Oregon Unknowns: 1916 – A Mighty Year Of Firsts!

Don Gilman History 3 Comments

1916 was a milestone year for the University of Oregon. The Webfoots were talented.  They were innovative and clever.  They were also huge — an absolutely massive team whose line averaged an astounding 185 pounds!  (C’mon folks…this is 1916!)  Led by quarterback Shy Huntington and coach Hugo Bezdek, the 1916 Oregon team remains the only undefeated football team in the University …

Meet Your New Ducks: Take A “Chance” On Me

Joe Packer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Chance Allen, alongside his hometown buddy Bralon Addison, committed to Oregon on National Signing Day back in 2012.  He comes to us from Missouri City, Texas, where he was the star athlete for Fort Bend Elkins High Schoo; participating in football, basketball, and track.  He really burst onto the national recruiting scene throughout his senior season and earned a 3-star …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Finding Riches in the Muddy Bayou

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Football Recruiting Offers In an offense that is predicated on speed, Oregon’s recent additions of interior brawn have only continued to bolster the relentless up-tempo “Blur.”  Offensive line coach Steve Greatwood is ensuring future trench battles go the Ducks way with an offer extension to Tyrell Crosby (NR/Henderson, NV).  Standing 6’4″ and carrying a playing weight of 298 lbs., Crosby’s …

Will Helfrich unleash the beasts?

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 19 Comments

Featured Photo © Kevin Cline Photography   There are a couple of players on Oregon’s roster that make people scratch their heads.  Not the players themselves, but the way they have been utilized; or underutilized, as the case may be.  For some reason, coach Kelly liked to keep some of his more high profile players like an ace up his …

The Secret I Could Not Tell…Until Now

Charles Fischer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 24 Comments

“The media in this state HATES Chip Kelly.” I could not believe my ears as I was talking to a former television anchor sportscaster in Oregon.  He was in my office in the fall of 2011, and what he told me was depressing and astounding.  Remember — at that time I was just beginning to produce what now has become …

OREGON RECRUITING MANIFESTO Part 4: A Philosophical Shift

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

This multi-week series will attempt to take a reasonable, logical and unbiased look at Oregon’s recent recruiting successes and failures while analyzing the program’s recruiting philosophy under Chip Kelly.  The series will then look at how that philosophy already has and may continue to evolve under Mark Helfrich before ending with a detailed breakdown of the author’s ideal recruiting blueprint. …

The Day We Have Been Waiting For – Football!!!

Brandon Gruber FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Feature Picture Photo by Kevin Cline   Football is back.  Well, tomorrow it’s back…but it’s back. A football fan lives one of the most stressful lives of any sports fan.  While the season is full of excitement, turmoil, hope, and letdown, the excruciating months of the offseason begin to take their toll. The Ducks football team will begin spring practice …

Notes from around the college football nation: Spurrier jabs ESPN and Johnny Manziel makes headlines…again.

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Spring football is here but I still can not shake the March Madness.  Seeing the playoff atmosphere for the college basketball scene gets me even more pumped for when the college football playoffs arrive!  Here is a full list of when practices begin and spring games will occur…something to help plan out your spring break.  Let’s get into some news …

From Hardwood To Hard Hits, Armstead’s Development Continues

Joel Gunderson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

As the final seconds of Oregon’s Sweet 16 loss to Louisville ticked off the clock Friday night, one member of the Ducks squad knew that while the basketball season may have come to an end, the real work was about to begin. Arik Armstead gets no rest.  Back in Eugene, football is in the air once again, and the big …

The Day the Webfoots Broke 100 Points

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We all know the Ducks are capable of posting ridiculous offensive numbers.  However, one thing the team has yet to accomplish in the modern era is entering the realm of triple digits. Recently, Oregon has gained national attention for its explosive, high-scoring offense.  Over the last three years, the team has averaged nearly 50 points per game on the way …