Was Oregon’s Big Recruiting Weekend a Bust?

Joshua Whitted Recruiting 43 Comments

The spring game was billed as maybe the biggest recruiting event in Oregon history. Top prospects from across the country were courted like kings, as Oregon looked to move back into the upper echelon of the recruiting rankings. ScoopDuck predicted that the Ducks would come out of the weekend with as many as nine new commits, more than tripling the …

Ken Woody: “Ducks on the Right Track”

Coach Ken Woody Editorials 21 Comments

Spring football games are usually yawners, but Oregon’s annual rite was interesting in many places and actually exciting in others. Heisman candidate quarterback Justin Herbert was not at his best, but was impressive at times: throwing accurate strikes on deep sideline and hook routes, but missing a couple of deep balls that need to be completed in the fall if …

Some Euphoria and Concerns: First FishDuck Reactions to the Spring Game

Charles Fischer Editorials 17 Comments

You know how it is; Oregon Spring games are hard to truly gauge for accuracy going forward. I could list a ton of examples from the past, but I’m sure you have experienced frustration and fascination from what has unfolded in the many Spring Games you’ve witnessed in the past. For the moment–I simply wish to give those who did …

Oregon Defense: Encouraging Signs With the “Little” Details …

Charles Fischer Analysis, Fish Reports 6 Comments

It is always fun to have a “Skull Session” with the Grizzled Ol’ Coach of FishDuck.com, my favorite, Coach Mike Morris. But this time he came with a notebook where he studied every play of the Oregon Spring Game and had some fun analysis themes to reveal over the spring and summer; but where do you start? There is so much on …

Oregon Spring Game: “The Defense Is BETTER”

Charles Fischer Editorials 13 Comments

The offense scored points only through extraordinary efforts, the defense made a bunch of stops and was a ton better and both sides showed us energy that has been needed for a long time in our beloved Ducks. The world in Eugene is right again. I was delighted with so much of what I saw, but it was pretty incomplete, …

Oregon Ducks Football: Getting “Juiced?”

Brent Pennington Editorials 31 Comments

The two previous football seasons were torture for Oregon fans. Our expectations of winning, even the national title, were crushed as mediocrity, confusion and mistakes became the norm, replacing the dominance, resourcefulness and the high-scoring Ducks performances we had become so accustomed to. The Ducks’ 2016 defense became a doormat of Division I teams. Another year in sports is fast unfolding. …

Coach’s Comments: What’s not to like with the Brady Bunch?

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion 4 Comments

Charles Fischer asked me to express my thoughts about the Oregon defense and its new coordinator after spring practice.  They’re almost all positive. I’ll admit I was not a Brady Hoke fan when he was hired.  I wanted an “intellectual”, and I judged Brady Hoke to be a “tough-talking buffoon.”  Wrong.  Oh, the tough talking part was right — but …

FishDuck Analysis: Important Questions Answered From the Spring Game

Charles Fischer Analysis, Fish Reports 3 Comments

My friends … I am excited about what I saw from the Oregon Spring Game. It has become evident to me that we are on a path that will someday take us to a National Championship. Now you know me: I am admittedly an insufferable fool for the Ducks, the classic homer fan. That said, I do have the GOC …

Duckling Profile: Justin Hollins Looks to Take Next Step

Forrest Welk FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Part of the benefit of playing as a true freshman is the experience a player gets early in his college career. Such is the case with Justin Hollins, an outside linebacker who will see an increased role after limited action last season. You may not be familiar with the name, but get used to hearing it in 2015 and beyond. Hollins was …

Analysis: “Pre-Freshmen” — Who Impressed at the Oregon Spring Game

Charles Fischer Editorials 6 Comments

Most of the buzz from the 2015 Oregon Spring Game centered around the superb performances of quarterback Jeff Lockie and Uber-dude, Charles Nelson – and rightly so. Typically, at FishDuck.com, we like to analyze the areas that most analysts do not examine, and I found some amazing performances buried in the trenches by none other than the “Pre-Freshmen” enrolled at Oregon early …

Why Charles Nelson Should Play Defense Full Time

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

There is just something about Autzen Stadium. The friendly energy of thousands of fans in green and yellow is enough to make any Duck fan feel at home. Sure the spring game is technically the 15th and final “practice” of spring camp, but it sure felt like football season to me. Just like in any game, there was some good …

Can Jeff Lockie Fill the Void?

Jason Selby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 6 Comments

When Marcus Mariota was leading the Ducks, everything seemed fine and dandy. Last season rolled along, with much success coming for our men in green and yellow, and black and pink, and white and gray, etc. Towards the end of the season, rumors of Braxton Miller transferring to the other dominant ‘O’ were swirled around, but nothing came of it. In the weeks recovering …