Coach’s Comments: “I know who will be the next NFL 1st Round QB from Oregon”

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(In following with the policies of the University of Oregon Athletic Department, this article will not discuss plays, formations, blitzes, tactics, injuries or anything of a detailed nature before the 2016 football season begins. We will revert back to the days of the old “Fish Reports” where the information was primarily football gossip, yet enjoyed by all. More recent versions …

Best WR Corps in School History Will Ease Transition Away From Mariota

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The quarterback may fill the most important role on the football field, but he is nothing without his wide receivers. That said, there is perhaps no receiving corps in the nation feeling more pressure than that of the Oregon Ducks, in the wake of Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota’s departure to the NFL. Every fan is familiar with this quarterback storyline. …

Oregon’s Top 5 2016 NFL Draft Prospects

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Marcus Mariota to the Titans, Arik Armstead to the Niners, Jake Fisher to the Bengals, Hroniss Grasu to the Bears, and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu to the Browns.  These are the names of the Oregon players we heard called by Roger Goodell in this year’s NFL Draft.  Now I think it’s obvious that Mariota was a once-in-a-lifetime player.  The Ducks are also not …

What Ever Happened to Mundt Madness?

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Johnny Mundt had an explosive freshman year and was turning heads nationally. However, when he was a sophomore during the 2014 season, Mundt seemed to have fallen off of the map. Sure, everyone can understand that Mundt was the second string behind the Ducks’ amazing tight end Pharaoh Brown, but why didn’t he have the same amount of playing time …

The Ducks Flock to the Zoo

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I recently clicked on a link to Duck running back Thomas Tyner‘s Twitter account. I read the part that went with the article I had been reading, then scrolled down to Valentine’s Day. He’d tweeted about going to Zany Zoo. Nate McClain, owner of the popular Eugene pet store, Zany Zoo, recognizes that most University of Oregon athletes are 18-22 years old. …

Road To Recovery: Pharaoh Brown

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Remember that game against Utah last season when Pharaoh Brown had one of the most grotesque injuries ever? If you didn’t see it, don’t go “oh, he’s just squeamish” because ESPN wouldn’t even show the replay it was so ugly; for perspective ESPN did show Marcus Lattimore’s knee injury! If you didn’t see it, you can see it below; View Discretion …

Pharaoh Brown Making Progress in Rehab

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When Pharaoh Brown broke his leg on November 8th against Utah, the first thought that came to mind was: “Is he ever going to play football again?” Seeing someone’s leg bent in half is very surreal. It’s one of discomfort for yourself, while feeling pain for the one suffering. All that fans and Duck hopefuls wanted to see was Brown’s recovery from that …

Players Who Wait Outshine Current Recruits

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Lost in the excitement of the returning stars and the hope of stars to come is the quiet backbone of any football team. For the most part, these are the guys who didn’t grab the headlines their freshman years. They’ve been in the program for a year or two or three, possibly redshirting, biding their time behind …

Despite Loss of Mariota, Ducks Will Be Fine in 2015

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

There are a lot of questions whether or not the Oregon Ducks will return in the 2015 season as talented as they ended the previous season. When a team is good, people talk. It’s the same concept for players; when a player is exceptionally good, people talk. Well, people are talking about the loss of Marcus Mariota and how it will …

Tuesday Reaction: The Best Team Won

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First off, congratulations to Ohio State. As badly as I wanted my boys in white and grey (should’ve been green and yellow) to come out and smother the Bucks, I can admit when we’ve been beaten. The verdict on whether it was actually the Buckeyes who beat us or us who beat us is still out. Either way, keep those heads …

Five Reasons Our Ducks Will Dominate the Buckeyes

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Fans, we are six days away from the biggest game of our season and our Ducks are the talk of the town… everywhere. We will face the Ohio State Buckeyes, who defeated Alabama in the Sugar Bowl to advance to the title game. I watched the Ohio State game and give them props as they played a good game. I have heard …

The Evan Baylis Factor?

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If you didn’t know his name before, chances are you probably do now. Evan Baylis, a redshirt sophomore tight end, was virtually unknown as this season began, but his Rose Bowl performance caught the attention of Duck fans. And as Oregon heads to the national title game against Ohio State, the previously unknown No. 81 might be more important than …