Oregon Ducks Are Athletic Indeed

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“They are very, very athletic.” – Arizona Coach Rich Rodriguez, describing the Oregon Ducks, who had just de-clawed his Arizona Wildcats, 51-13 in the 2014 Pac-12 Championship Game. Rich Rod got that one right, and it’s something for whoever matches up against the Ducks in the first-ever College Football Playoff to think about. If you read the comments section to …

Will Oregon Fans Miss Former OSU Head Coach Mike Riley?

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This week, long time Oregon State head coach Mike Riley left the farms of Corvallis for — wait for it — the farms of Lincoln, Nebraska, in a somewhat surprising decision earlier this week. It seems that Nebraska wanted former head coach Bo Pelini out of Lincoln ASAP, nullifying his $3 million a year contract, and to bring in Riley, the lowest paid …

A Gloomy Night in October Might Have Been What the Ducks Needed

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On the night of October 2, 2014, the atmosphere at Autzen Stadium was grim. Oregon fans were angry. Their beloved Ducks had done it again; they faltered to a team that they should have beaten. As I walked out the stadium after the game, a middle-aged man wearing a green Oregon cap looked at me and said, “I can’t [explicit] believe …

Helfrich: ‘Revenge’ not key part of preparation for Arizona

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com from the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex Sunday night about the Coach Mark Helfrich press conference. After celebrating a lopsided victory over Oregon State in Corvallis, the Ducks turn to face Arizona in the Pac-12 Championship game. Following Oregon’s back-to-back regular season losses to the Wildcats, the rematch between these two teams now holds much heavier implications, most notably, …

Two Big Questions Going Into the Pac-12 Championship Game

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Last night was one intense game to say the least. The 2014 edition of the Civil War featured a dominant performance by the Ducks as shown by QB Marcus Mariota throwing 367 yards and RB Royce Freeman gaining 135 yards. Plus, let’s not forget about the one and only RB/WR Byron Marshall recording 131 yards on six catches. The Beavers, however, couldn’t get anything going …

Not Just the Hair: Five Seasons with Hamani Stevens

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Reporter Ashley Young met with Oregon Guard/Center Hamani Stevens at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex at University of Oregon for FishDuck.com When you see Hamani Stevens, what pops into your head? His stability on the offensive line? His 6′ 3″, 307 lbs size? Well for me, the answer is simple: his hair. Stevens has demonstrated throughout his five seasons with the Ducks …

So We’re Doing This Now? The Pac-12 Championship Moves to Santa Clara

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A lot can be said about Larry Scott, but he certainly does one thing right.  As someone who leads an organization founded around the activities of college students, he models perfectly what it takes for those students to be successful at a job: talk a big game early, reference wild innovations to the organization, deliver early returns, and it masks a …