Carson York: 4 Year Starter, Coach on the Field

Jerry Thompson Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches

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

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

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 …

Meet Your New Ducks: Lamichael James and De’Anthony Thomas Have A Baby

Joe Packer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Just kidding. But this is the next best thing. The Oregon Ducks have created quite the reputation for themselves over the years at running back. If you think about it, the last four (hopefully five in Kenjon) starting running backs have made it to the NFL (Jonathan Stewart, Jeremiah Johnson, LeGarrette Blount, and LaMichael James). That reputation will certainly be …

Stalwart Defender of Previous Fiesta Bowl Continues Off-Field Success Today

FishDuck Staff Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches

The late 1990’s to the early 2000’s were a very memorable time in more recent Oregon football history.  During the Akili Smith and Joey Harrington eras, many other Oregon greats are remembered for taking the success of the early 90’s-1995 Rose Bowl squad to higher levels.  Among the many heroes to remember a little over a decade ago is one …

The 1963 Sun Bowl – Casanova’s Lone Bowl Victory

Jim Maloney History

  The 1963 Oregon Ducks football team finished 7-3 on the season, accepting an invitation to the 1963 Sun Bowl, where they took on the Mustangs of SMU. Led by Dave Wilcox, the Ducks were a team of over achievers, who banded together to get Len Casanova his only bowl win at Oregon. Oregon’s offense — which finished ranked fourth …

Oregon’s “Numbers” Advantage In The Fiesta Bowl

Josh Schlichter Fish Reports

Chip Kelly and the Oregon Duck offense have seen countless variations, stunts, and unconventional packages thrown their way over the years. Whether defenses are bringing men out of coverage to account for the run, aligning in creative fashions to confuse the conventional zone blocking schemes, or simply feigning an injury to give the defense a chance to rest, there isn’t …

Pushing Through with Senior Guard Ryan Clanton

Jerry Thompson Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches

Pushing Through with Senior Guard Ryan Clanton Another in a series from our friends at Mighty Oregon. An interview with senior offensive guard, Ryan Clanton. By Dusty Ritter Ryan Clanton puts in an audacious amount of work on Oregon’s offensive line. His 450-pound bench press not only leads, but inspires his offensive peers. It should come as no surprise that he …

Bowl Games Were Different When Dinosaurs Walked the Earth

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

November 19, 1989: We had just beaten the Beavers in the Civil War.  Most seasons that would have been a good end to a season.  This year we had a chance for more.  I went to a local liquor store that I knew sold papers from around the country.  (Remember, this was before there was a computer in everyone’s home.)  I wanted to …

Oregon Unknowns: Puddles Not Allowed in Autzen Stadium?

Josh White The Duck

The Oregon Duck. You know the one: fluffy white feathers, big feet, good dancer.  Always wears that infectious, if not permanent smile, even after hammering out a few hundred push-ups. The mascot for the University of Oregon has seen his popularity surge to unprecedented heights in the last decade. Largely attributable to entertaining gameday antics and a good-natured personality, combined …

Could Jabari Brown Be The Next Chris Harper?

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Normally, a reserve guard for the Missouri Tigers going 1-for-7 on three-pointers while playing twenty minutes in a Tuesday night non-conference game would elicit as little interest as any topic that could be written about herein.  However, the reserve guard in question isn’t just anyone, but once the most celebrated recruit to have signed with Oregon in nearly a decade, …