Gary Campbell Pleased With Oregon’s Offensive Attack

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In a interview for FishDuck.com on Monday, I got to speak with Oregon’s longest tenured football coach Gary Campbell. Oregon displayed a tremendous effort on both sides of the football in their win against the Washington Huskies this past Saturday. The Ducks’ tenacious defense completely shut down Washington’s run game, while only allowing 4.8 yards per pass. Furthermore, Oregon was …

Recruiting Update: A Brutal Hook

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Football Recruiting News There’s something to be said about the concept of family pedigree in the world of sports. Oregon’s newest target on the recruiting trail has quite the strain of athleticism running through his roots, even if it’s not readily known on the gridiron. Running back Elijah Holyfield (4-Star/College Park, GA/Rivals250) may be the next in a long line …

Time to Take Off the Training Wheels — Let Thomas Tyner Run Wild

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The running back duo of Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner have made headlines together lately as each player was named to the Maxwell Award and Doak Walker Award preseason watch lists earlier this month. But it’s their much-hyped battle for a starting backfield spot opposite Marcus Mariota that is making for an even more intriguing story line this summer. The …

The Past Is the Past: How Chip Kelly Comparisons Are Useless

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For Oregon football fans, the past season has been a unique time. For starters, in the last season of the BCS era, Oregon’s incredible four-year streak of playing in BCS bowls was snapped. It was also the first year for new head coach Mark Helfrich. While he had the best debut season ever for an Oregon coach, some fans still …

From the Backfield Ensemble to the Gospel Ensemble

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The mid-2000’s saw Oregon rise from nationally known to nationally renowned.  The program became renowned for the great rushers the program featured, and treated Oregon fans to many throughout the decade. From 2004-2007, a talented tailback ran in the Oregon backfield as a quiet, yet successful backup, while making a special difference on special teams and behind the scenes.  Still catching …

Tribute to Long-Lost but not Forgotten Backfield Stalwart

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The mid-to-late 90’s was arguably the biggest turning point in Oregon Football History.  Particularly following the 1994 Rose Bowl season, the successors of Oregon’s run for the roses had to maintain respect to prove Oregon was no “flash in the pan.” An important part of Oregon’s post-Rose Bowl success was its talent in the backfield.  From 1995-1999,a talented back made …

Recruiting Update: Oregon’s LaMichael 2.0

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Kevin Cline Football Recruiting Visits During the active season, Oregon coaches, especially running backs headman Gary Campbell, are notoriously selective as to what preps receive in-home visits.  One such player, tailback Tony James (4-Star/Gainsville, FL/Rivals250), had firsthand attention from Campbell as the tenured backfield coach attended James’ high school matchup last week. “I’m excited to have coach (Gary) Campbell down …

Recruiting Update: Top QB’s Oregon Connection

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Kevin Cline Football Recruiting News Oregon’s 59-10 thrashing of the Virginia Cavaliers of the ACC, solidified a No. 2 ranking amongst all three major polls and places the Ducks in the driver’s seat to play for it all, come January.  Not to be overlooked in our triumph, Saturday, was the presence of several preps who took in the flash that is …

Oregon Unknowns: Teaching Life Lessons from the Comfort of Your Car

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Our new Friday series is the OREGON UNKNOWNS, where we look at interesting stories or facts about our beloved Ducks that few casual fans know about!  Former Oregon running back Allan Amundson (#34, 1999-2002) started his career on the field quickly for the Ducks as a true freshman.   He showed a rare burst of speed with a reported elite-level 4.2 second 40 yd. dash …

Texas-Sized Mess Shows Oregon’s Charm

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With word leaking out this week about some extra-curricular activities going on with Major Applewhite, Texas Longhorns co-offensive coordinator, perspective was brought to order concerning the Oregon coaching staff. If you haven’t heard, Major Applewhite, a former quarterback for the Longhorns, admitted to having a one-night stand with a staff member a few seasons ago.  He was given a pay …