2022 Holiday Bowl: The Luck of Duck Comes From Pluck

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

It was fitting that Oregon came back to win in the final seconds of the 2022 Holiday Bowl continuing the breathless endings of the final three games of Oregon’s regular season. Yet this victory can be credited to some good coaching, and some plucky-play by veterans on the offense who came through in crunch time. The puzzling questions that surround …

Five Non-Starters to Watch In Today’s Holiday Bowl

David Marsh Editorials

I have already aired my grievances about December being too busy and how the bowl games are suffering as a result. However, today Oregon plays in the Holiday Bowl against North Carolina and we will get the opportunity to see some backups take the field and hopefully make an impact. Here are five players to watch in today’s game who …

December Is Too Busy and Bowl Season Suffers

David Marsh Editorials

College Football has changed so much in the past decade. In the early 2010s, the value of bowl games was clear for teams and players alike. Making a bowl game, even a bad bowl game, was the reward for a decent, or even good, season. Then starting in 2014, the value of bowl games started to decline with the College …

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Oregon Ducks Football: Signing Day Superlatives

Alex Heining Editorials

Signing day was a HUGE success for Dan Lanning and Oregon Ducks football. As our own Charles Fischer chatted about just yesterday, this easily could be one of the best first-year head coach’s recruiting classes ever with how many big swings Lanning took in the past few weeks. Well, those swings have certainly paid off. The gut punch of Dante Moore flipping this …

How Many Quarterbacks Can One Team Sustain?

David Marsh Editorials

Just how many scholarship quarterbacks can a college football roster sustain? This is the big question in this day and age of the transfer portal and NIL. Any starting quarterback is going require a chunk of NIL money (that’s a given, though how much will vary depending on the player and school). More NIL opportunities will also come with being …

Could Bo Nix follow Justin Herbert’s NFL Trajectory?

OregonReigns Editorials

Justin Herbert has put the Oregon Ducks on the map at quarterback in the NFL with his stellar performances to lead the Los Angeles Chargers to the brink of a return to the post-season. Although there were initially doubts whether he could raise his game in the NFL, Herbert was a standout in his four seasons for the Ducks. During …

Oregon Will Be Just Fine Without Dante Moore

Joshua Whitted Editorials

Dante Moore flipping his commitment to UCLA at the eleventh hour stinks for Oregon fans. There’s no sugarcoating it. Moore is an elite prospect in every sense of the word, and he is certainly the type of quarterback that coaches across the country would love to build their programs around. He would have been a historic signing for Dan Lanning …

Chaotic Transfer Portal is Destroying College Football

Jordan Ingram Editorials

Fans have been going through some things since the regular season ended two weeks ago. Players are jumping from rosters like hot beans in bacon grease, fueled by the promise of more playing time and lucrative NIL deals. Gone are the days of program building from the ground up; coaches develop players from scratch with the hopes of eventually enjoying …

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Oregon Ducks Football: Can We Trust Dan Lanning?

Alex Heining Editorials

Dan Lanning is Oregon’s new head coach for the immediate future. Heading into bowl season, he has one 9-3 season so far under his belt with the Ducks, and now looks to cap off what looked to be a promising campaign with a solid bowl win against the North Carolina Tarheels. Mr. FishDuck discussed this topic with me after he decided …