The Ducks Need to Get Shrewd if They Want to be Alabama West

Darren Perkins Editorials 68 Comments

As Charles Fischer pointed out in yesterday’s article, the Oregon offense did take steps forward in the first half against ASU. This was encouraging to see and showed that the coaching staff was willing to open up the playbook to things that have WORKED at Oregon, and weren’t absolutely hell-bent on the conservative power-game that wasn’t working. Having said that, …

Despite Poor Defense, Helfrich Is Still the Man

Mike Merrell Editorials 58 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out No doubt about it. Oregon football 2016 is a mess. Whether it’s football or anything else in life, there’s a point where you’re better off to just call it hopeless and start over. Unfortunately, many see Oregon football as being at that point. The good news is that these “many” with their pitchforks and torches aren’t the …

Huskies, Irish, Ducks Overrated

Mike Merrell Editorials 12 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out It’s time for my fourth annual calling out of three teams that I think are overrated. Qver the past three years, I’ve been right on 7 out of my 9 picks. Of course the two times I’ve been wrong, I’ve been very, very wrong (See Ducks, below, for explanation.), so take it to Vegas at your own …

Newest Concession Items in College Sports

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Have you seen the newest food item offered by the Arizona Diamondbacks? It’s called the Churro Dog. It’s a chocolate bakery bar around a cinnamon churro topped with FroYo, whipped cream, and chocolate and caramel sauces. We at FishDuck.com have been known to do our best thinking with our mouths full. With this as our inspiration, we wondered what comment-worthy foods might …

SEC Guru Says Oregon Would Beat Alabama “Oh No Doubt!”

Mike Ostrom FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

If you’ve ever seen ESPN’s SEC Contributor Paul Finebaum on ESPN, two things are crystal clear. 1. He is an SEC loyalist to the core, and 2. The Dude knows his football. For years, Finebaum has called the SEC the best conference in sports — not just football, but the best conference in all of sports. After January 1, not …

Remembering the Last Rose Bowl

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Good morning, Ducks! Thursday we will play Florida State in the 2015 Rose Bowl. Let us take a ride in the way back machine and try to assimilate the karma from the last time we played in the Granddaddy! Through the magic of the DVR, I was able to blog my calm and rational thoughts. January 2, 2012 — 1:34 …

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out: Damnation, Redemption and Hope

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Since the previous week featured so much condemnation and in-fighting among Duck fans, a win over a ranked UCLA team was just what the doctor ordered to settle down some heated feelings. It appears that it isn’t just Duck fans who have trouble getting along when their team is losing. UCLA coach Jim Mora blessed us with quite a show …

Mike Merrell’s Three-And-Out: Where Have All the Villains Gone?

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 9 Comments

Before getting into this week’s Three-and-Out, I have one comment that I haven’t seen anywhere else about the big MSU game: Of Oregon’s 46 points, 38 were scored by underclassmen. With Jeff Lockie looking much improved from a year ago with 11-of-12 passing against South Dakota, don’t worry about 2015. There will be life after Mariota. Now, on to the …

The Decline and Fall of the Trojan Empire

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

It seems like such a short time ago. The very name “USC” brought about a sense of awe. Many of us liked to say the whole thing without shortening it – ”The University of Southern California.” They were who we wanted to be – a perennial power. The top of the college football world. They played in “The Coliseum.” No need for …

College Football Nation: Bret Bielema Likes Big Butts and NCAA Decision Awaits

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

  Media days are upon us. Of course, if you look at the news feed you will think that the SEC is the only conference to haveĀ one of them. Media day is the chance for coaches and players to answer a few questions and give fans something to look forward to in the fall. Sometimes you might even get a …

Scott’s Turf: Recruiting or Sales?

Scott Reed FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

My FishDuck Friends — I wish to roll out a new feature called “Scott’s Turf” on the site that will appear on every Monday, which will have opinion-editorial pieces written by Scott Reed. Scott has been writing recruiting and game analyses articles every week for the Oregon franchise of Rivals.com Duck Sports Authority for many years. I’ve known him long before FishDuck.com …