Oregon Recruiting: The Player-Profile that MUST Change…

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Remember the glory days of Max Unger or Hroniss Grasu (both now in the NFL) pulling from their center position and actually leading the running back on the edge? The speed and athleticism they had was not only amazing, but ideal for the Oregon Spread Offense under coach Chip Kelly as the Ducks unleashed a scoring assault on the country. To …

An Appeal: Calling All COACHES!

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(While not his prettiest picture … Charles Fischer (above) is giving a public presentation about his beloved Ducks, and asks coaches everywhere to join him!) Calling all COACHES! I’ve heard from so many of you over the years in how my videos helped you and your team win more games, and from so many fans who have enjoyed learning more …

Oregon Tailgating Exclusive: The Life of Jed’s Party

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As one of the top football programs in the country, and with undeniably the country’s loudest fans, it’s no surprise that Oregon football has one of the best tailgating scenes as well. In fact, in 2015, Scout.com had ranked Oregon the No. 1 tailgating school in the country. Go Ducks! Thirty years ago, the idea of Oregon being the top …

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What to Do with Your Screwup, Prima-Donna “Star”?

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I would love to hear from those in management, in coaching or who have had the experience of having a tremendously talented star on your team who is also a constant screwup. We’ve all been there — the Prima Donna, the Rock Star who demands special treatment and, frankly, is worth it for the value he or she brings to the organization. …

One Troubling Thing About Coach Taggart

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Wow!! Willie T. hits all the high notes. More top-notch recruits than ever believed possible! Excitement! Energy! Success! He and his Pepsi-powered assistants are everywhere meeting with everyone. He takes losing teams and makes them winners. Taking an Oregon team with all the parts should make winning a tradition again. All this should happen, shouldn’t it? Perhaps – most likely …

Oregon Football, and New Looks all the Way Around!

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We at FishDuck.com have a lot in common with Oregon football, in that we both have a completely new look going into fall 2017. The only similarity with the Kelly/Helfrich offense to the Willie Taggart offense is that they are both zone read spread offenses, and things depart significantly from there. You will see a power-running component and an attack …

Can Taggart Out-Coach Petersen?

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That’s really what it gets down to, isn’t it? Oregon State and Washington State will have a say in who dominates the Northwest from time to time. But it’s Oregon and Washington opening the pocketbooks to buy a camping spot at the top of the Pac, with aspirations for national titles. The Huskies believe they hired the perfect cure for …

The BIGGEST Game-Changer from the New Oregon Coaching Staff

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Oregon fans have received so many gifts and pleasant surprises from this new Willie Taggart coaching staff, and they continue arriving at a pace we cannot seem to keep up with. For my Monday editorial, I wish to pass along what I believe is the biggest immediate impact we will see this fall. To be clear, this would not be present were …

Oregon’s Road to Redemption: Scaling the Pac-12 North

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Have you ever hit a golden stretch of life and wished you could stop time and enjoy the view? I wonder if Willie Taggart has ever had that same wish when he muses about the football landscape of the Pac-12 Conference. If so, would he flip the switch and turn back the clock to 2010? The head job at Oregon …

The Pac-12’s Lack of Nattys and What the Ducks are Doing About It

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The Pac-12: The Conference of Champions. Conference ambassador Bill Walton inserts it into every basketball telecast he ever does – and for good reason. The Pac-12 is the conference of champions in all of athletics, and it’s not even close. On May 28, the conference won its 500th championship, followed by the B1G with 307, then the SEC with 220. It’s …

In-State Recruits: Who Needs ‘Em?

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The argument goes something like this: Since the state of Oregon produces so few elite athletes, when they do come along, they simply must become Ducks. Otherwise, the Ducks are in big trouble, with all of the huge recruiting disadvantages they have to try to overcome. Don’t get me wrong. It’s great when an in-state athlete works out well. I’m …

Good News, Bad News: “What Happened to FishDuck.com?”

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 Take Note of Changes, but FishDuck is Still Here…. My friends, there will only be two articles published per week is all on Mondays and Wednesdays, (and occasionally on Friday) but I will still be writing. So if you see nothing for a few days-keep checking in as articles will come up as I can’t stay away from a keyboard for long. From …