Colorado Discussion: Oregon’s Superb Point-Margin

Charles Fischer Editorials 134 Comments

I’ve been blustering about the Oregon offense and how I feel it is vastly underachieving its potential. Yet listening to Joey Harrington on Talking Ducks the other night helped give me a little different perspective on it. His 2001 team was truly the No. 2 team in the nation, yet that team won a ton of close games and the …

Winter is Coming: Will the Ducks Rule the North?

Cameron Johansson Editorials 48 Comments

The last time Oregon was in the Pac-12 championship game, it handled the Arizona Wildcats in a 51-13 rout. As dominant and memorable as that game was, it was five years ago … Stanford, Washington and Washington State have each been a thorn in the Ducks’ side since then, preventing them from booking an early December trip to Santa Clara. …

First Half of CFB Season in the Books. Ready for Part 2?

Jon Joseph Editorials 27 Comments

And at the halfway poll … It always shows up suddenly, doesn’t it? Here we are in early October and many college football teams are already halfway through the regular season schedule. Does any sport have a longer offseason and a shorter regular season than does CFB? So, let’s review the bidding when it comes to the first half’s biggest …

Are the Defense-Minded Ducks Built to Win It All?

Joshua Whitted Editorials 110 Comments

The transformation of Oregon Football under Mario Cristobal is in full swing. The days of scoring 40 points a game are officially over, as it’s clear his strategy is to grind out hard-fought wins by using his team’s size and strength advantage. For Oregon fans who grew accustomed to high point totals and exciting offensive highlights, this new style is …

No Worries, Because Oregon Is a DEFENSIVE FOOTBALL SCHOOL

Charles Fischer Editorials 143 Comments

The game against Cal was ominous in many respects for both our opponents (The nasty Oregon defense) and for the fans with the obvious reduction in scoring by the Oregon offense. I have not witnessed such a dominant defense at Oregon before, and it will certainly keep the Ducks in every game they play. The natural question that fans are …

Cal Game-Day Discussion: A Justin Wilcox Evolution Due to FishDuck?

Charles Fischer Editorials 154 Comments

That title seems like a tall order, but there have been so many stories associated with this website over the years that few know about. It’s been part of the rewarding aspect of associating with so many of you, as I have regaled so many of you with the real-life stories that have a twist at the end due to …

Oregon Wins In-State Tug of War for Elite Transfer

Garrett Sharp-Craig Recruiting 36 Comments

Since before the turn of the 20th century, Oregon and Oregon State have competed on the football field in what is known as the Civil War. Although this interstate battle is not scheduled until late November, the rivalry deepened this past weekend when USC transfer Devon Williams flipped from Oregon State to Oregon in a matter of hours. On September …

Oregon Football: Time to Add Brains to the Brawn

Darren Perkins Editorials 58 Comments

“Tough … Physical … Impose our will … Dominate the line of scrimmage … Win the trenches,” etc., etc … All are terms that Mario Cristobal loves to throw out when describing his new identity for the Oregon football team. But there’s a term I’d like to hear more of around the Oregon offense. Smart. Before I dig into my …

Arroyo’s Explosive Play-Action Passing Package

Mike West Analysis 25 Comments

It is becoming clearer by the week the kind of passing wizard we have in Marcus Arroyo. While some fans have criticized Arroyo for his lack of creativity, my goal today is to remind you that Arroyo is a passing specialist, tasked to bring a physical brand of football to Oregon. Indeed, in back-to-back weeks, Coach Eric Boles introduced more …

Coach Woody Analysis: Oregon Didn’t Need Much “O”

Coach Ken Woody Coach Woody's Analysis 33 Comments

Coach Mario Cristobal and Duck fans everywhere enjoyed a measure of revenge for last year’s debacle loss to Stanford with a satisfying 21-6 win over the Cardinal in Palo Alto. Although most would have preferred six or seven touchdowns, three were enough and the defense continued to keep players out of their end zone. The Ducks had problems blocking on …