Why Oregon needs a Signature Win!

Steven Smith Editorials 39 Comments

Oregon’s football season is now just days away! The long wait is nearly over.  Expectations are high for Our Heroes. Every team is undefeated now, with visions of grandeur and — of course — championships. The harsh reality for those 129 programs is that only one will obtain the brass ring. Getting to the Penthouse requires building and taking the …

Is Chris Miller The Most Influential Player in Oregon History?

Darren Perkins Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 7 Comments

Dan Fouts is the hall of famer. Marcus Mariota is the Heisman Trophy winner. Joey Harrington is the state of Oregon’s favorite son. And Chris Miller? Well, he’s just the one who started it all. “Started what?” you’re asking. Started the winning. As we hit the thirty-year mark of Miller being drafted by the Atlanta Falcons with the 13th overall pick in …

The Willie Taggart Oregon Fans Don’t Know

Coach John Edge Coach's Opinion, What Coaches say about Oregon Football 11 Comments

In my college football playing days, we were once in an incredible finish to a game. My college team was undefeated the year before, and our opponent was recovering from hard times. Yet we were in double overtime in this contest. They had an amazingly fast, tough and athletic quarterback, who had chewed us up for 181 yards running their Mid-Line …

Mark Helfrich: Lost Along the Oregon Trail

Marc Burton Editorials 35 Comments

Mark Helfrich and Oregon football 2016: So much written, so much argued, so much uncertainty. Amidst the turmoil, one thing is clear: The program now stands at a critical crossroads and turns taken here … or not taken … will shape Ducks athletics for many years to come. In short, the Roman Empire is falling and we must decide: Have …

About Vernon Adams, the Obscure, the Melancholy, and the “Feel-Good”

David Miller Editorials 2 Comments

I’ll be honest. I didn’t know what to write about this week. I considered several times writing to Charles Fischer and the editors and letting them know I was out of ideas, out of articles, I could write no more, I needed a break. All told, I’ve put down five articles of more than 1,500 words each since early September and had …

A Forgotten Hero — Mike Bellotti

Noah Smith Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 3 Comments

When talking about the head coach who started Oregon on its winning ways in the modern age, people often think of Chip Kelly — he is the one who built the program, many would proclaim. While Kelly did certainly have a lot of success at Oregon, Mike Bellotti is the man who first set Oregon on course with a culture of winning. …

Don Pellum: College Football’s Best-Dressed Genius

Henry Swift Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 3 Comments

In my last article I discussed all that Gary Campbell has done for the Oregon Duck program and his impressive collection of game-day suits. Even though his collection of suits is impressive, he may not even be the best dressed coach at Oregon. There is one man who can challenge him for college football’s best dressed coach and that is Don …

1994 — Ducks Renaissance Remembered

Cheryl Hudson For the Fans 0 Comments

Duck Family Day is a new feature for every Saturday where Oregon fans share their stories of . . . being Oregon fans! Email charles@fishduck.com to share your experiences of you and your family and what it means to be a Duck fan. Cheryl Hudson (below) is an editor/writer for FishDuck.com and is extremely passionate about our beloved Ducks, the same as …

Where Are They Now? Danny O’Neil (1991-1994): Bigger Than Life

Jerry Thompson Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 0 Comments

Oregon Duck fans everywhere can always be grateful that former Oregon assistant Nick Aliotti stretched the truth when Aliotti was recruiting high school quarterback Danny O’Neil in 1990. Twenty years ago, O’Neil led the Ducks to the Pac-10 championship and 1995 Rose Bowl game vs. Joe Paterno’s Penn State Nittany Lions, and in that game O’Neil broke the Rose Bowl passing record …

Former Player Tribute: Steve Baack – From Ducks’ Football to the NFL

Norm Hightower Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 0 Comments

The University of Oregon Ducks struggled in the early 1980’s under head coach Rich Brooks. They suffered through 2-9 seasons and even had a game in 1983 that became infamously known as the Toilet Bowl, the last 0-0 scoreless tie in NCAA history. Despite their struggles, the Ducks had several players that were able to make it to the NFL. …

Throwback Thursday: Remembering 2007 and the Rise to Elite Status

Nik Brownlee History 4 Comments

The Oregon football program has ascended to the top of the college football world. The Ducks have reached the national title game twice in five years, won four other bowl games, and haven’t finished outside the Top 10 in that same five-year stretch. The Ducks are now elite, and it’s very hard to argue against that fact. But how did Oregon achieve …

Former Oregon QB Bill Musgrave Hired as Raiders Offensive Coordinator

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Since former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly left Eugene for the NFL, Oregon fans have seen some of their brightest star players join Kelly in Philadelphia. But, one former Duck, Bill Musgrave, is leaving Kelly’s coaching staff after accepting the offensive coordinator position with the Oakland Raiders. Bill Musgrave has joined the Oakland Raiders coaching staff as offensive coordinator. — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) January …