Happy Days! Is Oregon Going to set a New RECRUITING RECORD?

Charles Fischer Recruiting 40 Comments

Forget the buzz-kill of COVID and player demands. We are using this site as an escape from reality — a GREEN REFUGE, if you will. It is Thursday, and we don’t have a regular article scheduled, but I wanted your thoughts/predictions/WAGs about Oregon’s recruiting class that will be signed in December of 2020. Will it be a new record, a …

Is There a TRUE No.1 Pick on the 2020 Ducks’ Roster?

Alex Heining Editorials 38 Comments

The Oregon Ducks’ football program has accrued a wealth of ‘blue chip’ talents over the past several recruiting seasons. With at least three potential first round picks set to be drafted in the next two years (depending on whether or not this postponed spring season has a significant impact on the draft), there’s a great deal of speculation on not …

College Football in Crisis: Pac-12 Needs to Get This Right

Jordan Ingram Editorials 71 Comments

By the time this article is published, the college football landscape very likely has changed overnight. As I wrote this article on August 11, the Dan Patrick Show announced that, according to sources, both the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences were planning to announce the cancellation (or postponement) of the football season in the fall. Honestly, it’s a relief. Fans …

Pac-12 Football Players: All for Them, and NONE for All

FishDuck Staff Editorials 120 Comments

Do Pac-12 football players really get it? While that may seem to be insulting to them, it is a question that many of us who do the donating and buying of tickets (i.e. funding the athletic budgets) are thinking, but are reluctant to articulate aloud in today’s “cancel culture.” Do the athletes understand and appreciate what they have, or are …

FishDuck, Oh FishDuck … Can We EVER Play Football Again?

Mike West Editorials 43 Comments

Just yesterday I put it out there for anyone to donate an article or give a topic to discuss for one of the three open days every week … and Mike West comes through already! So do email charles@fishduck.com if you have something to say as either a discussion-starter with a couple of your own paragraphs with your view, or …

Football Cancelled: Feelings? Suggestions? FishDuck’s New Article Schedule!

Charles Fischer Editorials 76 Comments

As with every subject about Our Beloved Ducks … I would love to hear your feelings and thoughts about the cancellation and the near future in the comments below. I am quite sure we all are going to go into a bit of a depressive funk for awhile, but eventually we return to our old habits and  fixes (Duck fixes), …

The Pac-12 in 2020: An Indebted Year of Football Promise

Jon Joseph Editorials 25 Comments

DROP YOUR SOCKS AND HOLD ONTO YOUR JOCKS! As all Ducks fans are well aware, the College Basketball Santa ran into a COVID-19 blockade. No soup, or at least only watered down soup, for you! Sabrina was dissed; the Pac-12 was stiffed. It was CBB coal and not oranges, for Pac-12 boys and girls. Now, with the college football season …

Breaking In a New QB: How Has Oregon Done?

Ryan Robertson Editorials 35 Comments

As the 2020 season approaches and the Ducks prepare to hand the reigns to a new quarterback, it is fair to wonder what fans can expect. How have past Oregon QBs fared in their inaugural seasons? For simplicity’s sake, QBs will only be considered if they started at least a third of the season. 2017: Braxton Burmeister Poor Braxton Burmeister. The …

A Failed Fan Experience: the Pac-12 Championship Anticlimax

David Marsh Editorials 32 Comments

The expansion of the Pac-12 conference has not been to the benefit of fans. In my previous article I argued that the conference expansion has led to the loss of some key yearly rivalries, and that all we get in exchange is the promise of a glorious championship game. The championship game is supposed to be a clash of titans, …

Jim Loscutoff: an Oregon Star and NBA Enforcer

Jim Maloney History 24 Comments

Few Oregon fans have heard of Jim Loscutoff and even fewer know much about him, yet in his first season at Oregon he averaged 10.3 points per game and 12.8 rebounds per game. That rebound average is still 4th on the all-time list for the Ducks, holding strong since the 1950-1951 season.  Of course, this was before many of the greybeards …