Building an Oregon Football Repository at FishDuck.com

Charles Fischer Oregon Football Repository 4 Comments

A gift to all the fans of Oregon Football are 12 new sections to the site in the Oregon Football Repository, the biggest library of articles and videos of any Duck website. It has 1,000+ links to incredible opportunities for entertainment about our beloved Ducks, as well as learning more about football that is organized in an easy way to …

Mark Helfrich: “The NFL BLOCKBUSTER SLEEPER Hire of the Year”

Charles Fischer Editorials 45 Comments

I know you read that title and are now thinking, “oh brother,” but bear with me and try to examine this with new eyes as we contemplate the hiring of Mark Helfrich as Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach of the Chicago Bears. I truly believe he will be the Blockbuster Sleeper hire of the NFL this year, and will fare better …

ANALYSIS LIBRARY

Charles Fischer Analysis Library 12 Comments

My friends, it is stunning how much football information is within this site from years of work by so many writers, analysts and coaches. I am creating this article for the sole purpose of simply creating a link for other places on the site to help the readers and coaches to find their topic of interest. To go directly to …

Charles’s Utah FishWrap and MELTDOWN: Taggart pulls from the Kelly/Helfrich Playbook!

Charles Fischer Editorials 49 Comments

My friends, in the last week I had disconcerting conversations with two other FishDuck.com writers Dr. Mark Weinrott, and Dr. Steven Smith, (who both wrote articles in the last week) about the stagnant Oregon offense under Coach Willie Taggart. I sadly came to a conclusion that unless Coach Taggart changes and looks at opening his offense up some more–much of …

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Coach’s Opinion: “It’s Time to Calm Down”

Justin Samples Coach's Opinion 50 Comments

My Friends, this article refutes much of what I’ve written over the last month and is an example of how we do not censor writers to be an Oregon “Pravda” like the official Oregon site and others that follow the Ducks. The readership here is professional, high-brow, and cannot be snowed. Thus, I present all sides of the discussion and let you, …

The Stanford FishWrap: Some Positives, and Taggart’s Learning Curve

Charles Fischer Editorials 84 Comments

I hope that readers understand the dilemma that I am in, because if I point out any negative at all — even when the majority of the article is positive — I am described as “bitter” and “going negative” on Oregon. Yet if I leave out the negative? I am regarded as a “homer” and “sunshine pumper.” Since I can’t …

Charles’ WSU-Oregon FishWrap: “Two Steps Forward and One Step Back”

Charles Fischer Editorials 49 Comments

I am going to write something that is dumber than my usual. In the comments of last week’s article, I expressed my concern about the Ducks getting their butts kicked against the Cougars. It was due to the loss of Justin Herbert at quarterback and how neither QB remaining had neither the skills nor the game experience to carry the Ducks …

Oregon Receivers: the WORST EVER for a Season Opener?

Charles Fischer Editorials 55 Comments

The dilemma I describe in this article is not Coach Willie Taggart’s fault. Oregon’s first-year head coach inherited a very difficult situation at receiver this year at Oregon. My belief is that the defensive line, while thin, is highly underrated, and it will become evident in 2017. So will the best depth at running back perhaps ever at Oregon. The …

Coaching the Coaches: Universal Truths of Offensive Football

Coach Tony DeMeo Advice for the Coaches 1 Comment

A note from Charles Fischer: Today we begin a new Saturday article series, “Coaching the Coaches,” to help teach the young coach to learn from veterans. This article is written by a highly successful college coach, who gives us an inside perspective football fans don’t get to see.  The wisdom of what you read below cannot be measured, and you will learn so …

Oregon Football Practice Notes: The Fish Reports Are Back!

Charles Fischer Editorials 16 Comments

Today was very special to me, as it was the first true open spring practice that felt like what we experienced years ago. The traditional parts of spring practice kept popping up to remind me of – “remember this?” I look up to see the osprey bringing food to the nest on top of one of the lighting poles and …

Taggart’s HUGE Offensive Philosophical Decision for Oregon

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion 22 Comments

My friends….the Grizzled Ol’ Coach, Mike Morris, and I were pondering this point at a recent Skull Session in the FishDuck ManCave, as it gets to the root of many concerns Oregon fans have had–especially with all the seasons spoiled in the past by injured QBs at Oregon. This article lays the foundation for upcoming articles by the GOC and …

Mark Helfrich’s Quarterback MESS at Oregon

Charles Fischer Editorials 22 Comments

We have read the pundits in the media along with the opinions from the ”experts” on the Oregon message boards; the quarterback recruiting in the past at Oregon has been a disaster after Marcus Mariota, and the present is a muddled mess due to the emergence of freshman QB Justin Herbert unsettling the usual quarterback rotation. These assertions would sound something …