Turnovers: the Existential Threat to Football Success!

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A key component to winning or losing on the football field is turnovers! TOs can play a huge part in any football game, for good or ill. Types of Turnovers Fumbles: dropping or losing hold of the ball when in play. Interceptions: A defensive player catching a pass intended for an offensive player. Muffs in the kicking game: on kickoffs or …

Marcus Mariota NFL Photo Hits Instagram

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Marcus Mariota was the center of attention at the 2015 NFL scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. And the Heisman winner didn’t leave without a memento from NFL staff photographer Ben Liebenberg, who released a photo of Mariota on Instagram yesterday. The photo depicts the Oregon Ducks’ highly decorated quarterback and native Hawaiian in a stunning, royal blue jacket, firmly holding a football displaying the …

Oregon Football Still on the Rise

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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 …

Oregon WR Darren Carrington II Shines in Rose Bowl

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It was the opening kickoff of the Rose Bowl. Redshirt freshman track star and Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota‘s go-to receiver Devon Allen returned the kickoff. After a tackle, Allen instantly grabbed his knee and limped off the field. He never returned to the game. It was a sad moment for the USATF champion track star, his teammates, and Duck fans. Enter redshirt freshman …

Jimbo Fisher says, “Mariota Wasn’t Good for us Tonight”

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(Reporting from the Rose Bowl for FishDuck.com is Football Correspondent Mike Merrell) After noting the privilege of playing in the Rose Bowl, tipping his hat to Oregon, paying homage to his own team and expressing hope for the future, Florida State eventually got around to the nitty-gritty. “Starting slow against an athletic team like Oregon and Mariota wasn’t really good for …