The Fish Report: Chip’s Final Rose Bowl Surprises

Josh Schlichter Fish Reports

After all the smoke has cleared, there are a few key certainties. One: The Rose Bowl is one of the most important victories in the history of Oregon Football. Two: Despite losing two great leaders on offense, Oregon will be reloaded next fall with a bright, new horizon. As I was digging around to find more material to cover I …

RECRUITING RECAP: Kelly, Twitter, and Shaq…OH MY!!!

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Football Recruiting: This past Sunday night was nothing short of tumultuous for Oregon fans. While Coach Chip Kelly’s decision to stay in Eugene generates some obvious outcomes, it also carries long-reaching, yet subtler, recruiting effects. As an observer and Duck fan, I immediately gravitated towards a pair of conclusions. To begin, Kelly’s rejection of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offer indicates …

Chip’s misdirection a roller coaster ride for fans

Josh White FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

What an eventful past 22 days it has been for the Oregon Ducks, and for all of us as fans. Even after the football team has played it’s final down, the edge of your seat thrill ride just never stops. Now, there are some who are able to tune out the off-season noise altogether and really don’t pay much attention again until September. For …

Chip or no Chip, now the Rose Bowl means even more

Brian Libby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

“You guys can do better than that,” announcer Don Essig implored to the Matthew Knight Arena crowd, which had already been cheering joyously for the Oregon football team as its players gathered at midcourt during halftime of Saturday’s basketball game against UCLA. “That’s your Pac-12 and Rose Bowl champion!” And with that, the crowd really roared to new eardrum-piercing heights. …

Stars brighten Duck football recruiting

FishDuck Staff FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

It’s getting to be the best gazing time for college football recruiting. The stars are aligning. Some glimmer brightly. Some are dimming a bit. Will the nation’s No. 1-ranked high school lineman Arik Armstead of Elk Grove, Calif., end up at Cal, Notre Dame or Oregon? What about wide receiver Thomas Johnson of Dallas, Texas? Is he a Duck lean …

The FishDuck One-On-One: Patrick Johnson

FishDuck Staff Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches

Each week FishDuck.com’s Kurt Liedtke will be speaking with current/former student athletes, other FishDuck contributors, and outside experts in a one-on-one conversation, the FishDuck.com weekly video podcast. This week Patrick Johnson joined the One-On-One to talk about his days as an Oregon Duck (1994-1997), his NFL career, his new social media website www.RawTeams.com, and his Olympic pursuits.

FishDuck on the air: The Three-Point Stance Podcast

FishDuck Staff FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

On Saturday 1/21, Charles Fischer and Kurt Liedtke of FishDuck.com appeared live on the Three Point Stance Podcast, part of the Leatherheads of the Gridiron Network, talking college football, Oregon Ducks, and the evolution of FishDuck.com The one-hour weekly program, hosted by Pete Sonski, airs online every Saturday at 6pm (PT) on BlogTalkRadio. The 1/21 program featuring Charles & Kurt …

Before We Say Goodbye to the 2011-2012 Season…

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

…acknowledgement needs to be made of the other Pac-12 teams’ performances in the bowl season.  From the stalwart efforts from the far north, to the sublime holiday submissions from the steamy deserts of the southwest the Pac-12 went far and wide to uphold the glory that is…West Coast football.  Returns were…mixed. Arizona State played Boise State in something called the …

The Lady Duck Report: Oregon looks to rebound vs. UCLA

FishDuck Staff FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

With so much well deserved attention going to the men’s basketball program and their unexpected and impressive 14-5 (5-2) start, I think it is about time that we give the women’s team some some recognition as well. This season has not been quite as glamorous for the Lady Ducks as it has been for the men. The team currently sits in …