First-Year Starting Quarterbacks Have Made Winning a Habit

Joey Holland Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 1 Comment

For a quarterback, the leap from high school or junior college to a major college football program is significant, and those veterans who have had two or three years in their offensive systems certainly benefit from their experience, while rookies may struggle to find footing early on. However, recent trends indicate that brand-new quarterbacks have enjoyed more success than their seasoned …

Tuesday Reaction: The Best Team Won

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First off, congratulations to Ohio State. As badly as I wanted my boys in white and grey (should’ve been green and yellow) to come out and smother the Bucks, I can admit when we’ve been beaten. The verdict on whether it was actually the Buckeyes who beat us or us who beat us is still out. Either way, keep those heads …

Meyer: Great Respect for Oregon, but OSU Defense Won the Game

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FishDuck.com editor Natalie Liebhaber reports from the National Championship game in Arlington, TX. Urban Meyer beamed with pride as he took his seat at the post-game press conference after his Ohio State Buckeyes left the field at AT&T Stadium as the inaugural College Football Playoff National Champions. Meyer expressed his respect for his opponent, our Oregon Ducks, over and over throughout …

(Not) The Negative One(s)

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“It’s a crisis just how you like it. The same drama in a different disguise. I’m bound to walk with a target on my back. At least I’m ready for another attack.” “The Negative One” -Slipknot So outside of football I also rather enjoy heavy metal so these lyrics from Slipknot’s new album made me chuckle while reading about how …

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

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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 …

Oregon Ducks vs. Ohio State: An Historic National Championship

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The College Football Playoff has seen an Oregon football program peaking at just the right time. The Ducks cruised to a 59-20 victory in the Rose Bowl, employing their famous uptempo offense to burn out the Florida State defenders and their oppressive defense to pressure quarterback Jameis Winston, generating fumbles, turnovers, broken plays, and disrupting just about every aspect of the Seminoles’ game-plan. …

Three Reasons Not to Underestimate Ohio State

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Duck fans, I’m certain you were all as excited as I was when OSU took down Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. I mean, just the prospect of playing a third-string QB in a National Championship game is enough for some to already start ordering Ducks Championship T-shirts. But for now, we need to pump the brakes. Although yes, the Ducks …

Ducks Defense Wins The Day

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Contrary to popular opinion, Oregon is not just an offensive team. The Ducks definitively proved this point Thursday, showing their strength and shaking off the label of being a soft team en route to a 59-20 thrashing of FSU. Yes, they are fast, but speed and toughness are not mutually exclusive. They showed off this toughness and strength by consistently beating …