Opponent Reaction: Stanford Beat Themselves

Ryan Robertson Editorials 43 Comments

Oregon beat Stanford on Saturday, and the result was never really in doubt … Well, to everyone except Stanford Head Coach David Shaw, apparently. Shaw didn’t think that his team was far from pulling off the upset, opening his press conference by saying: “The game boils down to five or six plays, and the score will look like we’re not …

Oregon’s Relentless Defense is Dominating

Ryan Robertson Editorials 116 Comments

It has been eight quarters and nine seconds since the Oregon Ducks gave up a touchdown. In the last two games, Oregon has allowed a total of nine points. Through three total games, Oregon is allowing only 272.3 yards per game. The Oregon defense has absolutely dominated the early season. Here are some reasons why. The Ferocious Front Seven Through …

Oregon’s First Three Games: Who are YOUR Favorite Freshmen?

Cameron Johansson Editorials 57 Comments

The Ducks have officially wrapped up their non-conference schedule with a 2-1 record. The first three weeks have been a bit of a roller coaster, with a disappointing loss to Auburn week one and a strong rebound in the following weeks in front of the Autzen faithful. With conference play set to begin next week at Stanford, there is a …

Oregon Gameday: Discuss Montana Matchup and the “Auburn Effect”

Joshua Whitted Editorials 90 Comments

Oregon’s week 3 matchup with Montana offers little suspense. Montana is a talented FCS team that ranks 20th in the STATS FCS Poll. But let’s be honest; if the Ducks don’t win by more than 40 points, there will be outrage on message boards across the Northwest. Since today’s game gives the coaching staff an opportunity to focus on the …

The Avalos Effect: Oregon’s Defense Looks Better Than Ever

Adam Holland Editorials 42 Comments

When new defensive coordinator Andy Avalos arrived at Oregon from Boise State, he had big shoes to fill. Perhaps never before in the program’s history had a defensive coordinator made as immediate and noticeable impact as Jim Leavitt when he arrived alongside Willie Taggart in 2017. Oregon improved from 126th in the nation in total defense in 2016 to 46th …

Nevada: “What the DUCK Just Happened?”

Charles Fischer Editorials 128 Comments

We promised that our Sunday articles would have all kinds of drama, including the opposing players’ and coaches’ opinions of the Ducks after each game. But this report is a bit short on drama, because while I hunkered down for a long press conference with the Wolfpack, Head Coach Jay Norvell spoke for just six minutes. He didn’t tell us …

Discuss Before, During and After: Will the Ducks Bounce Back Against the Nevada Wolfpack?

Charles Fischer Editorials 80 Comments

The Featured Photo above is a dandy, as it is from the 2011 game when Nevada came to town. This was a swing pass from Darron Thomas to De’Anthony Thomas that went for one of five touchdown passes that day, and it was a sweet memory in so many ways. The FishDuck.com era had just begun, and when the video …

Recapping a Surprisingly Entertaining Week 1 of CFB

Jon Joseph Editorials 25 Comments

Week 1 of college football is in the books. All in all, it was a weekend more or less devoid of drama, the glaring exception being the Ducks’ epic collapse against Auburn (c’mon, it’s time to move forward). But interesting storylines and developments were aplenty. You just need to do a little digging to find them. Week 1 News, Notes …

Cristobal Needs to Address Oregon’s Biggest Weakness

Darren Perkins Editorials 136 Comments

I started out the college football season last Thursday night watching the Chip Kelly-led Bruins embarrass themselves on national television. Watching the debacle unfold further cemented my opinion that Chip did not compensate for his weaknesses when he took the job. He didn’t hire a good defensive coordinator and he clearly didn’t hire a staff that likes to recruit, unlike …