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 …

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 …