Chip Kelly pulls out the “Power-Read” play to Defeat Wildcats

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 5 Comments

The NFL has been attracted to coach Kelly because of his commitment to an up-tempo offense that everyone can see as being difficult upon his foes.  Yet a factor in some of his victories has been his propensity to change-up his game plan for the opposing defensive coaching staff.  How can you defend something well if you haven’t prepared for …

Remembering Past Heroes: The Best Bowl Performances in Oregon Football History

Joey Holland History 7 Comments

Everyone who knows football knows the value of the team. Part of the magic of the game derives from the fact that no play works unless all eleven players are doing their respective jobs the right way at the right time. With that being said, every once in a while there are individual performances so impressive that they deserve to …

Will He Stay or Will He Go; Chip Kelly Doesn’t Even Know

Brandon Gruber FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

For weeks now Chip Kelly has been showered with questions of his NFL aspirations and his future next season: where does he want to go? Who has he spoken to? And for weeks he has replied with the motto that has given him the love of every Oregon fan that appreciates who Chip Kelly is – he just wants to “win …

Carson York: 4 Year Starter, Coach on the Field

Jerry Thompson Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 1 Comment

Another in a series from our friends at Mighty Oregon. An interview with senior offensive lineman, Carson York By Dusty Ritter Carson York has been a cornerstone of Oregon’s offensive line for the last four years. From his debut as a redshirt freshman through his senior year, his intelligence and strength have left a pervasive influence on his fellow Ducks. After suffering …

Chip Kelly’s Fiesta Bowl Game Plan

Josh Schlichter Fish Reports 3 Comments

It’s only a matter of hours before Oregon and Kansas State will face off in the Fiesta Bowl, and as the rest of the bowl season starts to ramp up to the BCS games, it is a great time of year for college football fans everywhere. Last week, we discussed Oregon’s numbers advantage, and showed how Baylor earned its leverage …

Fishduck Writers Present Our Greatest Duck Moments In 2012!

FishDuck Staff FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Our beloved Oregon Ducks have been outstanding this year in all areas of athletics.  What follows is the contribution of many of the Fishduck writers, in bringing to you the highlights that we witnessed in one of the finest years ever for the Oregon Ducks! Two Civil War Wins by Josh White 2012 featured so many bright spots and worthy …

Meet Your New Ducks: Lamichael James and De’Anthony Thomas Have A Baby

Joe Packer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Just kidding. But this is the next best thing. The Oregon Ducks have created quite the reputation for themselves over the years at running back. If you think about it, the last four (hopefully five in Kenjon) starting running backs have made it to the NFL (Jonathan Stewart, Jeremiah Johnson, LeGarrette Blount, and LaMichael James). That reputation will certainly be …

Stalwart Defender of Previous Fiesta Bowl Continues Off-Field Success Today

FishDuck Staff Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 5 Comments

The late 1990’s to the early 2000’s were a very memorable time in more recent Oregon football history.  During the Akili Smith and Joey Harrington eras, many other Oregon greats are remembered for taking the success of the early 90’s-1995 Rose Bowl squad to higher levels.  Among the many heroes to remember a little over a decade ago is one …

The 1963 Sun Bowl – Casanova’s Lone Bowl Victory

Jim Maloney History 5 Comments

  The 1963 Oregon Ducks football team finished 7-3 on the season, accepting an invitation to the 1963 Sun Bowl, where they took on the Mustangs of SMU. Led by Dave Wilcox, the Ducks were a team of over achievers, who banded together to get Len Casanova his only bowl win at Oregon. Oregon’s offense — which finished ranked fourth …

Oregon’s “Numbers” Advantage In The Fiesta Bowl

Josh Schlichter Fish Reports 6 Comments

Chip Kelly and the Oregon Duck offense have seen countless variations, stunts, and unconventional packages thrown their way over the years. Whether defenses are bringing men out of coverage to account for the run, aligning in creative fashions to confuse the conventional zone blocking schemes, or simply feigning an injury to give the defense a chance to rest, there isn’t …

Pushing Through with Senior Guard Ryan Clanton

Jerry Thompson Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 1 Comment

Pushing Through with Senior Guard Ryan Clanton Another in a series from our friends at Mighty Oregon. An interview with senior offensive guard, Ryan Clanton. By Dusty Ritter Ryan Clanton puts in an audacious amount of work on Oregon’s offensive line. His 450-pound bench press not only leads, but inspires his offensive peers. It should come as no surprise that he …