Robinson Ready to Romp

Lawrence Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The Oregon football team lost three great defenders for the upcoming season in Avery Patterson, Brian Jackson and Terrance Mitchell — but the good news is in the fresher faces. Redshirt freshman Tyree Robinson worked his tail off last year, and he told Yahoo Sports that “it’s time to step up.” With a hole to fill at the safety position, Robinson …

One Goal, One Word: Shutout

Ashley Young FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

The safety: the last line of defense, constantly going in and out of attack mode, able to sift through offensive structures and break them down.  Arguably the position that gives the quarterback the most trouble, due to the safety’s ability to move undetected.  The Oregon Ducks have seen several players come through this position who have had a great impact. Now it’s …

A Duck in Florida: Streaks, Malls, and the TSA’s Role in Recruiting

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Third.  Fourth.  Second.  Those have been Oregon’s rankings in the final AP college football polls the last three seasons.  Three consecutive years of top four finishes are impressive for any school – Oregon is only school with a current streak that length – but what would it take to finish in the top four for fifteen consecutive years?  That is …

Who will lead the 2013 Oregon Ducks in tackles?

Josh White FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

The huge question on defense is, who will be the leading tackler in the fall? From 2009 thru 2011, the final Oregon defensive statistics listed John Boyett as one of the top two tacklers on the team alongside Casey Matthews and Spencer Paysinger. The next season after the BCS Title game, Michael Clay, DeWitt Stuckey and Kiko Alonso stepped in for Matthews and Paysinger to rack …

Aliotti’s Zone Coverages Keep Wildcats’ Pass Game in the Kitty Carrier

Sean Goodbody Fish Reports 3 Comments

In the Fiesta Bowl, even though the Ducks began closing down the running game in the first half, Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein piled up short completions to his receivers, most notably former Duck Chris Harper.  As the Cats converted first downs via short completions again and again in the first half, I could almost hear the collective groan from Duck fans: …

FishDuck Game Review: A Fast, Hard Finish to a Season…and an Era

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

“We don’t let outside influences define our program.” – Chip Kelly That’s been the definition of Win The Day, the mantra of the Oregon Ducks since the start of the Chip Kelly era.  The team only worries about what it can control, and what it cannot is ignored.  Yet despite playing in its fourth consecutive BCS game, including the National …