Oregon’s Tradition is Their Innovation

Kylie Stiglbauer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

With the 2015-16 season quickly approaching, there has been a lot of talk about which team is the best “bet” to win the National Championship next year. After a trip to the Rose Bowl and National Championship last year, it seemed that the Ducks were on their way to a new level of recognition among college football fans. However, Vegas and …

The Moment We Have Been Waiting For

Jason Selby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Well, the time has finally come. Get your chairs ready, your popcorn popping, and make sure you have fresh batteries in your remote. Tonight is the biggest day in Oregon sports history, and you have the opportunity to watch history be made. Yes, we played in the 2011 National Championship Game against the Auburn Tigers, but with no disrespect to the Tigers, …

No Need To Worry When Playing With House Money

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Worry, it’s what Oregon fans do.  It’s what all fans do, really, but Oregon fans are specialists in it. The assumption is, if something bad happens, no matter how small, it will trigger a catastrophic outcome. If things go well for a while, it means something bad is just around the corner. They will ultimately be deprived of joy, for no logical …

Cripes! Next Man Up, What Now?

Michael Bigham FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Oregon’s mantra has been: Next man up. But with four of the top five Duck receivers out of the National Championship game, who does offensive coordinator Scott Frost pick to replace stars such as Bralon Addison, Devon Allen, Darren Carrington and Pharaoh Brown? If we take a peek at Oregon’s depth chart, we find freshman Jalen Brown in the wide …

If Oregon Doesn’t Give Don Pellum a Raise, Could He Leave?

Jason Selby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

It was reported by 247sports two days ago that LSU might have some vested interest in Oregon Defensive Coordinator Don Pellum. While Duck fans should not worry about Pellum making any decision in the very near future (he is obviously focused 100% on Ohio State right now), should we be worried about Pellum leaving after the season is over? Coach Pellum has been …

*Update*: Darren Carrington Suspended for National Championship Game

Omar Garibay FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Comcast Sports NW reporter Aaron Fentress is reporting that Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington failed an NCAA administered drug test, according to team sources, and did not make the trip to Arlington, Texas for Monday’s anticipated national championship game against Ohio State. Sources say that Oregon’s receiver tested positive for marijuana, but the team has the right to appeal the suspension …

TGIF. Is It Monday Yet?

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

It’s Friday, and that means only one more weekend until the championship game. I don’t know about you, but I’m freaking out a little bit, in a good way of course. Oregon has a chance to be crowned the best team in college football for the first time ever. I don’t have to tell you that this is a big …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Oregon Can’t Beat Ohio State

Jason Fowler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 8 Comments

Did it start in 2012 when the Ohio State Buckeyes robbed the Oregon Ducks of highly touted all-purpose back Dontre Wilson right under their noses? Or did it begin before that when Ohio State out-recruited Oregon for top high school prospects? Either way, the 2015 recruiting class will not be different, with the Buckeyes winning this contest by a large margin …

The National Championship Will Be Won in the Trenches

Jason Selby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Yes, it sounds incredibly cliche’ to say that a football game will be won in the trenches. Coming into this season, the biggest question mark surrounding the Ducks was whether or not they could be physical enough to compete with teams like Stanford or Michigan State. I was at both of those games, and I can confidently say the Ducks won the battle in …