Culture Cannot Be Just a Buzzword

David Marsh Editorials

In the age of NIL, culture must be more than a buzzword. Coaches love to throw around the term “culture” all the time, and each coach wants to claim his unique culture produces what it takes to win big. The reality is that there are few programs that have the culture required to win a National Championship, and that is …

Conerly Decision Boosts Ducks Cachet with Elite RB

Jordan Ingram Editorials

The news of the nation’s No. 1 offensive tackle recruit Josh Conerly Jr. choosing the Oregon Ducks over the USC Trojans and Washington Huskies shook the college football world to its core and send shockwaves throughout the social media stratosphere (If you are currently living under a rock and haven’t heard the news, check out Mr. FishDuck’s write-up). No doubt, Conerly’s …

It’s Time for a Real Spring Game

David Marsh Editorials

The Spring Game is just a glorified scrimmage. It’s something all fans know, but we still get excited about the prospect of seeing new Oregon players show off their potential. It also gives fans something to talk about after a long and uneventful February. National Signing day is over, which is even less eventful now with the early signing period …

Oregon Hoops Fizzles Out; Former Ducks Lineman Dies

Jordan Ingram Editorials

The past week has been eventful for Oregon fans, but not necessarily successful. The Oregon Ducks men’s and women’s basketball programs were both eliminated from the postseason this weekend, officially closing the books on a year filled with exhilarating highs, frustrating lows and inconsistent performances from both teams. Women’s Basketball For the first time since 2017, Oregon (20-12) was bounced …

The Targeting Rule is Not About Player Safety

David Marsh Editorials

The NCAA recently announced changes to the targeting rule. These changes are not yet in effect, but there will be a vote in April to adopt these proposals. In short, there are really no changes, other than that players can now appeal their suspension from a targeting penalty issued during the second half of a game to the conference. This …

Red Flags are Flying on Kayvon Thibodeaux

Darren Perkins Editorials

Must be NFL Draft season here at FishDuck as we hit on Oregon’s super-star Kayvon Thibodeaux for the second straight day. Unfortunately, as we draw closer to the draft, red flags keep rising on Thibodeaux. Thibodeaux’s latest transgression occurred this past weekend at the NFL Combine. Thibodeaux was expected to participate in drills after completing his solid 40 yard-dash (4.58 …

80 Plays Per Game is More Than an Offensive Goal

David Marsh Editorials

Back on National Signing Day in early February, Offensive Coordinator Kenny Dillingham said that his Oregon offense is going to play fast and put up a lot of points, with the goal of running 80 offensive plays per game. Coach Eric Boles outlined what he thinks this up-tempo, pro-style offense may look like this upcoming year. No matter what this …

Kenny Dillingham and the Up-Tempo Pro-Style Offense

Coach Eric Boles Analysis

During a signing day interview, Coach Kenny Dillingham proclaimed that his Oregon Ducks offense will be a Pro-Style offense that goes fast. The first thing that pops into most people’s heads when they hear that is something along the lines of an up-tempo copy of what the Stanford Cardinal do. That is not what Coach Dillingham means when he uses …

A Defense of Helfrich’s Recruiting Legacy

David Marsh Editorials

Mark Helfrich is generally considered the worst recruiter in modern Oregon football history. He is a coach who oversaw some of Oregon’s highest and lowest moments in the past twenty years. He was fired with a 37-16 overall record, a winning record. Most fans would say it was Helfrich’s inability to recruit that led to his demise and the demise …

Believe it, Duck Fans: USC Is for Real

Darren Perkins Editorials

Two years ago, after the Ducks blew out USC in the Coliseum, I wrote an article warning Oregon fans to enjoy it while they could, because, at some point in the near future, the Trojans would correct course and once again become dominant. At the time I wrote that, it was widely expected that Clay Helton would be fired after …

The Tight End Position in the Kenny Dillingham Offense

Coach Eric Boles Analysis

Coach Kenny Dillingham, like his mentor, will look to heavily utilize the Tight End position in the new Oregon Ducks offense. Not only did he learn how to effectively utilize the position under Coach Mike Norvell, but Coach Gus Malzahn used his in a very similar fashion during Dillingham’s stint as the Auburn Tigers OC. In both offenses, which Coach …