The DeRuyter Defense: A JOKER and New Roles!

Coach Eric Boles Analysis

Now that we have a surface-level understanding of what Coach Tim DeRuyter’s defense will look like from my last article, lets’ take a deeper look at his base alignment. From the writings of the man himself, Coach DeRuyter prefers the 3-4 defense, and for good reason. Some of his personal reasons for using the alignment are that it gets better, …

The BRAND is Changing: For Oregon Football and FishDuck!

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The Oregon Brand has changed with the massive improvements in recruiting, which the fans love, but that change has also marked the demise of the high scoring offense that made Oregon known nationally, which a great many of us have lamented. But let’s face it folks: the recent extension of Coach Mario Cristobal‘s contract has cemented Oregon’s new “tough” label.  …

Join the Pond: Ducks Football Journalism with FishDuck!

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Readers, commenters and writers all play important roles in making FishDuck work, with our varying perspectives on Duck sports interweaving to form an Oregon sports enthusiast’s online community. The term community suggests symbiotic interpersonal relationships, and, truth be told, we are all related by our shared interest in everything DUCKS. The heart of FishDuck is an online community discussion initiated and steered daily by a …

A Blast-from-the-Past! A Sprinting Spring Game…

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This article was originally a forum post from over 13 years ago. I stumbled across it recently and thought you might have fun reading it, as I did, with the pleasant memory of our past beloved Ducks. Charles Fischer —————————————————— Have you ever watched a game at Autzen and noted an official with a down marker sprinting down the sideline to …

THE”IRRESISTIBLY DELICIOUS” National Championship FINALS and BOWL GAMES

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The National Championship Finals Two Teams, Four Teams, Six Teams or Eight Teams??? Who Should Play in the Bowl Games? How many teams should be in the National Championship Finals after the five-game National Playoff? We could experiment with several options: (Note: When I refer to “undefeated” or “one-loss”, etc. teams, I’m referring only to their records in the National …

Imagining a new 16-Conference FBS “SUPER-DIVISION” for College Football!

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Imagining an FBS “Super-Division” & Conference Play Football Realities – Format Didn’t legendary Coach Lou Holtz say something like “In college football you play with a different team every week?” That’s a reality of the game that Coach Holtz understood well. Introduced in this article, the “Irresistibly Delicious” 64-Team College Football Playoff system keys in on the realities of college football better than the present …

FishDuck.com Current Article Schedule: “What to LOOK For!”

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Can you believe what a cool picture (above) that is featuring Max Unger, Jonathan Stewart, and Dennis Dixon? Unger looks like he is taking aim on the linebacker he is going to cream and has proven with Hroniss Grasu, that agile, athletic offensive linemen can play in the NFL. Fun memories… My friends, you simply need to know to look …

Charles’s Oregon-Nebraska FishWrap: “A Perfect Game”

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Let me clarify that title: it was a perfect game in that we fans, the players and the Oregon coaching staff learned a ton while still winning the game. You do not learn as much from a Southern Utah game as you do in a game against Nebraska, hence this was ideal for the coaches as a wake-up call in …

Oregon Ducks Spring Game Shows “Best Play in Football”

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The Spring Game this year was a party for the program. It showed how much progress has been made since the end of last season. A lot of big-picture developments in recruiting, team building and coaching philosophy have been gleaned from it. After reviewing the film a few more times, I wanted to use some Spring Game material for some discussion points about …

MADDER THAN HELL!!: “Oregon Lacks Defensive Talent?”

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There is a massive misunderstanding by many Oregon fans concerning the demise of the Ducks’ defense, and the origins of that decline. While Oregon has well-documented misses in defensive recruiting, there are many who believe that the Ducks are largely deficient in talent on that side of the ball, thus the poor performance with little hope for reversal anytime soon. …

Oregon Offensive Scoring Records will Fall due to BRADY HOKE?

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ALERT: The following quotes by Defensive Coordinator Brady Hoke are NOT accurate. He stated a very polite version of what you will read, and  I dramatized it to make a point. (I am known for drama … but I always back it up as you will see) Coach Hoke cleared his throat and eyed the 60-70 high school football coaches …