Helfrich with Spring Update: Lockie, Freeman, Physical Football

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com from Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. The Oregon Ducks are midway through spring practices and just a few weeks away from their 2015 Spring Game on May 2nd. This morning, Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich provided FishDuck.com with a spring practice progress report on Jeff Lockie, Royce Freeman, and playing more physical football. 1. Physical Football Since the first …

Three Reasons Jeff Lockie is the Next Oregon QB

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As spring practices continue this week for the Oregon Ducks football team, players are knocking off the rust gathered in the offseason and getting situated into their position groups. For the quarterbacks, the battle has hardly begun. WATCH Oregon QB Jeff Lockie: My goal is to lead the offense and score touchdowns #GoDucks http://t.co/Z7VifxVX7o pic.twitter.com/tCv4awokXE — CSNNW (@CSNNW) April 1, 2015 One of the …

“He might be the next…” Seriously?

Dave Kensler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

Now that National Signing Day is over, the voices will gradually increase in both volume and number throughout every college football program with one of the most overused phrases: “He might be the next (insert name of former great player at the respective school).” Ugh! One of my favorite quotes, which has been attributed to Oscar Wilde, is: ”Be yourself; everyone …

Spring’s awakening breathes new life into program

Joel Gunderson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

With the turn of another calendar month, we have finally, mercifully, reached April, which brings about the beginning of spring ball in Eugene. New coach.  New hope.  New beginnings. With Mark Helfrich at the helm for the first time in his career, Scott Frost getting his much deserved attempt at running an offense, and Marcus Mariota taking over the leader …

The Secret I Could Not Tell…Until Now

Charles Fischer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 24 Comments

“The media in this state HATES Chip Kelly.” I could not believe my ears as I was talking to a former television anchor sportscaster in Oregon.  He was in my office in the fall of 2011, and what he told me was depressing and astounding.  Remember — at that time I was just beginning to produce what now has become …