Football Gossip from Coaches: Vernon Adams, Nelson and Freshmen

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

We love Oregon football gossip, as that is the basis of most message boards where fans share their opinions of current and incoming players for the Ducks. As FishDuck, I get the privilege to talk to small college and high school coaches around the nation on a regular basis. They might know a coach who attended a practice, or know …

Recruiting Update: Hawaii to be Re-Named Orewaii?

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Football Recruiting News Oregon’s gridiron brass are taking a page from their hardwood compatriots in the scrutiny of JUCO transfer targets. Wide receivers’ coach Matt Lubick, as well as former Oregon quarterback Nate Costa, are hot on the trail of junior college route-runner Riley Smith (2-Star/Ventura, CA). According to Smith, “I’ll probably be up at Oregon’s camp in June. I’ve …

Oregon Will Win National Football Crown

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Though some firmly deny it and others don’t dare to hope it, it’s just a matter of time. The Oregon Ducks will win a national football championship, more likely sooner than later. But first, a matter that is just a tiny bit off the subject. I received some news this weekend that can only be classified as …

Oregon Taps Hawaiian Pipeline for Defensive Recruits

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

No Sweat? No sweat. After losing highly coveted defensive end and 247 Sports No. 1 overall athlete Josh Sweat to Florida State, the Oregon Ducks still have a lot to look forward to in their 2015 recruiting class. While the last second visit to Oregon from Sweat had Oregon fans drooling, the Ducks now turn to Hawaii for their recruitment of elite defensive standouts such as Punahou High …

The Oregon Ducks’ Hawaiian Pipeline

Randy Morse FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

In this video,’s foreign correspondent, British Columbia-based Randy Morse (aka The Fool on the Hill) talks about the seemingly constant flow of outstanding football players from the Aloha State to Eugene. Top photo Vince Cavalaio via Getty Images

Recruiting Update: The Thunder to Canton’s Lightning

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Football Recruiting News Friday night, Oregon put the whole nation on alert with a 51-13 demolition of southwest foe Arizona. Across the Pacific, longtime Duck target Rex Manu (3-Star/Mililani, HI) tuned in for the air-show put on by Heisman finalist Marcus Mariota. A day later, he made his first step to joining Ron Aiken’s two-deep on Oregon’s defensive line. “Oregon is …

Top Duck Recruit Josh Sweat Expected To Announce Tomorrow

Jason Selby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Announcement Follows Eugene Visit While living in the moment is everyone’s favorite thing to do, success on a national level is based around how well a school can recruit talent for the years to come. Long-term success is always on the forefront of a coach’s mind, and by having Josh Sweat for an official visit this past weekend, Mark Helfrich …

Recruiting Update: This is Autzen!

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Football Recruiting Visits With a second half fit for the history books, Oregon ran roughshod over visiting Michigan State, 46-27. In attendance were several key names on Oregon’s big board and following the thunderous win, those same preps had plenty to say about their time in Eugene. Defensive end will be a high-profile need heading into next season as several …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Who is Knocking on Oregon’s Door?

Jason Fowler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

While the 2014 college football season has just begun, this time also marks the second half of the recruiting season. This is the time of year that recruiting really heats up and high school seniors take their official visits to schools of interest. Oregon historically does its best recruiting during the football season after having its best recruiting preseason ever. So, …