Why Allowing College Athletes to Profit Off Their Name, Image and Likeness Is the Right Call

Brandon Viall Editorials 79 Comments

There is a little known fact about the original Olympians: they were paid! You read that right. These athletes were not “amateur” in the purist sense, and neither are today’s college athletes. The hard truth a lot of people don’t want to accept is that amateurism in college athletics is a myth, and, really, this isn’t a new argument. However, some …

Did Mario Cristobal Nudge Coaches Out the Door?

David Marsh Editorials 46 Comments

Mario Cristobal is the Commander-in-Chief of Oregon Football. With this coaching style style, the determining factor of a team’s success or failure boils down to a few important decisions: effective coaching hires. Cristobal has no problem firing a coach who isn’t a fit for the program as we saw when he fired Jim Leavitt. However, the firing of Leavitt came …

The Pac-12 Was Right to Wait

Ryan Robertson Editorials 24 Comments

It has been a long off-season. Basketball ended early due to the pandemic, as did all other sports. The recent restart of professional sports showed that limited crowds don’t have to stop sports. Last weekend college football restarted in a limited capacity, with small crowds and every team missing players. The games were alright, but without any major teams in …

Would SEC Players Actually Sue Over COVID?

30Duck Editorials 58 Comments

This has been an amazing week of contributed articles by Fishduck readers! We thank Haywarduck, PittDuck, BigDucksFan and now 30Duck for the wonderful Ponder-Points for us all to discuss. Everyone is invited to contribute as the water is fine for all Ducks! Charles Fischer ————————————————- The Pac-12 and Big 10 have postponed their football seasons, but, really, who are they …

Which of the Pac-12 Coaches do you FEAR?

BigDucksFan Editorials 42 Comments

This is a wonderful week of contributed articles by so many of our “regulars” and we thank BigDucksFan for this one to ponder!  Charles Fischer ———————————————————————————————- We all know that Head Coach Mario Cristobal is your favorite coach, but who else in the Pac-12 piques your interest as a head coach and can challenge Oregon for the Pac-12 champion bragging …

Awesome Autzen: The Day the Ducks Destroyed Nick Saban!

PittDuck Editorials 37 Comments

My FishDuck Friends, we have a wonderful article contributed by PittDuck about his favorite Autzen memory. Oh how sweet that game was, and the unusual circumstances for him surrounding that delightful game 22 years ago.  We thank him and invite you to write about yours as well!  Charles Fischer ————————————————————————————————————————— I’ve been an Oregon Duck fan since I was a …

Is Oregon Becoming Linebacker U?

Haywarduck Editorials 28 Comments

My FishDuck Friends, this is a contributed article from Haywarduck, who is a regular in the comments and a big part of our community. Thank you!  Charles Fischer ——————————————————————————- Are the Ducks becoming an NFL factory at linebacker? It’s a fair question when considering recent rosters in the NFL and Oregon’s recruiting, as it certainly has come a long way. …

Mario Cristobal: The Commander-in-Chief of Oregon Football

David Marsh Editorials 29 Comments

There are two types of head coaches. First there are the field-commanders, who call the plays from the sideline. Oregon fans are familiar with this style of coaching, as Chip Kelly is the definition of field-commander. These coaches tend to be the flashy innovators of the sport, and Kelly’s time at Oregon exemplified this. Then there are the commander-in-chief head …

What will Ducks Football Look Like in 2021?

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 21 Comments

As the fall college football season begins without our mighty Ducks our attention shifts towards spring 2021 for our next dosage of Oregon football. Nevertheless whether the Ducks next play in spring or fall of next year, the roster for Oregon will look a lot different than it does today. For starters, many of Oregon’s elite draft eligible players such as …

If You Could Change ONE-THING About Oregon Football History …

30Duck Editorials 23 Comments

My FishDuck Friends! We have another contribution from 30Duck to get the discussion going today, as it will make you groan, and reflect!  Charles Fischer ————————————————————————————————- What if we here at FishDuck could change one instant, one play, in Duck football history? “What if?” These words come out after a loss; winners don’t worry about what happened because they’re going …

New NCAA Player Eligibility: Is this FAIR to the Pac-12?

Jon Joseph Editorials 32 Comments

The NCAA has announced that the 2020 season will not count against any student-athlete’s four years to play five, eligibility. Let’s think about the consequences for the B1G and the Pac-12? Student-athletes, no matter their current season of eligibility, will be allowed to play in every game without burning a red-shirt year. Seniors and red-shirt seniors will get to play another …