Jim Mora Runs a Professional Operation at UCLA — Not So Much

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out In a gag-me-with-a-spoon move coming from two time zones away, ESPN’s Adam Rittenburg dished up an unappetizing morsel about the professionalism of Jim Mora and the UCLA football program. Mora, it seems, runs his organization like an NFL team. Since Rittenburg went to Northwestern and is currently rumored to be living just outside Chicago, he is a good …

Hroniss Grasu to the Seahawks?

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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 …

Little Big Man Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

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One of the Oregon players who’s gotten lost in the shuffle leading up to the NFL draft is Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Perhaps it’s just the shadow of Marcus Mariota, or his own knee injury rehab, or maybe the fact that Ekpre-Olomu isn’t the 6’3” + CB that everyone is looking for in the NFL now. The thing is though, while everyone …

Birds of a Northwestern Feather …

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With the blockbuster NFL trade between the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks to swap Jimmy Graham for Max Unger and a 3rd round pick, Pete Carroll has to be wondering who he will put in to replace his Duck alumni at center. While it does appear that the ‘Hawks are likely to sign a veteran center to step in, there is …

Duck(s) Flying South for the 2015-2016 NFL Season

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I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that a large number of Oregon Duck fans, unless you didn’t care about the NFL until Chip Kelly got hired by the Philadelphia Eagles (or still don’t care), are probably Seattle Seahawk fans. Personally, having been born and bred just outside of New Orleans, I am a Saints fan. As such, while many of …

Super Bowl Ducks Talk Statue of Liberty, The Spread Offense, Taylor’s and Burrito Boy

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FishDuck.com Feature Writer Mike Ostrom sits down with Former Ducks Max Unger and Will Tukuafu of the Seattle Seahawks with LeGarrette Blount and Patrick Chung of the New England Patriots at Super Bowl Media Day: Two Oregon Ducks are going to walk away Super Bowl 48 Champions Sunday night in Arizona. The other two Oregon Ducks will walk away feeling …

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 …

Former Duck Will Tukuafu on the NW Flavor to the Super Bowl, Stretching the Truth, Ballet and Recruiting at Oregon

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FishDuck.com Feature Writer Mike Ostrom sits down with Former Duck Will Tukuafu of the Seattle Seahawks at Super Bowl Media Day: It’s a good thing Oregon Duck Will Tukuafu played so much fullback at Oregon. Look at him now, a key blocking back on sports’ biggest stage trying to bring the Seattle Seahawks another Super Bowl title. You remember Tukuafu blocking …

Vernon Adams to Visit Oregon: Decision on Transfer Looms Large

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On June 27th, 2011 future Seattle Seahawks QB and Super Bowl 48 Champion Russell Wilson, with then head coach Bret Bielema announced he was transferring to Big 10 powerhouse Wisconsin. Most Oregon Duck fans remember Wilson from the Rose Bowl game against the Badgers – the first Rose Bowl victory for the Ducks in 95 years. What Wilson did for …

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu: More than just a Cornerback

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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 …

Video: FishDuck.com’s International Correspondent Randy Morse (aka The Fool on the Hill) Says the Pacific Northwest is the New Football Hotspot

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The one thing that’s constant in this world is… change. That holds for sports as well as it does for shopping habits (goodbye corner grocery, hello WalMart) or the cost of gasoline. So it should come as no surprise that there’s a perceptible shift happening on the college football landscape. So long to “three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust” Midwestern-style ball. See ya’ll later, SEC. Welcome …

My Best Fish (Duck) Story — and Closing Memoir

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I’ll never forget the date: Oct. 10, 2011. I remember feeling completely lost, staring into my computer screen for literally hours. You see, I had my first post due for something called “FishDuck.com” at 3 a.m. the next morning. And, while I had been able to come up with a topic and the basis of what I wanted to say in …