Between College and Career, Stands Vernon Adams

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Rarely is there an opportunity to outshine your predecessor when your predecessor is a Heisman Trophy winner. But freshly-minted Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams did just that on Saturday, demonstrating an ability that exceeds even that of Marcus Mariota: the ability to move the needle of public interest. Not only is Adams’s presence drawing national attention, but he’s showing he can move …

FishDuck Correspondents Around the League at the Start of the Season

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The beginning of the football season marks the return of many of our long-term writers at FishDuck.com, and Kim Hastings providing the humor is something I’ve been looking forward to all summer! He will not be on Saturdays as in the past because beginning next week — he will be spoofing our opponents on Thursdays! Welcome back, Kim!  – Charles Fischer …

How the Ducks Will Stop the Soaring Eagles

Rory Davidson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Wow, are you fans ready for another season? I know I am. It is going to be hard to top last season, as we had the Heisman Trophy winner, won the Pac 12, and went to our first annual College Football Playoff Championship. The only way the season could have been better was if we had gone undefeated and won …

Oregon Can Be the Next Back-to-Back Heisman Winners

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In the history of the Heisman Memorial Trophy, only two colleges have had back-to-back Heisman winners — in 1945 and 1946 by Army with fullback Doc Blanchard and running back Glenn Davis winning the award. Then 28 years later when Ohio State running back Archie Griffin won the award twice in 1974 and 1975. Coming off Marcus Mariota’s Heisman Trophy season, could Oregon be the …

Top Ten Reasons Duck Fans Are Excited About Vernon Adams

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David Letterman‘s retirement leaves a gaping void in the landscape of late night television. To honor the retirement of one of television’s true greats, FishDuck.com presents the Top Ten reasons we are excited about incoming University of Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams. Number Ten, Fan Base Excitement: Young Mr. Adams made a name for himself while playing for Eastern Washington. His decision to attend Oregon …

Could Oregon Lose QB Adams to UCLA?

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After the much heralded visit to the University of Oregon by FCS superstar quarterback Vernon Adams, everyone must now hurry up and wait. Adams has a big decision to make: transfer to a top-tier FBS school that won the Rose Bowl and finished second overall last season, or finish his career in the FCS with the Eastern Washington Eagles, where he has …