend college football restarted in a limited capacity, with small crowds and every team missing players. The games were alright, but without any major teams in …

Breaking In a New QB: How Has Oregon Done?

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As the 2020 season approaches and the Ducks prepare to hand the reigns to a new quarterback, it is fair to wonder what fans can expect. How have past Oregon QBs fared in their inaugural seasons? For simplicity’s sake, QBs will only be considered if they started at least a third of the season. 2017: Braxton Burmeister Poor Braxton Burmeister. The …

The Oregon Ducks: From Offensive Juggernaut to Defensive Force

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2016 was the last year the Oregon Ducks fielded an elite offense. Justin Herbert was one of the best QBs in Oregon history, but constantly finding himself in shootouts kept the young player from achieving greatness in his inaugural season. UO’s era of elite offense started in 2007 when Dennis Dixon had the Ducks on the precipice of the BCS National …

The Ducks Always Have Running Back Problems

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Oregon is a running back powerhouse. Many great Ducks have been in contention for the Doak Walker Award for the nation’s best RB over the years, and some were even considered as Heisman candidates. Yet the Ducks have had issues at running back consistently for the last decade. Lache Seastrunk was a highly-touted five-star running back who arrived on campus in …

Breakout Alert: Adrian Jackson and Travis Dye

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College football is going to have a strange season in 2020. With social distancing persisting until at least June, it’s not outside the realm of possibilities for teams to be under-conditioned and a little unprepared at the start of the season. A short off-season may slow the development of several key freshmen, such as Noah Sewell and Justin Flowe. Returning players will …

2013: The Best Civil War

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Marcus Mariota, Thomas Tyner, De’Anthony Thomas and Josh Huff combined to score only 36 points in the 2013 Oregon-Oregon State Civil War game, one of the worst outputs of the spread option era at Oregon. It was just enough to beat the Beavers. It started with a fourth-down interception by the UO defense in the endzone in the first quarter. The Ducks came back and …

Is Oregon’s 2020 Football Season Saved?

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Today’s article is about football and college sports in the near future. Today’s article also involves the topic of the COVID-19 which is currently ravaging individuals and businesses across the United States and the world. We do not want to underestimate those consequences or appear insensitive to those in peril or in harm’s way. FishDuck is a sports website, and …