A Failed Fan Experience: the Pac-12 Championship Anticlimax

David Marsh Editorials 32 Comments

The expansion of the Pac-12 conference has not been to the benefit of fans. In my previous article I argued that the conference expansion has led to the loss of some key yearly rivalries, and that all we get in exchange is the promise of a glorious championship game. The championship game is supposed to be a clash of titans, …

Fun, Fun, Fun ‘Till Covid Takes the 2020 Season Away

Jon Joseph Editorials 40 Comments

Now is the summer of our discontent, to be made glorious by the return of ball in the fall? Brothers and Sisters, Duck campers, is anyone having fun? Including the young men who play college football in The Conference of Champions? I for one, am simply bummed. Please allow a grumpy, old man to count the ways. COVID-19 — I hold …

Why Herbert Will Be Better Than Mariota in the NFL

Joshua Whitted Editorials 50 Comments

Marcus Mariota is undoubtedly the greatest quarterback to put on an Oregon Ducks jersey. He took the country by storm in his three collegiate seasons, carving up defenses with a blend of blazing athleticism and pinpoint accuracy. He became Oregon’s first and only Heisman trophy winner in his final season, and he nearly led the Ducks to a long-awaited national …

Pac-12 Football: Amid Chaos, Predictions Must Still be Made

Darren Perkins Editorials 42 Comments

It’s safe to say that 2020 hasn’t produced a typical college football off-season. Compared to the COVID-19 Virus, very little football has been discussed. On top of this, we have a culture war mounting across the nation, which has compelled a group of Pac-12 players to threaten a boycott unless certain demands are met in regards to racial injustice, COVID-19, …

Oregon’s Cali Flock: Keyon Ware-Hudson is READY to ROCK the PAC

Cameron Johansson Recruiting 17 Comments

After the Ducks’ wide receiving corps, Oregon’s defensive front seven is arguably the deepest unit on the roster. Kayvon Thibodeaux, Jordon Scott and Austin Faoliu will most definitely be leading the defensive line into the season, but there are also plenty of players who will be knocking on the door looking for some action in the 2020 season. One of …

Join the Pond: Ducks Football Journalism with FishDuck!

Brent Pennington Editorials 45 Comments

Readers, commenters and writers all play important roles in making FishDuck work, with our varying perspectives on Duck sports interweaving to form an Oregon sports enthusiast’s online community. The term community suggests symbiotic interpersonal relationships, and, truth be told, we are all related by our shared interest in everything DUCKS. The heart of FishDuck is an online community discussion initiated and steered daily by a …

The Joe Moorhead Offense: The Hitch Concept

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 27 Comments

For most of the off-season, we have been examining what makes Coach Joe Moorhead’s offense go. For the past couple of months we’ve focused on his passing attack, and today we’ll dig even deeper into that aspect of the offense and learn a bit about Coach Moorhead’s “hitch” concept.   It’s well documented that Coach Moorhead likes to stretch a …

Oregon vs. Utah for a Season Opener? What a Joke!

Jordan Ingram Editorials 48 Comments

I’ve never been to Utah, and Lord willing, I will not have to travel there to start the 2020 college football season. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful place. But I’m not talking about bird watching or pleasure hikes. I’m talking about football. According to multiple media sources, the Oregon Ducks football team will learn this week if it opens …

Oregon’s Jayvaun Wilson: Can He Swim Amidst the RB Depth?

Zeke Lerner-Wood Recruiting 16 Comments

The Ducks have had some fantastic running backs in the past. Players like LaMichael James, Derek Loville, and Jonathan Stewart have all cemented themselves as stars in Oregon’s football history. However, the Ducks have also historically had some difficulty dealing with depth for the running back spot, and that hasn’t changed. Currently on the roster, we have CJ Verdell, Travis …

Oregon Swaps Ohio State for Utah: A Blessing in Disguise?

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 21 Comments

By now most have heard the sad tidings of the Pac-12 and Big-10 Conferences’ cancellation of all out-of-conference football games for the 2020 season. So much for the opener against pop-Cinderella North Dakota State University. Not to mention the week two clash of titans between the Ducks and the Ohio State Buckeyes, a game that likely would have played host …