Meet Your New Ducks: Mariota Tears ACL? No Sweat

Joe Packer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 35 Comments

With the recent departure of Bryan Bennett, Duck fans must be wondering, “Who’s our backup now?”  Well, right now most of the media is pointing fingers towards redshirt freshman Jake Rodrigues and that the backup position is his to lose over fellow redshirt freshman Jeff Lockie (the guy who held up all those bizarre “play call signs” between snaps). Rodrigues committed …

Recruiting Update: Altman Going Tropical In Florida Raid?

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Football Recruiting Head Coach Mark Helfrich is making short work of an Oregon stigma. His recent offers (very early in the recruiting cycle, I might add) place Lighting Yellow and Thunder Green in a favorable position. Relative unknowns, tight end/athlete Ian Bunting (NR/Hinsdale, Ill) and lineman Sam Jones (NR/Highlands Ranch, CO), both received Oregon nods and could be early pieces …

Aliotti’s Zone Coverages Keep Wildcats’ Pass Game in the Kitty Carrier

Sean Goodbody Fish Reports 3 Comments

In the Fiesta Bowl, even though the Ducks began closing down the running game in the first half, Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein piled up short completions to his receivers, most notably former Duck Chris Harper.  As the Cats converted first downs via short completions again and again in the first half, I could almost hear the collective groan from Duck fans: …

Captain on the Field to Captain of Industry

Jerry Thompson Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 3 Comments

Oregon Duck Mark Richards (1963-65) Oregon’s high achieving walk-on ANOTHER IN A SERIES FROM OUR FRIENDS AT MIGHTY OREGON Next to nose guard George Dames, who was a two-time first team All-Coast honoree in 1967 and 1968, it could safely be said that Mark Richards, a 1961 grad of Cottage Grove High School, is the Ducks’ most honored walk-on. Richards …

Dog Days of Off-Season Gives Time For Reflection

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As the days drag endlessly by, awaiting the arrival of spring ball, the time for reflection has arrived for Oregon football fans.  Gone to Philadelphia is Charles Kelly, the man most often credited with taking the Ducks to the next level in the eyes of college football pundits.  He left a blistering 46-7 record, three straight conference championships and a brazen, we-can’t-be-beaten attitude.  That …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: SEC Not Paying Enough and Oregon Making Changes

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 6 Comments

Recruiting is over and college football down time has begun…unless you are Nick Saban.  He gets to spend the next couple of weeks going over police reports and seeing if he can still keep these players on the Alabama payroll for another season.  I hope he takes a stand and kicks them off the team…he does oversign…so it’s not like he …

More Air-Time For Mariota in 2013?

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

I have been picking up on some interesting signs lately in regards to the Ducks, Mark Helfrich, and how the next era of Oregon offense could potentially go.  Now, I am definitely not psychic; if I was I would have won the lottery by now and I would be paying somebody to write this for me.  Or maybe I would …

Who Would Pac-12 Coaches Be If They Were on The Walking Dead?

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

With Signing Day come and gone, and the Spring Game still two months away, we’ve now reached the one of the quietest periods of the sports year: six weeks of post-Super Bowl, pre-March Madness doldrums.  While the Ducks’ basketball teams are in full swing, those games are only a couple of hours per week; besides, college basketball makes no bones …

Oregon Unknowns: Ducks Win The Northwest Championship

Josh White History 4 Comments

This continues a new Friday series: the OREGON UNKNOWNS, where we look at interesting aspects about our beloved Ducks that few fans know about.  In the 1980 season, Oregon notched victories against each of the other three Northwest schools: Oregon State, Washington, and Washington State.  The Northwest sweep stood out in particular that season, marking the first time the Ducks …

History Shows that Four Straight BCS Bowls Warrants Elite Status for the Ducks

Joey Holland History 8 Comments

We all remember what happened back in September of 2009. In perhaps the worst start to a season (and a new era under head coach Chip Kelly) imaginable, the Ducks’ nationally renowned offense was held to 152 total yards in a 19-8 loss to Boise State. Things only got worse after the game, when stud running back LeGarrette Blount answered …

Recruiting Update: Helfrich’s NSD Success Already Carrying Over

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Football Recruiting News It’s been exactly one week since Oregon inked 19 preps.  You know what that means?!  Just under a year until the hysteria of National Signing Day comes around again.  (For a quick analysis of all 19 Oregon signees by Head Coach Mark Helfrich, please click here.)  Looking ahead, the 2014 class — especially the corps coming out of …

FLYOVER COUNTRY—Next Man In

Canard Humor 4 Comments

This is not my regular column because the topic is not about anything that regularly happens with Oregon Football. Chip Kelly has departed for the Philadelphia Eagles. To that I am inclined to say only, “Thanks Chip and good luck.” The man doesn’t technically owe Oregon Football anything but ongoing gratitude for plucking him out of obscurity. He strikes me …