Oregon Recruiting, or How to Win Recruits and Influence Players

Graham Berry FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 18 Comments

As some of you may or may not know, the title refers to a formerly (currently?) popular book by Dale Carnegie that apparently taught more than 15 million people how to make friends. Unfortunately, Mr. Carnegie died before writing what would surely be his second most popular book: How to Win Recruits and Influence Players. As Duck fans know, winning recruiting battles, particularly …

Would Oregon Fans Stoop as Low as Seminoles?

Charles Fischer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

Our thirst for wins and championships poses an interesting question: how far will we go? When Oregon played Auburn four years ago in the National Championship game — I recall getting into a tit-for-tat email discussion before the game with a Tiger engineer who was very erudite and pretty challenging to play against in our chess-with-words.  Yet as our emails continued, …