The Jake Fisher Effect: Aggressive Oregon Offensive Linemen!

Charles Fischer Talent Evaluation

Offensive tackle Jake Fisher may end up leaving a legacy at Oregon far beyond winning a ton of games; he may have changed the perspective and attitude of the Duck offensive line forever. Tyler Johnstone said it well in a Chris Dufresne article for the LA Times. “He’s not a ‘win-one-for-the Gipper’ guy. He doesn’t give speeches. He’s just a …

The Dominance of Cheridan Hawkins: Softball’s Madison Bumgarner

Andrew Bet Talent Evaluation

Oregon starting pitcher Cheridan Hawkins must have dominance inscribed in her DNA, as her performances have left opponents baffled. Since game one of the season, Hawkins knew she would be Oregon’s x-factor in returning to the Women’s College World Series. In the UCLA series, Hawkins dealt with adversity for the first time this season as she lost the first game of …

DeForest Buckner: A New All-American Emerging?

Charles Fischer Talent Evaluation

There are some interesting defensive tactics that appeared in the Alamo Bowl win in addition to the continued emergence of DeForest Buckner on the defensive line. His star has been rising and the trendline of his growth manifested itself again in the Oregon Spring Game. Let’s look at what he is doing so well, and how Defensive Coordinator Don Pellum …

An Elite Showdown: Anthony Barr vs Tyler Johnstone

Charles Fischer Talent Evaluation

One of the great unknown elite match-ups of the 2013 season pitted the UCLA All-American and 9th pick in the NFL draft, Anthony Barr against Oregon’s Tyler Johnstone.  As the game approached, I was worried about the protection of Marcus Mariota’s blindside, and yet I knew it would be quite entertaining to examine in slo-mo later. Barr was picked early …

Ifo’s All-American Civil War Perfomance

Charles Fischer Talent Evaluation

Craig Strobeck It seems that it was not that long ago that I attended a recruiting luncheon and the subject was our current cornerback star, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.  Coach Kelly was talking about Ifo (a few years ago when this took place) and he explained that he only had to watch four or five high school highlight plays of Ifo, when, …

Expert QB Analysis of UO Commit Morgan Mahalak

Charles Fischer Talent Evaluation

We have a unique treat never before done on FishDuck.com, or any other football site, as we learn what to look for in a Quarterback prospect for Oregon!  Forget the million details—what can a fan easily look for to see if a player can help us?  We are fortunate to have two specialists who teach young QBs as their profession …

Fish Report: Oregon’s Emerging All-Purpose Star

Charles Fischer Talent Evaluation

It was painful for us to learn that the football Camelot in Autzen Stadium for the first half of the first two games was just a dream.  The new quarterback wunderkind, “St. Marc” (as he was called by high school teammates) showed us that he was fallible, and the offense can stumble.  Yet with some of the disappointments are also …