Nevada: “What the DUCK Just Happened?”

Charles Fischer Editorials 128 Comments

We promised that our Sunday articles would have all kinds of drama, including the opposing players’ and coaches’ opinions of the Ducks after each game. But this report is a bit short on drama, because while I hunkered down for a long press conference with the Wolfpack, Head Coach Jay Norvell spoke for just six minutes. He didn’t tell us …

Discuss Before, During and After: Will the Ducks Bounce Back Against the Nevada Wolfpack?

Charles Fischer Editorials 80 Comments

The Featured Photo above is a dandy, as it is from the 2011 game when Nevada came to town. This was a swing pass from Darron Thomas to De’Anthony Thomas that went for one of five touchdown passes that day, and it was a sweet memory in so many ways. The FishDuck.com era had just begun, and when the video …

Recapping a Surprisingly Entertaining Week 1 of CFB

Jon Joseph Editorials 25 Comments

Week 1 of college football is in the books. All in all, it was a weekend more or less devoid of drama, the glaring exception being the Ducks’ epic collapse against Auburn (c’mon, it’s time to move forward). But interesting storylines and developments were aplenty. You just need to do a little digging to find them. Week 1 News, Notes …

Cristobal Needs to Address Oregon’s Biggest Weakness

Darren Perkins Editorials 136 Comments

I started out the college football season last Thursday night watching the Chip Kelly-led Bruins embarrass themselves on national television. Watching the debacle unfold further cemented my opinion that Chip did not compensate for his weaknesses when he took the job. He didn’t hire a good defensive coordinator and he clearly didn’t hire a staff that likes to recruit, unlike …

Post-Game Press Conference: Auburn Players Say, “Oregon Would Be Mediocre in the SEC”

Mike Ostrom Editorials 172 Comments

Note: After every game this season, we will have a correspondent from FishDuck.com at the Opponent Press Conference to learn what the coaches and players of the opposing team are saying about our Beloved Ducks. The first one is from Mike Ostrom in Dallas, Texas, and we are grateful for his time and expertise. Fourth Quarter Play Calling Not True …

How to Enhance the Autzen Stadium Experience in 2019

Steven Smith Editorials 13 Comments

When caught up in the moment, it’s easy to exaggerate and embellish the facts. That’s not the case with the Autzen Stadium experience. There’s truly nothing like watching a football game in one of the most raucous, breathtaking and spectacular stadiums in the country. Whether you’re an Autzen regular or a first timer, I can promise that the experience will …

2036: A College Football Scheduling Odyssey

Jon Joseph Editorials 26 Comments

“I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal. I’ve still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission. And I want to help you.” – HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey (although it could be any guy pleading with his wife …

2019 Oregon Football: The Year of NO EXCUSES

Charles Fischer Editorials 104 Comments

I have never been so torn going into my annual “prediction” article, and now I know how some football recruits must feel on the day they decide; do they follow their head or their heart? I’ve explained my lack of confidence in the offensive staff, yet coaches do improve as players do …  and at this time of year hope springs …

One-and-Done Players: Good for Oregon Basketball?

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 16 Comments

The simple answer: Yes, if done the right way. And Dana Altman looks to be getting on the right path. The one-and-done phenomenon started in 2006, when the NBA made a rule stating that in order for a player to be eligible for an NBA draft, they must be at least 19 years old and/or one year removed from high …

A Greybeard’s Expectations for Oregon Football 2019

Lou Farnsworth Editorials 42 Comments

Mario Cristobal has convinced me that he has chops. However, the exact size of those chops is still an open question. Ugly Duckling wrote a great piece recently that focused on how absolutely critical it is to the long term success of winning programs to have proper roster management. That got me to thinking not only about roster management, but …