Dispelling the Myth of Time of Possession

Joey Holland History 1 Comment

College football’s proverbial cool kids were so ready to get rid of Oregon with Marcus Mariota out of the picture. The Ducks sat at 3-3 midway through the season. At that point, many were ready to attribute the success the Ducks have had for the better part of the decade up to an offensive system that had finally been figured …

The Heisman That Almost Was

Henry Swift History 3 Comments

This past year we witnessed something special. For the first time in the history of Oregon football we had a Heisman trophy winner. Coming into the year, we had little doubt that Marcus Mariota would be taking home the hardware. However even as historic as this landmark was, Mariota should have been the second Heisman winner at Oregon. Way back in …

Oregon Can Be the Next Back-to-Back Heisman Winners

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

In the history of the Heisman Memorial Trophy, only two colleges have had back-to-back Heisman winners — in 1945 and 1946 by Army with fullback Doc Blanchard and running back Glenn Davis winning the award. Then 28 years later when Ohio State running back Archie Griffin won the award twice in 1974 and 1975. Coming off Marcus Mariota’s Heisman Trophy season, could Oregon be the …

Helfrich with Spring Update: Lockie, Freeman, Physical Football

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com from Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. The Oregon Ducks are midway through spring practices and just a few weeks away from their 2015 Spring Game on May 2nd. This morning, Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich provided FishDuck.com with a spring practice progress report on Jeff Lockie, Royce Freeman, and playing more physical football. 1. Physical Football Since the first …

Anyone Can Play Quarterback at Oregon!

Dave Kensler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

I read a column recently which made me wonder if the writer has ever heard of Oregon football. Upon further research, I discovered the author is a University of Arizona graduate, which explains a great deal. Still, if you are going to write about college football, specifically on a topic that everyone in the country is aware of, how can you not …

Mariota — From Saint Louis to New Orleans?

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

We all know that NFL “experts” don’t like “gimmicky Oregon spread offense players” such as Marcus Mariota right? Well, if you didn’t, then let me be the one to tell you – they don’t. This can be clearly seen in the fact that two of NFL.com’s so-called experts have Mariota going outside of the top 10 picks, with Bucky Brooks having him going …

Three Reasons to Attend Oregon’s Basketball Last Home Game

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

This Sunday officially marks the last home game for the Oregon basketball game team when they square off against Utah. Matthew Knight Arena will most likely be packed for this game as fans want to have their last chance of seeing the Ducks play before they embark on their last three away games and hopefully, earn a berth into the …

Revisiting Mariota vs Winston

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Before Oregon faced Florida State in the Rose Bowl, there was a lot of talk about Marcus Mariota vs Jameis Winston. This echoed the debate early in the year in reference to the Heisman Trophy. Now yet again, these two players are part of the same conversation – this time in leading up to the NFL Combine and eventually the draft. Much like …

Bryan Bennett — Beyond Oregon

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

While most Oregon fan have all but forgotten Bryan Bennett after he lost his job to Marcus Mariota, I have been following him at Southeastern Louisiana University (SELU). SELU, being the college I will attend in the near future, made it particularly interesting to me when Oregon’s QB transferred there. Ironically, while everyone is jumping on the “Mariota’s overrated” bandwagon, …

Thank You, Marcus, Aloha — and Mahalo

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

I was walking to my class yesterday at noon when I got a notification from my ScoreMobile app … “Marcus Mariota declares for NFL draft.” Now, I wasn’t naive enough to think that Mariota was sticking around for another year, but I had this underlying hope that he wouldn’t leave. As a sports reporter I would have been somewhat upset if Mariota …

Thanks For the Memories: Tribute to Our Skinny Hawaiian

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

With the upcoming departure of Marcus Mariota, I’d just like a moment to review and reflect on our beloved Skinny Hawaiian’s astounding career. In the coming days you will likely hear from ESPN how Mariota’s stock has fallen because of the Championship Game, and in the case of some, they might even say he shouldn’t be a first round pick …