Running Through Contact: How Verdell Improved in 2019

Joshua Whitted Analysis 24 Comments

CJ Verdell took his share of criticism for a solid but unspectacular 2018 season. As a freshman, Verdell was a capable ball carrier, rushing for over 1,000 yards and averaging just over 5 yards per carry. But considering he ran behind arguably the best offensive line in the country, those numbers were a bit underwhelming. Things were different in 2019, …

Which of the Pac-12 Coaches do you FEAR?

BigDucksFan Editorials 42 Comments

This is a wonderful week of contributed articles by so many of our “regulars” and we thank BigDucksFan for this one to ponder!  Charles Fischer ———————————————————————————————- We all know that Head Coach Mario Cristobal is your favorite coach, but who else in the Pac-12 piques your interest as a head coach and can challenge Oregon for the Pac-12 champion bragging …

Awesome Autzen: The Day the Ducks Destroyed Nick Saban!

PittDuck Editorials 37 Comments

My FishDuck Friends, we have a wonderful article contributed by PittDuck about his favorite Autzen memory. Oh how sweet that game was, and the unusual circumstances for him surrounding that delightful game 22 years ago.  We thank him and invite you to write about yours as well!  Charles Fischer ————————————————————————————————————————— I’ve been an Oregon Duck fan since I was a …

Is Oregon Becoming Linebacker U?

Haywarduck Editorials 28 Comments

My FishDuck Friends, this is a contributed article from Haywarduck, who is a regular in the comments and a big part of our community. Thank you!  Charles Fischer ——————————————————————————- Are the Ducks becoming an NFL factory at linebacker? It’s a fair question when considering recent rosters in the NFL and Oregon’s recruiting, as it certainly has come a long way. …

Mario Cristobal: The Commander-in-Chief of Oregon Football

David Marsh Editorials 29 Comments

There are two types of head coaches. First there are the field-commanders, who call the plays from the sideline. Oregon fans are familiar with this style of coaching, as Chip Kelly is the definition of field-commander. These coaches tend to be the flashy innovators of the sport, and Kelly’s time at Oregon exemplified this. Then there are the commander-in-chief head …

What will Ducks Football Look Like in 2021?

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 21 Comments

As the fall college football season begins without our mighty Ducks our attention shifts towards spring 2021 for our next dosage of Oregon football. Nevertheless whether the Ducks next play in spring or fall of next year, the roster for Oregon will look a lot different than it does today. For starters, many of Oregon’s elite draft eligible players such as …

If You Could Change ONE-THING About Oregon Football History …

30Duck Editorials 23 Comments

My FishDuck Friends! We have another contribution from 30Duck to get the discussion going today, as it will make you groan, and reflect!  Charles Fischer ————————————————————————————————- What if we here at FishDuck could change one instant, one play, in Duck football history? “What if?” These words come out after a loss; winners don’t worry about what happened because they’re going …

Standing Tall: Justin Herbert’s Unsung Virtue

Mike West Analysis 16 Comments

Oregon fans and critics alike have sung the praises of Eugene’s own Justin Herbert. The cannon arm, the prototype quarterback physique, and the sneaky athleticism that led the Ducks to a Conference Championship and Rose Bowl win, all reasons for Herbert’s selection by the Los Angeles Chargers at the six spot in this year’s NFL Draft. But one virtue remains unsung.  …

New NCAA Player Eligibility: Is this FAIR to the Pac-12?

Jon Joseph Editorials 32 Comments

The NCAA has announced that the 2020 season will not count against any student-athlete’s four years to play five, eligibility. Let’s think about the consequences for the B1G and the Pac-12? Student-athletes, no matter their current season of eligibility, will be allowed to play in every game without burning a red-shirt year. Seniors and red-shirt seniors will get to play another …

The SEC is Winning the 2020 College Football Season

Jon Joseph Editorials 27 Comments

HATS OFF TO THE SEC! Be it eight conference games or 10 conference games, no conference can game a schedule like our buddies in the SEC. Is anyone surprised at the ‘equitable,’ we aren’t scheduling for the college football COVID playoff, two-game SEC add-ons? Full disclosure. I use the word ‘equitable’ here as I do in regards to Livin’ Large …