Chip Kelly Update: More Defensive Turnovers

Mark Saltveit FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 8 Comments

The typically astute Jimmy Kempski spotted an interesting number in his profile of JaCorey Shepherd, one of two cornerbacks the Eagles drafted in the sixth round: The most obvious takeaway from Shepherd’s tape is how many footballs he gets his hands on. In fact, Shepherd had more pass break-ups over the last two years than any other cornerback that was …

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and the Conundrum for Student-Athletes

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Remarkable, isn’t it? One ACL tear and a dislocated knee later, and arguably the top cornerback in all of college football barely squeaks by in the seventh round of the NFL Draft. It’s sad, but it’s a reality. One play can ruin everything. For Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, all it took was one unlucky play while practicing for the 2015 Rose Bowl. …

Valentine’s Day Around the Pac-12 Conference

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Good morning, Ducks! Next week at this time you will be doing one of two things. If you shopped early for a Valentine’s Day gift for your significant baby cakes, you will be enjoying the morning. If you waited until the last minute, your Valentines morning may look a little different. But I have confidence in you, Duck! As the …

FishDuck’s Super Bowl Drinking Game

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*Disclaimer. This column, like all of my columns, is made in jest. (Except the stuff about the Beavers and Huskies. I mean all of that.) In this week’s installment, I suggest engaging in some activities that would KILL YOU DEAD if you actually did them. Please don’t!* Super Bowl XLIX will be played tomorrow. That’s a good thing, because it means Super Bowl …

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu: More than just a Cornerback

Paul Jones FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Posing for pictures and sporting the Mickey Mouse ears, a very special Oregon DB was on a whirlwind adventure with his friend and fellow Duck Marcus Mariota. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, the senior DB for the University of Oregon, was in attendance for the Home Depot College Football Awards at Disneyland. And while Ekpre-Olomu didn’t leave with any trophies, there is no …

Juwaan Williams: The All-Around Athlete

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Juwaan Williams is a long way from home. Almost 3,000 miles away to be semi-exact. However, the distance hasn’t stopped him from making a big impression — on the Ducks. Williams hails from Tucker, Georgia, an unincorporated community in the northern part of the state. There, he attended the aptly named Tucker High School and became a star athlete. The …

An Exhaustive List of People, Places and Things More Annoying Than Richard Sherman

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

Anyone who has been tuned into sports news since Sunday knows about Richard Sherman.  He’s the Seattle Seahawks defensive back (and Stanford grad) who scared the living tweedle out of Erin Andrews after the NFC Championship Game. That Sherman should have behaved better is an accepted fact by those who believe in good behavior and an archaic word like “sportsmanship.” …