Oregon Just Got Dumped: The Aftermath

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

When my wife emailed me at work yesterday to let me know that Chip Kelly was going to the Eagles, it felt like someone punched me in the jejunum. All I could type was, “no…” before hitting send. I didn’t want to think about the possibility. I didn’t want to see the inevitable fallout. I didn’t want to know the …

Oregon TE Commit has the Credentials

Ted Werth FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 9 Comments

Chip Kelly has reiterated many times that when it comes to an ideal Oregon Duck quarterback he looks for a great passing QB who can run, not a running back who can throw.  Although it has not been said as such, I believe  similar criteria can be applied to the ideal Oregon Duck tight end. What Oregon looks for in …

Too Good Not to Get the Ball

Jerry Thompson Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 2 Comments

 Another In A Series From Our Friends At Mighty Oregon An Interview With Kenjon Barner By Dusty Ritter Kenjon Barner came in to his senior season ready to capitalize.  Finally out of the shadow of LaMichael James, he prepped by stepping it up in the gym, the community, and as a leader.  His preparation paid off huge as Oregon finished …

Oregon Unknowns: Casanova’s Water and Dick James Gets Abandoned

Don Gilman History 3 Comments

In this edition of Oregon Unknowns we look at some lighter, lesser-known moments in Oregon History; from Bill Hayward plying ‘Oregon Water’ on unsuspecting Californians, to Len Casanova being hung in effigy and crowned King of the Campus — all in the same day.  We will look at Oregon’s original no-huddle, fast-paced offense from an era that might surprise you, …

FLYOVER COUNTRY—Epic Clashes That Enrich The Pac-12

Canard Humor 2 Comments

You might recall the last time I mentioned the Stanford Cardinal because I certainly do.  I gave short shrift to Stanford Cardinal football, and after they beat Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl I will eat my words, along with a serving of crow. I apologize to Stanford fans everywhere.  Despite the Ducks having drilled your team in 2010 and 11, …

Meet Your New Ducks: Oregon Defeats Notre Dame

Joe Packer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Well… kinda. After a rather stagnant October and November in the Oregon recruiting landscape, the Ducks have recently landed a 4-star stud named Danny Mattingly.  Coming out of Spokane, WA, at Mead High School, Mattingly has created the reputation of being an extremely physical and disciplined athlete.  He committed to Oregon on Dec 23rd after de-committing from Notre Dame earlier …

Recruiting Update: Hallelujah Chip is Staying!

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Football Recruiting News Following a rumor-filled weekend, head coach Chip Kelly declined a move to the NFL and will return to Oregon for the foreseeable future. Subsequent recruiting storylines will intensify and likely resolve as Kelly & Co. move forward in Eugene. Reactions from preps were almost instantaneous as news of Kelly’s return trickled out. “It’s an amazing feeling knowing …

Chip Kelly’s Surprise “Throwback” Fiesta Bowl Strategy

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 14 Comments

Chip surprised both the Wildcats and me in this game!  A major component of what makes Chip Kelly so successful is not just how he coaches the spread offense and runs a rapid “no-huddle” tempo, but also how he brings something new to nearly every game he coaches.  It is the last major area the media have not understood or covered, …

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 …