Anyone Can Play Quarterback at Oregon!

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I read a column recently which made me wonder if the writer has ever heard of Oregon football. Upon further research, I discovered the author is a University of Arizona graduate, which explains a great deal. Still, if you are going to write about college football, specifically on a topic that everyone in the country is aware of, how can you not …

Dreams of Mariota in Philly, UCLA’s Hundley a Reality?

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Since former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly left Eugene for the head coaching position with the Philadelphia Eagles, more and more former Ducks have appeared on Kelly’s NFL active roster. And there is one special Duck that many would love to see play for Kelly: Oregon’s Heisman Trophy and Manning Award winning quarterback, Marcus Mariota. During a phone interview on Philly Sports Talk, legendary …

According to Neal, Defense Can Only Do So Much

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To the average fan, Oregon looked good this past Saturday. Our offense dominated, Ifo made some great plays, and we got to watch the UCLA head coach and defensive coordinator share a moment of passion. But for those of you who watched the game the way I did, you saw something else. You saw our defense get torched by a good, …

From The Locker Rooms: Double Duty Addition

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Pasadena, Calif. —  Welcome to a sunny, special addition of FishDuck.com’s “From The Locker Room.” Due to UCLA players taking longer in their locker room postgame than a twelve year old daughter getting ready for school in the morning, the FishDuck reporter on site was able to gain insights from both the UCLA and Oregon perspectives. Obviously after this contest …

Parallels Run Deep Between Oregon and UCLA

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Oregon and UCLA were considered the favorites in their respective PAC-12 divisions going into the 2014 season. Now, a little over a month into the season, the loser of the Saturday contest between the two teams may have to kiss college football playoff aspirations goodbye. As far as the similarities go between these two teams, though, that is just the …

Battle of Future First Rounders: Mariota Ready for Hundley and Co.

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I bet you wish you were Marcus Mariota. I bet a lot of people wish they were Marcus Mariota. Heck, for a while there I wished I was Marcus Mariota. I mean, what’s not to like? The starting quarterback for a top tier football program that’s sponsored by Nike, a future first round pick in the NFL, millions of dollars …

Analysis of UCLA’s Explosive Offense

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The Ducks’ game against Arizona was my first experience at Autzen, and man, was it an experience to remember!  Despite the unfortunate loss, the fans were absolutely insane, especially around me in the student section. It definitely beats the Stanford fans. I was actually standing and cheering the whole game! This week I’ll be watching the game with my friends and other …

Top 5 Pac-12 Quarterbacks

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Heading into Week 6 of college football, we are almost halfway through the season and the quarterback situation in the Pac-12 has only gotten more intense as the season has progressed. During the off-season, it was being declared all over that the Pac-12 was living up to its name as the “Conference of Quarterbacks.” Let’s take a look at the five …

Stock Up, Stock Down — Pac-12 Edition

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We are a day away from the fourth weekend of college football and every weekend reveals high and low points for teams. Both teams listed on the low side of the chart last week turned it around (for the most part) and played much better in Week 3. Let’s see which team’s stocks are looking especially high and low this …

Pac-12 Power Positions: Quick Quarterbacks

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There is a reason that the Pac-12 is known as the “conference of quarterbacks,” and the talent present in the conference this year are a testament to that title.  The conference lost only two starting quarterbacks in Keith Price and B.J Denker to the NFL and most teams return their starters.  This will only add to the intense competition expected in …

PAC-12 Talent Rankings: Who’s on Top?

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There is no debate: in college football, nothing is more important than talent. The overwhelmingly positive correlation between talent and winning says it all. While many factors go into becoming a successful, winning program, no other has as much of an impact as talent. There’s a reason coaches take recruiting so seriously. This week, we look at the four most …