Recruiting Hits & Misses on Defense Have Led to the Recent Collapse

Jason Fowler Recruiting 15 Comments

Statistically there is no denying how low the Oregon Ducks football team has gone on the defensive side of the ball. The cause of this rapid decline can be blamed on poor coaching, lack of buying into the system or the increase in talent for other schools to make the Pac-12 more balanced top to bottom. Those ideas are intriguing …

The Next Generation of Oregon’s Defense

Jay Garnett Editorials 10 Comments

Oregon’s defense, regardless of their (relatively) amiable performance against Arizona State this past weekend, is bad. Like historically bad. Prior to the game this weekend, the Ducks ranked in the bottom 10 in the country in rushing yards allowed per game, yards per rushing attempt and turnovers generated per game. They were 3rd-worst in total scoring defense and penalty yards allowed. …

Linebacker Technique: Freshman Keith Simms Attacks the Blocks Correctly

Charles Fischer Analysis, Fish Reports 10 Comments

As a fan, there are plenty of moments of dejection and frustration watching the Oregon defense, yet there are examples of hope on the horizon from Oregon’s younger defensive players. Following the new FishDuck.com method of showing what went wrong and how the same action is applied correctly – I am excited watching the play of Keith Simms, the freshman Middle Linebacker …

Oregon Football Recruiting During the Bye Week

Jason Fowler Recruiting 2 Comments

Husky Stadium was rocking and hostility toward anyone in green and yellow was in the air. A huge win at then-19th-ranked USC plus nine days of rest and confidence-building and a 12-game losing streak to the Ducks on the line, it appeared it might have been Washington’s game to lose. The battle came down to the second-to-last play of the game. An Oregon team …

Recruiting Strategy: Big Weekend and Future Quarterbacks

Nik Brownlee Recruiting 3 Comments

As the rollercoaster Oregon football season continues, the recruiting season is keeping Duck fans guessing also. It’s been up, it’s been down, but this is a well-rounded recruiting class as it stands right now. Currently, the 2016 class is standing strong at 13 verbal commitments; and yes, there are a few quarterbacks in this class. In fact, the Ducks have …