The Decision: Should Justin Herbert Stay or Go?

Joshua Whitted Editorials 59 Comments

There’s a 6’6″, 233-pound elephant in the room. Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert, one of the best players out west and a highly regarded NFL draft prospect, has a decision to make, and fans are holding their breath in anticipation. Will the strong-armed phenom take his game to the next level after the Ducks’ bowl game, or will he play his …

The Complicated Legacy of Justin Herbert

Joshua Whitted Editorials 24 Comments

Justin Herbert is the heartbeat of Oregon Football. When he is in the lineup, the Ducks’ offense is one of the most intimidating forces in all of college football. The fresh-faced gunslinger from Sheldon can do it all. He can drop a 40-yard bomb at the flick of a wrist, thread a dart between multiple defenders or use his legs …

Is Chris Miller The Most Influential Player in Oregon History?

Darren Perkins Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 7 Comments

Dan Fouts is the hall of famer. Marcus Mariota is the Heisman Trophy winner. Joey Harrington is the state of Oregon’s favorite son. And Chris Miller? Well, he’s just the one who started it all. “Started what?” you’re asking. Started the winning. As we hit the thirty-year mark of Miller being drafted by the Atlanta Falcons with the 13th overall pick in …

Mariota Looking to Buck Trend of Ducks Busting in the NFL

Aaron Lewis FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

Former Ducks football players can be found across the NFL. Oregon even had the distinction of having more former players starting in last year’s Super Bowl than any other college team with three. Over the last 20 years, 71 Oregon players have been selected in the NFL Draft, including nine first-round picks. In the 2015 draft, Marcus Mariota became the …

Marcus Mariota Shoulders More Pressure than Probably Even He Realizes

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Win the Fiesta Bowl in your first year as a starter? Check. Rose Bowl? Check. Heisman trophy? Check. Top three draft pick? Mhhhm, that one too. These accomplishments, of course, forget to mention the truck load of hardware won after Marcus Mariota‘s miraculous 2014 season, probably sitting in a corner of his basement in Hawaii. The guy did it all, and for …

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and the Conundrum for Student-Athletes

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Remarkable, isn’t it? One ACL tear and a dislocated knee later, and arguably the top cornerback in all of college football barely squeaks by in the seventh round of the NFL Draft. It’s sad, but it’s a reality. One play can ruin everything. For Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, all it took was one unlucky play while practicing for the 2015 Rose Bowl. …

DeForest Buckner Expected to Be a Hot Commodity

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The 2015 NFL Draft, which took place in Chicago, Illinois, last week, was a memorable experience for the 256 players that were selected. In total, the ACC had 20 players chosen in the draft, while the SEC had 22 and the Pac-12 had 25. There’s no doubt that the SEC is known as a college football powerhouse, but it’s become …

Titans on the Rise?

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

With the Tennessee Titans drafting everyone’s favorite Hawaiian quarterback, many Ducks’ fans were disappointed that Chip Kelly didn’t succeed in trading up for Marcus Mariota.  Some are simply annoyed they didn’t get their favorite player and coach on the same NFL team, while others are worried for Mariota’s future by his going to a bad team like the Titans.  The thing is, …

Why the Eagles Fumbled on the Chance to Take Marcus Mariota

Tyler Timm FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Within the last year, and especially within the last three months, there has been a lot of speculation about where Marcus Mariota would end up in the NFL draft. Multiple scenarios swirled around as the draft began to get closer and closer. No team was mentioned more than the Philadelphia Eagles, due to the fact that Chip Kelly (the person …

Marcus Mariota Goes No. 2 to the Titans

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Last night, despite trade speculation with many teams, the Tennessee Titans drafted Marcus Mariota with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Mariota is now on his way to Tennessee to be introduced to the media, and it appears this pick will stick. “Every minute we spent with him it just felt better and better,” Titans general …

Don Pellum is Excited for the Spring Game and NFL Draft

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In an interview forFishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon’s defensive coordinator Don Pellum at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene. The Ducks’ defensive coordinator was full of joy and excitement after Oregon completed its final Spring practice on Wednesday morning. The longtime coach also expressed a great deal of enthusiasm when asked if his players are ready to strap on …

Eagles Making One Final Push for Mariota

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

After months of Chip Kelly mind games, it appears the Eagles are making one final push for Marcus Mariota. It’s unclear whether the Eagles are trying to trade for the No. 2 spot in the draft, or if they will try to land Mariota after the dust settles, but regardless it has Duck fans everywhere starting to buzz. ESPN’s Adam …