Ponder-Point: Football Factory Versus Football Family

Ugly Duckling Editorials 55 Comments

Since the National Championship game, college football analyst Joel Klatt has been making the sports talk-show circuit (Undisputed with Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless and The Herd with Colin Cowherd). He shared some amazing insights on both shows about the game — specifically, about several differences between the Clemson and Alabama football programs. Klatt shared a statistic that might warm long-time …

College Football Playoff: Would You Rather …

Jay Garnett Editorials 1 Comment

Let’s play a game of hypotheticals. Say you were Dabo Swinney, head coach of the Clemson Tigers. The Tigers have to be considered the top power in College Football this year, as they have looked impressive during their undefeated run. Or say you were Nick Saban, heading an Alabama team that has looked superb since a September stumble against an …

Will Ohio State’s Cardale Jones Have A Big Game Against Oregon?

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Not much is known about Ohio State’s Cardale Jones, other than that he took over for injured quarterback J.T. Barret after he went down during a game against the Wolverines. In two starts for OSU, Jones has been playing exceptional football throwing six touchdowns and one interception. On top of that, his passer rating is currently 159.0, which all in …

Nike Unveils Uniforms for College Football Playoff

Tyler Robinson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

It’s generally a well kept secret as to what flashy uniforms the Ducks will wear on game day. But this time we will not have to wait, as Nike unveiled the uniforms for all four football teams in the College Football Playoff. The Ducks are bringing the “O” back. For the first time since the 2011 season, the “O” will …

National Scene: Ohio State is in, Baylor and TCU Are Out

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“Who’s In?” You’ve seen the commercials for ESPN’s College Football Playoff selection show. And you know what? That’s a great question. This conference Championship Week was supposed to help clear some of that up, but that simply wasn’t the case. If anything, picking the top four teams was harder on the selection committee than it has at any other point …

Oregon’s Shot at the Number One Spot

Tyler Robinson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

The College Football Playoff Committee unveiled their rankings last night and the Ducks moved up into the number two slot. Oregon hopped an undefeated Florida State and there is a realistic possibility that Oregon could take over the number one ranking following this weekend. Though Oregon is idle then, this Saturday could have a huge impact on how the playoff …

Playoff Hunt/Pac-12 Update: Ducks inch closer to the Top 5

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After the luck of the Irish fell short in Tallahassee and West Virginia exposed Baylor’s user-friendly defense, only three legitimate playoff contenders remain undefeated. Headed in the Playoff Direction No. 1 Mississippi State Bulldogs After a stellar first half of the season, the Bulldogs cruised into week 8 with their feet up on the dash as they enjoyed their bye …

College Fantasy Football Week 3: Can’t Go Wrong if His Last Name Is Hill

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

For the third consecutive week, my college team has put up huge fantasy numbers. That was thanks in large part to my starting quarterbacks, Kenny and Taysom Hill (not related) of Texas A&M and BYU, who scored 34 and 31 points respectively. Connor Halliday led the way for all quarterbacks, scoring a miraculous 45 fanatsy points. His week by week totals …

Spring Football Questions As Pondered by FishDuck

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Spring football gets underway around the Pacific Northwest this week.  Looking forward, Duck fans have a few questions for the 2014/15 campaign.  Will the linebackers step up?  Is the offensive line improved?  After they lose for the 11th time in a row, can we expect Washington fans en masse to jump off a Seattle area bridge, or will they use …

College Football Nation: SEC Rules and SEC! SEC! SEC!

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

First off, it has been a busy week for me.  Not so much with National Signing Day (NSD) and paying attention to recruiting but more on the family aspect.  My wife and I welcomed our 2nd child on February 1st.  I know she will be a great child because she was born before the Super Bowl, allowing me to not …

Oregon Football Recruiting Cycle Ending with Fab Five Finish

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 6 Comments

Kevin Cline Usually, early December is far too early to accurately predict an Oregon recruiting class, but this year might be the exception.  After landing their 15th verbal commitment earlier in the week from JUCO stud Offensive Guard Haniteli Lousi, it appears that the Ducks are going hard after just five more players.  Who are these five special targets? 1) …

College Football Nation: Duke does it again and Oregon is back in it

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

  College football was fun today.  There were so many entertaining games on all at once I don’t think I kept the TV on the same channel for more than a few minutes at a time.  We had the exciting finish down at Auburn, while their rivals Alabama did not look like the N0. 1 team in the nation.  FSU …