Are the Oregon Olympics Uncle Phil’s Endgame?

Darren Perkins Editorials 17 Comments

As the debate rages on about the size and scope of the new Hayward Field, it got me thinking about what was going through the mind of the man who matters the most in all of this—Phil Knight. Could it be that building the world’s premier track-and-field-only stadium brings Oregon one step closer to hosting The Summer Olympic Games? Track …

Oregon Ducks Recruiting Update: Top-Ranked Prep Transfers to Eugene

Mark Flores Recruiting 8 Comments

Football Recruiting Amid a flurry of offers and developments along the recruiting trail, Oregon has scored a major “victory of the future” and is now in the driver’s seat for perhaps its biggest recruiting get to date. Top-ranked dual-threat quarterback Michael Johnson Jr. (4-Star/Eugene, OR), son of newly minted Oregon receivers coach, Michael Sr., has transferred to Sheldon High School in …

Recruiting Update: Greatwood and Aiken on the Move at Home

Mark Flores Recruiting 1 Comment

Oregon’s youth in the trenches could be getting a quick bolster from a crop of in-state talent as Steve Greatwood and Ron Aiken are finding the lumber among the Portland pines. Offensive tackle Dawson Jaramillo (4-Star/Lake Oswego, Ore.) and defensive counterpart Brandon Pili (NR/Portland, Ore.), are a pair of new targets emerging in the greater metro area and could be …

Recruiting Update: Prized Corners

Mark Flores Recruiting 3 Comments

After almost a year hiatus, I have returned to FishDuck.com for what will be a new chapter of Oregon Recruiting. It’s been too long Duck fans, too long. As I sat down to pen this article out, I felt those age-old feelings of excitement build; by golly, we only have one more Saturday before this juggernaut revs its engine and …

Recruiting Update: Former In-State Talent Coming Home

Mark Flores Recruiting 0 Comments

Following the Civil War, Oregon got a big boost in shoring up a question mark heading into next season. Former Tigard (Ore.) star A.J. Hotchkins (3-Star/Riverside, Calif.) spent two years at the JUCO ranks following a senior prep campaign that yielded minimal interest from college programs and is now headed back to his home state with a verbal commitment to …

Recruiting Update: Murphy the Next Great Drop-End?

Mark Flores Recruiting 1 Comment

Before I begin … I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Big Fish himself, Charles Fischer. Without going into much detail, there are big changes coming to FishDuck.com. Almost four years ago, I approached Charles about writing about my beloved Ducks. He had a recruiting slot open, gave me a shot, and through some fine tinkering, “Recruiting Update Wednesdays” have …

Recruiting Update: Ryan Kelley — Worth the Hype?

Mark Flores Recruiting 1 Comment

News Oregon has its quarterback of the future in the class of 2017 member Ryan Kelley (4-Star/Chandler, Ariz./Rivals250). Perhaps the most hyped passer to come to Oregon in the last two decades, Kelley is the type of prep who could make an immediate impact as a true freshman. Kelley has been a student of numerous quarterback coaches, but none more …

Recruiting Update: Frost Going After JUCO QB?

Mark Flores Recruiting 1 Comment

News Oregon took a major step in honing its 2016 recruiting class with four early signatures coming by way of wide receiver receiver Dillon Mitchell (4-Star/Memphis, Tenn.), linebacker Eric Briscoe (3-Star/Yakima, Wash.), drop-end Hunter Kampmoyer (3-Star/Bishop, Calif.) and offensive guard Jacob Capra (3-Star/Auburn, Calif.). All four preps have agreed to financial aid clauses and solidified their statuses as Men of Oregon. …

Recruiting Update: Austrian Import to Eugene?

Mark Flores Recruiting 2 Comments

News Oregon’s resurgence in the 2015 campaign couldn’t be coming at a better time as the fall recruiting push is in full swing. Just to the south, tabbed athlete Damian Alloway (4-Star/Fontana, Calif./Rivals250) made his thoughts known about a move to Eugene. “If Oregon offers that’s going to put them right at the top,” said Alloway. “I’m definitely going to …

Recruiting Update: Kelley Donning Green?

Mark Flores Recruiting 8 Comments

News It’s taken around two weeks for Oregon’s top quarterback target, Ryan Kelley (4-Star/Chandler, Ariz./Rivals250) to break his silence following a visit to Eugene. It was worth the wait. “I liked everything about Oregon,” said Kelley. “The stadium, the tradition, the atmosphere and how the players all got along.” While only a junior, Kelley is a front runner in the …

Recruiting Update: De’Jon Bringing the Mustard

Mark Flores Recruiting 2 Comments

News Amid my frustration and disbelief of what befell our beloved Ducks this past Saturday was my almost immediate gaze to the future, both in the figurative and literal senses. I sat in Section 9 on the sunny side of Auzten, mere rows above the cordoned off “VIP” area that seats Oregon’s visitors. By the third quarter, I found myself …