The Punisher: LB Fotu Leiato II Provides Spark for Linebacker Corps

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

Oregon’s linebackers have continued to demonstrate that the Ducks are just as physical as the next team: lean, mean, hard hitting terminators that pace just beyond the defensive line, chasing after the ball like a gang of wild pit-bulls. But one recent Oregon commit for the 2015 class, Steilcoom high school’s Fotu Leiato II, may change the definition of what it means to be a Duck …

Oregon’s Top 3 Moments of the 2014 Season

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As yesterday marked the beginning of the college football bowl games, it also started the countdown for the Ducks showdown against the Seminoles on January 1. This in fact is the biggest game of the year for Oregon and there’s no doubt that they’ll be grasping to the idea of going all-out. However, as important as it is to focus …

Losing Sweat Hurts, But Ducks Will Overcome

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Just like those associated with Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Georgia and others, I too was swept up in the Josh Sweat madness. The five-star prospect chose Florida State, a team both close to home and with a recent history of winning. The decision made sense, but at the same time it stung a little. Why didn’t he want to be a …

This Duck Defense Can Fly, Too!

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Now that the regular season is over and Ducks fans are more than happy with the result, we look back on an incredible season. Heading into the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day, and one of the most anticipated match-ups in modern history, what more can a Ducks fan want? This year’s Heisman-to-be, and last year’s Heisman will battle it …

Oregon Playing With a Full Deck

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The Oregon Ducks have arrived at the Pac-12 Championship proving ground. Again. The time has come for them to finish what they started. They are now looking for their first conference championship under head coach Mark Helfrich and have earned the right to represent the Pac-12 North division in the final conference matchup against Arizona tonight. As we anticipate the Pac-12’s marquee …

The Fans React to the Utah Fumble

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Hey Duck fans, in case you missed it there was an unbelievable fumble by Utah WR Kaelin Clay that turned the entire game around. Okay, there was a hint of sarcasm there… I’m not sure how you could miss it, as it is one of the most talked about parts of this last weekend’s match-up in Salt Lake City. Clay took …

Dropped Balls and Other Life Lessons

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out With the success of Oregon football this season, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and fail to notice some of the life lessons that abounded this past week in college football. The vaunted SEC West, for example, once again proved the value of being a big frog in a small pond. Mississippi State and …

Madness Comes Every Seventh Year

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Seven. No number has more mythology or legend associated with it. Many classic tales center on the premise of an occurrence “every seven years.” Football, a sport where the value of its primary form of scoring totals seven points, isn’t immune to this lore. College football, in particular, in the 21st century (the first century since the game’s invention that …

Ducks Come Out Victorious On a Wild Night

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The final score says the Ducks came out victorious against Utah last night, 51-27, but the night was full of drama, physicality, smiles and frowns, and the Ducks’ poised quarterback stood tall, leading his team to victory. Utah’s physical front-seven overpowered Oregon’s offensive line in the first quarter, and for a brief moment, it looked like the Utes would be …

Is There Anything Super Mariota Can’t Do? A Quick Recap of Last Night’s Accomplishments

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We are the champions, we are the champions! Okay, we aren’t necessarily champions yet, but our men are on their way for sure! After last night’s 51-27 win over Utah, our Ducks are said to most likely move up to third in the National Championship bracket. This was not an easy game for our Ducks or for the Utes despite …

Utah talks about Oregon: “They’re for real.”

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Editor and reporter, Natalie Liebhaber, writes of the Utah press conference from Salt Lake City, Utah Saturday night for FishDuck.com. Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham didn’t have any trouble identifying the instant the momentum turned against his Utes in Saturday night’s match-up against the Ducks. At the conclusion of the first quarter, Utah led Oregon 7-0. On the first play of the …

Oregon 51, Utah 27: Ducks Defense, Mariota Seal Tough Win in Salt Lake

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Going into tonight’s game against the 17th-ranked Utah Utes, Coach Mark Helfrich and his team knew they were in for a battle. Utah didn’t disappoint, battling toe to toe with the No. 4 Ducks into the early stages of the fourth quarter, when Oregon, as it does so often, stepped on the gas pedal and left the home team in …