Oregon Ducks Football: The Cougar Conundrum

Darren Perkins Editorials 22 Comments

Oregon’s lost to Washington State has brought Oregon Duck fans clarity on exactly where the program stands: Improving, but not there yet. The loss to the Cougars exposed, among other things, the Ducks lack of depth at receiver and lack of defensive play-makers. Most importantly, it showed the lack of experience Oregon has at bouncing back after an emotional victory …

Vernon Adams — A Different Kind of QB?

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Any time a star athlete the caliber of Marcus Mariota moves on, his successor will inevitably be compared to him. It happened to Steve Young when Joe Montana left San Francisco, it happened to Andrew Luck after Peyton Manning left the Colts and it’s happening to Vernon Adams now that Mariota is gone. Many comparisons have been made between Mariota and …

Top Two Teams that need Marcus Mariota the Most

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Let’s all assume for a minute that Florida State’s QB Jameis Winston is selected as the first overall selection of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Allow this scenario to soak into your bones Duck fans as there are three possible teams that could select the Hawaiian product with the second pick. The Tennessee Titans and Chicago …

Selective Memory Loss Targets College Football

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Memory loss is something we all suffer from time to time. It can be everything from entertaining to life-threatening, but for most of us it’s usually just embarrassing — the times we can’t quite put the name with the face fast enough — or frustrating — Now what did I come into this room for? But when …

Revisiting Mariota vs Winston

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Before Oregon faced Florida State in the Rose Bowl, there was a lot of talk about Marcus Mariota vs Jameis Winston. This echoed the debate early in the year in reference to the Heisman Trophy. Now yet again, these two players are part of the same conversation – this time in leading up to the NFL Combine and eventually the draft. Much like …

2015 NFL Draft: Marcus Mariota – The Denver Broncos

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 6 Comments

Over the next five weeks, FishDuck.com Feature Writer Caleb Couturie will be analyzing the 25 teams in the NFL Draft that may look to select Marcus Mariota. Previous Article: Click here No. 24: The Denver Broncos DEN’s Draft Pick: Twenty Eighth DEN’s 2015 Cap Space: $32,230,879 DEN’s Top Needs: LB, DE, QB/WR/TE After the news leaked that Peyton Manning had been playing with a torn quad for the …

College Football Nation: The Vote and Penn State is Breaking Bad

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

  When all you have to talk about from the past week of action is people arguing over uniforms, coaches trolling schools, and players apologizing for trash talk … then it’s a slow week.  We did have one big thing, though, with Northwestern’s football players taking a private vote about whether or not to unionize.  That story will be the main talking point …

College Football Nation: Free Food and Spray Paint

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Is it football season yet?  I will have to ask that question every week until kickoff in August.  Right now, all we get to hear about is police reports and coaches kissing pigs.  We at least have the spring games going on, giving us a chance to speculate on how our teams will do come Fall. Let’s get to the news …