“Show Me the Money”…is NIL the END of it?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials 57 Comments

Jon Joseph‘s article yesterday got me to pondering about the whole, “income-for-the-college-athlete” situation, and I recalled how last summer at this time–players in the Pac-12 were making a number of demands and the discussion was going to include a piece of the athletic pie (budget) going to them. Then COVID cancelled the season and it all was forgotten, but at …

Cristobal Must Achieve the PLAYOFFS in Two Years….or ELSE?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials 70 Comments

There are many fans who look on this year as a “crossroads” point for Oregon Football. Are the Ducks going to begin showing the impact of three prize recruiting classes? Will Coach Mario Cristobal prepare his team to beat all opponents with less talent? Will the offensive attack be truly turned over to Offensive Coordinator Joe Moorhead? Can Oregon improve …

Does Rob Mullens feel he got SNOOKERED by Mario Cristobal?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials 90 Comments

I’ve often wondered what Athletic Director Rob Mullens was expecting of Oregon’s offense when he announced Mario Cristobal as head football coach in his news conference (Featured Photo above) in December, 2017. I assume he was told what I thought I heard from news sources at that time, that Cristobal explained how the Ducks would, “get tougher in the trenches, …

Oregon Sports Roundup: Olympics, MLB, Mustaches and FishDuck Goodbyes

Jordan Ingram Editorials 22 Comments

Well, friends, I guess George Harrison said it best: “All things must pass.” As some may know, I will be leaving FishDuck in the near future as life and events necessitate a change. And with it, I will miss all the talented writers and editors who dedicated hours, days, weeks and months of their spare time to bring you stories …

Oregon Has Failed to Recruit the State of Washington

David Marsh Editorials 25 Comments

When J.T. Tuimoloau, a five-star recruit out of the state of Washington, announced Oregon as one of his final four schools, the Ducks were hopeful they could persuade him to make the short trip south to begin his college football career. However, Tuimoloau chose Ohio State instead. Oregon was, in truth, always a bit of a long shot but was …

Oregon’s Mightiest Mustache: Appreciating Aaron Feld

Alex Heining Editorials 15 Comments

As you all may have seen in the past few seasons on the exuberant Oregon sideline, a mighty mustache has led the charge to our blue chip littered Oregon huddle. Aaron Feld, Our Beloved Ducks’ strength and conditioning coach, has brought unparalleled enthusiasm and energy to light that fire the Ducks undoubtedly need to dominate the opposition. TV timeouts have …

How a Flawed Mario Cristobal Can Win a Title at Oregon

Joshua Whitted Editorials 72 Comments

Mario Cristobal is not yet an elite head coach, and he might never be one. Contrary to what you might think, that might not stop him from getting Oregon its first-ever National Championship. This isn’t merely wishful thinking from a green-and-yellow homer. Cristobal is acquiring championship-level talent. Talent that — with one notable addition — will likely be enough to …

What is Your Fondest Oregon Football Memory?

Ryan Robertson Editorials 63 Comments

Picture it: November 29th, 2013. Oregon and Oregon State are facing off in Autzen Stadium. Marcus Mariota is capping off a fantastic second season as a starter, the Ducks are 9-2 heading in to the day against a 6-5 Beavers squad who would love to prevent Oregon from reaching 10 wins. Mark Helfrich has had a solid first year as a coach after …