Your Greatest “Oregon” Ducks

Josh White History 5 Comments

About a year ago, I wrote a post attempting to list the greatest “Oregon” Ducks of all-time - University of Oregon athletes, regardless of sport, who were either natives of the state of Oregon, or at had least moved here at a young age and thus “grew up” in Oregon. I originally planned to do a “top 10”, but early in the research it …

Offseason Stat-Plosion: The Team Efficiency Index

Sean Goodbody FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

It’s 2013, and statistics are ubiquitous in college football: yards per play, 3rd down conversion rate, points per game, defensive efficiency, time of possession, attractiveness of fake girlfriends, turnover margin, blah blah blah blah.   We’ve got all kinds of “objective” statistical methods to “measure” how “good” a football team “is.”  This clearly ain’t Knute Rockne’s football. The problem with all these objective …

The Man Who Truly Did it All for Oregon Football: A Tribute to Shy Huntington

Joey Holland History 5 Comments

In an increasingly specialized football culture, almost all players are limited to one specific position or role.  Since the return to the two-platoon system in the 1960s, college athletes have focused their efforts and development on one single facet of the game. As a result, we have nickel backs, pass-rushers, slot receivers, and numerous other specific positions that have led …

Recruiting Update: Quarterback eyes Oregon

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Football Recruiting Visits/Offers A somewhat quieter front on the recruiting trail, Oregon’s D-Line brass made waves offering in-state talent Henry Mondeaux (3-Star/Portland, OR) and southwestern-based Jalen Jelks (3-Star/Phoenix, AZ).  “I was down in Eugene Saturday and I spent I think around 10 or 11 hours around the school and football team,” said the 6’5″, 245 lb. Mondeaux.  “I watched practice …

“Little Brother” Thinks They Have A Chance!

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 8 Comments

Courtesy of Kevin Cline Photography I recently read that many pundits think the Oregon State Beavers might actually be a contender; not just in the Pac-12 North, but in the Pac-12 in general.  I have also heard this same statement from many of my friends who are Beaver fans.  To my friends I must nod politely while trying not to smile and …

Oregon Recruiting Manifesto Part 5: What the Future Holds

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 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. …

Spring’s awakening breathes new life into program

Joel Gunderson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

With the turn of another calendar month, we have finally, mercifully, reached April, which brings about the beginning of spring ball in Eugene. New coach.  New hope.  New beginnings. With Mark Helfrich at the helm for the first time in his career, Scott Frost getting his much deserved attempt at running an offense, and Marcus Mariota taking over the leader …

Auburn is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

The story is just now coming to full light, but according to Sports Illustrated, in 2010 Auburn coaches were only interrupted in giving hundreds of dollars to their players by the need to get busy changing their grades to keep them eligible.  Gene Chizik apparently DID NOT appreciate having to call first half timeouts so that his players could run …

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 …