Remembering Four Great ’80s Ducks

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As the Ducks transition this week from a victory over Washington State to prepping for Washington, I’ve found myself thinking back to two pairs of star players from Rich Brook’s 1980s squads, each part of upset victories over these Northwest rivals. Many Duck fans remember Washington State running back Reuben Mayes’ NCAA record-breaking 357 yards at Autzen Stadium in 1984, …

Keys to the game: Washington State at Oregon

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One day, Oregon will lose again in Autzen Stadium. But it won’t happen tomorrow. The strength of the Washington State team is their passing attack. Marshall Lobbestael throws the ball capably and he has three good wide receivers in sophomore Marquess Wilson, the highlight film guy, and steady possession targets Jeff Karstetter and Isiah Barton. Rickey Galvin runs the football …

With a great recruiting visit, Randy Uzoma could be the Fishduck catch of the day

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Within every football weekend coaches fight two battles. One is the opponent across the sidelines, and the other is the battle for the future.Two weeks ago the Ducks brought in a stellar group of prospects, and from that group a couple of program changers, Ellis McCarthy and Shaq Thompson, became Oregon leans, while two pillars of a sterling defense, Jeremy Castro …

FishWrap Friday Game 8 Preview: Oregon vs. WSU

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Washington State, the real surprise of the PAC 12 this season, looks to knock off Oregon in Autzen and spoil the Ducks’ homecoming game. While unlikely, the Cougars hold more of a shot this year than you would think. Check out this week’s video breaking down the rather unique Wazzu Offense.   [tubepress video=”fT1i0DaiUoA” embeddedWidth=’534′ embeddedHeight=’314′ title=”false” length=”false”]   Predictions: …

Decade Anniversary: Record Night in Pullman, as Ducks knock off unbeaten Cougars

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On this very night ten years ago, the Oregon Ducks traveled to Pullman, Washington to take on the #14 Washington State Cougars on a rainy night.  Martin Stadium was packed, marking the first time an opponent other than Washington drew a full house since Washington State’s 1997 Rose Bowl Run.  The Cougar faithful were hopeful for another conference crown, as …

The night the lights went out at Autzen: Tedford’s 2003 return to Eugene

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From 1998 – 2001 the University of Oregon Ducks football team reached heights never before thought possible.  Unbelievable games, great offenses, bowl victories, high rankings, conference titles, and Heisman contenders.  Leading the helm for the potent Oregon offenses during that time, molding players into the best they could be, was offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford. Following Oregon’s triumphant victory over Colorado …

Why We Say ‘Neu-Weasel’

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Rick Neuheisel may not ever coach a game against the Ducks again. You might recognize his Bruins from any number of recent uninspiring performances such as last Thursday, where they were blasted on ESPN by a newly Stoops-less Arizona team 48-12. It was the first conference win this season for the Wildcats. After the game, Slick Rick seemingly was in …

No writer’s block with these Ducks: Oregon puts Colorado away quickly

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OK, I’ll admit it. I started writing this Oregon at Colorado game story way before the contest ended. Like at the end of the first quarter. No need to tarry. Sort of a writer’s version of the no-huddle, hurry-up spread. Yes, the game wasn’t over at that point. Yes, college football is so unpredictable that teams sometimes do — inexplicable …