Three Key Questions Going Into the Civil War

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Ladies and Gentleman, today is the 2014 edition of the Civil War. This college football rivalry has been recorded as the seventh most played college football rivalry game. Heading into this game, Oregon State stands at an overall record of 5-6, while the speedy Ducks are 10-1. Today is another big game Oregon needs to win if they want to …

The Fans React to the Utah Fumble

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Hey Duck fans, in case you missed it there was an unbelievable fumble by Utah WR Kaelin Clay that turned the entire game around. Okay, there was a hint of sarcasm there… I’m not sure how you could miss it, as it is one of the most talked about parts of this last weekend’s match-up in Salt Lake City. Clay took …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Five-Star Teammates Set to Visit Oregon

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As the season progresses, the Ducks continue to have good news after good news. A pair of five-star defensive players from Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, California, each scheduled official visits to Eugene. The platinum-tier football players plan to be on the University of Oregon campus, October 18, for the Washington Huskies game. These potential teammates have specific sets …

8 Reasons Why College Football Is the Greatest Sport of Them All

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

This is the week that we have all been waiting for. At the end of last season the Ducks summarily ushered Mack Brown out the door with a swift kick in the rear and the parting words “Next time bring a passing game.” Since that night, Oregon fans have been looking forward to the next season to finally get here. Well, …

Will Devon Allen Be a Difference Maker for the Ducks This Year?

Will Denner FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

You may know Devon Allen’s name from his recent record-breaking hurdling performance in the NCAA Western regionals, but the redshirt freshman is still somewhat of an unknown on the football field. Allen is working tirelessly to change that unknown status by establishing himself as a difference-making receiver for the Ducks, and I believe he’s in for a huge 2014 season. …

The “Play On Sundays” Guy: Tui Talia

Laura Brehm FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

“The difference between Tui Talia and the others is he’s got that ‘play on Sundays’ size.” That’s the mantra surrounding this solid junior college recruit.  Standing 6’5, Talia weighs 270 lbs.  Well, at least he did before the Ducks delved full force into spring training.  Like many of his fellow teammates, Talia has been very serious about lifting weights and bulking up for the coming …

Position Change Makes Johnathan Loyd One Rare Duck

Josh White FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

If there are any Duck fans out there still skeptical or on the fence about Johnathan Loyd’s place in Oregon Duck athletic history, Dana Altman’s first recruit just gave you another reason to get on board. Already the winningest player in the long history of Oregon Basketball, Loyd, like so many of the Oregon fans this time of year, has …

The Almost Tragic History of Oregon State Sports

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 8 Comments

Now that there are only a couple of months left in which to humiliate Oregon State during the 2013/14 school year, I thought this would be a good time to see how the hapless Beavs got here.  I decided to try and look back to a time when there were respectable athletic endeavors occurring in the little hamlet of Corvallis. …

Mark Helfrich Assaulting Record Books With Chip Kelly’s Best QB

Josh White Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 3 Comments

Entering what is now the second spring of the Mark Helfrich era at Oregon, Chip Kelly’s influence remains visible across all facets of the Oregon football program.  From the up-tempo style of play Kelly initially installed as a coordinator to the commitment to unique and cutting-edge preparation with a focus on continuous daily improvement – as well as maintaining the invaluable coaching …

The Good, the Bad & the Twist in the Oregon Offense

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 4 Comments

Watch the video above or read about it below……. Surprises in the Oregon offense are fun for us, as fans, because they are delightful to discover, and they also allow us to ponder their future impact upon our beloved Ducks.  In this second game of 2013, we see three things of note: the return of a major play in the …