13 Thoughts on the Rose Bowl

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

Under the old system, this game doesn’t even happen. The BCS would have assembled a final of Alabama and Florida State, the current participants in a hypothetical bronze medal game (Wait, why isn’t there a third-place game?) instead of the finalists of Oregon and Ohio State. The Buckeyes don’t get in either under the old system, and the 2010 Rose …

Jimbo Fisher says, “Mariota Wasn’t Good for us Tonight”

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 9 Comments

(Reporting from the Rose Bowl for FishDuck.com is Football Correspondent Mike Merrell) After noting the privilege of playing in the Rose Bowl, tipping his hat to Oregon, paying homage to his own team and expressing hope for the future, Florida State eventually got around to the nitty-gritty. “Starting slow against an athletic team like Oregon and Mariota wasn’t really good for …

Remembering the Last Rose Bowl

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Good morning, Ducks! Thursday we will play Florida State in the 2015 Rose Bowl. Let us take a ride in the way back machine and try to assimilate the karma from the last time we played in the Granddaddy! Through the magic of the DVR, I was able to blog my calm and rational thoughts. January 2, 2012 — 1:34 …

Ifo Makes Appearance at Practice Yesterday

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Following a great weekend of practice, the Ducks took the practice field Monday for their first game-week practice.  At this point in preparation, it’s more about focusing on the little things that help make teams great.  And there is no one better at the little things than All-American Cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Ekpre-Olomu suffered a torn acl in practice a few weeks ago …

The Next Man Up: An Interview with Redshirt Freshman Doug Brenner

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In his second year with the Ducks, offensive linemen Doug Brenner has been nothing short of sensational. Yeah, you read that correctly: Doug Brenner is just a redshirt freshman. I was able to interview Brenner at the Hatfield-Dowlin complex last Thursday and we discussed his first season playing with the Ducks and what he foresees in his years to come …

2014 Florida State Seminoles: Undefeated and Enigmatic

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 38 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Florida State’s ability to win close games this year is an enigma. Is it a team strength that the Seminoles always seem to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat? Or is it a weakness that they find themselves needing to often enough to give their fans ulcers? In 2012 and 2013, Stanford was that sort of …