Oregon Analysis: Weird Cal Surprises and Season Finish

Charles Fischer Analysis, Fish Reports 2 Comments

This has truly been a season of unpredictability. The Cal game turned out much different than I thought it would a month, hell, even a week ago. The good news is that things appear to be trending positively, as we all witnessed the improvement on both sides of the ball against the Golden Bears. I found some other improvements within …

Three Underclassmen Who Will Be Household Names After the 2015 Season

Tyler Timm FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

With fall camp underway and the entire 105-man roster now practicing, we can look deeper into the questions surrounding the 2015 Oregon Ducks. The team lost a lot of experience and productivity when several teammates graduated, and the 2015 Ducks will have to replace them. Many names that were staples on both sides of the ball over the last few years are now gone, and …

Oregon Ducks Football: “Fast Tony” Sees Opportunity in Backfield

Jordan Ingram Editorials 13 Comments

Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com from Autzen Stadium at Oregon Football Media Day. The news of Oregon Ducks running back Thomas Tyner‘s recent shoulder surgery has definitely changed the playing field in Eugene. Tyner will almost definitely miss the entire 2015 season, which is tragic for Oregon’s very own five-star recruit from Aloha High School. But just like an army supporting their fallen brother, a talented group of …

Why Oregon Will Have Two 1,000-Yard Rushers

Shonti Tager FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

It’s no secret the Ducks are loaded in the backfield this year. With three proven every-down backs, and a slew of young talent waiting for a chance to shine, Oregon is in as good a position as any team in the nation. A favorable schedule, and a competent quarterback to keep teams from stuffing the box could mean Oregon will …

The Ducks Flock to the Zoo

Cheryl Hudson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

I recently clicked on a link to Duck running back Thomas Tyner‘s Twitter account. I read the part that went with the article I had been reading, then scrolled down to Valentine’s Day. He’d tweeted about going to Zany Zoo. Nate McClain, owner of the popular Eugene pet store, Zany Zoo, recognizes that most University of Oregon athletes are 18-22 years old. …

ESPN Poll: Royce Freeman the Next Pac-12 Player of the Year?

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Duck fans can expect a lot of changes next season. While questions surround the Oregon football program in the post-Mariota era, it’s the return of running back Royce Freeman that gives the Ducks a legitimate shot at another post-season run in 2015. In a recent ESPN poll, Freeman is among four Pac-12 candidates projected to be Pac-12 player of the year. At http://t.co/BcNwBE0UGy — Missing Oregon Football! Simple edit …

Kani Benoit: The Small Division Underdog

Laura Brehm FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

Kani Benoit*, a redshirt freshman from Phoenix, Arizona, thought it was over. His dream of playing football for a top-tier program seemed unattainable. Though he received initial offers from 10 schools, he had trouble keeping them. And Oregon was really the only one in the running for the BCS National Championship. Benoit’s head coach from Phoenix Thunderbird High School, Brent …