How Would YOU Rank the Best QBs in Oregon History?

Joshua Whitted Editorials 37 Comments

Marcus Mariota is obviously the best Oregon Ducks quarterback of all time. He’s the school’s only Heisman Trophy winner, he put together an unmatched stat line over three seasons, and he delivered some of the most iconic performances in team history. But how do the rest of the Oregon quarterbacks stack up in comparison to the GOAT? Ducks Wire recently …

Is Any Duck Lineman Better than Penei Sewell?

Ryan Robertson Editorials 20 Comments

Penei Sewell had a masterful career at Oregon. He won the Outland Trophy for the nation’s best lineman, he was a consensus All-American, and he might be the best offensive lineman in school history. Sewell has a few challengers for the title of best offensive lineman in Oregon Ducks history. The obvious contender for the top spot is Gary Zimmerman, …

Benching Brown: What are YOUR Odds?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials 42 Comments

FishDuck writer and frequent commenter Jon Joseph pondered aloud recently if Oregon just shouldn’t go with Ty Thompson, mortgaging the present in hopes of a payoff over the next two years. Whew! That is intriguing, as there are those at this site who see Oregon as a potential playoff candidate this year. Our best chance in Columbus, these folks say, …

Oregon’s Rushing Attack 2021: A Return to Former Glory?

Alex Heining Editorials 32 Comments

The Oregon offense was stagnant all through the COVID-ridden 2020 season, and the ground attack wasn’t doing the team any favors. The Ducks did average 166.7 YPG (yards per game), a mere eight yards under the 2019 season average of 174.9 YPG, but both of these seasons are far and away from the success of 2017 and other similar seasons …

Special Teams: Oregon’s Achilles’ Heel

David Marsh Editorials 23 Comments

The 2020 season was disastrous for Oregon’s special teams. The kicking game started out bad, return coverage was often lacking, and Oregon just didn’t have much of a return game of their own. At the beginning of last season, Camden Lewis had placekicking responsibilities and basically picked up where he left off — missing easy kicks. At the end of …

More Talent Means More Ducks Drafted

Darren Perkins Editorials 32 Comments

During daily web surfing of my must-see sports sites, I stumbled across a post at oregonlive.com (full youtube video) that hosted a video documenting the tension and excitement of the Detroit Lions’ front office in the minutes leading up to their selection of Oregon offensive lineman Penei Sewell with the seventh overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. It was …

Is Oregon the New Destination for Nation’s Top Linemen?

Jordan Ingram Editorials 31 Comments

I never thought I’d live to see the day when the Oregon Ducks football team became known for developing some of the nation’s finest talent in the offensive trenches. Growing up in the 80s, it felt like the Ducks’ offensive line was more decorative than utilitarian. Running lanes were quickly clogged with faster and stronger defensive ends, and nearly every …

What ARE Oregon’s Chances of Winning the 2021 Pac-12 Conference title?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials 25 Comments

My friends, I sometimes get guest articles where they look at Oregon football from a distant perspective, and today we have one from Eastern Europe. Normally I would not publish it, as I already have one international entity quite displeased with me at the moment, yet the total package of this particular article got me to thinking. While most of …

CFB Drama: Is a 12 Team Playoff Coming Soon?

David Marsh Editorials 32 Comments

By the looks of it, a 12 Team Playoff is the preferred format for expanding the College Football Playoff. Currently it appears that the top twelve teams ranked by the playoff committee would make it into the playoff. This sounds good in theory but also raises further questions. What if the Champion of a Power-Five Conference isn’t ranked in the …