Oregon’s No. 2 Ranking … and What It Means For Recruiting

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It’s still too early in the college football season to know the future of the Ducks, but all the same, it’s exciting they have a chance to be in the top four reaching the playoffs each week. But for Oregon, that isn’t the only thing to look forward to, and the increasingly positive rankings could have even better side-effects. This …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Who is Knocking on Oregon’s Door?

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While the 2014 college football season has just begun, this time also marks the second half of the recruiting season. This is the time of year that recruiting really heats up and high school seniors take their official visits to schools of interest. Oregon historically does its best recruiting during the football season after having its best recruiting preseason ever. So, …

8 Reasons Why College Football Is the Greatest Sport of Them All

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This is the week that we have all been waiting for. At the end of last season the Ducks summarily ushered Mack Brown out the door with a swift kick in the rear and the parting words “Next time bring a passing game.” Since that night, Oregon fans have been looking forward to the next season to finally get here. Well, …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Best Recruiting Class Yet?

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It was brought to my attention when cornerback James Locke and quarterback Travis Waller both committed to Oregon on July 1 of this year, that the Ducks reached a new recruiting standard. Recent history has proven that Oregon has not been really aggressive with getting verbal commitments early in the recruiting process. Going back as far as 2002 and probably …

College Football Nation: Bret Bielema Likes Big Butts and NCAA Decision Awaits

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  Media days are upon us. Of course, if you look at the news feed you will think that the SEC is the only conference to haveĀ one of them. Media day is the chance for coaches and players to answer a few questions and give fans something to look forward to in the fall. Sometimes you might even get a …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Spring Cleaning

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The off season for the Oregon Ducks football team has proven to be a little hectic, causing some fans to wonder what will happen to their favored program. With the unusual amount of transfers and departures in the off season, there are going to be questions about the depth of talent and concerns with the coaches retaining the scholarship players. I’m …

Spring Football Questions As Pondered by FishDuck

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Spring football gets underway around the Pacific Northwest this week.  Looking forward, Duck fans have a few questions for the 2014/15 campaign.  Will the linebackers step up?  Is the offensive line improved?  After they lose for the 11th time in a row, can we expect Washington fans en masse to jump off a Seattle area bridge, or will they use …

College Football Nation: Randy Moss to Notre Dame and Players Union?

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      Signing day is just a few days away and every school is putting forth its “best” effort to get those undecided recruits to sign.  While the coaches are out recruiting, the players back on campus are trying to join unions.  We all know they are only trying to join a union to get paid for play.  With …

UCLA Brings Knowledgeable Fan Base — and Decidedly Average Team — to Autzen

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www.camping-bourgogone.com Everything that I tell you folks is true.  Some things may be a little truer than others.  The conversation that I am about to share with you is, I swear, the gospel truth.  It was Monday morning about 8:45 am.  I was talking to a UCLA fan about the upcoming game.  He said, “You guys wouldn’t be any good …

Numbers Don’t Lie: Pac-12 Better Than SEC So Far

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Kevin Cline The Pac-12 is a better conference than the SEC right now. And now everyone south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and 90 percent of the people above it, will grab their pitchforks and come looking for me. Hold up, let me clarify.  I am not saying that the Pac-12 is a better conference historically than the SEC, and I …

National Crises Solved Here

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onpoint.wbur.org Good morning, birds of a feather.  It has been said that sports are an escape from the problems of the world.  I suggest that they are more important than that.  We all know that this country has some problems that it needs to solve.  The world of sports offers not just a distraction, but solutions. Dependence on Foreign Energy: Political …

FishDuck Recruiting Special: Pac-12 Talent Countdown No. 6 – 4

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The following is the No. 6 – 4 countdown of Pac-12 schools, part of Chris Charbonnier‘s ongoing special report for FishDuck.com.   The introduction of this series is located here: http://fishduck.com/2012/02/fishduck-recruiting-special-pac-12-talent-introduction/ The countdown of No. 12 – 10 is located here: http://fishduck.com/2012/02/fishduck-recruiting-special-pac-12-talent-12-10/ The countdown of No. 9 – 7 is located here: http://fishduck.com/2012/02/fishduck-recruiting-special-pac-12-talent-9-7/   In case you missed the introduction, …