Recruiting Update: Ducks Running Roughshod Over the West Coast

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Football Recruiting Visits Oregon’s fevered pitch along the recruiting trail hit a new high last Saturday as offensive line coach Steve Greatwood welcomed Shane Lemieux (3-Star/Yakima, WA) to Eugene. “Everything about the visit was great, really great,” said Lemieux.  ”My parents and I came down late Thursday night and then went to see the entire program and campus Friday and …

Oregon O-Line: ‘O’ as in ‘Outstanding’

Casey Fluegge FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 15 Comments

Call them the Big Uglies, but what happens up front will ensure that college football’s highest octane offense remains a thing of beauty.  With the possible exception of quarterback, nowhere on Oregon’s roster is there more reason for optimism heading into the 2014 season than in the offensive line.  Provided Tyler Johnstone is able to rehab the torn ACL he …

Oregon’s Top ‘Recruits’ Add Nothing to Recruiting Rankings

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A little over a month ago, Budda Baker, a prized recruit out of Bellevue High School in Washington, had Duck fans screaming with joy and Husky fans howling in agony when he announced he was going to play football at Oregon.  It sounded great — here comes the next De’Anthony Thomas!  But two weeks ago he made a U-turn that …

2013 Ten most important players No. 6-10

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Welcome to the first of a two part segment. Now that the Spring game is in the rear-view mirror, what’s the outlook for fall 2013?  Even with a strong group of seniors departing, and several moving on to the NFL, Oregon is re-loading.  I want to show you what’s in store for the coming season.  In this two part article, I will …

RUDY. RUUDY. RUUUDY! RUUUUDY!!: Overachieving Ducks of the Chip Kelly Era

Sean Goodbody FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 12 Comments

National Signing Day is, by now, a distant memory.  We silently fist-pumped (probably at work) as preps across the nation used something called a “facks machine” for the first (and probably last) time to send their NLIs to Eugene.  We looked over the tremendous haul of new Ducks recruits, nodded in approval, and said things like, “THAT KID IS A …