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A Look into the Ducks’ Crystal Ball for 2020

Steven Smith Editorials 27 Comments

WOW… This past season brought us a 12-2 record, a Pac-12 Championship and a Rose Bowl ring. Two years into his tenure, coach Mario Cristobal has a 21-7 record and two outstanding recruiting classes. One could say he’s developing Oregon into “U$C North.” But with football still eight months away and expectations sky high for next season, let’s ask the …

State of the Pac-12: Women Ball Too; The Ducks Are Flying High

Cameron Johansson Editorials 26 Comments

In a busy week of sports, we saw a weekend full of exciting NFL playoff games, LSU claimed the national football championship and Duke basketball had a rare loss in an ACC matchup against unranked Clemson. After the College Football National Championship Game, the Associated Press released their end of the season polls. The Ducks finished at number five, and …

Oregon Owes Mark Helfrich an Apology

Jordan Ingram Editorials 109 Comments

Oregon fans owe Mark Helfrich an apology. I can still remember the rumblings of frustrated Oregon Football fans on Twitter after the 2016 campaign ended with a dismal 4-8 record (2-7 in Pac-12) to finish dead last in the North Division. For many, the answer was simple: #FireHelfrich. Admittedly, I was frustrated as well. In four years as head coach, …

It Doesn’t Matter Who Cristobal Hires as the Next OC

Darren Perkins Editorials 166 Comments

That’s right, it doesn’t. Mario Cristobal could hire a young reincarnation of Sean Payton, Lincoln Riley or Bill Walsh. Ya know, hire the next offensive “genius.” But, if that chosen one is only allowed to coach with one hand tied behind his back, then, it doesn’t matter. Oregon will not become elite. Oregon will not win a National Championship. It’s time …

How Will History Remember this 2020 Oregon Rose Bowl Win?

Brian Libby Editorials 28 Comments

My friends, on Mario Cristobal‘s coffee table in his office in the Mo Center is a big book about Oregon football history that was written by Brian Libby, a professional writer who contributes a guest article from time to time to FishDuck.com. He gives us a perspective that few can, with his incredible knowledge of Our Beloved Ducks. He is …

Oregon Men’s Basketball Still Finding Its Footing

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 53 Comments

Dana Altman has always been known for his motion offense, and his matchup zone defense. However, this season the Ducks are not employing as much of those schemes as they have in years past. The main reason for this is personnel. Installing an offense and defense can be difficult with nine new players. Offensively, Altman’s scheme is typically a four …

Justin Herbert’s Time Is Up, Who Will be Under Center in 2019?

Cameron Johansson Editorials 72 Comments

The next time Justin Herbert takes a snap in live-action will be in the National Football League. There has been much speculation on where Herbert will land in the draft, with some mock drafts having him in the top ten, while others have him as the successor to Tom Brady. Regardless of where he ends up, he possesses the pocket …

Way-Too-Early Predictions for Oregon Football in 2020

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 137 Comments

What a season it was for our mighty Oregon Ducks. The Ducks went 10-2 in the regular season and then continued their dream season with wins in the Pac-12 championship and Rose Bowl. The success of the 2019 Oregon Duck football team relied not only on talent, but on the players’ genuine desire to play for one another. The 2020 …