Northwest Favorites Usher in Oregon’s Athletic Revolution

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In the past decade the University of Oregon has been highly renowned across the country for their athletics, gaining a national foothold with recruiting, whereas previously the Ducks relied primarily on regional pipelines. With the success of Joey Harrington in the early parts of the new century, there was an excitement brewing in Eugene. Equipped with flashy uniforms, a new …

RECRUITING SPOTLIGHT: Chip Kelly Fears No One. Does Brady Hoke Fear Urban Meyer?

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In order to comprehend who we are, we must understand where we come from. Such is a brief synopsis of Alasdair MacIntyre’s seminal moral philosophy work After Virtue. Recently Brady Hoke, Michigan head football coach, went on the record questioning the value and role of the intense media coverage of recruiting. I think MacIntyre’s concepts are apropos here. In order …

The FishDuck Minute #14: Oregon’s Mid-Level Read

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Oregon’s offense boils down to a series of constraint plays. One of those “counters” is the Midline, or Mid-Level read, where the QB reads an interior defender rather than a defensive end or linebacker. Examples from both the 2010 and 2011 seasons are included as FishDuck.com gives you an exclusive look at one of Oregon’s most dynamic running plays. “Oh …

FishDuck Weekly Video Log – Episode 47

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Every week Kurt Liedtke (better known as Keeerrrttt1), co-owner of FishDuck.com, creates 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 …

Are Ducks on cusp of defensive greatness?

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If you’ve been following Oregon football for any length of time, you may have a question or two about how the Duck offense will perform this coming season. But serious doubts? No way. Yes, there is a new quarterback to break in (Mr. Mariota or Mr. Bennett, please step up). And running back Kenjon Barner and Mr. Do Everything, De’Anthony …

Oh My Papa

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Let me be the first to say “Happy Father’s Day,” gentlemen.  I hope you get everything you need, most of what you want, and have retained the ability to smile convincingly when you get a tie instead.  Father’s Day got me to thinking about who would be considered the “Father” of some of the sporting traditions that we hold dear. …

Oregon Football: The De’Anthony Debate

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After the heartbreaking loss in the BCS Championship game following the perfect 12-0 2010 regular season, The Ducks entered the offseason with some optimism, and some uncertainty. The hurt of falling just short (some would say, a wrist short) of a national championship was a sting that remained resilient for a long time waiting for the 2011 season, the return …

The Coach’s Corner: From Huddle to No-Huddle to Championship

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A note from FishDuck.com: Today we have a unique treat, this article from a highly successful college coach gives an inside perspective football fans don’t often get to see, the direct insight of football concepts from a coach. We encourage other coaches that are interested in possibly writing guest columns providing their unique insight to please contact us. For now, …

Oregon’s Rich History of Football/Baseball Dual-Athletes, and the Void Left Today

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Oregon’s baseball team fell just short of making it to the 2012 College World Series this week, a win against Kent State on Monday would have earned Oregon its first trip to the College World Series since 1954. Unfortunate that Oregon couldn’t advance as it may be, it still is a remarkable feat to host a Super Regional in just …