Good News, Bad News: “What Happened to FishDuck.com?”

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 Take Note of Changes, but FishDuck is Still Here…. My friends, there will only be two articles published per week is all on Mondays and Wednesdays, (and occasionally on Friday) but I will still be writing. So if you see nothing for a few days-keep checking in as articles will come up as I can’t stay away from a keyboard for long. From …

An Amazing Track Record with Oregon Football…

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Editors Note: We lost Abbie in November of 2018, and a wonderful tribute to her was published, and that you can read here. She is part of the history of the site as well… —————————————————————————————————————- For a dog, I’ve got a pretty good gig. I get tons of attention from Charles, Lois and Christine Fischer three or four times a …

“I Have Never Felt So DETACHED From the Oregon Ducks as NOW …”

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I was pretty surprised at the words coming from this long-time season ticket holder, who is a classic example of a professional in the community who maintains a serious passion for our beloved Ducks. Scott Schultz is my attorney, whom I made reference to recently in my weekly column (that is now on Sundays). He is someone I’ve known for 25 …

Oregon Defense: Encouraging Signs With the “Little” Details …

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It is always fun to have a “Skull Session” with the Grizzled Ol’ Coach of FishDuck.com, my favorite, Coach Mike Morris. But this time he came with a notebook where he studied every play of the Oregon Spring Game and had some fun analysis themes to reveal over the spring and summer; but where do you start? There is so much on …

Oregon Spring Game: “The Defense Is BETTER”

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The offense scored points only through extraordinary efforts, the defense made a bunch of stops and was a ton better and both sides showed us energy that has been needed for a long time in our beloved Ducks. The world in Eugene is right again. I was delighted with so much of what I saw, but it was pretty incomplete, …

Visiting Coaches Applaud Oregon Football Transformation

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“The difference is night and day.” This answer from a high school coach in Washington stunned me when I asked about the difference in Oregon Spring Football compared to years in the past. This is the time of year when coaches come in from across the nation to meet the Oregon coaches, “talk football” and watch the practices and drills. …

Oregon Football Practice Notes: The Fish Reports Are Back!

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Today was very special to me, as it was the first true open spring practice that felt like what we experienced years ago. The traditional parts of spring practice kept popping up to remind me of – “remember this?” I look up to see the osprey bringing food to the nest on top of one of the lighting poles and …

Clark Kellogg: “I’m going to simplify it for you – the BEST TEAM WON!”

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Is that one of most improbable, surprising and stunning men’s basketball games in your memory? It should be, because by defeating one of the blue-bloods of college basketball in Kansas, (74-60) our beloved Ducks will play in the Final Four next Saturday for the first time in the modern era. I am still stunned, because even as a devoted Ducks …

What the Taggart Staff Can Learn From the Helfrich Staff …

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As fans of our beloved Ducks, we have gone through many mental phases as the football program declined, and we wanted the coaches on the former staff (whom we loved and cared about) to succeed. I started pondering the differences between them and those we immediately noted with the new football staff, and, after collaborating with other fans, have come to …

Pac-12 Analysts and Taggart’s Surprising “Reverse Vetting”

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Can you believe the Oregon news these days? Even in the slow days of March, we have things to feel a little down about, news that is incredible and an item that Mr. FishDuck has been pondering. Let’s get to it, my fellow Duck fans! Be Proud of the Unknown From Men’s Basketball … Yup … the loss in the Pac-12 …

We’re BACK! Coach Cristobal, National Championships and Dopey Comments

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Usually I have something major that is tugging at me to comment on … but this time it is a number of topics that I am looking to see if others agree/disagree on and while each is not a full article? They still carry a lot of bite with me. Can the Women of Oregon Pull off THREE National Championships? …

2017 Oregon Football: Unlike any Season EVER

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My friends, the title above is true. I am still blown away just thinking about it. As a 30-year season ticket holder and lifelong observer of Oregon football, I have never gone into a Spring or Fall Football Season like 2017, and it will be that way for all of us; we have never had a season in our lifetime that …