Oregon Speed with Brute Force: Cristobal or Frost First to Get There?

Walter Gray Editorials 36 Comments

BRUTAL SPEED: A Marriage Made in Heaven?  Mario Cristobal and Nebraska’s Scott Frost have expressed remarkably similar strategies to pursue a national championship. This season, the two coaches plan to deliver two what-should-be-fascinating examples of combining Oregon speed and tempo tactics with brute-force football learned at Alabama and Nebraska. The goal: punish your opponents with dominating physicality, while simultaneously dazzling them …

Photo of Scott Frost sitting next to Nebraska AD Bill Moos.

CLEVER CORNHUSKERS? Mike Riley a Placeholder for Scott Frost?

Walter Gray Editorials 20 Comments

Agony & Ecstasy in Cornhusker Land  Full disclosure: I moved to Nebraska in 2016 to marry my wife Debra. My mom was born and raised in Nebraska and was a Big Red fan; but I never lived here and had only an occasional interest in the Huskers.  The “Agony“? The Mike Riley Years, Of Course.  By the end of the …

ANALYSIS LIBRARY

Charles Fischer Analysis Library 12 Comments

My friends, it is stunning how much football information is within this site from years of work by so many writers, analysts and coaches. I am creating this article for the sole purpose of simply creating a link for other places on the site to help the readers and coaches to find their topic of interest. To go directly to …

Oregon meets Stanford at Autzen Stadium.

Oregon Spread Offense Analyses

Charles Fischer Analysis Library 0 Comments

Go to the OREGON FOOTBALL ANALYSIS LIBRARY by FishDuck.com front page to find the articles and links here.     Articles about the Oregon Spread Offense under coaches Chip Kelly, Mark Helfrich, Scott Frost, Mario Cristobal, Marcus Arroyo and Willie Taggart are present along with plays and tactics. The Oregon Defensive Articles and Analysis are present on this page as well …

Class and Character gone Missing at Oregon Ducks Football

Steven Smith Editorials 94 Comments

This is a tale about three head football coaches. They lived and were raised in a state they loved. Energetic, intelligent and highly motivated, these coaches have demonstrated an ability to turn football programs from losers to winners. In a desire to return home and be head coaches in their favorite state, the roads they traveled to get there tells …

Good Riddance, Willie Taggart

Cody Lonning Editorials 87 Comments

Thank goodness Willie Taggart left. As soon as the rumors started to swirl that he might leave for Florida State, I started hoping he would leave. Taggart’s initial handling of the rumors indicated that he was going to leave Oregon at the first opportunity (even if that didn’t end up being FSU). That would mean instability year after year until …

Has Oregon Killed Chip Kelly’s Offense?

David Miller Editorials 13 Comments

There’s no questioning that Chip Kelly revolutionized not just the Oregon offense, but college football itself. While Mark Helfrich largely sustained that offensive success with quarterback Marcus Mariota, since he left for the NFL we have seen gradual changes to the Oregon offense. The question today, as Oregon struggles on all fronts, is, are we witnessing the demise of the …

Recruiting Update: Frost Going After JUCO QB?

Mark Flores Recruiting 1 Comment

News Oregon took a major step in honing its 2016 recruiting class with four early signatures coming by way of wide receiver receiver Dillon Mitchell (4-Star/Memphis, Tenn.), linebacker Eric Briscoe (3-Star/Yakima, Wash.), drop-end Hunter Kampmoyer (3-Star/Bishop, Calif.) and offensive guard Jacob Capra (3-Star/Auburn, Calif.). All four preps have agreed to financial aid clauses and solidified their statuses as Men of Oregon. …

Recruiting Update: Local QB Herbert Primed for Offer

Mark Flores Recruiting 5 Comments

The 41-24 box score from the Oregon vs Colorado contest would indicate, at least on the surface, that the Ducks are back to running opponents out of the building. However, questions regarding the quarterback position reached an all time high as former walk-on signal-caller Taylor Allie and wide receiver Bralon Addison took snaps as Oregon’s No. 1 QB this past weekend. Pseudo-incumbent Jeff …

Prepare for a Great Season with Dwayne Stanford

Kylie Stiglbauer Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 0 Comments

When you think about Oregon’s offense, words like fast, strong and resilient come to mind. All-star wide receiver Dwayne Stanford is the epitome of what it means to be a part of Oregon’s offense. The 6’5″ redshirt junior has had an impressive career with the Ducks so far and hopes to keep his streak alive. With a team high of …

Shock and Awe — The Oregon Ducks’ Football Hangover Effect

David Miller FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Everyone knows that Oregon goes fast. Duck football is synonymous with speed and tempo and heaps and heaps of points. This article, however, will delve into the mental aspect of the uptempo pace the Ducks have favored is seasons past, as experienced by the Ducks’ opponents. I want to know if there is a hangover effect from playing the Ducks. Before we go …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Continues to Haunt Mike Riley

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

News It was the weekend of quarterbacks both present and future in Eugene as Vernon Adams thoroughly silenced any naysayer that remained of his ability to adapt to Oregon’s system. Mere yards from the gridiron sat recent Nebraska commit, ala Mike Riley’s signal-caller of the future Terry Wilson (3-Star/Oklahoma City, Okla.). He did not stay committed for long. After watching …