Oregon Football 2018 Spring Game Wish List

Mitchel Simantel Editorials 30 Comments

Congratulations, everyone, WE MADE IT! We survived the football dead season and have made it into the football teaser season. Spring football is here and it brings with it a delicious taste of the sport we love. But even though football is back, the spring can be bittersweet. Although the team returns to practice and we get a fresh influx of …

Oregon Ducks Football: Matchup Nightmare H-Back – Spencer Webb

Mike Kelly Talent Evaluation 23 Comments

  The ink is barely dry on the 2018 Oregon Duck recruiting class, considered by some as the second best class in school history and ranked No. 15 in the country by Herald and News, among others. Included in this 24-man class is a handful of elite prospects, among them Christian Brothers High School (Sacramento, California) tight end Spencer Webb. Webb, ranked …

Oregon Football Recruiting is Changing and It’s Time to Accept It

Mitchel Simantel Editorials 23 Comments

Oregon Football has been built on a foundation of continuity, innovation and those diamond in the rough players that we, as Duck fans, have loved over the years. Our program has felt like a family, with familiar faces on the sideline and in the locker room. We were comfortable, we were confident and each year, when our recruiting class was …

Oregon Can Get Defensive Help from an Unlikely Source

Coach Ruskin Fiegenbaum Analysis 9 Comments

Oregon’s biggest problem, as all Duck fans know, lies with the defense. The unit is ranked in the bottom 10 in the country, for a variety of reasons. I have faith that Jim Leavitt can get things fixed, but he is going to need help if the Ducks are going to return to double-digit wins. I believe a strong offense can be a great …

Oregon Ducks Football: New Lockdown Cornerback Thomas Graham, Jr.

Mike Kelly Talent Evaluation 2 Comments

In a really fine defensive back class that the Oregon Ducks football team signed in February 2017, one of the headliners is certainly cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. from Rancho Cucamonga, California. Graham was a three-year starter for the Cougars playing wide receiver, safety and cornerback. He follows notable alumni Terrell Thomas (N.Y. Giants) and Gerald Alexander (Jacksonville, Carolina), as well as former Oregon …

The Willie Taggart Oregon Fans Don’t Know

Coach John Edge Coach's Opinion, What Coaches say about Oregon Football 11 Comments

In my college football playing days, we were once in an incredible finish to a game. My college team was undefeated the year before, and our opponent was recovering from hard times. Yet we were in double overtime in this contest. They had an amazingly fast, tough and athletic quarterback, who had chewed us up for 181 yards running their Mid-Line …

Oregon Football Has a New “Wrecking Ball,” Jordon Scott

Mike Kelly Talent Evaluation 25 Comments

New Oregon football defensive lineman Jordon Scott from Largo, Florida, is poised to anchor the middle of head coach Willie Taggart’s 3-4 defense for the foreseeable future. He has the potential to be the one of the best defensive tackles ever at Oregon, following the likes of Rolland Putzier and Haloti Ngata. He has been listed as 6-foot-1, and weighing 345 pounds. …

10 Reasons Why Oregon Spring Football is Better Than Sex

FishDuck Staff Humor 4 Comments

Spring is in the air, and you know what that means. It means it’s time for us to take our main squeeze by the hand, stroll on down to the park, lay out a blanket, and engage in our favorite pastime. Alright, alright, get your head out of the gutter, we’re talking about Oregon Ducks spring football! And here are …

Mama’s Bigger, Stronger Guys and Ducks Football

Brent Pennington Editorials 11 Comments

I have often thought in the past few years about bigger, stronger and faster football players at Oregon.  I guess that’s because of the success and the overall upward trajectory of the UO football program over the last seven or so years.  Some of that thinking was propelled by Chip Kelly’s “big guys beat up little guys’ illustration.  Some of it …

The REALITY of Oregon Returning to Elite Team Status

Amanda Brenner Analysis 11 Comments

There isn’t a single college football team in history that has had great seasons year in and year out. Although I have run into several fans who seem to think their team has always been great and can do no wrong (I’m looking at you, Bama and OSU fans), it simply isn’t true. Every elite team goes through cycles of …

Oregon Football: Time to Wake the Sleeping Giant

Marc Burton Editorials 19 Comments

The end for Mark Helfrich was written long before the second half rains in Corvallis washed away any hope of his redemption. There was no artistry to that second half bludgeoning by Oregon State. No intricate scheme or innovation was required. It was straight ahead football, 27 consecutive running plays by the Beavers, and the Ducks had no answers … …

From Coach Ruskin: Comparing and Contrasting P.J. Fleck and Willie Taggart

Coach Ruskin Fiegenbaum Coach's Opinion 14 Comments

The cool thing about a coaching search for your favorite football team is it tests what you as a coach, or fan, hold as your priorities for a coach. Generally, there are three types of coaches: The CEO type recruits well, sets the general culture of the program and delegates. A good CEO Coach hires coordinators they trust and then delegates the …