Rodrigues or Lockie: Both look to back up The Man

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On Saturday, Oregon fans got their first glimpse of the two men vying for Oregon’s backup quarterback spot in Jeff Lockie and Jake Rodrigues.  While both men impressed statistically, one thing became even clearer during the game: The incumbent, Marcus Mariota, is getting even better than last season. Despite playing against the second-unit defense, it’s hard not to salivate at …

Comparing Marcus Mariota to One of Oregon’s All-Time Greats

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“Johnny Football” may have received the most media hype among an emerging class of elite freshman quarterbacks in 2012 (deservedly so), but Marcus Mariota is arguably the most complete of the batch. The Flyin’ Hawaiian gave the Ducks a seamless transition from Darron Thomas, who had departed early for the 2012 NFL draft.  Only the third quarterback in Oregon football …

Spring Game: Things I am Looking Forward To

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Courtesy of Kevin Cline Photography It is almost upon us, folks.  Finally, we get to experience a little dose of what we all love so much, to get us through the next 4 months.  The Oregon Ducks spring football game is this Saturday at 11 am.  I will most definitely be in attendance to show my love and to check …

RUDY. RUUDY. RUUUDY! RUUUUDY!!: Overachieving Ducks of the Chip Kelly Era

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National Signing Day is, by now, a distant memory.  We silently fist-pumped (probably at work) as preps across the nation used something called a “facks machine” for the first (and probably last) time to send their NLIs to Eugene.  We looked over the tremendous haul of new Ducks recruits, nodded in approval, and said things like, “THAT KID IS A …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: Miami Scandal and More Expansion

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If you’re a fan of college football…then go check somewhere else because it is that slow time of the year.  If you are a Miami fan, then you have a lot going on because of this whole botched NCAA investigation.  The NCAA could be in store for a major overhaul depending on how the ball rolls with the Miami investigation.  …

Oregon’s In-Game Adjustment Skins Cats

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This post was originally featured at PacificTakes.com, and is being shared with FishDuck.com Oregon has seen dozens of variations of defensive schemes to slow down their offense over the years.  Some, like the Cover 0 defense, and Bear front were more effective in longer stretches, and others were, simply put, less effective.  Those less effective schemes have included the scrape exchange and fake injuries.  …

Fiesta Bowl No Huddle Dynamics

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One of the most exciting moments from the 2013 Fiesta Bowl had to be the half-ending touchdown drive Oregon put together to effectively finish off the Kansas State Wildcats. After the Wildcats had marched down the field and threatened to take a 17-15 lead, Oregon’s defense held tight and forced KSU to kick a field goal, which they promptly missed, …

Fiesta Bowl Signals Big 2013 for DAT

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With the release of the 2013 football schedule this week, Oregon fans were given the blueprint to the 2014 National championship game.  Oregon’s tougher non-conference slate gives way to a manageable PAC-12 schedule, which features a big Thursday night showdown at Stanford in November.  Looking at the schedule is fun and all, but it won’t determine where Oregon ends next season.  …

FishDuck Game Review: A Fast, Hard Finish to a Season…and an Era

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“We don’t let outside influences define our program.” – Chip Kelly That’s been the definition of Win The Day, the mantra of the Oregon Ducks since the start of the Chip Kelly era.  The team only worries about what it can control, and what it cannot is ignored.  Yet despite playing in its fourth consecutive BCS game, including the National …

Fishduck Writers Present Our Greatest Duck Moments In 2012!

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Our beloved Oregon Ducks have been outstanding this year in all areas of athletics.  What follows is the contribution of many of the Fishduck writers, in bringing to you the highlights that we witnessed in one of the finest years ever for the Oregon Ducks! Two Civil War Wins by Josh White 2012 featured so many bright spots and worthy …

Comparing Mariota to Past Greats: A Brief History of Oregon’s Freshman Quarterbacks

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‘Twas the season of freshman quarterbacks, when all through the nation… not a defense could stop them, not even Nick Saban’s.” Ok, so a couple of defenses slowed them down, but you get the point. The impact that freshmen quarterbacks had on the 2012 college football season is undeniable. Johnny Manziel was the first freshman to ever win the Heisman …