College Football Nation: Tennessee skulks back to Rocky Top — and “Johnny Who?”

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

This week we had a few exciting matches that will really let us know who is a contender and who is a pretender.  We have fans in Eugene and Tuscaloosa feeling pretty good right now, while fans out in Lincoln wish they only had to play one half of football.  I also think we can change a few names on …

It’s a shame he isn’t newsworthy . . . right?

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Gary Breedlove I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Head Coach Matt Wright and Quarterback Coach Vinny Passas of St. Louis High School in Honolulu – the home of Oregon quarterback, Marcus Mariota.  In this interview, I focused on learning what made Marcus “tick” and wanted our discussion to transcend football.  While it’s obvious to most fans that Marcus …

Small things aside, Virginia trip was a huge success

Jackson Long FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Andrew Shurtleff The bad news: Marcus Mariota is struggling with accuracy, the inside run game looked pretty pathetic against a sizable defensive line, Byron Marshall couldn’t find any room, offensive play calling was highly questionable and third down conversions didn’t come as easily this time around. The good news: none of that matters at this point. As one pundit put …

Oregon Rides Roughshod over the Cavaliers!

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OokaBoo.com This beautiful fall afternoon, yellow-and-green clad Duck fans filed into Scott Stadium from all across the eastern seaboard — and points west — for the kickoff against the Virginia Cavaliers.  This remarkable Oregon team left them plenty of reason to stand and cheer.  The Duck offense erupted for four touchdown plays of 30 yards or more, and the offensive and defensive lines …

No Tyner, No Surprise

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Kevin Cline Now that we are officially one game into the season, I can breathe a sigh of relief and satisfaction at finally having watched an Oregon Duck football game again.  As expected, there were very few surprises about Saturday’s game.  And, given the predicted outcome, here are five things that did not, in fact, surprise me: Mark Helfrich kept it under wraps Oregon …

The Duckling Profile: Devon Allen is Oregon’s newest dual-sport threat

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Kevin Cline Every elite quarterback covets a great wide receiver (not to say that Oregon’s starting receivers aren’t good enough, because we all saw how well they played last Saturday), cue fresh-off-the-boat true freshman Devon Allen. The 6-foot-0, 187 pound wide receiver from Brophy Prep High School in Phoenix, Arizona, was also one of the country’s top hurdle and sprint …

A New Fish Report Video Analysis: The Inadvertent Mid-Line Zone Read

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This is the first video analysis I have completed in over a year, and I am excited to be in front of the camera again! We will follow the conference rules for video usage while breaking down a very strange play from our game with Nicholls.  We will also take a look at some new shining stars on offense that …

Tide Rolls — sort of — ‘Dogs Take a Hit — BCS Redux, Week 1

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Kevin Cline The first week of college football has concluded, and I think it’s safe to say, we were well reminded of why fall is the best of the four seasons.  Though it is tough to measure the ability of many teams this early in the season, people around the nation experienced a full dose of excitement in this season’s …

Ducks Plaster the Nicholls Colonels, 66-3

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Craig Strobeck The Oregon Ducks demolished FCS doormat Nicholls as expected Saturday afternoon, by a score of 66-3, but the game gave the plucky Colonels some reasons to feel proud, and the Ducks’ coaches areas to improve this season. Speculation that the Ducks would pass more under Coach Helfrich proved unfounded on Saturday.  For the first time in history, three …

Final Championship Pieces

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 From Video FishDuck Note:  My video editor and I met this afternoon to shoot and edit a new video analysis using screenshots, but as we progressed into the project — I could see that it was not going to work.  It’s a long story, but the bottom line is that I will provide written-with-screenshot analysis this week as we determine …

Offensive Positional Units: Scenarios, Predictions and Three 1,000-yard Rushers?

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Steve Francis With a returning offense capable of ridiculous stats, expectations run high across the college football landscape for Oregon’s 2013 campaign.  New head coach Mark Helfrich and his team have set a high bar for themselves, and as is the natural tendency for sports fans everywhere, the Duck faithful also have soaring hopes for their team.  While perfection is …

Revisiting the odd, yet brilliant, career of Darron Thomas

Victor Flores Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 3 Comments

from Video The last few years of Darron Thomas’ football career have been remarkably strange for someone who was an elite college quarterback.  In fact, those three words – “elite college quarterback” – can be thrown into the pile of Thomas weirdness because there are some people who do not think the former Oregon quarterback was all that great. The …