Nevada: “What the DUCK Just Happened?”

Charles Fischer Editorials 128 Comments

We promised that our Sunday articles would have all kinds of drama, including the opposing players’ and coaches’ opinions of the Ducks after each game. But this report is a bit short on drama, because while I hunkered down for a long press conference with the Wolfpack, Head Coach Jay Norvell spoke for just six minutes. He didn’t tell us …

Dillion and and Duck program are playing injured

The Hit: Should More be Done to Protect Players?

Jayme Vasconcellos Editorials 31 Comments

My friends–we have progressed as a site because such an amazing group of Oregon fans who have turned the comments below articles into a “high-brow” discussion of Oregon sports that will always be “TROLL-FREE.”  I am always interested in a short article to start a discussion, a “Ponder-Point” if you will, and a reader brought us a tremendous topic for …

2018: Is This THE YEAR (Not 2019) for Oregon Football?

Charles Fischer Editorials 37 Comments

I am not so sure about the conventional wisdom surrounding our beloved Ducks as to when they will fly back into the national consciousness again. The process of working on my season prediction (next week’s editorial) made me pause about not just the year that Oregon re-emerges, but why. For me, this Oregon Football roller-coaster of expectations just ruffled my …

Yeech: Do I Have to say, “THANK YOU” to Willie Taggart?

Charles Fischer Editorials 34 Comments

Admit it, you’ve been thinking about this too. You even know what I’m about to write, but like me, you have not wanted to address it because you are still annoyed at the despicable way he dumped the Ducks. But this is Lent, a Christian time of sacrifice; of cleansing and making amends. Before we put the Willie Taggart era completely …

Getting “Politricks” Out of College Football

Coach Tony DeMeo Coach's Opinion 9 Comments

I didn’t think that the fantastic 2016 College Football Season could get screwed up but, I underestimated the damage a committee could do to a relatively simple process. I forgot that committees are made up of individual egos and a collective ego. These egos must tell the world that they are in control. They will decide, regardless of facts. “A camel …

Coach’s Opinion: Welcome to “Snowflake” Football

Coach Tony DeMeo Analysis 15 Comments

The NCAA has just outlawed “two-a-days” in pre-season football practice and next, they will probably outlaw any physical contact to complete the sissyfication of the last bastion of masculinity and toughness in American education: football. The NCAA does this all in the name of safety to eliminate debate because any coach that argues against these sissy rules is a barbarian …

Oregon vs. Football Elites: The Empires Strike Back

Brian Libby Editorials 9 Comments

Watching this college football season play out, be it Oregon‘s collapse or the rise of teams like Washington and Nebraska, I was reminded that there have always been two ways of looking at the world. In the west, where monotheistic religions (Christianity and Judaism) are the most common, we traditionally believe that time is linear: a one-way progression of history. …

Regarding Helfrich: How Much SAY Should a Fan Have?

Charles Fischer Editorials 23 Comments

A week ago it was reported that former Oregon athletic director  Pat Kilkenny offered his support for Mark Helfrich and yet added that the fans will have their vote, their say in the future of Oregon football coaching. It got me to thinking about all the articles written on this site, the comments and all the negatives and positives I have read …

Cal Frustration: A Colorado Repeat, Not a Step Forward

Jerry Thompson Editorials 13 Comments

My friends, below is an editorial by a man (Jerry Thompson) who has quite a publishing history in the Willamette Valley, is an honorable man and someone who is my friend. I disagree with many of his conclusions, but recently I changed our editorial policy to allow “all” opinions to be published so long as they offer examples or proof …

Coaches Comments: GOC Suggests a Coaching Change

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion 32 Comments

The Grizzled Ol’ Coach, Mike Morris (a frequent contributor to FishDuck.com), has educated Oregon fans and me enormously with his wisdom and brutal honesty. He is suggesting a major change for the Ducks, but do remember that we have many guest coaches as writing contributors and their opinions could be different than the GOC as do the other writers and editors. Please …

The Dandy Dozen: Projections for the 2016 Season

Jon Joseph Editorials 1 Comment

The 2016 preseason Top 25 college football (CFB) polls, including ESPN’s FPI rankings that we reviewed last week, are pounding down the Pac-12. In the four ‘big time’ polls, the putative 2016 champion Stanford Cardinal is ranked as follows: ESPN 8; FOX Sports 11; Sports Illustrated 11 and CBS 14. The Oregon Ducks are not ranked higher than 20 in any of these polls. …

A Tournament Bracket Based on Geography? LUDICROUS!

Jon Joseph Editorials 0 Comments

Perhaps Tulsa should not be in the field? Perhaps Monmouth, South Carolina, St. Bonnies and St. Mary’s should be in? But it’s not as if any team left out is a true threat to be cutting down the nets in Houston. And it is hard to feel sorry for ‘mid-major’ conference regular season champions left out because they did not also win their …