The Legend of Kiko Alonso

Henry Swift Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 3 Comments

Most legends we hear about have one thing in common — they revolve around heroes. These legends also follow the same pattern of having a hero’s story arc. The hero comes in as a savior with a bright and promising future and has a major fall — only to rise again stronger than ever. During his time in Eugene, Kiko Alonso …

A Flock of Eagles Coming to Eugene this Saturday

Omar Garibay FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Oregon Ducks Football Practice Report: October 16th The Ducks took the practice field on Thursday and had their traditional walk-through for Saturday’s game against the hard-hitting Washington Huskies. According to Rob Moseley of GoDucks.com, as the Ducks practiced at walk-through speed, a few familiar faces were seen in the crowd. The Philadelphia Eagles have a bye week this week, which …

Duck ‘Backers Set to Flock to the Ball in 2014

Casey Fluegge FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

The departure of Kiko Alonzo and Michael Clay after 2012 made last season a rebuilding year of sorts for the Duck linebacker corps, and some maintain the Ducks’ run defense suffered accordingly.  The numbers reveal that the Ducks gave up 169 ypg on the ground, up from 142 ypg the year before. How much that attributed to the extra loss …

Christmas comes in August!

Josh Hall FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Kevin Cline Tonight is every red-blooded American male’s version of Christmas Eve: It’s college football eve in America. We lay our heads down tonight with visions of Michael Clay laying out for that Rose Bowl fumble, while Chip reveals his white socks/black shoes fashion faux pas in the background.  We yawn with a smile and settle into bed as we …

Oregon’s Toughest Task: Replacing Alonso and Clay

Victor Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Craig Strobeck Oregon takes on Nicholls State just two days from now, so it’s a perfect time to preview the game.  I will discuss some key matchups and . . . Oregon scores two touchdowns in 34 seconds! Wait a second, the game isn’t until Satu . . . Nicholls State – down 91-0 – tries to take a knee but …

The Freakish Boseko Lokombo is Ready to Dominate

Victor Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

Rob Moseley knows a beast when he sees one. Moseley, the new editor-in-chief of GoDucks.com, has been covering Oregon football for more than a decade, so he’s personally seen some of the best players in Ducks history. This month, Moseley has been writing daily (sometimes twice-daily) reports from each of Oregon’s closed fall practices. Anyone reading them will notice a …

Oregon’s Top Five Breakout Players for 2013

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 8 Comments

Welcome back my feathered friends! With the heat rising to 116+ for almost all of last week in my city in the desert, I have been inside.  Enjoying the nice cool breeze from my air conditioner, peering out the smallest crack of the blinds to watch the sweaty people go about their days, and tearing my hair out deciding who …

2013 Breakout Players

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 12 Comments

With the season still a little over two months away, all of the talk that’s going on is the release of the Oregon sanctions and those entailed. Of which I am very satisfied with the outcome. But I thought I would take this time to distract myself by making some predictions on who I think will be some of the …

The Ten Most Influential Plays of the Last Ten Seasons: #5-1

Nathan Roholt History 5 Comments

In case you missed Part 1, read it here.  To read the list in its entirety, go here. Before we get to plays #5-1, here are some plays that just missed the list: Honorable Mention: Kenjon Barner’s punt return fumble against LSU (2011): The play had a heavy impact on the game (as well as Tyrann Mathieu’s career), but had …

Spring Game: Things I am Looking Forward To

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

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 …

Stars — Injured Or Not — Shine On Oregon’s Pro Day

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The stars were out in full display on Thursday at the Mo Center for Oregon’s Pro Day, both on the field and off.  In the annual showcase for NFL scouts, Oregon seniors set out one last time in an attempt to woo them.  Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, who owns the number one overall pick in April’s draft, …

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

Sean Goodbody FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 12 Comments

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 …