Locked In: Jamal Hill, the Human Missile

Zeke Lerner-Wood Recruiting 9 Comments

In 2018, defensive back recruits Elijah Blades and Jeremiah Criddell made the decision to decommit from the Ducks. This left the Ducks in dire need of a solid defensive back. Oregon had already received verbal commitments from two other defensive backs, Trikweze Bridges and Mykael Wright, but something was still missing from the roster.  Then, in January of 2019, DB …

Running Through Contact: How Verdell Improved in 2019

Joshua Whitted Analysis 24 Comments

CJ Verdell took his share of criticism for a solid but unspectacular 2018 season. As a freshman, Verdell was a capable ball carrier, rushing for over 1,000 yards and averaging just over 5 yards per carry. But considering he ran behind arguably the best offensive line in the country, those numbers were a bit underwhelming. Things were different in 2019, …

Awesome Autzen: The Day the Ducks Destroyed Nick Saban!

PittDuck Editorials 37 Comments

My FishDuck Friends, we have a wonderful article contributed by PittDuck about his favorite Autzen memory. Oh how sweet that game was, and the unusual circumstances for him surrounding that delightful game 22 years ago.  We thank him and invite you to write about yours as well!  Charles Fischer ————————————————————————————————————————— I’ve been an Oregon Duck fan since I was a …

Is Oregon Becoming Linebacker U?

Haywarduck Editorials 28 Comments

My FishDuck Friends, this is a contributed article from Haywarduck, who is a regular in the comments and a big part of our community. Thank you!  Charles Fischer ——————————————————————————- Are the Ducks becoming an NFL factory at linebacker? It’s a fair question when considering recent rosters in the NFL and Oregon’s recruiting, as it certainly has come a long way. …

Mario Cristobal: The Commander-in-Chief of Oregon Football

David Marsh Editorials 29 Comments

There are two types of head coaches. First there are the field-commanders, who call the plays from the sideline. Oregon fans are familiar with this style of coaching, as Chip Kelly is the definition of field-commander. These coaches tend to be the flashy innovators of the sport, and Kelly’s time at Oregon exemplified this. Then there are the commander-in-chief head …

What will Ducks Football Look Like in 2021?

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 21 Comments

As the fall college football season begins without our mighty Ducks our attention shifts towards spring 2021 for our next dosage of Oregon football. Nevertheless whether the Ducks next play in spring or fall of next year, the roster for Oregon will look a lot different than it does today. For starters, many of Oregon’s elite draft eligible players such as …

The SEC is Winning the 2020 College Football Season

Jon Joseph Editorials 27 Comments

HATS OFF TO THE SEC! Be it eight conference games or 10 conference games, no conference can game a schedule like our buddies in the SEC. Is anyone surprised at the ‘equitable,’ we aren’t scheduling for the college football COVID playoff, two-game SEC add-ons? Full disclosure. I use the word ‘equitable’ here as I do in regards to Livin’ Large …

Ponder Point: Is It Time to Take Back the Rose Bowl?

Jon Joseph Editorials 26 Comments

Once again, the B1G and the Pac-12 have moved in lock-step. This time in the two conferences’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the B1G and Pac-12 powers-that-be made the very difficult decision to take a big (no pun intended) financial hit in order to err, if they err at all, on the side of their student-athletes’ safety. No fall …

Is There a TRUE No.1 Pick on the 2020 Ducks’ Roster?

Alex Heining Editorials 38 Comments

The Oregon Ducks’ football program has accrued a wealth of ‘blue chip’ talents over the past several recruiting seasons. With at least three potential first round picks set to be drafted in the next two years (depending on whether or not this postponed spring season has a significant impact on the draft), there’s a great deal of speculation on not …

College Football in Crisis: Pac-12 Needs to Get This Right

Jordan Ingram Editorials 71 Comments

By the time this article is published, the college football landscape very likely has changed overnight. As I wrote this article on August 11, the Dan Patrick Show announced that, according to sources, both the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences were planning to announce the cancellation (or postponement) of the football season in the fall. Honestly, it’s a relief. Fans …

FishDuck, Oh FishDuck … Can We EVER Play Football Again?

Mike West Editorials 43 Comments

Just yesterday I put it out there for anyone to donate an article or give a topic to discuss for one of the three open days every week … and Mike West comes through already! So do email charles@fishduck.com if you have something to say as either a discussion-starter with a couple of your own paragraphs with your view, or …