Duck Receivers Are No Passing Fancy

Casey Fluegge FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Mike Bellotti raised a lot of eyebrows in 2007 with the relatively uninspiring, no-name hire of someone named Chip Kelly out of Division IAA New Hampshire.  Result: Oregon has been among the nation’s leaders in rushing since. During that span, perfecting the zone read has not only turned quarterbacks into de facto running backs, but it has made talented running backs even …

Johnny Mundt in a Tight Race at Tight End

Ashley Young FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

You may have been asking yourself this question: who’s name will be called at tight end for the Oregon Ducks this season?  Last season the Ducks had several weapons at this essential position that started with Colt Lyerla, followed by Johnny Mundt, and ultimately finishing with Pharaoh Brown. At the end of the day – or in this case, season – Johnny …

NFL goal helps Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown push past tragedies

Victor Flores Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches

When Pharaoh Brown called his mother on graduation day, he sounded calm. Jeannetta Smith assumed her son was pulling another prank, but this one angered her. “This is not how you play,” Smith said. Brown wasn’t joking. His friend, Fred Zuber, had drowned hours earlier. He sounded calm because he was in shock. Brown, Zuber and three […]

Duck Down … Next Man Up!

Steven Holstad FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

By now, we’ve all heard of the unfortunate ACL injury Bralon Addison suffered in Spring practice, and it appears to be season ending.  Injuries are an unfortunate reality of sports, especially football, and everyone has to deal with them.  While there are plenty of reasons to be upset about Oregon losing their best and most accomplished receiver, don’t start writing …

Pac-12 Power Positions: Tight Ends

Pat Pannu FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

As we continue to trudge through the long wait before the start of football season, we’ll  look at some of the best returning talent at key positions in the Pac-12 — one of those positions is tight end.  At the close of last season, the conference lost some top talent at the position to the NFL such as Austin Seferian-Jenkins’ …

Oregon Ducks Football: Six Standout Performances From 2013

Josh White History

When the clock hits zero at the Super Bowl, it also serves as the conclusion to the football season each year.  Seemingly long after all of the bowl games have been played at the college level, the NFL has a way of temporarily filling the void before dropping fans into the abyss of the long off season. Events like National …

“Good” Bye

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Kevin Cline Is the bye week over yet?!  It feels like the off-season all over again.  I have already watched each game multiple times and will inevitably be watching them again.  While any bye week is horrible for fans, this is a particularly good bye week for Oregon.  After getting three games under their belts, the Oregon staff will now …

FishDuck Classic: The Duckling Profile: Heeeere’s Johnny…Mundt

FishDuck Staff FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

               Craig Strobeck In light of Johnny Mundt’s breakout performance against Tennessee with five catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns, FishDuck wanted to reflect back on our profile of Mundt from shortly after Signing Day.  Be sure to check out our Duckling Profiles to familiarize yourself with Oregon’s first-year players, so when one has a breakout game, you can be …

Mark Helfrich’s “Inauguration”: Oregon Dominates Tennessee

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Kevin Cline Mark Helfrich may have just coached his third game at the helm of the Oregon Ducks, but Saturday was his inauguration.  A national audience watched the Ducks overwhelm and dismantle the Tennessee Volunteers 59-14, looking every bit the No. 2 team in the country. Not many fans and pundits nationwide looked at big wins over Nicholls and Virginia …

Recruiting Update: Go Baby Go!!!

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Football Recruiting   Editorial On the eve of my one-year anniversary with the fine folks of FISHDUCK, the news concerning Chip Kelly’s departure reared its head. As I processed the early morning ESPN text alert, I was strangely at peace with the announcement and similarly to new headman Mark Helfrich, directed my thoughts to February 6th and beyond. While not …