Ducks Do Something to Win the Day

Michael Burgwin Editorials 33 Comments

I have to admit, I really got off on Win The Day. WTD with wings. So cool. Yeah, go Ducks! I wish I had thought of that bit of advice when I was a young father. I would have used it on my kids before they turned two and were two steps ahead of their father. The motto that Chip …

Scheming up a Storm

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Oregon had something they haven’t had at any time in recent memory this past season; a potent passing game. Since Mark Helfrich has taken over the reigns from Chip Kelly, the Ducks’ passing attack has gotten stronger every season, culminating in the performance we saw last season. This unprecedented aerial proficiency led to the most balanced attack Oregon has had …

Chip Kelly a Racist?!

Dave Kensler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

In one of his more ridiculous commentaries, one of many delivered over the years, ESPN First Take host Stephen A. Smith seemed to suggest current Philadelphia Eagles head coach and former University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly is a racist, or has racist motives in how he structures the team. Nor did Smith keep this offensive suggestion simple and short: …

“He might be the next…” Seriously?

Dave Kensler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

Now that National Signing Day is over, the voices will gradually increase in both volume and number throughout every college football program with one of the most overused phrases: “He might be the next (insert name of former great player at the respective school).” Ugh! One of my favorite quotes, which has been attributed to Oscar Wilde, is: ”Be yourself; everyone …

Recruiting Revolution- Class of 2015 Continues to Impress

Alex Towne FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

National signing day is officially over, but the Ducks appear to be just getting started.  You may have noticed the Ducks getting a steady influx of beastly recruits over the past few months, both on the gridiron and the hardwood.  Your eyes do not deceive you.  Oregon has been racking up talent left and right along the way to the 14th …

Oregon’s Future QB Situation — How Much Does Experience Matter?

Alex Towne FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

And just like that … Marcus Mariota is out the door and ready to start what promises to be a brilliant career in the NFL. After such a historic season, it is natural to see him take the leap to the next level. Even though many Duck fans would love to see him return, he made an understandable decision after …

Thanks For the Memories: Tribute to Our Skinny Hawaiian

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

With the upcoming departure of Marcus Mariota, I’d just like a moment to review and reflect on our beloved Skinny Hawaiian’s astounding career. In the coming days you will likely hear from ESPN how Mariota’s stock has fallen because of the Championship Game, and in the case of some, they might even say he shouldn’t be a first round pick …

What Could’ve, Should’ve Been: A Look Back at the 2010 BCS Championship

Tyler Robinson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

With Oregon on the verge of what could be the greatest season in the history of the program, I’d like to take you back to the biggest game that the Ducks have ever played in. Let’s go back to that 2010 season. The Ducks smashed and destroyed everyone in their path, going 12-0. Oregon led the nation in scoring at 47 …

Chip Kelly’s No-Huddle: A Growing Staple for NFL Offenses?

Joe Kearns Analysis 0 Comments

A pickup basketball game between the football coaches of the University of New Hampshire and Brown University in the 1990s was the first of many meetings between two future NFL head coaches. Then-New Hampshire running backs coach Chip Kelly and a Brown assistant coach named Bill O’Brien exchanged ideas about X’s and O’s on the first of many occasions. O’Brien was …

Mark Helfrich Assaulting Record Books With Chip Kelly’s Best QB

Josh White Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 3 Comments

Entering what is now the second spring of the Mark Helfrich era at Oregon, Chip Kelly’s influence remains visible across all facets of the Oregon football program.  From the up-tempo style of play Kelly initially installed as a coordinator to the commitment to unique and cutting-edge preparation with a focus on continuous daily improvement – as well as maintaining the invaluable coaching …

A Tribute to One of the Most Underrated Quarterbacks of the Modern Era

Joey Holland Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 0 Comments

Amazing Moments When the Oregon Ducks took the field on September 4, 2010, the offensive backfield looked significantly different from what fans had expected nine months prior when they filed out of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The loss to Ohio State had been a tough one, and there were numerous beloved players who moved on after the 2010 Rose …

Revisiting the odd, yet brilliant, career of Darron Thomas

Victor Flores Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 3 Comments

from Video The last few years of Darron Thomas’ football career have been remarkably strange for someone who was an elite college quarterback.  In fact, those three words – “elite college quarterback” – can be thrown into the pile of Thomas weirdness because there are some people who do not think the former Oregon quarterback was all that great. The …