Take It in Stride: Why It’s OK the Ducks Lost

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 20 Comments

Look, for starters, there are hundreds of reasons why it’s OK Oregon lost. There are the “excuse-y” reasons, like how the team was on the road against one of the toughest defenses in the nation — starting a QB who’s been with the offense for roughly a month now. There are the obvious reasons why it’s OK, like how Oregon lost …

Vernon Adams — A Different Kind of QB?

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

Any time a star athlete the caliber of Marcus Mariota moves on, his successor will inevitably be compared to him. It happened to Steve Young when Joe Montana left San Francisco, it happened to Andrew Luck after Peyton Manning left the Colts and it’s happening to Vernon Adams now that Mariota is gone. Many comparisons have been made between Mariota and …

Can Lockie ‘Win The Day’?

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 9 Comments

While much of the attention paid to this offseason’s QB competition has been focused on Vernon Adams, Jr., the simple fact is that he isn’t in Eugene yet. Because he is a transfer student he will not be allowed to join the team until June when he graduates from EWU. Many people, myself included, tend to believe that once he shows …

Could Adams Be Better Than Mariota?

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 6 Comments

Heresy! That should be the word going through your mind and escaping your lips when you read the title of this article. To think anyone could be a better Oregon QB than Marcus Mariota is simply ridiculous. But, in my research of Vernon Adams Jr., Oregon’s latest QB, I think there is the possibility that he could be better than …

Vernon Adams to Visit Oregon: Decision on Transfer Looms Large

Paul Jones FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

On June 27th, 2011 future Seattle Seahawks QB and Super Bowl 48 Champion Russell Wilson, with then head coach Bret Bielema announced he was transferring to Big 10 powerhouse Wisconsin. Most Oregon Duck fans remember Wilson from the Rose Bowl game against the Badgers – the first Rose Bowl victory for the Ducks in 95 years. What Wilson did for …