Jeff Lockie: The Ultimate Competitor

Jimmy Friedricks FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Compete! When you’re a backup quarterback behind a true legend in a top-5 football program, all you do is compete. You compete to show your teammates and your coaches you can come in when the team needs you most. You compete for valuable reps with the starting offense and to not be delegated to scout team duties. Most importantly, you …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Spring Cleaning

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The off season for the Oregon Ducks football team has proven to be a little hectic, causing some fans to wonder what will happen to their favored program. With the unusual amount of transfers and departures in the off season, there are going to be questions about the depth of talent and concerns with the coaches retaining the scholarship players. I’m …

No Need to Panic: Ducks Will be Just Fine Without Recent Departures

Will Denner FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

The Oregon Ducks saw two more players leave the team earlier this week when it was confirmed that linebackers Oshay Dunmore and Tyrell Robinson were leaving the program as a result of undisclosed violations of team rules. Their departure brings the number of players who have left this spring to a total of eight, as they join quarterbacks Jake Rodrigues …

Oregon Football: Without Mariota, Who Gets the Nod at QB?

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With the news coming a few days ago about the transfer of QB Jake Rodrigues, the margin for error for the 2014 Oregon football team just shrunk a little bit more.  Faced with the daunting task of replacing talented receiver Bralon Addison and the host of graduated seniors, the Ducks already had their work cut out for them in reshuffling the …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: I Need a Hero

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With nine months left until the football players of the class of 2015 sign with their designated programs throughout the nation, Oregon is poised to step up their recruiting game another notch.  This is the year that the Ducks must sign the most highly touted talent in the history of the program.  With the recent verbal commitment from the top …

The Almost Tragic History of Oregon State Sports

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Now that there are only a couple of months left in which to humiliate Oregon State during the 2013/14 school year, I thought this would be a good time to see how the hapless Beavs got here.  I decided to try and look back to a time when there were respectable athletic endeavors occurring in the little hamlet of Corvallis. …

No Tyner, No Surprise

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Kevin Cline Now that we are officially one game into the season, I can breathe a sigh of relief and satisfaction at finally having watched an Oregon Duck football game again.  As expected, there were very few surprises about Saturday’s game.  And, given the predicted outcome, here are five things that did not, in fact, surprise me: Mark Helfrich kept it under wraps Oregon …

Five Revelations from the Nicholls Game

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Craig Strobeck Disclaimer: The Oregon Ducks played a very weak opponent on Saturday, and while the boys finally got to hit someone not wearing green and yellow, Nicholls was about as far as it gets from the caliber of opponent Oregon will face later this season.  With that disclosure out of the way, Oregon did play 60 minutes of football for …

Ducks Plaster the Nicholls Colonels, 66-3

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Craig Strobeck The Oregon Ducks demolished FCS doormat Nicholls as expected Saturday afternoon, by a score of 66-3, but the game gave the plucky Colonels some reasons to feel proud, and the Ducks’ coaches areas to improve this season. Speculation that the Ducks would pass more under Coach Helfrich proved unfounded on Saturday.  For the first time in history, three …

What Spring Football Reminded Us About the Relevance of Recruiting Rankings

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

  This week, we take a break from the Oregon Recruiting Manifesto to take a look at some of the emerging talent on the Duck roster. It didn’t take Jake Rodrigues long to lock down the back-up QB job.  Halfway through Saturday’s 2013 Spring Game, it became clear that it’s Rodrigues who the coaches will turn to in the event …

Ahh…Spring (Game) Is In The Air!

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Featured Photo Courtesy Gary Breedlove Photography   The weather forecast earlier last week called for partly cloudy skies on Saturday, with a chance of some showers.  That gloomy prognostication never materialized, and yesterday’s spring game by the Oregon Ducks was held under clear and warm conditions — as perfect an April morning as you could hope for. Once again, two …

2012 Recruiting Class and JUCO LB On the Rise

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

In a Spring Game that saw just about every healthy player on Oregon’s roster, redshirt freshmen defensive back Oshay Dunmore, quarterback Jake Rodrigues, and newly added junior linebacker Joe Walker established themselves in an otherwise “name’s game” matchup. At the prep level, both Dunmore and Rodrigues lined up as signal callers for their respective offenses heading into the 2012 edition …