A Plea for Oregon Head Coach Taggart: “KEEP ‘EM ALL!”

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion 17 Comments

It just hit me from out of the blue, and this revelation would significantly impact Oregon football. You see I was pondering about how the press conference is over and everybody’s had a chance to express their feelings about the new head coach for the Ducks. Coach Willie Taggart is on the road recruiting without any assistant coaches until today, …

Has Oregon Killed Chip Kelly’s Offense?

David Miller Editorials 13 Comments

There’s no questioning that Chip Kelly revolutionized not just the Oregon offense, but college football itself. While Mark Helfrich largely sustained that offensive success with quarterback Marcus Mariota, since he left for the NFL we have seen gradual changes to the Oregon offense. The question today, as Oregon struggles on all fronts, is, are we witnessing the demise of the …

New Football Season Brings New Ducks – Meet Five Now

Alaan Al-Jaibaji Editorials 1 Comment

As summer approaches, many Duck fans await their favorite season of the year: football. The Ducks will look to bounce back strong after losing their star quarterback and key members of their coaching staff. After promoting Matt Lubick, the 2012 wide receiver Coach of the Year, to offensive coordinator and hiring ex-Michigan head coach Brady Hoke as the defensive cordinator, the team looks to build …

The Search (For an Offensive Coach) Continues

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion 6 Comments

So why hasn’t Mark Helfrich already named Matt Lubick the offensive coordinator?  Why is Helfrich making Lubick essentially “audition” for the job?  BECAUSE HE CAN. I’ve always admired patience.  Decisions are more often made correctly if all the necessary information has been accumulated.  Rushes to judgment usually don’t work out so well.  Mark Helfrich is showing admirable restraint in naming …

Searching for a Wide Receiver Coach (and Offensive Coordinator-in-Waiting)

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion 4 Comments

First, the news that everyone already seems to know: Matt Lubick will be the next Oregon offensive coordinator. He wants the opportunity and, as Mark Helfrich well knows, he definitely deserves it. Matt’s first game might be very interesting. The Ducks offensive play caller must match wits with arguably the best defensive coordinator in college football — Gary Patterson of TCU. …

Recruiting Update: 4-Star Receiver a Lock to Visit Oregon

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive, Recruiting 3 Comments

News With Vernon Adams safely in the confines of Oregon’s locker room, head coach Mark Helfrich & Co. can stare slightly into the future without angst. Beyond the practice fields, the recruiting lull that shrouds the early part of fall is already beginning to lift as several recruits have sprung from the woodwork with future plans. Oregon’s receiver corps has …

Catching Up With Wide Receivers Coach Matt Lubick

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Omar Garibay-Diaz, sports writer/reporter for FishDuck.com, had an opportunity to talk with WR coach, Matt Lubick, about the recent activity occurring in spring drills and what the coaches are expecting of their players moving forward. Lubick was asked whether any individual, within the WR squad, has been demonstrating themselves as a possible leader going forward into the 2015-2016 season. He …

Charles Nelson Comfortable With “New Beginnings”

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. Last season, a freshman became well known in Eugene for his explosive offensive and special teams contributions on the football field, seamlessly transitioning into the Oregon Ducks potent offense. Now, Charles Nelson will change his role entirely. The Ducks’ coaching staff announced that Nelson would be making the switch from receiver to cornerback for the upcoming 2015-16 football season, marking the …

Recruiting Update: The West Coast is Our Coast

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Football Recruiting Commitments Its a sign of the times. Oregon’s pull on big-name recruits is producing early-cycle commitments and the message to the rest of college football is clear; speed kills. Wide receiver Theo Howard (4-Star/Westlake, CA/Rivals250) shook-up the West Coast recruiting landscape when he committed to wide receivers coach Matt Lubick following an unofficial visit last weekend. “I called …

Recruiting Update: A Victory in the Midst of Turmoil

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Football Recruiting Reset. Like a good cornerback. Oregon’s season is over. Our next campaign has already begun. In the moments leading up to Monday’s clash, it was reported that a key cog in Oregon’s recruiting machine was headed east. Wide receivers coach Matt Lubick seemed all but gone until a post-game interview squashed that rumor. When asked about his coaching …

Coach Profile: Matt Lubick

Michael Bigham FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Marcus Mariota has completed nearly 70 percent of his passes with only two interceptions this year and is well on his way to becoming the most efficient passer in NCAA history. Yes, an accomplishment worthy of celebration, but Mariota couldn’t have done it without great young receivers, including Darren Carrington, Dwayne Stanford, Charles Nelson and Devon Allen. How did these players develop into …