Ducks (Coaches and Players) Need to Focus Against Arizona

Coach Ken Woody Coach's Opinion 14 Comments

Last week, the Ducks came to Seattle to play tough, hard-nosed football and scored on their first possession for a 3-0 lead. After stopping the Huskies on their next possession, they marched down the field only to fumble on UW’s 16-yard line. This mistake was the first of many to follow that would undo the Ducks, mistakes they could not …

A Look Back: Why the Ducks Lost in the Desert

Coach Ken Woody Coach's Opinion 10 Comments

Oregon’s three-game victory bubble burst in the desert last weekend as Arizona State kicked a field goal with 2:34 left to knock off the Ducks 37-35. After impressive success in non-conference play, the offense misfired from the start and breakdowns in all phases of the game showed that coach Willie Taggart and his staff have some serious coaching to do …

Oregon Ducks Football: New Booming Leg – Adam Stack

Mike Kelly Talent Evaluation 4 Comments

Kickers and punters tend to be the forgotten members of a football team. That is, of course, until you need them. Like when the game is on the line or a season is in the balance. And it’s at that moment that you’re glad you’ve got a good one waiting in the wings to go in and bail out the …

The Art of the Oregon Long Snappers

Jordan Ingram Analysis 1 Comment

Oregon doesn’t use its long snappers — true freshman Tanner Carew and redshirt freshman Connor Johnson — as much as other teams in college football use theirs. The long snapper is a specialist center, a hired cannon that is accepted as its own skill position within special teams. It is a job that requires repetition above anything else, and dedication of countless hours to develop muscle memory, form, …

The Full-Nelson: Freshman Wonder, Charles Nelson

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 1 Comment

New freshmen Devon Allen and Royce Freeman have made quite a splash with their performances to create a ton of interest by Oregon fans. However another freshman has been quietly building a resume’ this year on special teams and emerged with the biggest buzz from his last game against Cal. Normally I am doing some type of analysis on Tuesdays, but …

Charles Nelson, Oregon Ducks Freshman Phenom, Is One Speedy Sandcrab

Randy Morse FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Ever been to Daytona Beach? Tucked in on the Florida coast northeast of Orlando, south of Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach is famous for, well, its beach – the one that usually looks like a tailgating party’s about to break out in a sandy parking lot before a Dolphins game, boasting RVs and barbecues as far as the eye can see. …