Oregon Football 6-6? No.

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As a general rule, nobody likes to be wrong. There’s a growing consensus that the 2017 Ducks are looking at a 6-6 season. In the past week, both Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News and Andrew Greif of Oregonlive have joined our own Mr. FishDuck, Charles Fischer, in assessing the Ducks as the acme of mediocrity. If the …

Steve Greatwood: Building Depth and Continuity on Offensive Line

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Jordan Ingram interviewed Oregon Football offensive line coach Steve Greatwood yesterday for FishDuck.com at the University of Oregon’s Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. An offensive line often gets little or no credit for a football team’s success – and with a spread team that scores points in bunches, that underappreciation is even more true. But no group is more paramount to Oregon’s success than the …

The New and Improved Tyler Johnstone

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It is no secret that the Ducks had offensive line problems last season. Many believe that the Ducks remained among the elite following their loss to Arizona only because the committee took into account missing pieces, most notably Jake Fisher. With Fisher now graduated along with staple center Hroniss Grasu, the offensive line, like so many other pieces of this team, is …

OL Doug Brenner on QB Jeff Lockie: “He’s Really Stepped up”

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com on the first day of Oregon’s spring football practice at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. After a long offseason, the Oregon Ducks football team held their first spring practice today. Many questions surround the quarterback position as Marcus Mariota‘s departure to the NFL draft has left a colossal shoes to fill. But one of several men …

Oregon Will Win National Football Crown

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Though some firmly deny it and others don’t dare to hope it, it’s just a matter of time. The Oregon Ducks will win a national football championship, more likely sooner than later. But first, a matter that is just a tiny bit off the subject. I received some news this weekend that can only be classified as …

Remembering the Offensive Line: A Look towards 2015

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If there was a weakness for the Ducks last year, it was without a doubt, the offensive line. As difficult as it is to say, the line play is the reason we lost the Arizona game, and almost lost against Washington State. But when we got healthy, we were once again the usual explosive offense us Duck fans were used …

Players Who Wait Outshine Current Recruits

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Lost in the excitement of the returning stars and the hope of stars to come is the quiet backbone of any football team. For the most part, these are the guys who didn’t grab the headlines their freshman years. They’ve been in the program for a year or two or three, possibly redshirting, biding their time behind …

The Next Man Up: An Interview with Redshirt Freshman Doug Brenner

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In his second year with the Ducks, offensive linemen Doug Brenner has been nothing short of sensational. Yeah, you read that correctly: Doug Brenner is just a redshirt freshman. I was able to interview Brenner at the Hatfield-Dowlin complex last Thursday and we discussed his first season playing with the Ducks and what he foresees in his years to come …

The Freshman Factor

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I don’t even try to keep it a secret that I’m absolutely enamored with this freshman class. Royce Freeman, Darren Carrington, Devon Allen, Charles Nelson, Doug Brenner and Aidan Schneider have all made their own significant impacts on the Ducks’ 2014 season. In fact,one could make the argument that without these guys the Ducks wouldn’t have a shot at playing Florida …

Losing Sweat Hurts, But Ducks Will Overcome

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Just like those associated with Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Georgia and others, I too was swept up in the Josh Sweat madness. The five-star prospect chose Florida State, a team both close to home and with a recent history of winning. The decision made sense, but at the same time it stung a little. Why didn’t he want to be a …

Oregon Ducks Are Athletic Indeed

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“They are very, very athletic.” – Arizona Coach Rich Rodriguez, describing the Oregon Ducks, who had just de-clawed his Arizona Wildcats, 51-13 in the 2014 Pac-12 Championship Game. Rich Rod got that one right, and it’s something for whoever matches up against the Ducks in the first-ever College Football Playoff to think about. If you read the comments section to …

Five Important Aspects of Tonight’s Civil War Game

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It’s game day and the anxious butterflies in my stomach are going crazy! Not only is it the last game of the regular season for our Ducks but it’s the Civil War game. I have heard people say that this is not a rivalry game but I can’t think of any reason it wouldn’t be, and it seems to be …