Dior Mathis Did What?

Jason Selby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

University of Oregon Pro Day has commenced, and the numbers are in. Marcus Mariota lit up the field as he was seen taking snaps under center for the first time in a meaningful situation, Arik Armstead decided not to run the 40, and Jake Fisher further proved why he should be considered a first round draft pick. Because Dior Mathis is an undersized, underplayed Senior, many people will overlook his …

Will Oregon’s Defensive Secondary Seize the Moment?

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With news of consensus All-American Ifo Ekpre-Olomu’s season-ending knee injury splashed all over college football pages and blogs from Tallahassee to Eugene, attention has been largely focused on the dire implications for a depleted Ducks’ secondary now forced to go up against last year’s Heisman winner, Jameis Winston, and a dynamic receiving corps led by Rashad Greene, a 6-foot senior …

To Those Leaving, Thanks for the Memories. Marcus Mariota?

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

What a way to end the last home game of the season! Last night, the third-ranked Ducks destroyed Colorado, 44-10, in a match-up that honored the seniors of the team. Plus, all the fans respectably acknowledged quarterback Marcus Mariota as the entire College Football world expects him to forego his senior year and enter the 2015 NFL Draft. Furthermore, Mariota …

Tasty Tidbits from Media Day

Charles Fischer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

I am not a “professional,” per se, as I refuse to write the usual “blah-blah” that you’ll see from other media outlets, but then that is why this site began. I wanted more information, and to learn — and our readers have agreed. This Oregon Football Media day was like going down memory lane … in how similar it was to my …

Position Change Makes Johnathan Loyd One Rare Duck

Josh White FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

If there are any Duck fans out there still skeptical or on the fence about Johnathan Loyd’s place in Oregon Duck athletic history, Dana Altman’s first recruit just gave you another reason to get on board. Already the winningest player in the long history of Oregon Basketball, Loyd, like so many of the Oregon fans this time of year, has …

Secondary Education: Oregon Defensive Backs

Casey Fluegge FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

For the better part of the last decade, Oregon has been a veritable clearinghouse for NFL-caliber defensive backs. The likes of Jarius Byrd, T.J. Ward, Walter Thurmond III, Patrick Chung, Eddie Pleasant, and more recently, John Boyett, are all former Ducks now cashing checks from teams in the NFL.  Assistant Coach John Neal gets kudos for recruiting defensive backs extremely …

Ducks Plaster the Nicholls Colonels, 66-3

Mark Saltveit FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Craig Strobeck The Oregon Ducks demolished FCS doormat Nicholls as expected Saturday afternoon, by a score of 66-3, but the game gave the plucky Colonels some reasons to feel proud, and the Ducks’ coaches areas to improve this season. Speculation that the Ducks would pass more under Coach Helfrich proved unfounded on Saturday.  For the first time in history, three …

Ahh…Spring (Game) Is In The Air!

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Featured Photo Courtesy Gary Breedlove Photography   The weather forecast earlier last week called for partly cloudy skies on Saturday, with a chance of some showers.  That gloomy prognostication never materialized, and yesterday’s spring game by the Oregon Ducks was held under clear and warm conditions — as perfect an April morning as you could hope for. Once again, two …