Herbert Returns and Ducks Roll

Darren Perkins Editorials 19 Comments

With that very first play from scrimmage — a ten yard completion from Justin Herbert to Dillon Mitchell — you could feel Duck Nation let out a collective sigh of relief, as if to say: “Our long offensive nightmare is over.” Good times are here again as the flash n’ balls of the Oregon offensive showed up for the first …

The Forgotten Position

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

2014 was a marvelous season. Marcus Mariota won the Heisman, the Ducks won the Rose Bowl and played in the national championship game, and we saw the emergence of true freshman stud Royce Freeman at running back. Many great things happened last year, but the development of another true freshman went largely unnoticed. Aidan Schneider was a stud last year. …

The Freshman Factor

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

I don’t even try to keep it a secret that I’m absolutely enamored with this freshman class. Royce Freeman, Darren Carrington, Devon Allen, Charles Nelson, Doug Brenner and Aidan Schneider have all made their own significant impacts on the Ducks’ 2014 season. In fact,one could make the argument that without these guys the Ducks wouldn’t have a shot at playing Florida …

For Mark Helfrich, This One Isn’t as Sweet

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Every Sunday I get a chance to talk to Mark Helfrich at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in an interview for FishDuck.com. Normally the talk is pretty good; he mentions a few of the pros and cons from the game, and all the media get to go home happy. This time though, the air in the room felt different. Helfrich, normally a pretty …