Oregon: Recruiting, Recruiting and More Recruiting

Darren Perkins Editorials Leave a Comment

Recruiting, recruiting and recruiting are the Top 3 elements of any successful college football program. With the Oregon Ducks currently sitting (as of this writing) at No. 7 nationally with both Rivals.com and 247sports.com for the 2021 recruiting cycle, it’s safe to say the Ducks take those three elements very seriously.   Of course, this is no revelation under Mario …

Rocky Top Redshirt Lance Wilhoite is Ducks’ Next BREAK-OUT Receiver?

Cameron Johansson Recruiting Leave a Comment

The 2019 Oregon Ducks epitomized the classic saying “defense wins championships.” Their stingy defense more or less carried the team through the season, making game-saving plays and bailing out the offense in a few games. While the offense sputtered, head coach Mario Cristobal kept the defensive momentum rolling through recruiting, grabbing some highly sought-after recruits who have since become household …

Oregon ‘Natty Notions: Is This THE Year?

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The National Championship. The CFP Trophy. The Holy Grail for every college football fanatic in the country. The pinnacle that us Ducklings have been oh so close to achieving twice (2010 and 2014), but have ultimately fallen short of. Oh, the horror of those last few minutes of the Auburn loss! My esteemed fellow FishDuck.com writers Mike West and Jon …

Oregon’s Latest Top-Rated Recruits Dreaming Big

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Something special is happening in Eugene. The hype and excitement grow bigger almost every week, as Oregon Ducks head coach Mario Cristobal continues to attract some of the best high school football players from around the country. The Ducks currently hold the No. 8 recruiting class in the country, but offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead and the Ducks’ offense just got …

The National Championship Formula for Oregon? It’s in the Stars

Jon Joseph Editorials Leave a Comment

Coach: “Son, this is your 5th year in the program.” Student Athlete: “Spot on, Coach. Gimme five, my man.” Coach: “Give you five? What, as a once 5-star recruit, have you given me or this team? I can’t figure out whether you are lacking in intelligence or you’re simply apathetic.” Student Athlete: “Coach, I don’t know and I don’t care.” …

The Pistol: Just a Formation or an Entire Offense?

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There’s been  speculation about just how much, if at all, the pistol will or should be used by the 2020 Oregon Ducks’ offense. A few have hoped that the pistol will be mothballed with the introduction of Coach Joe Moorhead as offensive coordinator. But if the few spring practices that Oregon was able to complete is any indication, Coach Mario …

NOT Playoff Worthy? How CLOSE Is Oregon Recruiting Versus the Elites?

Charles Fischer Editorials Leave a Comment

There has been a ton of discussion about another great year of Mario Cristobal recruiting, the impact on the long term and whether it will have an immediate effect with the next football season. First, I believe it makes sense to take a close look at this past February’s signing class and determine how it ranks in the history of …

Did Oregon Stumble Upon a New QB Recruiting Strategy?

Joshua Whitted Editorials Leave a Comment

College football coaches have to tread carefully when recruiting quarterbacks in today’s landscape. With blue-chip passers transferring at the very threat of competition, coaches do everything in their power to ensure that highly touted quarterbacks not only commit to their school, but also stay long enough to make an impact. For this reason, coaches generally sign one quarterback at most …

Oregon vs. The Pac-12: One Truly Amazing Fact

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After my last article on Oregon’s all-time series record against the Washington Huskies, it got me thinking about how the Ducks are doing against the rest of the Pac-12.   Below, I include the all-time series record, as well as the record since 1994. Lots of readers in the comments noted the Ducks’ record versus the Huskies since 1994, which …

The Big Ugly Ducklings: Jonah Tauanu’u is Here to Compete

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Legendary football coach and NFL broadcaster John Madden used to refer to offensive linemen as “the big uglies.” Get behind those big uglies and push the ball downfield! For the last three seasons Oregon’s bunch of big uglies has been the cog in the Ducks’ offensive production. After Penei Sewell joined the Oregon offensive line to replace Terrell Crosby two seasons …