Players Who Wait Outshine Current Recruits

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

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 …

Evan Voeller: Leader by Example

Laura Brehm FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The subject of this profile is another one of Oregon’s very own, and he is as talented as they come. Evan Voeller hails from West Linn, Oregon, where he played four years under the Lions’ head coach, Mike Fanger. He wasn’t a very vocal leader, but actions often speak louder than words. Fanger informed Aaron Fentress from The Oregonian that …

Meet Your New Ducks: The Big Uglies Up Front

Joe Packer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

The Ducks are chock full of offensive linemen entering the latter half of their careers.  They are nowhere near in trouble of having extra bodies to plug in should a couple of starters go down next year; however, picking up some OL recruits is great for our offense given the constant rotation OL coach Steve Greatwood has in games.  Upwards of …

Recruiting Update: Go Baby Go!!!

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Football Recruiting   Editorial On the eve of my one-year anniversary with the fine folks of FISHDUCK, the news concerning Chip Kelly’s departure reared its head. As I processed the early morning ESPN text alert, I was strangely at peace with the announcement and similarly to new headman Mark Helfrich, directed my thoughts to February 6th and beyond. While not …

Recruiting Update: The Nation’s No. 1 Recruit and “How the !@#$ do ya’ll feel!?”

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Football Recruiting: If anyone omits speed from a brief description of Oregon Football, that person needs to head to the nearest media outlet for a checkup. As far as formalities go, if someone already hasn’t beaten me to it, let’s just forgo any type of waiting and call our beloved University of Oregon, Speed-U. There’s no denying the obvious; Duck …