Players Who Wait Outshine Current Recruits

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Lost in the excitement of the returning stars and the hope of stars to come is the quiet backbone of any football team. For the most part, these are the guys who didn’t grab the headlines their freshman years. They’ve been in the program for a year or two or three, possibly redshirting, biding their time behind …

For Mark Helfrich, This One Isn’t as Sweet

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Every Sunday I get a chance to talk to Mark Helfrich at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in an interview for FishDuck.com. Normally the talk is pretty good; he mentions a few of the pros and cons from the game, and all the media get to go home happy. This time though, the air in the room felt different. Helfrich, normally a pretty …

“Nice Guys Finish Last” Doesn’t Apply to Mariota

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

To kick-off this article I think the fans would be interested to know that today is three birthdays for Duck players: Running back Kenny Bassett, Defensive back Juwaan Williams and our beloved QB Marcus Mariota! When our own FishDuck reporter Omar Garibay was interviewing Head Coach Mark Helfrich at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex this morning he dropped this fun fact. To …

Juwaan Williams: The All-Around Athlete

Laura Brehm FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Juwaan Williams is a long way from home. Almost 3,000 miles away to be semi-exact. However, the distance hasn’t stopped him from making a big impression — on the Ducks. Williams hails from Tucker, Georgia, an unincorporated community in the northern part of the state. There, he attended the aptly named Tucker High School and became a star athlete. The …

Recruiting Update: 6’8 Goliath Heading to Eugene on a Visit

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Football Recruiting News Life along the recruiting trail is beginning to reach a fevered pitch as signing day draws near.  Oregon’s 2014 class has seen some rocky moments over the last week but nonetheless figures to be one of the best in the country when all is said and done. Along with some familiar targets, the Ducks recently made moves …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Looking to Re-Unite Teammates from the Deep South

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Basketball Recruiting News With Oregon set to begin its tournament run this coming Thursday, west-coast big man and prized Duck target Aaron Gordon (5-Star/San Jose, CA/Rivals150) quietly set his announcement date for April 3rd at the McDonald’s All-American Game.  The 6’8″, 205 lb. low post behemoth re-added the Ducks late in the recruiting cycle and is now thought to be …

Juwaan Williams — Decisive, Intelligent, Tenacious

Ted Werth FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Juwaan Williams had an impressive high school career, with 38 touchdowns and 1,569 total yards rushing, averaging 8.5 yards per carry.   As a junior, the 6’0″ 185 pound quarterback led his Tucker, Georgia, team to a state AAAAA Football Championship. While Williams’ team was not able to repeat during his senior year, losing to the topped ranked team in the …

Oregon Brings In Recruits — On And Off The Field

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Since new coach Mark Helfrich has taken over for Chip Kelly, he has been very busy on the recruiting trail.  Not only has he and five assistant coaches had an in home visit with every current commit, he has also added some much needed talent to Oregon’s 2013 class.  Oregon is now up to 17 commitments, and looks to add …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Mounting Raid in SEC’s Backyard?

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

Football Recruiting News/Offers Oregon’s post-Civil War recruiting trips may have yielded a new angle in the deep South. Once a seemingly untouchable region, the walls of the “southern accent” conference aren’t so tall anymore. Somewhat of a sleeper storyline, linebackers coach Don Pellum visited and offered rising senior Zach Cunningham (NR/Pinson, AL). Oregon is a strong contender to land the 6’4″, 196 …