A Decade in Review: Oregon’s Coaching Carousel

Cameron Johansson Editorials 41 Comments

Another decade of Oregon football is just about in the books. This one was a little bit different. After the long coaching tenure of Mike Belotti, the Ducks saw four different coaches at the helm: Chip Kelly, Mark Helfrich, Willie Taggart and lastly, Mario Cristobal. Each of these coaches formed their teams to have a unique identity to ensure success on …

Duck Draft Hopefuls: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 63 Comments

Every year, nearly 100 underclassmen declare for the NFL draft and forgo their senior season, and every year, many of them go undrafted. For some players, the decision to declare for the draft early can be greatly beneficial. Those elite players who have shown enough in three years to warrant either a first- or second-round pick often make the decision …

Oregon Basketball Heating up Just in Time for Pac-12 Play

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 8 Comments

Last Saturday the Ducks were able to secure their biggest road win in the Dana Altman era: a crucial 71-70 overtime win on the road over then No. 5 ranked Michigan. It had the intensity of a make-or-break game in March, and should build momentum for this team going into conference play. The Ducks were carried by the senior backcourt …

How Oregon’s Offense Evolved Under Marcus Arroyo

Mike West Analysis 101 Comments

As we look back on the roller coaster ride recently departed offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo and Mario Cristobal have taken us on this season, I want to share some thoughts you might not have considered. Many an Oregon fan — especially on this website — have criticized Arroyo for “dishonoring” the blur offense we so adored. One major gripe fans …

Early Signing Period: Where the Ducks Stand As of Now

Cameron Johansson Recruiting 60 Comments

The Ducks had themselves a very successful first day in the Early Signing Period with a majority of their top-ranked recruits signing their letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers in Eugene. This marks the second straight year Mario Cristobal has been able to secure a top-20, nationally ranked recruiting class. Many Oregon fans are still anxious …

Recruiting Signing (Game)Day Discussion: Where Will Oregon End Up?

Charles Fischer Recruiting 183 Comments

My GameDay article this week is not on Saturday, but today in order to ponder the results of Oregon Football recruiting with all of you. I understand some are disappointed with the results, especially with the recruiting class that Oregon enjoyed last year. The Ducks are not going to equal last year’s results, but also consider some perspective. These results …

Predicting Where Oregon’s Top Recruiting Targets Will Sign

Joshua Whitted Recruiting 53 Comments

It’s not quite Christmas Day, but for college football fans, the early National Signing Period is the next best thing. On the eve of the biggest day on the recruiting calendar, Oregon football fans are eager to see if the Ducks are able to capitalize on their 11-win, championship-winning season and secure another elite recruiting class. By now, everyone’s familiar …

Oregon Recruiting: 2020 Early Signing Period Primer

Darren Perkins Editorials 61 Comments

This Wednesday, December 18, is the day the recruits can begin to officially sign with teams for the 2020 recruiting cycle. Per 247sports.com, the Oregon Ducks’ 22-man recruiting class currently ranks No. 16 nationally — good for second in the Pac-12 only behind Washington at No. 14. Of course, at this point, all the commitments are merely verbal, so recruits …

Why the Oregon Defense Will Be Better in 2020

Ryan Robertson Editorials 71 Comments

The Oregon defense has, at times, been dominant in 2019. They’ve held seven opponents, including five conference teams, to 10 or fewer points. They have given up only 21 touchdowns on the season, good for ninth nationally. That level of dominance is unheard-of in Eugene, as the last decade has been the Era of Offense. But next year the Ducks …

Big Touchdown: “Ignoring Throck on the Combo-Block Is a CROCK”

Charles Fischer Analysis 68 Comments

Analyzing all the tiny details that led to a Pac-12 Championship will be great fun for the analysts of FishDuck.com over the next six months, and certainly … you can assume that yours-truly has an abundance of commentary to offer. There were so many big plays versus Utah, but whenever the sportscasters make an egregious mistake or omission concerning one …

Would You Rather: Rose Bowl or CFB Playoff?

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 59 Comments

Mark your calendars, ladies and gentlemen, because the Ducks are going to the granddaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl! Although Oregon cemented their spot last Friday after throttling Utah in the Pac-12 Championship, the excitement for the Ducks’ return to Pasadena and their rematch with Wisconsin is still the talk of the town in Eugene. I, too, am thrilled. …