FishWrap Friday Game 7 Preview: Oregon @ Colorado

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Yawn, the pro offense is so boring isn’t it?   [tubepress video=”PQ4mIfC6qyU” embeddedWidth=’534′ embeddedHeight=’314′ title=”false” length=”false”]   Predictions: Colorado didn’t have the horses to keep up with an ever-improving Oregon team before all the injuries, and now, they definitely don’t. Bryan Bennett, or Darron Thomas, LaMichael, or Kenjon it doesn’t matter who’s out there, Oregon still has the advantage in …

Encore to Desert Miracle: Similar Pull-off in Palouse, 11-4-2000

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Following the 2000 “Desert Miracle” victory over Arizona State, the high-flying Oregon Ducks were now soaring solo atop the Pac-10 standings.  A week later on November 4, 2000; Oregon traveled to Pullman, Washington for a date with Washington State.  Coming off a natural high following a miraculous win over the Arizona State Sun Devils, Oregon remained the only unbeaten team …

The Fish Report: The Great Spread Offense Laboratory

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How lucky can we be? Chip Kelly has been running the Spread Offense at Oregon for five years and I just set up the video tutorials about the basics of the Oregon Offense just this last summer in preparation for this year. The Spread Offense has become a staple of college football, and defenses are getting better in their counter-strategies, …

Sweet Revenge: Oregon upsets BYU, Detmer in 1990.

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It was a momentous day in Autzen Stadium history.  Televisions nationwide tuned in to see the carnage ensue, expecting #4 BYU to showcase their dominance over the up-and-comers Oregon in sleepy Eugene, OR.  But what they got was something far different, as what should have been a celebratory time in the spotlight for BYU’s superstar quarterback Ty Detmer instead became …

The future isn’t written: that’s why college football is so compelling

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Every season has its rhythm and plot lines, its unexpected twists and turns, moments of glory and disbelief. There’s the seemingly overwhelming adversity and miracles of belief. There is triumph, pleasure and disappointment. Few seasons are perfect, but perfection is always an elusive possibility. The Ducks came damn close a couple of times. And they’ve shot themselves in the foot …

Justice? Ah, Burned

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This week, one of the most egregious cases of pay-for-play extortion in the history of college football was ruled by the NCAA to be a non-issue. Despite sworn testimony indicating that the father of former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton sought some $180,000 in compensation from Misissippi State University, before his son eventually signed with the Auburn Tigers instead, the governing …

Bennett sparks Ducks by Sun Devils

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Going into Saturday night’s showdown with Arizona State, the Oregon Ducks knew they would be without LaMichael James, their All-American running back. Halfway into a locked battle with the Sun Devils at Autzen Stadium, they found they would have to carry on without star quarterback Darron Thomas, too. Missing their two top playmakers, facing a 24-21 deficit, could things have …

FishWrap Friday Game 6 Preview: Oregon vs. ASU

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New format here, sticking strictly to video analysis. Like it? Hate it? Leave a comment in the forums. Enjoy!   [tubepress video=”7lRk2J921d4″ embeddedWidth=’534′ embeddedHeight=’314′ title=”false” length=”false”]   Predictions: Oregon is going to be fighting an uphill battle from the beginning. A proven ASU defense, and efficient ASU offense against an inconsistent Oregon offense without its best player. On defense Oregon …

Decade ago: Cal No Match for Oregon’s Fiesta Bowl Run

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Exactly a decade ago to date, Oregon travelled to Berkeley to take on the California Golden Bears on a warm 78 degree afternoon in Strawberry Canyon.  The high-flying #5 Ducks were 5-0 and coming off a huge win at Arizona, while the deflated Bears were sitting at the cellar of the Pac-10 at 0-5 and just looking for a win. …

Miracle in the Desert: Oregon beats ASU in double overtime (2000)

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It was one of those days where by the end the masses can do little more than shrug and lament, “what else could possibly happen?”  A game where the improbable and unfathomable becomes commonplace, where those who walked out early would regret it for a lifetime.  A game that would be talked about for years to come, and for those …

Tales from the stat sheet: a reason for Duck fans to be concerned about the ASU game

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Turnovers are a can of football whup-ass. They are psychologically demoralizing and statistically devastating. Les Miles thinks it’s the most significant statistic to predict victory. The Mad Hatter’s football sanity is often questioned, but one thing remains certain: you can’t score without the ball, either by keeping it or taking it away. Turnovers deflate the crowd, demoralize the sideline and …