Future Pondering: Would YOU Take Mark Helfrich BACK as an Offensive Coordinator?

Charles Fischer Editorials

Is Mr. FishDuck out of his mind? Wasn’t it he who stated that Mark Helfrich deserved be fired two days before he was? Why would anyone want to bring back a proven non-performer? Because he might just be one of the best offensive minds in college football. Let’s clear the air; I am delighted with the hiring of Joe Moorhead …

Coping with Loss: Managing Defeats of Our Beloved Ducks

Steven Smith Editorials

Life on earth is filled with both joy and sorrow, as we all understand that concept as part of the human condition. Oft-times the new pains and injuries to body, mind and spirit is out of our control. Mortality brings injury, illness, disease, broken relationships and “man’s inhumanity to man” directly upon us. No one is immune! Self-inflicted trauma however …

Is Rob Mullens on the Warning Track?

Charles Fischer Editorials

In a spring in which two Oregon teams are contending for national championships in the next two weeks (Women’s Track & Field and Softball), it would appear odd that I call out Rob Mullens on his questionable decisions concerning another program. In baseball, you have a warning track to let you know you might be in danger, and I can’t …

Specifically for the Fans

Charles Fischer Analysis Library

Go to the OREGON FOOTBALL ANALYSIS LIBRARY by FishDuck.com front page to find the articles and links here. (See the section for the Fans)    Articles about the Oregon Spread Offense under coaches Chip Kelly, Mark Helfrich, Scott Frost, Mario Cristobal, Marcus Arroyo and Willie Taggart are present along with plays and tactics. The Oregon Defensive Articles and Analysis are present on …

A Ducks Fan Perspective: Final Four Game a Cruel April Fool’s Ruse…

Charles Fischer Editorials

The Basketball gods had way-too-much fun messing with Oregon fans on April Fools Day. Crush our hopes with the injury to Chris Boucher, and then surprise us with an impressive win over one of college basketball’s blue-bloods in Kansas? So many of us truly did not know what to expect in this game, as there were so many areas that …

Peculiar Observations about Oregon Fans: Mysteries of the Mind

Charles Fischer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Oregon fans are strange, really strange. I’ve picked up some peculiar observations about them/us/me over the years and I still wrestle with some of the odd elements about them in my pondering. Let’s take a look at some of the puzzling aspects about us and concerning fan behavior over the web that can only be classified as Mysteries of the …

Would Oregon Fans Stoop as Low as Seminoles?

Charles Fischer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Our thirst for wins and championships poses an interesting question: how far will we go? When Oregon played Auburn four years ago in the National Championship game — I recall getting into a tit-for-tat email discussion before the game with a Tiger engineer who was very erudite and pretty challenging to play against in our chess-with-words.  Yet as our emails continued, …