Will Justin Herbert be a Better NFL QB than Marcus Mariota?

Darren Perkins Editorials 35 Comments

As soon as last April’s NFL draft ended, the draft prognosticators began whipping up their mock drafts for 2019, with Oregon’s own Justin Herbert being projected by many experts as a sure-fire first round pick, and even going as high as the number two pick overall.   Hmmm … an Oregon quarterback getting drafted number two overall. Sounds familiar. In fact, it’s the same spot …

In-State Recruits: Who Needs ‘Em?

Mike Merrell Editorials 20 Comments

The argument goes something like this: Since the state of Oregon produces so few elite athletes, when they do come along, they simply must become Ducks. Otherwise, the Ducks are in big trouble, with all of the huge recruiting disadvantages they have to try to overcome. Don’t get me wrong. It’s great when an in-state athlete works out well. I’m …

Is Chris Miller The Most Influential Player in Oregon History?

Darren Perkins Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 7 Comments

Dan Fouts is the hall of famer. Marcus Mariota is the Heisman Trophy winner. Joey Harrington is the state of Oregon’s favorite son. And Chris Miller? Well, he’s just the one who started it all. “Started what?” you’re asking. Started the winning. As we hit the thirty-year mark of Miller being drafted by the Atlanta Falcons with the 13th overall pick in …

Duck Family Day: Growing up a Duck in an Agnostic Family

FishDuck Staff For the Fans 3 Comments

Duck Family Day is a new feature we share every Saturday, where Oregon fans share their stories of being Oregon fans! Email charles@fishduck.com to share your experiences and what it means to be a Duck fan. Jim Anderson is a new writer for FishDuck.com and is extremely passionate about our beloved Ducks, the same as you. Contact us and share! There are different kinds …

Mariota Poised to Haunt Fouts’ Rep in NFL Annals

Brian Perry FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

With all due respect to the great Norm Van Brocklin, Dan Fouts is the greatest NFL quarterback the University of Oregon has ever produced. With an impressive professional career spanning 15 seasons, Fouts garnered enough statistics, records and accolades to earn himself a membership in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993. 43,000+ passing yards, 250+ touchdowns thrown, and six …

Best Ducks in the NFL: Offensive Edition

Daniel Kantor History 1 Comment

Throughout the Oregon Ducks’ football history, they have provided some incredible NFL talent. Despite being criticized as a program that “does not prepare players for an NFL offense,” Oregon has produced some incredible NFL players. To prove this, I compiled a starting lineup of Ducks throughout history based on their NFL production; do not expect to see Marcus Mariota, Joey Harrington, LaMichael James, or …

As Marcus Mariota Moves Forward, It’s Time We Look Back

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Marcus Mariota is the greatest Oregon quarterback to play at the school. That is a well-accepted statement around Eugene these days. But with Mariota headed for the NFL, it’s about time to remember some other Oregon quarterbacks who have made it to the big stage. Mariota has a chance to be the highest Duck drafted in the Common Era if …

Oregon Coaches through the Ages

Pat Pannu Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 6 Comments

The University of Oregon has had some great football coaches throughout the ages that have all helped, in one way or another, make the Ducks what they are today.  From the start of the Oregon football program to now, Oregon has had coaches that have helped shape football not only at Oregon, but all over the country. 1951-1966 In the …

Ducks versus Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterbacks

Brian Libby History 0 Comments

In recent days and weeks leading to Oregon’s season-defining showdown with heretofore undefeated Stanford, the story wasn’t just that Chip Kelly‘s team was facing the nation’s #4 squad, or that a win might make another BCS title-game run possible. Given the accolades that have been showered for the past two years on Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck, it seems the Ducks …

Family Connections Run Deep at Oregon

FishDuck Staff Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches

The Oregon Ducks football team is a family. This is something stated often, the family atmosphere that surrounds the football program and its connection to the community.  It’s an easy thing to claim, but difficult to fully comprehend until seen first-hand. It starts at the top, with the majority of the Oregon Ducks coaching staff having been a part of …