Perspective Key to Oregon’s Success

Nathan Roholt Editorials 3 Comments

How a season is viewed is all a matter of perspective. Regardless of achievement or outcome, if expectations are not met, it is viewed as a disappointment. Conversely, if the result exceeds expectations, it is viewed as a success. More importantly, when those successes and failures happen is just as relevant to their perception as whether or not they happen …

The Future of College Football Arrived in Week 3

Nathan Roholt Editorials 1 Comment

Predicting a game is hard … ask any athletic director in college football, who are often required to anticipate the quality of their opponents as far as a decade ahead. Contrast that challenge with the fact that TV networks rarely make scheduling decisions sooner than 12 days before broadcast. The variables are myriad. From weather to attendance, to finance … …

Oregon Football Still on the Rise

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

The Ducks’ 42-20 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff National Championship game had many people shaking their heads in disbelief. It seemed Oregon was finally positioned to claim its first college football national championship. The Ducks had everything a championship team needs to win: a dedicated and innovative coaching staff, a Heisman winning quarterback, a solid running game, a …

Kiss of Death: Oregon Never Got Rolling

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Well, it’s over. College football came to an end last night; the Ducks lost 42-20 to Ohio State in the national championship. I’m sad, and you’re probably sad, because losses are hard to take, especially when you lose the last game of the season. But, things will be okay. I promise. The Ducks came out and looked good right off …

No Need To Worry When Playing With House Money

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Worry, it’s what Oregon fans do.  It’s what all fans do, really, but Oregon fans are specialists in it. The assumption is, if something bad happens, no matter how small, it will trigger a catastrophic outcome. If things go well for a while, it means something bad is just around the corner. They will ultimately be deprived of joy, for no logical …

Meyer and Helfrich Ready to Make College Football History

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com on today’s head coach news conference in Dallas, TX. One more day and history will be made. Tomorrow is the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T, a national championship that has historical significance for not only Oregon and Ohio State, two schools that share an interesting past, but also for the sport of college football. Oregon head coach Mark …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Oregon Can’t Beat Ohio State

Jason Fowler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 8 Comments

Did it start in 2012 when the Ohio State Buckeyes robbed the Oregon Ducks of highly touted all-purpose back Dontre Wilson right under their noses? Or did it begin before that when Ohio State out-recruited Oregon for top high school prospects? Either way, the 2015 recruiting class will not be different, with the Buckeyes winning this contest by a large margin …

College Football Nation: “Johnny Who?” and FSU Survives a Scare

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

  The moment you all have been waiting for is finally here! Kickoff! No more talk of lawsuits, arrest reports, or players hurting their ankles. We can finally talk football, and we may have been hoping for a few upsets today — but nothing really came as a shock. Let’s get right into the Top-25 to get caught up on this week’s …

Mike Merrell’s Three-And-Out: Teams Ready to Take a Dive

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 29 Comments

Three-and-Out opens with a look at teams I predict will underachieve in 2014. Does my opinion mean anything? Well, here is a link to my hex on three teams for 2013. To sum it up for those of you in too much of a hurry to read the link, the teams I predicted would not meet preseason hype last year …