Eight Bold Claims Eight Days Before the Season

Jason Selby Editorials, FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

As a student at the University of Oregon, and an avid football fan in general, I’ve been exposed to a lot of hearsay. So whether or not you agree with the claims made below, keep in mind that this is a list put together by what has come out of others’ mouths. With eight days to go until the Ducks kick …

There is No Right Answer When it Comes to Charles Nelson

Caleb Couturie Editorials, FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

Okay, so here’s the deal. Charles Nelson is just ridiculously freaking good. If you read my article on Sunday you can see what the Oregon coaches are saying about him, but here’s a quick recap if you didn’t: John Neal (the defensive backs coach) merely gawks at his uncanny ability to transition from offense to defense. Mark Helfrich (hopefully you …

OC Scott Frost Knows a Thing or Two about QB Life

Sam Felton Editorials 2 Comments

In a mere 10 days, the charcoal grills will ignite once again, the beers will be cracked and the masses of loyal Duck fans sporting the vibrant green and yellow will make their way across the Willamette River and through the woods to enter the shrine that is Autzen Stadium. Simply writing these words down stirs up the euphoria I have …

Chip Kelly Update: A Great Start

Mark Saltveit Editorials 4 Comments

Preseason games mean nothing — we all know that. And yet … the Philadelphia Eagles stomped on the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, and it was hard not to be excited by the way the team played. Even if you ignore the final score — 36-10, not that it mattered — there were a lot of individual performances that were highly encouraging. …

Oregon Football Practice: The Ducks Lay an Egg

Charles Fischer Editorials, FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 20 Comments

I could not believe my eyes when I got the email announcing an open practice for Oregon football season ticket holders a few weeks ago. No professional cameras allowed? This means that media are not having their usual place in this practice — hmmmm. I was thrilled and simply could not wait for the days to count down until I …

Oregon Ducks Football: “Fast Tony” Sees Opportunity in Backfield

Jordan Ingram Editorials 13 Comments

Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com from Autzen Stadium at Oregon Football Media Day. The news of Oregon Ducks running back Thomas Tyner‘s recent shoulder surgery has definitely changed the playing field in Eugene. Tyner will almost definitely miss the entire 2015 season, which is tragic for Oregon’s very own five-star recruit from Aloha High School. But just like an army supporting their fallen brother, a talented group of …

Three Degrees of Motivation

Jason Selby Editorials, FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

I walked into my local Costco a few days ago to help my grandmother with her shopping needs. After showing the entrance employee my membership card and being granted admittance into this wholesale world, I met an older man wearing a beat-up yellow Oregon Ducks hat. We got to talking, and little did I know that this conversation would spark …

Matt Wogan — His Leg Is Ready for 2015

Kylie Stiglbauer Editorials, FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

With the start of the college football season only 22 days away, football fans have become increasingly excited about the upcoming year. As the season draws near, the Oregon Ducks have been preparing themselves for another outstanding season. The recent news of Thomas Tyner’s surgery has left many wondering how the team will make up for his absence. There has been …

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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 …