Mark Helfrich’s Quarterback MESS at Oregon

Charles Fischer Editorials 22 Comments

We have read the pundits in the media along with the opinions from the ”experts” on the Oregon message boards; the quarterback recruiting in the past at Oregon has been a disaster after Marcus Mariota, and the present is a muddled mess due to the emergence of freshman QB Justin Herbert unsettling the usual quarterback rotation. These assertions would sound something …

Forget Duck Season. It’s Open Season on Feet!

Mike Merrell Editorials 5 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Any team this determined to shoot itself in the foot should not wear fluorescent orange shoes. It makes it just too easy. They should wear green shoes that match the color of the turf. Or if they HAVE to be exotic, they could go with camo. Anything to give the poor feet a sporting chance. Besides that …

Should Oregon Forfeit a Season to Groom the next QB?

David Miller Editorials 10 Comments

For the second consecutive season the Ducks are being led not by someone recruited to Oregon, but by a transfer. Not by someone who came in as a 17 or 18-year-old who learned the system from the ground up. Not by someone who’s knowledge of the Oregon offense was built systematically, step-by-step, day-by-day, little-by-little, until it became second nature. No, …

Ducks’ Football Future Will Have to Wait

Jay Garnett Editorials 9 Comments

For the second year in a row, much to the dismay of national pundits and a segment of the Ducks’ own fan base, Oregon‘s prolific offense will be led by a graduate transfer. With last week’s release of the two-deep depth chart, Oregon’s closely-watched quarterback battle was officially decided (for the opener, at least). Montana State’s Dakota Prukop, one of …

Coach’s Comments: “I know who will be the next NFL 1st Round QB from Oregon”

Coach Morris History from 2016 13 Comments

(In following with the policies of the University of Oregon Athletic Department, this article will not discuss plays, formations, blitzes, tactics, injuries or anything of a detailed nature before the 2016 football season begins. We will revert back to the days of the old “Fish Reports” where the information was primarily football gossip, yet enjoyed by all. More recent versions …

Ultimate Dis: ESPN’S Todd McShay Says Oregon Was 7-6 in 2015

Mike Merrell Editorials 15 Comments

This isn’t a case of man love, but you’ve got to admit that ESPN’s Todd McShay is one handsome dude. That suit he’s wearing had to cost more than my entire clothing budget for the century so far. McShay is a former college quarterback. It was at the University of Richmond where he served on the scout team before a …

Should Oregon Jump-Cut QB Recruiting for 2017?

Charles Fischer Editorials 12 Comments

Oregon has gone from rags-to-riches in quarterback recruiting in just one year, and it has created an interesting quandary for us as fans to ponder. Should Oregon forget about a quarterback recruit for 2017? I don’t have the answers here, and it was one of the interesting little items that sit back in my mind – wondering what the Duck …

A Recruiting Diamond in Oregon’s Backyard: Justin Herbert

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion 4 Comments

The Grizzled Ol’ Coach, Mike Morris, has made a number of correct predictions about the Oregon football team and many of their players in our “Skull Sessions” at the FishDuck.com ManCave. It was he, who in June, explained the special skills of Vernon Adams that I wrote about this summer and we now see and analyze. The coach was talking about the following …

Recruiting Update: Local QB Herbert Primed for Offer

Mark Flores Recruiting 5 Comments

The 41-24 box score from the Oregon vs Colorado contest would indicate, at least on the surface, that the Ducks are back to running opponents out of the building. However, questions regarding the quarterback position reached an all time high as former walk-on signal-caller Taylor Allie and wide receiver Bralon Addison took snaps as Oregon’s No. 1 QB this past weekend. Pseudo-incumbent Jeff …

The Collapse of Oregon Football Recruiting?

Jason Fowler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive, Recruiting 13 Comments

The Oregon Ducks have lost two major commitments for the 2016 class in the last two weeks or so. Is the program falling apart? Is the end of Oregon’s success coming to an end? Is it time to panic? Will the Ducks ever sign another 5-star again? Whoa! Slow down there buddy! This is NOT the collapse of Oregon football …

Recruiting Update: Mid-Summer Haze

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

News Not unlike the smoky horizon of the west coast, the ’15-’16 recruiting cycle has settled into a mid-summer haze, seeing several key story lines move into a holding pattern. While much has been made of Bryce Youngquist’s (4-Star/Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rivals250) recruitment rapport with Eugene, the vaunted linebacker has finally given himself a deadline to announce his commitment. This coming …