The Fish Report: Playmakers Dominate Oregon Football Scrimmage

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I am often surprised by these Spring scrimmages, but this one was for different reasons than you might think; this is a new offense, and the defense is improved and frankly things are progressing faster on both sides of the ball than I anticipated. Oh, sure – after freezing in Eugene last week from big pelting raindrops and hail – …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Shoring Up the Perimeter

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive, Recruiting 2 Comments

News Depth on the perimeter has been a subtle surprise around the fall camp cooler with former top-rated recruits Darren Carrington, Jalen Brown and newcomers Malik Lovette and Alex Ofodile grabbing headlines. It would appear that a once-overlooked skill position is slowly molding Oregon’s recruiting profile, a nuance that is paying off with interest from the best the country has to offer. …

Ducks Will Have Top Ranked Rushing Attack

Jason Selby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

There has been much speculation as to the running backs situation for the Ducks coming in to next season. Last season, many expected Thomas Tyner to set himself apart from the rest of the team — and then the Royce Freeman experience came into full swing. With a tandem like this – and very reminiscent of the Kenjon Barner and LaMichael James days – it seems as if anything is possible. Last …

Rumors Flying Once Again, Could We See Charles Nelson On Defense In 2015?

Max Thornberry FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

Last year we saw some truly incredible play from the true freshman Charles Nelson on offense and watched him light up the field on special teams. The multi-faceted freshman was inserted into the rushing game- only rushing 11 times but averaging 9.2 yards a carry-. We saw Nelson and Marcus Mariota connect 23 times for 327 yards and five touchdowns. Probably …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Evaluating the Class of 2015

Jason Fowler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

If you are looking on the Parade All-America Team for members of the newest class of Oregon Ducks, you will not find a single name representing the Ducks on the list.  However, Oregon still signed a class that ranks in the top 20 nationally. Head coach Mark Helfrich knows where the needs of the team will be in the near future …

Oregon Lures Away WSU Commit Moi

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The Ducks scored again Tuesday night when a report resurfaced from Juco Football Frenzy on Twitter. OLB Jonah Moi has committed to the University of Oregon instead of the Washington State Cougars! Moi was committed to WSU, but after his visit to Eugene, Moi was impressed enough to commit to Oregon instead. This 3-star recruit will make the jump from Riverside CC Football …

Ducks’ Recruiting Class Stockpiling Weapons

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National Signing Day is tomorrow. Recruits nationwide will decide which college they will attend, and teams’ recruiting classes will begin to solidify. The Ducks already received signed letters of intent from five players, including five-star defensive lineman Canton Kaumatule, so this class is shaping up to be one of the best in Oregon history. Currently, the Ducks have the No. 14th-ranked …

Why Would Football Recruiting Be a Challenge at Oregon?

Jason Fowler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Oregon is known as a winning-prone football team in the last decade, and should have no trouble recruiting elite high school players year in and year out. With 10 wins this season, the Ducks have their seventh straight 10-or-more-win season, which is tied for first with Alabama. The Tide is appealing to football recruits these days because of their massive …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Who is Knocking on Oregon’s Door?

Jason Fowler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

While the 2014 college football season has just begun, this time also marks the second half of the recruiting season. This is the time of year that recruiting really heats up and high school seniors take their official visits to schools of interest. Oregon historically does its best recruiting during the football season after having its best recruiting preseason ever. So, …

Recruiting Update: Time Will (Marvell) Tell

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Football Recruiting Commitments This past weekend’s 62-13 bludgeoning of South Dakota came complete with a “Quack” from one of the west coast’s top preps. Tabbed athlete Malik Lovette (4-Star/Redlands, CA/Rivals250) committed to Mark Helfrich and Co. prior to Oregon’s Saturday night romp, further stacking speed with likes of fellow commits Taj Griffin (4-Star/Powder Springs, GA/Rivals100) and Travis Waller (4-Star/Anaheim, CA/Rivals100). News …

Recruiting Update: Speed on the Edge

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Football Recruiting Visits We’re only three days away, Duck Faithful — three days! While business will be taken care of on the field, Oregon will look to solidify a strong pull on a key recruit who will be in Eugene this coming weekend. New target wide receiver Jaylinn Hawkins (4-Star/Buena Park, CA) is confirmed to be in the mix for …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: How Does Autonomy Change the Recruiting Game?

Jason Fowler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

A widespread change might be in place for football. The National Collegiate Athletic Association recently voted in favor of giving the five “power conferences” autonomy, to allow the student-athletes to participate in governing the entity they are bound in playing for at a Division I university. If sustained by the end of October, 2014, how will this affect the recruiting …