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Thomas Tyner’s Injury Thrusts Spotlight on Royce Freeman … Again

Caleb Couturie Editorials, FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

For a second consecutive season, the Oregon Ducks will have to figure out a way to win without star RB Thomas Tyner. On Sunday, it was announced that Tyner will miss all of the 2015 season due to shoulder surgery, a blow to a Ducks’ offense already struggling to find an identity in the wake of Marcus Mariota‘s departure. Famous for their running …

2015 Football Playoff Projection — A Feast of Revenge

Mike Merrell Editorials, FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 9 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out The wonderful thing about August is that every D-1 football program is undefeated, so dreams of what could happen have yet to be tainted with reality. The door for pundits to put together their Top-25’s and final fours is wide open. With not a whole lot of objectivity to go on, a certain amount of subjectivity is …

Analysis: “Vernon Adams Will Have a BETTER Statistical Year Than 2014 Mariota”

Charles Fischer Editorials 37 Comments

Our recent articles re VA have stirred the feelings of some coaches in my network, and I received the following analysis (below) from one of them, that, while controversial, is also illuminating. I added the GIFs, picture, and my personal endorsement to what he wrote. This is fun stuff, my friends! Charles Fischer So – why would some stupid guy state the absurd: “Vernon Adams …

Analysis: Debunking the Myths Surrounding Vernon Adams

Charles Fischer Blast from the Past!, Editorials 9 Comments

Legendary Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant was once asked what it takes to be a successful coach. He answered: You need a good wife, a good huntin’ dog, and a good quarterback … and not necessarily in that order.”   If there was ever a team that quip applied to, our beloved Ducks fit the “bill” because some of the most …

Oregon Baseball Analysis: Infield Defensive Shifts

Andrew Bet Editorials 0 Comments

Defensive positioning in baseball has changed dramatically over the years as managers are looking at every detail of the game. Getting advanced statistics on batters 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 my last baseball analysis, …

Oregon Baseball Analysis: Infield Defensive Shifts

Andrew Bet Editorials 0 Comments

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

Charles Fischer Editorials 6 Comments

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

Jordan Ingram Editorials 0 Comments

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

Joey Holland Editorials 3 Comments

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!

Andrew Bet Editorials 0 Comments

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?

Noah Smith Editorials 3 Comments

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

Andrew Bet Editorials 0 Comments

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 …