Are We Going to See a New Type of Oregon Football?

Matt Bryant Editorials 5 Comments

Summer’s perennial promise has again faded into guilt. I am not so old that summer has lost all its romance, yet every summer I grow more eager for the gift of fall: Oregon football. And as each season starts, we tend to look backwards, however briefly. Many may prefer to forget the Alamo Bowl, but in all things we must …

Ducks Bring Gridiron Lessons to the Hardwood

David Koh FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Throughout the nation the past few years, the Oregon Ducks have become synonymous with speed, ingenuity, and most of all offense.  On its way to the National Championship Game, the bling-flashing, party-crashing, 100-yard-dashing Duck football team put up record numbers in points per game, margin of victory and season total scoring, and  they didn’t do it by inching down-field a yard or two …

Anatomy of a Drive: The Method to Scott Frost’s Play-calling

Joe Kearns Analysis 1 Comment

When Chip Kelly left Eugene for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, he left two major voids in the Oregon football program. Kelly had not just been the face of the Ducks, he was also the play-caller for the renowned high-octane spread offense.  As much as head coach Mark Helfrich deserves credit for leading the team to a national championship game in just …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: It’s Still About the Offense

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

The Oregon football program is not regarded as a defensive juggernaut.  An elite defense wasn’t the catalyst behind the evolution of the Oregon brand.  In this new era of Oregon football, where fans expect championship runs, the offense seems almost to have become an after-thought.  Improving the defense has become the focal point of radio pundits and TV personalities.  Let’s …

An Open Letter to Nick Saban

Charles Glenn FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Dear Coach Saban, Thanks to you and your friends, the NCAA, recently announced they would be considering a rules change to prevent offensive units from snapping the ball during the first 10 seconds of the 40-second play clock, thus allowing defensive units to make substitutions during that time and ostensibly promote the safety of the players.  It comes up for …

Oregon Basketball Analysis: Filling Lanes and Getting Buckets

Lawrence Hastings Coach's Opinion 1 Comment

Say what you will about the Oregon men’s basketball team, but one thing is for certain: they get buckets.  Oregon currently ranks 11th in the nation in points per game with a whopping 83.  So, how exactly do they do it?  The Ducks run a mean transition offense that consistently gets men to the rim or open looks from the arc. A …

The FishDuck Pregame Analysis — Can Colorado Corral the Ducks?

Bob Laws FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

en.wikipedia.org  A relatively unknown battle is taking place Saturday as the Colorado Buffaloes host Oregon and have a decisive statistic in their favor going into this contest. You see, Colorado has the 10th-best run defense in the country, allowing only 91 yards per game while Oregon, on the other hand, has the best rushing offense in the land, averaging 332.5 …