The Legend of Kiko Alonso

Henry Swift Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 3 Comments

Most legends we hear about have one thing in common — they revolve around heroes. These legends also follow the same pattern of having a hero’s story arc. The hero comes in as a savior with a bright and promising future and has a major fall — only to rise again stronger than ever. During his time in Eugene, Kiko Alonso …

“Vernon Adams is just like Russell Wilson” NOT!

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion 12 Comments

While there are definitely physical and ability similarities between Vernon Adams and Russell Wilson, when he played at Eastern Washington, Adams’ passing game was much more comparable to Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M. There were a lot of “What are you doing??  Great pass!!” moments. Passes that looked like they shouldn’t be thrown — to covered receivers — off the wrong …

Hroniss Grasu to the Seahawks?

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

While most media outlets focus on former Duck QB, Marcus Mariota, and the latest swirl about him and the 2015 NFL Draft, players such as C Hroniss Grasu are vigorously training in hopes of being drafted by a team. No one knows of his whereabouts with regards to training, but my guess is that he’s still at the UO, working with the …

Mariota — From Saint Louis to New Orleans?

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

We all know that NFL “experts” don’t like “gimmicky Oregon spread offense players” such as Marcus Mariota right? Well, if you didn’t, then let me be the one to tell you – they don’t. This can be clearly seen in the fact that two of NFL.com’s so-called experts have Mariota going outside of the top 10 picks, with Bucky Brooks having him going …

Revisiting Mariota vs Winston

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Before Oregon faced Florida State in the Rose Bowl, there was a lot of talk about Marcus Mariota vs Jameis Winston. This echoed the debate early in the year in reference to the Heisman Trophy. Now yet again, these two players are part of the same conversation – this time in leading up to the NFL Combine and eventually the draft. Much like …

The Myths Behind Marcus Mariota

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

Just over a week ago Grantland Staff Writer, Ryan O’Hanlon, posted an article questioning just how far Marcus Mariota would slip in the draft. Here is an excerpt from that piece. “A report from an anonymous scout captures the general sentiment around Mariota as a prospect: ‘See, the thing about this guy? He has a great arm. He reads a …

FCS Coaches Slam Oregon in Frustration Over Grad Transfer Rule

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

For Ducks fans, Vernon Adams‘ decision to pursue graduate studies at the University of Oregon was met with open arms. But not everyone has remained enthusiastic about Adams’ arrangement to transfer. The monumental task of replacing Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Marcus Mariota was somewhat alleviated for the Ducks when the former Eastern Washington quarterback recently accepted Oregon’s scholarship offer. Adams announced he will compete for …

FishDuck’s Super Bowl Drinking Game

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

*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 …

Chip Kelly Update: Forget Seattle, Beat the Cowboys

Mark Saltveit FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

The Philadelphia Eagles under Chip Kelly keep reaching for the stars. They encourage fans to hope for a Super Bowl run with unselfish teamwork, clever schemes on both sides of the ball, and emerging young talent. Then reality slaps them back down to earth, as the Eagles lose to the top level of NFL teams: Green Bay (at Lambeau), San …