How Ohio State beat Oregon: The Wham/Trap Play

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A perception of the National Championship Game is that Ohio State pummeled Oregon badly on the ground, and in particular two plays hurt the Ducks the most. We will look at the first of the two of the major Buckeye running plays today, although we also know that the OSU QB played incredibly well against Oregon (especially on third down) …

Oregon WR Darren Carrington Ineligible To Play

David Koh FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

It’s happening again. Oregon fans are getting absolutely sick of hearing roster news midweek this season, especially this week, but here it comes. Again. According to CSNNW’s Aaron Fentress, another Duck has taken a dive, and this one has no one to blame but himself. Darren Carrington, perhaps Oregon’s best, and certainly its hottest wide receiver, has tested positive for marijuana and been …

Hurt, but Healthy: Oregon Continues to Overcome Injury

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Amidst all the x and o analysis flying back and forth over the National Championship Game on Monday, it’s easy to forget that some of these players weren’t even starters when the season began.  Despite the frenzy of speculation over responding to the up-tempo offense, defending the deep ball or stopping the run, one of the most important factors both …

Ducks Don’t Expect to Catch Buckeyes Off Guard

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Though he doesn’t plan to slow down for anyone, Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost isn’t counting on the quack attack’s trademark tempo taking Ohio State by surprise. The Oregon offense is used to sending defenses reeling with its patented barrage of quick and deadly play calls, a strategy which can rapidly put a poorly conditioned defense back on its heels with hands on hips …

Oregon OC Scott Frost: Ducks Are a “Real Team”

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com at Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Oregon. Oregon’s offensive coordinator Scott Frost is no stranger to success. In 1997, Frost led his alma mater Nebraska Cornhuskers to a perfect 13-0 season and a national championship. He was also a Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award finalist. But football is a team sport and the former Husker quarterback is …

Oregon Senior Erick Dargan Talks National Championship

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com from the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Oregon. As Oregon’s veteran defensive back and dynamic playmaker, senior Erick Dargan‘s career as an Oregon Duck began in 2011 with a chance for a national title under former Oregon coach Chip Kelly. Now the talented playmaker will bookend his impressive football pilgrimage with another shot at a title as the Ducks prepare for …

Ohio State Preview: Recruiting to Performance

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Looking ahead to Ohio State, the Ducks are obviously up against a solid team and a historic program. How did Coach Urban Meyer assemble this team? How did the pavement-pounding days on the recruiting trail translate into a title game experience? The rich history of Ohio State ranges from coaching great Woody Hayes to seven Heisman winners: Les Horvath (1944), Vic …