Prepare Your Senses, It’s Nearly Football Season!!!

FishDuck Staff FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Can you smell it in the air? There’s a sense of something not quite definable but very enticing wafting on the breeze that demands attention, like the scent of somebody barbecuing nearby. It’s that beautiful, unavoidable event we crave most, and wait for what feels like a lifetime to experience again. It’s nearly football season, the duck days of summer …

All Forward in The ‘Age of the O’

FishDuck Staff FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

A new Oregon anthem — “O Time” — was released this week by hip-hop artist Xile of Portland. The accompanying music video is catchy, sprinkled with guest appearances by former UO gridiron greats like Jonathan Stewart and Dennis Dixon, and of images that capture the momentum that is Duck football today. Innovative. Trendy. Successful. Just in time for the opener …

King For a Week: The 7-days Jaiya Figueras Could Do No Wrong — Part 3

FishDuck Staff Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches

Part 3: Going Their Separate Ways — Friends Struggle to Succeed On Separate Paths For The First Time For friends Jaiya Figueras and Kenny Wheaton, their first couple of years at the University of Oregon had seen the pendulum swing wildly. After their redshirt season in 1993 watching their teammates struggle to win, the two roommates had spearheaded the improbable …

King For a Week: The 7-days Jaiya Figueras Could Do No Wrong — Part 2

FishDuck Staff Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches

Part 2: Jaiya Figueras: The hero’s coming out party arrives early in 1995 The 1994 season was special for the players and fans alike. The sting of losing seasons had been washed away with an improbable run to the Pac-10 title and Rose Bowl berth. It was a huge surprise to everyone, except roommates Jaiya Figueras and Kenny Wheaton, who …

King For a Week: The 7-days Jaiya Figueras Could Do No Wrong — Part 1

FishDuck Staff Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches

Part 1: Jaiya Figueras and Kenny Wheaton: Freshmen Roommates Driven to Succeed Every Oregon Duck fan can probably recite verbatim the infamous Jerry Allen call of Kenny Wheaton’s interception versus Washington in 1994, or fondly remember Joey Harrington hitting Samie Parker in stride for an 80 yard touchdown in the 2002 Fiesta Bowl, or Marcus Woods flattening BYU quarterback Ty …

Fish Report: Not the Usual Spring……

Charles Fischer Fish Reports

For over a dozen years now, I have been writing reports about Spring Football describing the blossoms coming out with the warmth of the sun thawing the slight chill in the air.  In so many ways….this is NOT the usual spring; this last week we had darkness and rainstorms in Eugene during the day that looked like late November, and …

The Fish Report: The Nobility of Heroes

Charles Fischer Fish Reports

(This is the last of the Summer Series of Fish Reports with Fall Camp starting next week.  It was an eventful summer as the Fish Report was the first from the web or any media source in the state to identify, describe, and announce the New 3-4 Defense that Oregon transitioned into this last year.  On offense, the Fish Report …