Ducks Must Rely on Defense

Darren Perkins Editorials

As Oregon fans, we have been spoiled over the years with exciting and high-powered offenses. In the best of those years, the offense was paired with what could be described as a “bend but don’t break” defense. Oregon was not a recruiting power during the Kelly-Helfrich era and therefore did not have the talent to put together a dominating, lock-down defense. Well, …

If It’s Good Enough for Saban, It’s Good Enough for Cristobal

Darren Perkins Editorials

And I’m talking about offense. Yes, Charles Fischer isn’t the only one at FishDuck.com who has problems with Mario Cristobal’s handling of the Oregon offense. I wrote a few articles during the 2019 season, hammering Cristobal for the lack of explosiveness and his underutilization of Justin Herbert. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love everything Cristobal …

After Taggart: Would You Have Wanted Chip Kelly?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

It wasn’t going to happen, but if Chip Kelly could have returned to Oregon again–would you have wanted him back? This is an interesting question because a ton of people have declared that “FishDuck wants Chip Kelly back, and would have passed on Mario Cristobal.” I’ll give you my answer on that if you give me yours, and we can …

Ducks Becoming an “it” School for O-Iineman?

Darren Perkins Editorials

Over the past week, the Ducks added five-star offensive tackle Kelvin Banks and four-star offensive lineman Cameron Williams. The two are just the latest of highly ranked offensive line recruits to chose Oregon over some of college football’s premier programs. With head coach Mario Cristobal’s experience and passion for the position, it is becoming quite apparent that Oregon is becoming …

Mario Cristobal: The Commander-in-Chief of Oregon Football

David Marsh Editorials

There are two types of head coaches. First there are the field-commanders, who call the plays from the sideline. Oregon fans are familiar with this style of coaching, as Chip Kelly is the definition of field-commander. These coaches tend to be the flashy innovators of the sport, and Kelly’s time at Oregon exemplified this. Then there are the commander-in-chief head …

Forget Auburn: The Natty That Oregon SHOULD Have Won

Jeremiah Geiger Editorials

On the night of November 17, 2012 the Stanford Cardinal came into Eugene, and ripped a national championship away from the Ducks. To this day, it might be the most painful regular-season loss for the Oregon Ducks in their history. Ducks fans have experienced many painful losses, but this one especially resonates because of the implications it had. 2012 was …