An Overearly Ambitious Prediction for the Vegas Crown

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It is the city known for entertainment, unlikely second chances, frightening unpredictability, and a little bit of gambling. It’s the Sin City itself, and as Pac 12 men’s basketball conference play inches closer to tipoff, why not entertain with some early predictions of what to expect in this season’s Pac 12 games before the Las Vegas conference championship becomes slightly …

College Football Drama and Elephants in the Room

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Mike Merrell’s Three and Out Despite a mid-season hiccup that had bandwagon fans clinging for their dear fan-lives, the Oregon Ducks are in the first College Football Playoff as the Rose Bowl home team facing the Florida State Seminoles. It’s a great matchup: East vs West, North vs South, this year’s probable Heisman winner vs last year’s Heisman winner; and, …

Coach Helfrich couldn’t “Be More Proud of his Team”

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Well, there you have it folks! The Ducks have officially been crowned the 2014 Pac-12 Champions. Whether you were at Levi’s Stadium or watching the game on television, the most astounding aspect of this match-up was how the box score electrified each quarter for Oregon. At the end of the day the Ducks gathered 627 total yards of offense. Plus, …

Ducks Destroy Wildcats, 51-13, Take Home Pac-12 Championship

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After a shaky first quarter, the Oregon Ducks, led by an outstanding defensive performance and a Heisman-clinching game from Marcus Mariota, absolutely destroyed the 7th-ranked Arizona Wildcats, 51-13 in this evening’s Pac-12 title game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. After leading 23-0 at the half, the Ducks wasted no time asserting themselves in the third quarter. They moved …

Oregon – Arizona at the Half

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The first half in this one looked more like a South Eugene – North Eugene early December tilt, complete with sometimes driving rain, slippery turf, and the odd dollop of mud. The 23-0 halftime score hugely flattered Arizona, who did as close to absolutely zilch as possible, short of not trotting out onto the field at Levi’s in the first …

It’s Game Day, Pac-12 Championship Edition

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It’s game day for the Ducks and this could very well be the game that makes (or breaks) their season. While most Oregon fans are happy to see their beloved Ducks back in the Pac-12 Championship Game, some are still nervous. Memories of failure from prior years still stick with some fans, and many pessimists around the country have waited …

Oregon Clashes with Arizona for the Pac-12 Title: Three Storylines to Watch

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There are multiple storylines to follow regarding today’s Pac-12 championship game in Santa Clara. Here are three that stand out. The Grass Isn’t Always Greener Don’t you hate the fact that $1.3 billion doesn’t buy as much as it used to? Like a decent natural playing surface. That’s right, the field at Levi’s Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers’ state of the …

A Gloomy Night in October Might Have Been What the Ducks Needed

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On the night of October 2, 2014, the atmosphere at Autzen Stadium was grim. Oregon fans were angry. Their beloved Ducks had done it again; they faltered to a team that they should have beaten. As I walked out the stadium after the game, a middle-aged man wearing a green Oregon cap looked at me and said, “I can’t [explicit] believe …

Ducks Tackle Arizona in Pac-12 Title Tilt: Three Things to Watch from FishDuck.com’s Fool on the Hill

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FishDuck.com‘s resident Fool on the Hill, Randy Morse, discusses three reasons why the Ducks will prevail in this Friday’s clash in Levi’s Stadium for all the Pac-12 football marbles. Note from the Owner: Randy Morse is a writer/editor/publisher who contributes to FishDuck.com every week mixing in his unique lifestyle along with his amusing thoughts. The “Hill” he is reporting from …

Double Secret Ploys to Beat Arizona

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Hello, Ducks! You neither need nor want me to remind you of some recent history. Our Ducks, more talented by half than our opponent, have gotten waxed twice in a row by the Arizona Wildcats. When Duck fans heard the news that the Conference Championship Game was to be played against Arizona, one of two responses occurred. But I have …

Pellum Talks Arizona Rematch

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The final road block in the Ducks’ path to the playoffs will be their biggest test. Oregon will look to avenge its only loss of the season Friday night in Levi’s Stadium when the Ducks will take on Arizona for the Pac-12 Championship. I listened to Defensive Coordinator Don Pellum discuss the upcoming rematch against Arizona today after practice at the …

The Secret Formula: A Defensive Game Plan from Coach Don Pellum

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“It’s an awesome day because we have a wonderful opportunity to go out and play this weekend. There are a lot of people that are not playing, and we have the opportunity to play. So we’re really fired up about it,” said Coach Don Pellum, the Ducks defensive coordinator. Insightful words of wisdom coming from a cool-handed Pellum in reference to this …