BCS Review: Who has impressed the most?

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Copyright-Andrew Shurtleff The BCS elites did nothing to tarnish their sparkling starts after the second week of the campaign’s March to Pasadena, but this weekend had exuberance nonetheless.  The nation’s top five teams saw only minor change, but upsets and rebounding teams have once again changed the look of the bigger BCS picture. Alabama and Oregon at No. 2 lead the …

A New Fish Report Video Analysis: The Inadvertent Mid-Line Zone Read

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This is the first video analysis I have completed in over a year, and I am excited to be in front of the camera again! We will follow the conference rules for video usage while breaking down a very strange play from our game with Nicholls.  We will also take a look at some new shining stars on offense that …

Pregame Analysis, Nicholls State Colonels at Oregon

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photo.al.com/thenewsportsguru.com The Ducks begin their season with an interesting ‘tune up’ game versus the Nicholls State Colonels from Thibodaux, Louisiana.  The Colonels’ win-loss record over the past couple three years isn’t impressive, however the team boasts three great players that could have big days if the Ducks don’t come to play.  Let’s examine what to watch out for as Oregon fans! …

A Few Touching Thoughts

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dayandadream.com Good morning, Duck fans!  It’s football Saturday for the first time in way too long!  You know, there really is nothing like the spectacle of big time college football.  The speed, the precision, the full stadium, the cheerleaders.  I love it all.  This weekend marks Game 1 everywhere for teams on the march to the shiny, faceted football, awarded annually …

The Fan on the Street and Fall Practice for the Washington Huskies

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  I’ve lived in Tacoma, Washington, for the better part of two decades.  During that time, Tacoma has had several nicknames.  First, it was “City of Destiny,” then, “America’s Most-Wired City.”  But my favorite is the one that was just adopted, “You Can Smell the Huskies’ Desperation From Here.”  Living up here gives me the unique opportunity to talk to …

Oregon’s Rich History of Football/Baseball Dual-Athletes, and the Void Left Today

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Oregon’s baseball team fell just short of making it to the 2012 College World Series this week, a win against Kent State on Monday would have earned Oregon its first trip to the College World Series since 1954. Unfortunate that Oregon couldn’t advance as it may be, it still is a remarkable feat to host a Super Regional in just …

1963 Ducks: The Last Great Oregon Football Team Before the Modern Era

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At the time they may not have recognized the impact they would have during their time in Eugene, when the young men of the 1960 football recruiting class arrived on campus at the University of Oregon. By the time they were done though the mark in history was undeniable, their achievements at the UO surpassed only by their accomplishments in …

What IS a FishDuck?

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Why the odd name for the website?  Is it really named after you, or the other way around?  Where did this name come from?  What IS a FishDuck?  How did this unusual all-volunteer website with tons of people on staff really begin-and why?  And stop giving away all of Oregon’s secrets, aren’t you helping the opponents? All of these are …

Tales From The Pit: #16 Oregon 68 – #1 UCLA 66

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          On a brisk Saturday afternoon in Eugene on January 6th, 2007, two early Pac-10 title contenders clashed in an epic game at storied MacArthur court. The 2:00 pm tipoff had been much anticpated, as the two teams were both nationally ranked in the top 20, and at that point had only one loss between them. A predictably …

The Oklahoma series: Part 1 – Bad Play (2004) & Bad Luck (2005)

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It wasn’t the first time Oregon and Oklahoma had played.  Four times previously the Ducks and Sooners had faced off, every time they had trounced Oregon.  It wasn’t pretty how lopsided the series had been. 1958 – Oklahoma 6 Oregon 0 1966 – Oklahoma 17 Oregon 0 1972 – Oklahoma 68 Oregon 3 1975 – Oklahoma 62 Oregon 7 (Oklahoma …

Oregon’s 1996 comeback, Part II: 100th Civil War

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Approximately 15 years ago to date, Oregon headed to Corvallis’ Parker Stadium for the 100th Civil War game.  Sitting at 5-5 overall, Oregon wanted their third consecutive winning season and a shot at a bowl game.  Oregon State was 2-8 overall, but always wanted to end their season on a high note by beating their instate rival.  The previous two …

Ducks versus Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterbacks

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In recent days and weeks leading to Oregon’s season-defining showdown with heretofore undefeated Stanford, the story wasn’t just that Chip Kelly‘s team was facing the nation’s #4 squad, or that a win might make another BCS title-game run possible. Given the accolades that have been showered for the past two years on Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck, it seems the Ducks …