A Plea for Oregon Head Coach Taggart: “KEEP ‘EM ALL!”

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion 17 Comments

It just hit me from out of the blue, and this revelation would significantly impact Oregon football. You see I was pondering about how the press conference is over and everybody’s had a chance to express their feelings about the new head coach for the Ducks. Coach Willie Taggart is on the road recruiting without any assistant coaches until today, …

Fox’s Mandel Latest to Dis on Ducks

Mike Merrell Editorials 24 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out In Mark Helfrich’s short tenure as the Ducks head football coach he’s taken a team to the national championship game, developed a Heisman winner and turned a dismal 3-3 start into a 9-3 regular season finish. Yet who gets the kudos as top Pac-12 coaches? Stanford’s David Shaw you can understand. Utah’s Kyle Whittingham? Well, he’s done …

Don Pellum: College Football’s Best-Dressed Genius

Henry Swift Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 3 Comments

In my last article I discussed all that Gary Campbell has done for the Oregon Duck program and his impressive collection of game-day suits. Even though his collection of suits is impressive, he may not even be the best dressed coach at Oregon. There is one man who can challenge him for college football’s best dressed coach and that is Don …

Gary Campbell — The Man in the Suit and Behind the Offense

Henry Swift Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 2 Comments

Rich Brooks, Mike Bellotti, and Chip Kelly are all coaches responsible for great seasons and the current state of the Oregon football team. As fans, we attribute success and failure to the head coaches, but it is never just the head coaches that are responsible for the success of a team. Too often we give the head coaches — and sometimes …

1994 — Ducks Renaissance Remembered

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Duck Family Day is a new feature for every Saturday where Oregon fans share their stories of . . . being Oregon fans! Email charles@fishduck.com to share your experiences of you and your family and what it means to be a Duck fan. Cheryl Hudson (below) is an editor/writer for FishDuck.com and is extremely passionate about our beloved Ducks, the same as …

3 Reasons Oregon Ducks Rely on Running Backs in 2015

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

The college football off-season has seen an immense trove of educated guesses as to how the Oregon Ducks football program will adjust to life without Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Marcus Mariota. Today, we are exactly 1/2 year away from opening kickoff. Never too early to start counting down is it? #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/bA1eWYQyTc — QuackCave (@QuackCave) March 6, 2015 Indeed, the future looks bright …

ESPN Poll: Royce Freeman the Next Pac-12 Player of the Year?

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Duck fans can expect a lot of changes next season. While questions surround the Oregon football program in the post-Mariota era, it’s the return of running back Royce Freeman that gives the Ducks a legitimate shot at another post-season run in 2015. In a recent ESPN poll, Freeman is among four Pac-12 candidates projected to be Pac-12 player of the year. At http://t.co/BcNwBE0UGy — Missing Oregon Football! Simple edit …

Oregon Playing With a Full Deck

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

The Oregon Ducks have arrived at the Pac-12 Championship proving ground. Again. The time has come for them to finish what they started. They are now looking for their first conference championship under head coach Mark Helfrich and have earned the right to represent the Pac-12 North division in the final conference matchup against Arizona tonight. As we anticipate the Pac-12’s marquee …

Gary Campbell Praises Freeman, Looks Forward to Pac-12 Championship Game

Omar Garibay FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Ashley Young of FishDuck.com interviewed Oregon’s running back coach Gary Campbell at the University of Oregon’s Hatfield-Dowlin Complex on Tuesday. Much of Oregon’s success this season has been attributed the play of their outstanding quarterback, Marcus Mariota. There is really no argument there. However, Mariota has led the Ducks all season, and his Heisman Trophy-like play has come with a …

Royce Freeman Continues to Impress Coach Campbell

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For an offense that’s supposed to be using a running back-by-committee approach, it’s fair to say Royce Freeman is the committee chair. The Freshman phenom is well on his way to placing his name among other Oregon greats at the RB position, as the 230 pounder from Imperial, CA has already broken LaMichael James’ freshman TD record with 16 on …

Coach Gary Campbell: High Flying Ducks Are Ready To Run

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We didn’t see a Duck with a 100 yard rushing game until week six against  UCLA when Royce Freeman broke out with 121 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. Despite waiting half the season for a performance like that, the Ducks rushing attack has been the key in allowing Marcus Mariota to spread the ball around the field while …

Is Royce Freeman the Next ‘X-Man’?

Will Denner FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

I made a mistake the last time I addressed the Ducks’ running back group. It was early August and everything I was hearing pointed to a two-way race taking place between Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner for starting running back. I wrote an article for FishDuck about the battle and predicted that Tyner would take on the feature back role. …