Mariota Impresses Early in Nashville

Jimmy Friedricks FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Pressure is something Marcus Mariota knows well. From his days in college, he understands that his team’s successes and failures will all fall on him. He understands how to thrive in situations when everyone is looking to him, needing him to come through when it matters most — either on the field or in the community — whether that means working at a …

Is Royce Freeman the Next ‘X-Man’?

Will Denner FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

I made a mistake the last time I addressed the Ducks’ running back group. It was early August and everything I was hearing pointed to a two-way race taking place between Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner for starting running back. I wrote an article for FishDuck about the battle and predicted that Tyner would take on the feature back role. …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: How Does Autonomy Change the Recruiting Game?

Jason Fowler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

A widespread change might be in place for football. The National Collegiate Athletic Association recently voted in favor of giving the five “power conferences” autonomy, to allow the student-athletes to participate in governing the entity they are bound in playing for at a Division I university. If sustained by the end of October, 2014, how will this affect the recruiting …