NFL Combine Cements Justin Herbert as Top 10 Pick

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 33 Comments

After turning around a program that seemed lost in 2016 to winning both a Pac-12 Championship and Rose Bowl, Justin Herbert seemed to have done everything to impress scouts and cement his NFL Draft status. His great size, poise in the pocket and “rocket arm” were all attributes that tantalized NFL front offices. However, despite all of his accolades, Herbert …

Did Poor Coaching Hurt Herbert’s Draft Stock?

Darren Perkins Editorials 72 Comments

Sure, I’m guilty of more Mario Cristobal–Marcus Arroyo 2019 offensive coaching bashing. But it’s March and we’re in draft season, so it’s a damn fair question. No doubt, QB Justin Herbert was coached down in his final two years at Oregon. Various college football analysts and NFL Draft experts have expressed this. Just on Friday, FishDuck.com’s own Brent Pennington cited …

Oregon Football’s “Silver Lining”: Remembering Justin Herbert and the Webfoots

Cameron Johansson Editorials 41 Comments

Four years ago, Oregon fans were introduced to a tall, lanky and shy kid named Justin Herbert, a kid who felt like his shoes would never be big enough to fill those of departed Ducks living legend Marcus Mariota. Herbert now leaves Oregon a hometown hero and the face of the program. He has also set the standard of what …

Justin Herbert’s NFL Success Likely with the Chargers

Jordan Ingram Editorials 37 Comments

As NFL draft pundits drool over LSU’s Joe Burrows and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa as top picks in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft, former Oregon quarterback and William V. Campbell trophy winner, Justin Herbert‘s NFL stock is surging. Herbert just wrapped up a stellar display at the Senior Bowl on Saturday, January 25, showing his leadership, split-second decision making, and arm …

Justin Herbert’s Best NFL Landing Spots

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 46 Comments

As Senior Bowl week comes to a close, the NFL Draft season is beginning to heat up. While NFL front offices are updating their scouting reports, college-eligible players are now entering the most scrutinized few months of their young careers. Players spend this time trying to prove to teams that they deserve to be drafted as high as possible. However, …

It Doesn’t Matter Who Cristobal Hires as the Next OC

Darren Perkins Editorials 167 Comments

That’s right, it doesn’t. Mario Cristobal could hire a young reincarnation of Sean Payton, Lincoln Riley or Bill Walsh. Ya know, hire the next offensive “genius.” But, if that chosen one is only allowed to coach with one hand tied behind his back, then, it doesn’t matter. Oregon will not become elite. Oregon will not win a National Championship. It’s time …

Way-Too-Early Predictions for Oregon Football in 2020

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 137 Comments

What a season it was for our mighty Oregon Ducks. The Ducks went 10-2 in the regular season and then continued their dream season with wins in the Pac-12 championship and Rose Bowl. The success of the 2019 Oregon Duck football team relied not only on talent, but on the players’ genuine desire to play for one another. The 2020 …

Was the QB Running Game Oregon’s Missing Link in 2019?

Joshua Whitted Editorials 104 Comments

Oregon fans are undoubtedly on cloud nine after the Ducks’ exhilarating, down-to-the-wire victory against Wisconsin in an instant Rose Bowl classic. After the potential program-changing victory, the arrow is definitely pointing up in Eugene. But as the dust settles and we look back at the season as a whole, it’s apparent that Oregon kept a pretty big weapon under its …

Rose Bowl: Ducks Look to Be the Best of the Rest

Darren Perkins Editorials 94 Comments

LSU, Clemson, Ohio State and Alabama are currently the four best programs in college football. They are the elite, and the Ducks would love nothing more than to crash that party. A solid victory over No. 8 Wisconsin could serve as a solid “best of the rest” steppingstone in Oregon’s quest to join them. Five Thoughts on the Eve of the …

A New Year’s Toast to Justin Herbert

Brent Pennington Editorials 35 Comments

As we count down the days until the start of the 2020s, I figured it appropriate to take a moment to recognize the exceptional quarterback, and even more exceptional young man, who carried Oregon through its darkest period of the decade. Justin Herbert grew up near the banks of Willamette River in Eugene-Springfield, Oregon, only a 10-minute drive from Autzen …

Power Ranking Oregon’s Top Players of the Decade

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 37 Comments

As the decade comes to a close, we as Duck fans can celebrate knowing that we just came off the most successful decade in Oregon football history. In the last ten years, the Ducks have gone to two national championships, three Rose Bowls and have won the Pac-12 championship four times. The success of the Oregon Football program can be …

Oregon’s Offensive Woes Start at the Top

Darren Perkins Editorials 152 Comments

It’s amazing how a coach who puts such an emphasis on being “tough” can trot out an offense that’s so weak. We get it, Coach Mario Cristobal. You want to control the ball, control the clock, dominate the line of scrimmage, and run vertically between the tackles. This is great when it works, but when it doesn’t, you simply look …