Cristobal’s Off-Season Training: A TRANSFER-OUT Wave Coming?

Charles Fischer Editorials 40 Comments

It looks like the beginning of another tumultuous off-season for Oregon, but this time it might be for the players. The massive changes new head coach Mario Cristobal is implementing may not align with some of the upper classmen; could a large transfer-out wave be in the making? Let’s look at some information I digested over the last week to see if your vibe on …

Oregon Ducks Football: Are You Buying, Holding or Selling?

Steven Smith Editorials 54 Comments

The football season is over, as is the stock market for 2017, and our investment accounts are bigger in the last year due to wise, informed trading methods! FishDuck.com writer Jon Joseph  recently wrote about the Pac-12 in stock terms … so how about an examination of Duck Football as a commodity?  Is Oregon Football worth trading, selling, or investing in? …

Famous FishDuck Writers–Remove Mullens: PASS or NO PASS?

Charles Fischer Editorials 25 Comments

Something I’m seeing on message boards, in the comments at FishDuck.com and in emails to me — is that quite a number of Oregon fans want athletic director Rob Mullens fired over the 11 million buyout to Mark Helfrich, coupled with being bamboozled by Willie Taggart. I have my doubts about faulting Mullens. Firstly, he felt he must secure the institutional …

The Mario Cristobal/Marcus Arroyo Offense: Oregon Running the Stretch Concept

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 18 Comments

In the last couple weeks we have learned that Oregon’s offense going forward is going to be a mixture of what Willie Taggart brought from South Florida and the offense new play caller Marcus Arroyo helped orchestrate at Oklahoma State, with wrinkles from head coach Mario Cristobal’s days at Alabama. One of those Crimson Tide concepts is the Stretch running play. First things first, I’m going to …

Update: Mario Cristobal’s Sudden “Recruiting Reset”

Charles Fischer Editorials 69 Comments

Forget about the Triple Crown of Recruiting that I wrote of recently as that has gone out the window with some sudden pivots made in Oregon football recruiting by Oregon Head Coach Mario Cristobal. These shifts are significant compared to the direction in recruiting his predecessor took, and it is a subject I dropped everything else I was going to …

Taggart now Bad-Mouthing Oregon? No!

Charles Fischer Editorials 38 Comments

The skills of deception by former head coach Willie Taggart continue to be confirmed and it is so disappointing to people of even minimum morals. On both of the major Oregon subscription websites it has been reported that Taggart is actively negative recruiting, and talking trash about the University of Oregon and our beloved Ducks. It is not a surprise …

Early Signing: Can the “Triple Crown” of Recruiting still Happen?

Charles Fischer Editorials 71 Comments

Considering the early signing that took place–what is the probability of the Ducks achieving the recruiting “Triple Crown” I wrote of in this past week? I was curious, crunched some simple numbers and thought I would update you on the potential, and give us some discussion points as well. I really don’t have time/energy after a long work day to …

Ducks Not Ready to Play; Boise was…

Coach Ken Woody Analysis 22 Comments

In hindsight, it was inevitable. New head coach Mario Cristobal and the Oregon Ducks would be distracted by the two weeks of turmoil surrounding the departure of former coach Willie Taggart. But it was hard to understand the entirety of such a lackluster effort in losing to Boise State 38-28 in the Las Vegas Bowl. Before the game, ESPN ran a graphic showing what the …

Cristobal Can Set “Triple Crown” Recruiting Records THIS YEAR

Charles Fischer Editorials 53 Comments

So the Ducks have another disjointed football recruiting year? Lovely. Last year, the new staff and did the best they could in a short period of time and put together a great class, but this year was set up to be an epic LOI (Letter of Intent) day in February. After looking at the fall-out of verbal commits and considering …

Willie Taggart’s Legacy

Coach Ken Woody Editorials 46 Comments

Eugene and Duck fans are wallowing in shock, anger and despair with the departure of head football coach Willie Taggart. Right now the future of Oregon football as a major player rests in the hands of the athletic director, who was taken to the shed by the one-and-done coach. Rob Mullen’s announcement that co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Mario …

Mario Cristobal shares with FishDuck his Offensive Philosophy for Oregon

Charles Fischer Editorials 108 Comments

It was not that much different than 10 months ago when I heard Coach Mario Cristobal speak at Oregon’s recruiting luncheon in February. I came away impressed. I was motivated from his energy, his aura that shouts, “winner.” I remember writing back then that I was so enthused, that this old former offensive lineman was ready to leap out of …