‘Next Man Up’ at Oregon … or Helfrich for 2017?

Matt Bryant Editorials 14 Comments

2016 is in the books. Should the rebuild begin under Mark Helfrich or somebody new? I would like nothing more than to wake up today and get a blaring headline that Rob Mullens has pulled the trigger and followed the University of Texas to become one of two formerly elite programs ready to rebuild. In theory, Oregon had the purse power to …

8 Reasons Why College Football Is the Greatest Sport of Them All

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

This is the week that we have all been waiting for. At the end of last season the Ducks summarily ushered Mack Brown out the door with a swift kick in the rear and the parting words “Next time bring a passing game.” Since that night, Oregon fans have been looking forward to the next season to finally get here. Well, …

College Football Nation: Texas has Fallen and Fiesta Bowl Prisoner

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Is anyone really paying attention to the college football world as March Madness is upon us?  I know I still care about college football and all it’s glory, but the college basketball tournament really helps occupy the time during this slow period.  I enjoy looking for the next “Cinderella” in the March Madness tournament.  I think everyone likes looking for …

College Football Nation: SEC Dominates and Johnny F. Does It Again

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

  It was a very exciting week of bowl games and there were a few changes in the coaching world that will be setting off a chain reaction of other coaching relocations.  I think the two biggest shocks of the week were Penn State’s Bill O’Brien bolting so suddenly and then the way Alabama was not playing like Alabama in …

Knowing When to Leave: The Stark Contrast in Finales for Aliotti and Mack

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

  Knowing the right time to leave is a sign of a professional, and at the same time is never an easy task.  No one wants to walk away when they are up, hoping to sustain those highs as long as possible.  Conversely, no one wants to walk away when they are down, always assuming that their fortunes will reverse …

College Football Nation: Winston Wins Right Coast Heisman and Oregon Gets Left Coasted Out

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

  Busy week for college football – not so much with on the field action but more off field action, with the hiring and firings of coaches, the Heisman presentation, and some major money being thrown at some coaches.  If you want some football before bowl season starts you can catch the FCS playoffs.  The lower divisions are duking it out …

College Football Nation: Points Galore and Players Protest NCAA

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

  Not too many “BIG” games happening this week and the media was sure to let us know about it.  Heck, ESPN’s Game Day went to Fargo, North Dakota, because of the lack of “BIG” games to go to.  It was nice seeing them there just to give the “little” guys a shout out.  We have had some great FCS …

Off to see the Wizard! (The First FishDuck.com GIF)

Charles Fischer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

How many of us have laughed at the wonderful GIFs (Graphics Interchange Format) of LSUFreek who poked fun at coaches, fans and teams in the south and east? We need a West Coast version, and thus the beginning of the FishDuck.com GIF Team to create the fun that our counterpart on the right coast has begun!  We are building a team to …

Notes from around the college football nation: Beer for sale and naming rights up for grabs

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Not all rumors are created equal. Monday has come and gone, and Les Miles is still the head coach of LSU.  Whoever put word out of him being fired probably wanted a little recognition on their twitter account.  It just shows the power of social media and how fast rumors can spread.  The only real news this past week is …