Middle Linebacker Technique: Jimmie Swain Is Making Plays!

Charles Fischer Analysis, Fish Reports 13 Comments

This fall, we have often used examples of the poor technique by the Oregon defense to help learn more football. However, the Utah game showed us glimpses of how Jimmie Swain is emerging as a solid player for the future of the Duck defense. He’s becoming a legit Pac-12 starting linebacker (good enough to be a defensive strength, instead of …

Analysis: UO Sack Monsters Mondeaux, Balducci, and Buckner

Jay MacPherson Analysis, Fish Reports 3 Comments

Keeping with the Halloween theme that always accompanies late October, this analysis reviews the marvelous, monstrous sacks by Oregon Duck defensive linemen that took place during the Washington game. Oregon’s improvement pressuring the QB in its last contest was certainly a welcome sight. Here’s to hoping this keeps up Thursday night, and that the remaining season reveals the true sack monsters of Oregon. …

Football Gossip from Coaches: Vernon Adams, Nelson and Freshmen

Charles Fischer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 16 Comments

We love Oregon football gossip, as that is the basis of most message boards where fans share their opinions of current and incoming players for the Ducks. As FishDuck, I get the privilege to talk to small college and high school coaches around the nation on a regular basis. They might know a coach who attended a practice, or know …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Grading the Class

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 13 Comments

National LOI signing day is a lot like Christmas for those of us who follow recruiting. A few of us have rich parents and expect the world, while others come from blue collar families.  All of us wake up early and wait in agony for mom and dad to come downstairs so that we can start opening presents.  Sometimes, we …

Recruiting Update: Ducks Snag Top In-State Prep

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Kevin Cline Football Recruiting Commitments Over the weekend, Oregon headman Mark Helfrich received an in-state recruiting boost as top local prep Henry Mondeaux (3-Star/Portland, OR) committed to the Ducks after an extended recruiting rapport. “I was ready to commit,” said Mondeaux.  “I had been narrowing it down during the season and it was tough.  I wanted to make sure I …

Recruiting Update: Quarterback eyes Oregon

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Football Recruiting Visits/Offers A somewhat quieter front on the recruiting trail, Oregon’s D-Line brass made waves offering in-state talent Henry Mondeaux (3-Star/Portland, OR) and southwestern-based Jalen Jelks (3-Star/Phoenix, AZ).  “I was down in Eugene Saturday and I spent I think around 10 or 11 hours around the school and football team,” said the 6’5″, 245 lb. Mondeaux.  “I watched practice …