Auburn Is There for the Taking. Can the Ducks Capitalize?

Steven Smith Editorials 31 Comments

During this summer hiatus and before fall camp bursts into view, let’s explore our first vital intersectional football game. The Ducks’ early matchup against the Auburn Tigers offers a huge opportunity to launch Oregon into the limelight of prominence — with a win. Lose, and here we go again … hype happens! While one game a season does not make, …

Oregon Football: Where’s That Juice?

Mitchel Simantel Editorials 28 Comments

Picture this: you sit down with your loved ones around the TV to watch your favorite show. You’re all snuggled in as the episode starts, but soon everything looks familiar, too familiar. It’s at that moment you realize you’ve seen this episode before. This is how I felt watching the first quarter of Oregon vs. Bowling Green. I’ve seen it …

Did the Washington Game Foreshadow Arizona State Outcome?

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Even on the weeks the Ducks have a bye, college football Saturdays are great. Midseason may have a large number of teams on their bye week, and many highly-ranked teams delivered blowouts Saturday, but that doesn’t mean Saturday wasn’t filled with plenty of sneaky good games. It started with a pair of quadruple-overtime games in the first two blocks of …

What Could’ve, Should’ve Been: A Look Back at the 2010 BCS Championship

Tyler Robinson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

With Oregon on the verge of what could be the greatest season in the history of the program, I’d like to take you back to the biggest game that the Ducks have ever played in. Let’s go back to that 2010 season. The Ducks smashed and destroyed everyone in their path, going 12-0. Oregon led the nation in scoring at 47 …

FSU DE Ramsey Confident in Preparation Against Oregon, Mariota

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 14 Comments

The Florida State defense has made it clear as blue sky that they are not afraid of Oregon quarterback and Heisman winner Marcus Mariota. It seems the Rose Bowl game against the No. 2 Ducks is just another day against another Heisman winner. Clearly, it’s not. Seminole head coach Jimbo Fisher has been utilizing Florida State track star and scout team quarterback John Franklin III …

Catching up with Ducks Assistant Coach Tom Osborne

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It can be both a good and bad thing when a team has a bye week. For the Ducks, it’s more of a good thing as they were pretty banged up going into the Utah game last Saturday. Against the Utes, it seemed as if the “injury bug” continued biting Oregon’s key players such as center Hroniss Grasu, cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and tight end …

Playoff and Conference Update: Ducks Clear the Path to the Playoffs

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Week 9 provided a subtle change to the College Playoff picture after No. 4 Ole Miss suffered another late game loss and other contenders emerged victorious. College Football Playoff Contenders No. 1 Mississippi State – Heading into the locker room down 10-7 at the end of the first half against an Arkansas team that has yet to win a conference …

College Football Nation: Texas A&M wants to be Oregon and Air Force Upgrades

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With media days wrapped up for all the major conferences, we can now focus on kickoff being less than a month away. We can actually start talking about the game of football. In fact, the Week 1 match-ups are so close we can begin to deal with game plan ideas and predictions. Oh, finally! Everyone remember those cool upgrades to …

Why I Won’t Be Watching Tonight’s Game

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

When watching any given college football game, my rooting interests tend to follow this hierarchy: 1)      Oregon Ducks 2)      Any significant underdog 3)      Pac-12 teams (excluding Washington and Stanford) 4)      Any outcome that turns college football on its ear Following this hierarchy meant last week was a very good week, starting with the Ducks winning their third straight bowl game …

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 …

‘Spicy’ Championship For Auburn in 2011

Joel Gunderson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

In the dog days of the off-season, where recruiting and spring ball have passed, it can hard to find content to write about.  Sometimes it’s necessary to fish for stories (no pun intended); however, today is not one of those days. You have the classy folks at Auburn to thank for that. Sitting in our living room today, I stumbled …