Oregon Speed with Brute Force: Cristobal or Frost First to Get There?

Walter Gray Editorials 36 Comments

BRUTAL SPEED: A Marriage Made in Heaven?  Mario Cristobal and Nebraska’s Scott Frost have expressed remarkably similar strategies to pursue a national championship. This season, the two coaches plan to deliver two what-should-be-fascinating examples of combining Oregon speed and tempo tactics with brute-force football learned at Alabama and Nebraska. The goal: punish your opponents with dominating physicality, while simultaneously dazzling them …

Ducks Win: The Good and The Bad

Darren Perkins Editorials 25 Comments

As the final gun sounded on Saturday and the usual post-game mad scramble took place across the field as the head coaches tried to find each other for their customary handshake, I half-expected the ending music to the movie “Rocky” to kick-in. After all, a relatively large underdog (13.5 points) had gotten the tar beat out of it early on …

The Top 6 Tests Oregon Will Face in 2016

David Miller Editorials 2 Comments

Given that the landscape of the Pac-12 has changed so dramatically it’s worthwhile to dive into the schedule and attempt to project the teams that will present the stiffest tests for Oregon. We lost to Washington State at home last year but so far this year they look like a train wreck. The teams at the bottom of the Pac-12 (Colorado, …

SPOILED!!

Nathan Roholt Editorials 14 Comments

Spoiled. Of the hundreds of words spoken on that show, it was the one that resonated. Yet, unlike most sports talk shows, that label wasn’t thrown at a player, but this time aimed at fans. Not the fans of the opposing team, either, but the very fans of the team around which the program centered. It was an episode of CSNNW’s ”Talkin’ …

Duck Softball Team Holds off Celebrating its Advancement to the NCAA Super Regionals

Will Denner FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The Oregon Ducks’ softball team took their next step in the playoffs last Sunday afternoon, by defeating the Wisconsin Badgers to wrap up the Oregon-hosted regional. The next step is to the NCAA Super Regionals, but judging by their collective calm and cool body language, you would’ve never guessed it.  They just completed a three-game sweep of the Eugene Regional and …

Oregon Football Recruiting Cycle Ending with Fab Five Finish

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 6 Comments

Kevin Cline Usually, early December is far too early to accurately predict an Oregon recruiting class, but this year might be the exception.  After landing their 15th verbal commitment earlier in the week from JUCO stud Offensive Guard Haniteli Lousi, it appears that the Ducks are going hard after just five more players.  Who are these five special targets? 1) …