The Path to Glory Is Covered in Blue-Blood

Matt Bryant Editorials 11 Comments

There’s been a lot of grousing about preseason rankings and critics. When did Ducks fans develop such a thin skin? Rather than pound the table, I say bring it on. To the national pundits we’re known as the Blur or Track Town, USA. Speed may impress, but it doesn’t always earn long-term respect. We hear it all the time. They …

A Real Casanova — Looking Back at One of Oregon’s Greatest Ducks

Noah Smith Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 3 Comments

Set the way-back machine to 1951 and get your DeLoreans up to 88 MPH. We’re going back to look at a famous Duck from Oregon‘s rich history. While Oregon has had many great coaches over the years, I think we can all agree that the coolest name of them all belongs to Len Casanova. Known as Cas to his friends, he …

Braxton Miller the Answer?

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 11 Comments

With Marcus Mariota leaving, the question now presented to us is who will be the next QB for the Oregon Ducks. While it’s true Oregon has some intriguing options in-house, Jeff Lockie and Morgan Mahalak in particular, the one guy who could be at the same stature of Mariota was on the opposite sideline during the CFP National Championship Game. …

The Five Stages of FishDuck Grief

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

I am an old man. As an old man, I have the right, nay the responsibility, to take losses hard. After all, there are fewer victories in my future than in the future of, for example, my editor. This discussion of my age explains, in part, my reaction to our loss against Ohio State the other night. I can only …

Next Men Up: Marshall and Baylis

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As I sat in a restaurant in New Orleans last night, I’m pretty sure I was the only one beginning to seethe from watching ESPN as the the BREAKING NEWS crawl went across the screen. Then I started getting a bit concerned, as I read that Darren Carrington was not going to be able to play in the Championship Game …

An Analysis of the Resilient Buckeyes

Rory Davidson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

Thank god for the College Football Playoff. The Ducks would have been left out of the national championship if the BCS system was still being used; the same goes for Ohio State. In the first year of the playoff, it has already been proven that the BCS was a faulty system. Next thing you know, the playoff is going to …

Three Reasons Not to Underestimate Ohio State

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Duck fans, I’m certain you were all as excited as I was when OSU took down Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. I mean, just the prospect of playing a third-string QB in a National Championship game is enough for some to already start ordering Ducks Championship T-shirts. But for now, we need to pump the brakes. Although yes, the Ducks …

The Spread Offense: The Oregon, Urban Meyer Connection

Noah Smith Analysis 2 Comments

On January 12th, do not be surprised if you feel like you’re seeing double. Urban Meyer’s love of the spread option offense has been widely documented ever since his days at Bowling Green and then at Florida. Some people even claim that Meyer invented the read option play that we love to watch our Ducks run (Rich Rodriguez would dispute that claim). Regardless of who invented it, Meyer …

A Poem on the Civil War 2k14

McKalie Bellew For the Fans 2 Comments

“Everyone has somewhere to go.” Head Coach Mark Helfrich made this statement earlier this week when someone brought up Thanksgiving. I imagine if another player, coach or friend didn’t take in our out-of-state Ducks there would be plenty of fans in the area that would be more than happy to have a few Oregon football players sitting at their table, …

Dargan Talks Competition Among DBs

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

Football is a tough sport; there’s no getting around it. Physically it’s taxing, mentally it’s brutal and emotionally it can be a roller coaster. It’s common for players to look for some sense of release from the stress of the average day. When I talked to Erick Dargan at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex today in an interview for FishDuck.com, the senior safety …

Tony Washington: Trash Talk, Winning Streak and Thanksgiving Dishes

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This morning I spoke with Tony Washington in the post-practice press conference for FishDuck.com at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. It’s the week we all wait for every year, the week we all rep our green and yellow more than usual and probably one of the most hostile weeks in Oregon from Eugene to Corvallis. It’s the week leading up to the …

Please God, No More Injuries for my College Fantasy Football Team

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Dear Deshaun Watson (and fans of Clemson Football), I’d like to apologize. You were looking so good, and Clemson was on such a roll, and then I took you for my College Fantasy team. I’ve given in to my curse. Two straight weeks, two straight Heisman hopefuls injured. Taysom Hill, I apologize to you as well. After your injury I figured that was …