Duck QB Position Cursed?

Henry Swift History 3 Comments

Even though Oregon has had a lot of success at the quarterback position over the last 15 years, Vernon Adams will be the first Duck senior QB to make it to and start on Senior Day for Oregon since Joey Harrington. Here’s a look back at each QB that followed Harrington and who failed to play in their Senior Day game. After Joey’s successful career, …

The Sweetest Duck Victories

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Every win is a good win, but there a few in recent memory that stand head and shoulders above the rest. Some particular characteristic that made the victory extra special, extra satisfying. A few games that bring a smile to your face whenever you remember them. Many others have made such lists about the Ducks, but this article will look …

History of the Oregon QB Battle

Henry Swift History 2 Comments

Great players come and go through every program, but eventually they have to move on. The hole they leave is oftentimes the most talked-about topic of the off-season. This off-season it is an especially hot topic, after losing the best player ever to come through this program. The most asked questions around Eugene are “Do you think Jeff Lockie or Vernon Adams …

The Legend of Kiko Alonso

Henry Swift Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 3 Comments

Most legends we hear about have one thing in common — they revolve around heroes. These legends also follow the same pattern of having a hero’s story arc. The hero comes in as a savior with a bright and promising future and has a major fall — only to rise again stronger than ever. During his time in Eugene, Kiko Alonso …

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Unconventional Superstars — It’s Just the Oregon Way

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Easily the most highly touted player to come out of college in recent memory, Andrew Luck checked all the boxes. At the combine he measured in at 6’4″ and a stocky 230 lbs, and every time he threw a football people swore you could hear the laces sing in pure awe and glory. Seriously, the guy was the living, breathing …

Oregon’s QB Quandary: A Similar Situation?

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It’s 2008. Oregon’s Heisman hopeful quarterback Dennis Dixon is off to the NFL, and the next man up, Nate Costa, has just suffered his second major knee injury. With two weeks before the season opener, left on the depth chart are sophomore pocket passer Justin Roper, a much heralded, but just arrived junior college transfer Jeremiah Masoli, and three true …

Will The Oregon Offense Change Without Mariota?

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

The greatest Oregon Duck to ever wear the green and yellow is now preparing for life in the NFL That’s old news. So what does the future hold? Could a new quarterback bring changes to the Oregon offense we have become so familiar with? To begin, I don’t think we will be a bad football team without Marcus Mariota. There …

A Look Back At “The War For the Roses”

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The vitriol is real. They make shirts that read, “I hate your Ducks.”  The last time I went to Corvallis for the Civil War was back in 2010 (the year Oregon went to the Natty), and it was brutal. My friends and I were bombarded with Duck calls, people threw bread at us, and all around us were words of …

Ruining the Season: An Arizona Specialty

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

“Bear Down.” It is the official motto of the University of Arizona, a slogan based on a Gipper-ish legend of a former player’s message to his team. Lying in his hospital bed in 1926, starting quarterback John “Button” Salmon told coach Pop McKale (yes, that McKale) on his final hospital visit to Salmon, “…Tell the team to bear down.” The motto …

Mark Helfrich Assaulting Record Books With Chip Kelly’s Best QB

Josh White Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 3 Comments

Entering what is now the second spring of the Mark Helfrich era at Oregon, Chip Kelly’s influence remains visible across all facets of the Oregon football program.  From the up-tempo style of play Kelly initially installed as a coordinator to the commitment to unique and cutting-edge preparation with a focus on continuous daily improvement – as well as maintaining the invaluable coaching …

MUST WATCH Oregon Football in 2013

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

Practices are about to start at Oregon, and the season is just over a month away.  I have been driving myself crazy with anticipation for this year.  It got me thinking about which games I am most excited for.  Which games are the “must watch” games for me this season.  So of course, Fishduck.com happens to be the perfect outlet …

The Ten Most Influential Plays of the Last Ten Seasons: #5-1

Nathan Roholt History 5 Comments

In case you missed Part 1, read it here.  To read the list in its entirety, go here. Before we get to plays #5-1, here are some plays that just missed the list: Honorable Mention: Kenjon Barner’s punt return fumble against LSU (2011): The play had a heavy impact on the game (as well as Tyrann Mathieu’s career), but had …