A Quick Quack Win: Oregon Beats Northwest Christian University

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Eugene, Ore. – From Media Row at Matt Knight Arena, Dean Davis, Basketball Correspondent for FishDuck.com reporting. Oh baby does it feel good to be back! Oregon picked up right where they left off last season with a dominating exhibition win against their in-town “rivals,” Northwest Christian University. It’s clear that Dana Altman’s philosophies have stayed consistent with the team, …

Two Reasons Why the Cardinal Defeated the Ducks in ’12 and ’13

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It’s game day Duck fans, is anyone as excited and anxious as I? As I read through some of the news articles regarding today’s game I am finding so many different views and so many different opinions of what should be looked for in this Duck/Cardinal match-up. In an article on ESPN’s Pac-12 blog, Five Things to Watch: Oregon-Stanford, the …

Stanford Media Has the Questions and FishDuck.com Has the Answers

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  I had a chat with Henry Waddles of GoMightyCard.com about the upcoming showdown between the Stanford Cardinal and Oregon Ducks. Here’s what we discussed: HW: Given what’s happened the last two years, how do Oregon fans view Stanford and the Stanford game? TR: Honestly, Stanford strikes a bit of fear into everyone. Both years that Stanford beat Oregon, the …

Don Pellum on Preparing for Stanford

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“We’re really fired up.” Those were the first words out of a cheerful Don Pellum‘s mouth when he addressed the media today following Oregon’s practice. Asked about Oregon’s past struggles with Stanford against the run and how he planned to address the issue, Pellum responded, “When you’re playing teams that run the ball, first you have to play with a better …

College Football Playoff Committee Rankings

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The College Football Playoff Committee has released its first rankings. It goes as follows: 1) Mississippi State 2) Florida State 3) Auburn 4) Ole Miss 5) Oregon 6) Alabama 7) TCU 8) Michigan State 9) Kansas State 10) Notre Dame It’s SEC West heavy at the top, but that was expected. Keep in mind that most of these SEC teams still …

Mariota Makes and Misses UO History

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Put it in the books Coach, we’ve got a record-breaker in the building! Marcus Mariota never ceases to amaze me as the season continues. After this past weekend’s game against the Washington Huskies, Mariota has pushed the Ducks streak of points in each game by a pass play to 60 straight games. A new Pac-12 record! Not only did Mariota …

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out: Damnation, Redemption and Hope

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Since the previous week featured so much condemnation and in-fighting among Duck fans, a win over a ranked UCLA team was just what the doctor ordered to settle down some heated feelings. It appears that it isn’t just Duck fans who have trouble getting along when their team is losing. UCLA coach Jim Mora blessed us with quite a show …

How to Properly Complain About and Fix an Officiating Problem

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There are a few rules to complaining about officiating: Do So Sparingly. There are varying timelines regarding how long people want to discuss a game’s officiating and its effect on the outcome, from those with zero tolerance on its discussion to those who will talk until they’re hoarse, but the one constant is that some point everyone will fatigue on …

Mike Leach Unplugged — on FishDuck.com

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The narrow loss to No. 2 Oregon wasn’t considered a statement game, according to Cougar head coach, Mike Leach, but “a step in the right direction today.” He went on to say, “I think we just need to focus on practicing and improving, but I thought we played extremely hard the entire game.” WSU dropped this well-fought battle by a score of …

Mike Merrell’s Three-And-Out: Where Have All the Villains Gone?

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Before getting into this week’s Three-and-Out, I have one comment that I haven’t seen anywhere else about the big MSU game: Of Oregon’s 46 points, 38 were scored by underclassmen. With Jeff Lockie looking much improved from a year ago with 11-of-12 passing against South Dakota, don’t worry about 2015. There will be life after Mariota. Now, on to the …