Players Who Wait Outshine Current Recruits

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

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 …

5 Areas in Need of Change for 2015 Ducks Football Season

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

It is no secret to anyone that the Oregon Ducks had a memorable season with many different successes both as a program and for individual players. Although it is sad that it had to come to an end with a brutal loss to Ohio State in the National Championship Game, the Ducks should be considered a threat in college football …

Duck Football is 99 Days Away

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

The spring game; a game where players can make a name for themselves and us fans get our first taste of Duck football in months. It’s an exciting time for everyone. Yesterday, the Oregon football twitter account has confirmed Saturday, May 2nd as the date for this years scrimmage. With many questions to answer for next year, this will be …

Young Ducks With A Chance To Fly

Max Thornberry FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The loss of All-Amercan cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu on Tuesday was a blow to the morale of a Ducks team that was beginning to get healthy after an injury-riddled season. While losing this top defender and emotional leader of the secondary, as Tyson Alger of The Oregonian called him, the Ducks have the chance to put their young players to a …

Reggie Daniels: The Other No. 8

Laura Brehm FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

If you’ve ever watched a Ducks game, witnessed No. 8 tackling and said, “Mariota, what are you doing on the defense!?” this article is for you. Of course, Heisman-winning Mariota is not moonlighting as a safety. The man in the jersey is Reggie Daniels, a redshirt sophomore from Chandler, Arizona. This three-star recruit was a three-year letterman at Hamilton High School. He …

Ducks Success Hangs in the Balance

Alex Towne FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.” – Thomas Merton After attending college for three years now and absorbing as much enlightening knowledge as a naive 21-year-old is capable of, I feel that I can say one thing for sure. Life is about balance. Balance of work and play. Health and vices. Pleasure …

So … About This Defense …

Charles Fischer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

I was at the Oregon Club meeting 20 years ago in 1994 when Nick Aliotti christened the name of the “Gangrene” defense, and I recall the howls at the name. I remember thinking that “Gang-Green” was clever and fits us so well … but alas that was not the right spelling. I have been asked to consider a short (if …

Reggie Daniels – Layin’ the Wood and About to be Heard

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

If you haven’t heard about Reggie Daniels, you’re about to, whether you read on or not. The 6’1″ 200 pound redshirt freshman safety is said to be the real deal by program insiders. Ranked 4-stars by 247 Sports, Scout and ESPN coming out of Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona, Daniels was the prized catch of defensive backs coach John …

Spring Game: Things I am Looking Forward To

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Courtesy of Kevin Cline Photography It is almost upon us, folks.  Finally, we get to experience a little dose of what we all love so much, to get us through the next 4 months.  The Oregon Ducks spring football game is this Saturday at 11 am.  I will most definitely be in attendance to show my love and to check …