Oregon Baseball Analysis: Infield Defensive Shifts

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Defensive positioning in baseball has changed dramatically over the years as managers are looking at every detail of the game. Getting advanced statistics on the batter and shifting players into the correct defensive positions are a few examples. The defensive shifts implemented during the game can be interesting to see for fans – new and old — of baseball. In a game against …

Analysis: “Pre-Freshmen” — Who Impressed at the Oregon Spring Game

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Most of the buzz from the 2015 Oregon Spring Game centered around the superb performances of quarterback Jeff Lockie and Uber-dude, Charles Nelson – and rightly so. Typically, at FishDuck.com, we like to analyze the areas that most analysts do not examine, and I found some amazing performances buried in the trenches by none other than the “Pre-Freshmen” enrolled at Oregon early …

Janie Takeda Among Oregon Softball’s Finest Ambassadors

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There are only six more games before the #2 Oregon Ducks softball team begin postseason play, limiting the opportunities to witness Oregon senior Janie Takeda conclude her record breaking final season with Ducks. Nearly a month after her shoulder injury suffered in the Ducks’ loss to Washington at Howe Field, the two-time NFCA All-American has recovered and has plenty of opportunities after college. As the No. 26 overall …

Duck Running Backs Compensate for Loss of Mariota

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While Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota will surely be missed in 2015, Oregon’s offensive backfield remains loaded with firepower. Royce Freeman, Byron Marshall, and Thomas Tyner have the talent to be the best batch of running backs in the country in 2015 and the greatest group in Oregon’s long line of stars at the position. Mariota temporarily altered the team’s image throughout his …

Simply Smashing: Recent Hitting Has Ducks Softball Hot!

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In describing Oregon’s home run barrage against Washington, PAC-12 play-by-play announcer Ann Schatz said it best, “Off the pole, touch them all, I have never seen anything like this!” Oregon Softball capped a historic day with a school record eight home runs in a victory against Northwest rival Washington. Oregon’s hitting has been incredible since the Oregon State series. Fans have been …

Shorts, Passes, and Screens — The New Read Option?

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Needless to say, the Philadelphia Eagles have had an interesting offseason. With a flurry of moves that had (and still have) many Eagles fans questioning Chip Kelly‘s sanity, Philadelphia has set themselves up to have the strongest run game in the NFL. With potentially the strongest stable of runners Kelly has ever had, the Eagles are primed for dominance. Interestingly, what may …

Shake it Off and Dealing: David Peterson Emerges For The Ducks

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After a shaky first inning and beautiful diving play by Oregon Ducks third baseman Matt Eureste to end the threat, (starting pitcher) David Peterson dialed in to start the second inning of the Saturday game against St. John’s and never looked back. Peterson dealt with some adversity early, as he was not finding a good rhythm with his pitches. However, his perseverance rewarded …

The Curious Case of Bryan Bennett

Jordan Ingram Editorials 8 Comments

It seemed like former Oregon back-up quarterback Bryan Bennett would spend his college years on the Ducks’ sideline, concealed beneath the shadows of a monster legacy. So, when Bennett transferred to Southeastern Louisiana for the 2013 FCS football season, most Duck fans thought it was probably the best move for the aspiring young quarterback. After all, the Ducks had Marcus Mariota. For Oregon, the rest is history. But what happened …

Do Ducks Overlook Oregonians?

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What you see above is a $60 million high school football stadium. It is not located in the state of Oregon. Not a total surprise…. Ducks 2015 recruiting class does not include any Oregonians. Earlier this month Oregon closed a solid recruiting class. This was Oregon’s best recruiting class according to 247 Sports, ESPN, and Rivals since Chip Kelly’s last class …

Ohio State Preview: Recruiting to Performance

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Looking ahead to Ohio State, the Ducks are obviously up against a solid team and a historic program. How did Coach Urban Meyer assemble this team? How did the pavement-pounding days on the recruiting trail translate into a title game experience? The rich history of Ohio State ranges from coaching great Woody Hayes to seven Heisman winners: Les Horvath (1944), Vic …

Marcus Mariota Named AP Player of the Year, Only Two Individual Awards Left

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Marcus Mariota was named the Associated Press Player of the Year today in a landslide victory, collecting 49 of the 54 available votes. Mariota is the first player from the University of Oregon to be awarded this honor since its inception in 1998. The addition of the AP PoY award, alongside the Sporting News Player of the Year which was …