Fun Matters More than Ever for Oregon Football

David Marsh Editorials

The biggest thing that keeps getting repeated during spring practice is that the team is having fun again. Mario Cristobal was and still is all about the “grind” — and there is absolutely a time and place for that. However, it really does seem like Cristobal’s culture was wearing thin on the players. By contrast, Dan Lanning has breathed new …

Critical Analysis: Oregon Spring Game Hits and Misses

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

Like most observers of the Oregon Spring Game, I was pleased overall with the beginning of the Dan Lanning era. The discussion on our forum covered most of the major points, but I thought I’d  take some time away from playing Casino Rewards Captain Cooks to share what I believe are “hits” and “misses” of this 2022 Oregon Spring Game. …

What Do YOU Want to See From the Oregon Spring Game?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

Oregon Head Dan Lanning has the Duck fanbase energized the most in four years going into the Spring Football game, and it made me ponder about my expectations for what we will see in Autzen? At this time of year I had to pull myself away from some gaming fun at WooCasino because what the Lanning staff has achieved in …

BOOM or BUST? How Lanning Can Silence the Doubters

Joshua Whitted Editorials

Dan Lanning was a risky hire. The 36-year-old former defensive coordinator has no head coaching experience, and frankly, he has little experience as a coordinator, as well. Aside from spending two years working at Arizona State, he has no ties to the West. And while there are one-off success stories of young, hot-shot coordinators knocking it out of the park …

Could Ty Thompson be the No. 3 Quarterback?

Darren Perkins Editorials

Last week, while skimming through the OregonLive.com sports pages, something caught my eye that made my brow sharply rise as I caught a partial headline reading: “Jay Butterfield gets No. 2 QB reps.“ Hmmm… What a surprise it would be if the highly-touted Ty Thompson fell to third on the Oregon depth chart. I have not seen anything official on any depth charts …

Should Oregon Football Fear USC?

Should Oregon Football Fear USC?

Alex Heining Editorials

This has been a turbulent offseason to say the least for Oregon. On top of the Mario Cristobal fiasco and a ton of talent jumping ship, there’s a new head honcho in Los Angeles. Lincoln Riley is set to stabilize the program with championship-contending culture after years of high turnover at head coach. How does this impact the Oregon Ducks’ future of recruiting? …

Does Oregon Have a New “Saban” in Dan Lanning?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

I know, the title above shouts “tap-the-brakes,” yet Duck fans would admit they like what they see about Coach Dan Lanning, but we also know this is clearly a “honeymoon” period for the new coach. We can’t get too far out in front of our skis in our excitement, (enough clichés’ yet?) as I was pondering about our coach in …

Culture Cannot Be Just a Buzzword

David Marsh Editorials

In the age of NIL, culture must be more than a buzzword. Coaches love to throw around the term “culture” all the time, and each coach wants to claim his unique culture produces what it takes to win big. The reality is that there are few programs that have the culture required to win a National Championship, and that is …

Conerly Decision Boosts Ducks Cachet with Elite RB

Jordan Ingram Editorials

The news of the nation’s No. 1 offensive tackle recruit Josh Conerly Jr. choosing the Oregon Ducks over the USC Trojans and Washington Huskies shook the college football world to its core and send shockwaves throughout the social media stratosphere (If you are currently living under a rock and haven’t heard the news, check out Mr. FishDuck’s write-up). No doubt, Conerly’s …

5-Star Conerly Choosing Oregon Makes Huskies Hurl

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

While Oregon fans have had plenty of reasons to celebrate their advantage in the rivalry versus Washington, the most recent choice of 5-Star Josh Conerly Jr. offers not only the sweet joy of his announcement to Oregon, but the fun of reading the bitter bile the Husky fans are choking on. I was looking into contacting my favorite casino directly …

Trojan Tantrums to Conerly Decision Announce Dan Lanning on the Recruiting Stage

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

A dilemma for many of us diehard fans of Our Beloved Ducks, is that progressing further into “Greybeard-age” does not always mean we become more noble human beings…especially when it comes to victories over the Trojans of USC. Due to our experiences in dealing with SC fans so much longer than most, we have developed reactions over the years that …