Out of the Desert, But Can He Teach Shakespeare?

Jerry Thompson Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches

Out of the Desert, But Can He Teach Shakespeare? ANOTHER IN A SERIES FROM OUR FRIENDS AT MIGHTY OREGON AN INTERVIEW WITH ISAAC REMINGTON By Dusty Ritter  As a native of Queen Creek Arizona, Isaac Remington escaped the desert heat and started fresh in the Willamette Valley. His first meeting with head coach Chip Kelly was after the Ducks’ Rose …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: Ole Miss on a Roll and a Recruiting Recap

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Signing day has come and gone.  If you’re an Ole Miss fan, you likely think you just won a national championship, while other schools felt like they lost the big game.  Now it’s time to start speculating who will be the #1 team going into the preseason. 1. Ole Miss pulled off the recruiting heist of the century, landing the …

1987: Low Expectations and Setting the Stage

Don Gilman History

Chris Miller was gone, off to the Atlanta Falcons as a first round draft-pick.  The team was young, and would be led that year by a redshirt freshman named Bill Musgrave.  The experts didn’t see much out of this team, and picked them to win only two or three games. Hogwash, according to Rich Brooks.  He expected his young guys …

Meet Your New Ducks: Heeeere’s Johnny… Mundt

Joe Packer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Oregon’s young and versatile tight end group just became younger now that 4-star John Mundt has signed his letter of intent.  He comes out of Modesto, California from Central Catholic High School where he just led his team to a Division IV state title.  Mundt initially verbally committed to Oregon last summer prior to his senior season. John rose in …

Signing Day Recruits And An Eye On 2014

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Yesterday, a long, perplexing and generally crazy cycle came to an end. 19 commits faxed in their letters of intent.  Here’s a look at the class using the tier system I created a couple ago: Tier-E: 5-star rating by at least one service Tier-1: 4-star rating by at least two services Tier-2: 4-star rating by one service Tier-3: 3-star rating …

Heaven In The Emerald Valley

FishDuck Staff For the Fans

Every September fans pile into the magnificent stadium that is home to the Oregon Ducks football team.  Students take the mile or so walk to Autzen Stadium and get hyped up, as they enter into what some consider the loudest stadium in the nation.  Autzen has come a long way, from season after season of unwatchable football, to hosting the …

Five Things Chip Kelly Did Right and Why Duck Fans Should Be Thankful

Ted Werth FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

If winning football games is your biggest priority then make it 6 things.  A winning record of 46-7 is no small accomplishment; however, looking long-term there are 5 other things that, when the disappointment clears, I think will be recognized and appreciated. One Putting aside for the moment the NCAA investigation (which is likely more smoke then fire) Chip built his program …

“Will Power” from Walk-On to Walking Tall

Jerry Thompson Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches

“Will Power” from Walk-On to Walking Tall ANOTHER IN A SERIES FROM OUR FRIENDS AT MIGHTY OREGON AN INTERVIEW WITH WILL MURPHY By Dusty Ritter A last second realization brought him back to Eugene to fulfill his childhood dream of playing for the Ducks and his determination earned him a spot on the scout team during his redshirt freshman year …

Juwaan Williams — Decisive, Intelligent, Tenacious

Ted Werth FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Juwaan Williams had an impressive high school career, with 38 touchdowns and 1,569 total yards rushing, averaging 8.5 yards per carry.   As a junior, the 6’0″ 185 pound quarterback led his Tucker, Georgia, team to a state AAAAA Football Championship. While Williams’ team was not able to repeat during his senior year, losing to the topped ranked team in the …

Oregon Can’t Put Players Into the NFL? Ducks in the Super Bowl

Brandon Gruber FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

College programs love to negatively recruit regarding Oregon and how “they don’t put players into the NFL.”  But even a power outage couldn’t keep this Super Bowl full of Ducks from participating in possibly the greatest Super Bowl in NFL history.  In a 34-31 Ravens victory over the Niners, Duck fans probably had mixed feelings on which team they wanted …

Notes from Around the College Football Nation: Expansion Rumors and Shaq Hosts Recruits

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Signing day is almost here, college football’s version of the NFL draft.  It gives fans a chance to see how their team is filling their offseason needs, and possibly put the pieces into place for a title run.  It can also give fans hope for the upcoming season if things didn’t go so well for them last year (Auburn knows …

Oregon Brings In Recruits — On And Off The Field

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Since new coach Mark Helfrich has taken over for Chip Kelly, he has been very busy on the recruiting trail.  Not only has he and five assistant coaches had an in home visit with every current commit, he has also added some much needed talent to Oregon’s 2013 class.  Oregon is now up to 17 commitments, and looks to add …