Rose Bowl Countdown: FSU, Oregon Coaches Compared

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Is Oregon Ducks head football coach Mark Helfrich a boy among men? There he sat on Thursday, blinking out at the lights, cameras and a crowd of jaundiced national sports writers at the press conference featuring the four men who’ve led their teams to the brink of the first ever college football playoff championship, looking for all the world like a …

FishDuck.com Looks at the Four Schools in the College Football Playoffs

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Good morning, Ducks! My boss at FishDuck.com likes to say, “What a great time to be writing about our beloved Ducks.” We usually nod in agreement, because disagreeing with our boss doesn’t always end so well. But I’ll be darned if he isn’t right this time. Over the last few years the Ducks have enjoyed unparalleled success. We’re going to welcome the …

Nike Unveils Uniforms for College Football Playoff

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It’s generally a well kept secret as to what flashy uniforms the Ducks will wear on game day. But this time we will not have to wait, as Nike unveiled the uniforms for all four football teams in the College Football Playoff. The Ducks are bringing the “O” back. For the first time since the 2011 season, the “O” will …

National Scene: Ohio State is in, Baylor and TCU Are Out

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“Who’s In?” You’ve seen the commercials for ESPN’s College Football Playoff selection show. And you know what? That’s a great question. This conference Championship Week was supposed to help clear some of that up, but that simply wasn’t the case. If anything, picking the top four teams was harder on the selection committee than it has at any other point …

Ducks Playoff Bound, Historic Season Continues

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After 15 hard-fought weeks, the day that many college football fans had been waiting for has finally arrived. The college football selection committee announced the final four teams that will participate in the inaugural college football playoffs. Oregon was presented as the No. 2 team in the country, and the Ducks are set to take on the No. 3 Florida …

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Rivalry Week

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It’s the one time a year when you’ll tailgate and share beers with the opposing fan base. Why? Because these people have been your friends for ten years and you genuinely enjoy their company. But let’s be honest, these people that you call “friends,” you want to crush them. Their potential anguish directly coincides with your happiness. This is Rivalry …

College Fantasy Football Week 2: Halliday a Dud, Ajayi a Stud

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Stanford: bested. Michigan State: handled. Ohio State: surprised (they miss Braxton). What a week of college football! In a bye week that had immediate Heisman favorite Todd Gurley of Georgia watching from his couch, I, along with many, thought this might be a boring week of college football. Well, now, don’t I feel stupid? Besides the Oregon and MSU game, …

Gut wrenching times with Chip Kelly

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With the new era of Helfrich football just over the rise, I thought it would be a good time to look back at the Chip Kelly era. Specifically the most gut wrenching parts of it.  As we are all huge Ducks fans, some of the most vivid memories we have over the last four seasons are the losses.  Chip Kelly was such a …