How the Virus is Affecting an Average Duck Like Me

Darren Perkins Editorials 41 Comments

Oh my goodness! The sports world has been canceled! What to talk about?! The fear is real. This isn’t like the post-spring season college sports “dead” period that starts in June and runs through August — when recruiting is happening, administrative decisions are being made, and of course, football is on the horizon. Nope, everything has ground to a halt. …

Phil Knight’s Lasting Legacy for Oregon

Steven Smith Editorials 28 Comments

Philip Knight has been an absolute godsend to the University of Oregon. Through his efforts and those of other mega donors, we have become relevant on the nation’s athletic stage. We are now an established an recognized program. Final Four appearances in both Men’s and Women’s Basketball, a Golf National Championship, Men’s and Women’s National titles in track and field …

Recruiting Update: Prospects Flock to Junior Day

Mark Flores Recruiting 64 Comments

In what as a whirlwind in the later half of February, Oregon seemingly appears to have settled in for the 2021 recruiting cycle. While the departure of cornerbacks coach Donte Williams stings on multiple levels, Oregon brings home a former member of the flock in that of up and coming position man Rod Chance. After spending last season in Minnesota …

NFL Combine Cements Justin Herbert as Top 10 Pick

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 33 Comments

After turning around a program that seemed lost in 2016 to winning both a Pac-12 Championship and Rose Bowl, Justin Herbert seemed to have done everything to impress scouts and cement his NFL Draft status. His great size, poise in the pocket and “rocket arm” were all attributes that tantalized NFL front offices. However, despite all of his accolades, Herbert …

Lack of Playmakers Could Spell Trouble for Oregon

Joshua Whitted Editorials 72 Comments

If LSU’s championship run in 2019 taught college football fans anything, it’s that the game has changed. While age-old foundations such as winning the line of scrimmage and playing good defense remain important, so too is having elite, game-changing talent at the skill positions (running back, wide receiver and tight end). The best teams have offensive playmakers across the board …

Did Poor Coaching Hurt Herbert’s Draft Stock?

Darren Perkins Editorials 72 Comments

Sure, I’m guilty of more Mario Cristobal–Marcus Arroyo 2019 offensive coaching bashing. But it’s March and we’re in draft season, so it’s a damn fair question. No doubt, QB Justin Herbert was coached down in his final two years at Oregon. Various college football analysts and NFL Draft experts have expressed this. Just on Friday, FishDuck.com’s own Brent Pennington cited …

Oregon Football’s “Silver Lining”: Remembering Justin Herbert and the Webfoots

Cameron Johansson Editorials 41 Comments

Four years ago, Oregon fans were introduced to a tall, lanky and shy kid named Justin Herbert, a kid who felt like his shoes would never be big enough to fill those of departed Ducks living legend Marcus Mariota. Herbert now leaves Oregon a hometown hero and the face of the program. He has also set the standard of what …

Oregon’s Million Dollar Defense

Jordan Ingram Editorials 66 Comments

If you don’t think winning is expensive, just ask Alabama. Alabama’s head coach Nick Saban is the second-highest paid head coach at $8.9 million, behind Clemson’s Dabo Sweeney ($9.3 million). The Crimson Tide also has three of the highest paid assistant coaches in college football, including defensive coordinator Pete Golding, who receives a $1.1 million annual salary, according to AL.com. …

Recruiting in the Conference of Champions

Jon Joseph Editorials 35 Comments

“Playoffs! Playoffs?” — Mora, The Elder College football Playoff (CFP) appearances and titles go hand-in-hand with recruiting results. When Clemson Dabo-Dabo-Do’ed and won its first title in 2016, its recruiting classes from 2013 to the year of that first CFP Championship averaged 15th in the country. This average, when compared to the classes other CFP title winning teams, is a …

Which Duck Team Does it Best: Football or Men’s Basketball?

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 31 Comments

After a remarkable 12-2 season that ended with wins in the Rose Bowl and the Pac-12 Championship, the Oregon Ducks football team proved once and for all that they are back. Unlike, the football program, Oregon men’s basketball is in the midst of one of their best eras in school history. They have won at least a share of the …

The Joe Moorhead Offense: The Shovel Option RPO

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 57 Comments

When Coach Joe Moorhead was hired as the new offensive coordinator for the Oregon Ducks, folks started to wonder how often the quarterback would run in the new system. Some believed that the coaching staff would continue to curb the number of QB carries, while others believed that the end-of-season success with zone reads signaled a change. We would later …

Moorhead Holds the Key to Fixing the Oregon Offense

Joshua Whitted Editorials 85 Comments

The list of Oregon offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead’s accomplishments is a lengthy one. Behind his unique offensive system, he has engineered some of the most impressive turnarounds in the country over the past decade, most notably pulling the Penn State offense out of the stone age and into the 21st century. Analysts, coaches and players alike rave about Moorhead’s off-the-charts …