Can Oregon’s Offense Work Without a Star QB?

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With the NFL draft rapidly approaching and mock drafts coming in from every analyst with an internet connection, Oregon fans are getting used to the bittersweet feeling of seeing star alumnus Marcus Mariota top nearly every board in the country. Sweet because we love to see a young Duck take wing. Bitter because of the empty nest he’s leaving behind. Mariota owns nearly every …

Spring Practice Begins

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The Oregon Ducks open spring football practices on Tuesday, and the team is bound to look a little different from the dynastic dynamo that came up one game short of a national title in January. Gone are Heisman field general Marcus Mariota and line anchor Hroniss Grasu. Here to stay (hopefully) are a slew of fresh faces headlined by line-beasts Canton …

What Happened in Eugene: How the Ducks Changed Football Forever

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When a fresh-faced Chip Kelly brought his shiny new version of the spread to the University of Oregon, he probably didn’t know he was about to start a revolution that would take over football from top to bottom.  He probably didn’t know he was about to create an archetype that coaches and coordinators would break their blackboards over for the …

Fisher Improves Stock at NFL Combine

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The University of Oregon‘s football program has made a name for itself over the years by producing players with dazzling speed and athleticism. However, last Friday, Oregon proved that there’s more to its program than athletically talented running backs and quarterbacks. Many prospects have already showcased their abilities to NFL scouts during the past week, but one former Duck earned their attention …

Ducks Land First Five Star

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Oregon’s 2015 recruiting class just got its first five-star recruit, according to ESPN and Scout.com, and it didn’t even take a flipped prospect or a new commitment. Punahou School Defensive End and Oregon verbal commit Canton Kaumatule picked up his fifth star last Wednesday, making him officially the best prospect in the Ducks’ current class. Kaumatule’s physical tools were impossible to argue (the kid …

It’s Not Over for the Ducks

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Since losing to Ohio State on Monday, many people have been wondering if the Ducks might see a drop off in success in the coming years. Whether it was the way in which they lost, or the news that Marcus Mariota would be taking his talents to the NFL (we all knew it was coming), people seem to be questioning the future …

Oregon WR Darren Carrington Ineligible To Play

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It’s happening again. Oregon fans are getting absolutely sick of hearing roster news midweek this season, especially this week, but here it comes. Again. According to CSNNW’s Aaron Fentress, another Duck has taken a dive, and this one has no one to blame but himself. Darren Carrington, perhaps Oregon’s best, and certainly its hottest wide receiver, has tested positive for marijuana and been …

Ducks Don’t Expect to Catch Buckeyes Off Guard

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Though he doesn’t plan to slow down for anyone, Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost isn’t counting on the quack attack’s trademark tempo taking Ohio State by surprise. The Oregon offense is used to sending defenses reeling with its patented barrage of quick and deadly play calls, a strategy which can rapidly put a poorly conditioned defense back on its heels with hands on hips …

Rose Bowl Steeped in History

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If you’re a college football fan–and you are, obviously, or you wouldn’t be reading this–the 2015 Rose Bowl has it all: great teams, great coaches, great players, clashing to determine who’s going to get a shot at all the marbles on January 12th. But what about the venue? What about the stadium? If ever there was ever a case of …

Frost Reportedly Turns Down CSU Position

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As reported by Scott Roussel at footballscoop.com earlier today, Oregon Offensive Coordinator Scott Frost was offered the position of Head Coach at Colorado State, but quickly turned down the offer. To most Ducks fans, it’s not news to be hearing offers coming in for Frost’s services. He works alongside Mark Helfrich, helping to orchestrate one of, if not the most potent offenses ever known to …

Video: FishDuck.com’s International Correspondent Randy Morse (aka The Fool on the Hill) Says the Pacific Northwest is the New Football Hotspot

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The one thing that’s constant in this world is… change. That holds for sports as well as it does for shopping habits (goodbye corner grocery, hello WalMart) or the cost of gasoline. So it should come as no surprise that there’s a perceptible shift happening on the college football landscape. So long to “three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust” Midwestern-style ball. See ya’ll later, SEC. Welcome …

What I Am Willing to Do to Turn This Thing Around

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Remember when teams used to fear us? Well those days are pretty much behind us. There are those who would suggest we would be better off remembering the olden days, when the Civil War was the be-all and end-all after a season of getting mauled by our betters. NO! NEIN! NYET!いいえ!Walang! I’m not willing to go there just yet. So, …