Flyover Country: Star Searching in the PAC-12 North

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It’s that time of year again. The coaches of the PAC-12 North, the only division in the conference that matters until further notice, have scoured the nation looking to woo the highest rated prospects they can possibly sign. The fan bases of each program generally break into two factions every February–positive and negative. It’s either “We’ll be fine no matter …

Ducks Already Recruiting BIG, Still Some Unfinished Business?

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What a difference a week makes. Last Sunday, some Oregon fans wondered nervously about the future of the football program. Scenes similar to the photo below were a common sight just a week ago. Fast forward one week, and things are looking as bright as ever for the Ducks. This past weekend, the feeling among Duck fans was more like this: On Sunday, the mood …

Should Nike-U be X’s & O’s University? Oregon Among Elite In Developing Coaches

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From the first football game played at Oregon in 1894 (a 46-0 victory over Albany College) to the Ducks’ 45-38 victory in the Rose Bowl a few weeks ago, Oregon has been extraordinarily fortunate to maintain coaching stability for the vast majority of its history.  The University of Oregon has long been a place of tremendous individual talents, even when …

Keeerrrttt1’s FishDuck.com Weekly Video Log – Episode #27

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  Greetings Fish Friends! Every week I create video blogs (vlogs) to update all you fine folk on all things FishDuck, a free-form discussion of current events about Oregon Ducks sports and all that’s new with FishDuck.com, with the occasional off-topics or rants.  It’s a little off-the-cuff, perhaps slightly pretentious, somewhat rambling, and hopefully entertaining…so kick back, relax, drink up, …

OH GOD, OH GOD, OHGODOHGODOHGOD!

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Charcoal Sunday (almost black but, at the end, not quite) was a heart attack in the making. I was wandering around the house, muttering about the 49ers. “Sassafraassin’ Kyle sassafrassin’ Williams, mutter ‘sassaf’, mutter, mutter, spit, mutter sassafrassin’.”   I tried to feel better. I read my email. Hmmm…male enhancement…must be a notification about changes at the post office. Hmmm…single …

The full court press: Ducks Basketball has unfinished business too

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So much hoopla surrounded the Ducks football program in the last week or so, specifically whether head coach Chip Kelly would officially leave for the NFL or not. Kelly said one thing that got me thinking, “I have some unfinished business.” When he made that statement I think all Duck fans’ reactions were almost unanimously…ecstatic. While I too was happy …

The FishDuck One-On-One: Jared Sawyer

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Each week FishDuck.com’s Kurt Liedtke will be speaking with current/former student athletes, other FishDuck contributors, and outside experts in a one-on-one conversation, the FishDuck.com weekly video podcast. This week Jared Sawyer joined the One-On-One, producer of the O-Time music video and fellow FishDuck.com weekly contributor.  Jared and Kurt reflected on the Rose Bowl victory, what it truly means to have …

RECRUITING RECAP: Kelly, Twitter, and Shaq…OH MY!!!

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Football Recruiting: This past Sunday night was nothing short of tumultuous for Oregon fans. While Coach Chip Kelly’s decision to stay in Eugene generates some obvious outcomes, it also carries long-reaching, yet subtler, recruiting effects. As an observer and Duck fan, I immediately gravitated towards a pair of conclusions. To begin, Kelly’s rejection of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offer indicates …