The Ducks Have 3 Games to Answer Many Questions

Darren Perkins Editorials 29 Comments

The “pre-season” starts this Saturday for the Ducks. Bowling Green, Portland State, and San Jose State occupy the Ducks first three weeks until the real action begins at home against Stanford on September 22nd. Not the typical non-conference slate we’re accustomed to, but you gotta’ play the hand you’re dealt, and the Ducks can use this soft slate of games …

Charles’s Wyoming-Oregon FishWrap: Taggart Doubles Down

Charles Fischer Editorials 65 Comments

Can you adjust to the new FishDuck? The one that has transformed from a cheerleader (always) of our beloved Ducks to a publisher that has views both positive and negative about what he sees? I know it is hard, as the former is how he’s been for the majority of the six years of the site. But this new, balanced …

Beaten Down Bears: “Bad Passes, Drops and Missed Tackles Doomed Us”

Mark Saltveit History 0 Comments

Well that escalated quickly. After giving up 10 quick points and an end zone interception to start the game, the Oregon Ducks exploded for 31 straight points before halftime, while stuffing Cal’s potent offense en route to a 44-28 win. The game was not nearly as close as the final score would suggest; it was 31-10 at the break. The …

There Are Bright Spots Moving Forward

Caleb Couturie Editorials 16 Comments

I won’t lie, it was hard. I stood nine rows back on the 20-yard line, surrounded by my fellow students and friends, watching the Ducks let opportunity after opportunity slip out of their grasps. We were wet and cold, but simultaneously numb to all other feelings but that of overflowing anticipation for the next snap. Would this be the down the …

Oregon Surprises Colorado With a New Sprint Draw Play

Jay MacPherson Analysis, Fish Reports 2 Comments

Sometimes the surprises from Oregon’s offense come from a natural evolution and progression against the defenses of the Duck opponents. This time we see a new play introduced (or a variation of one used in the distant past) due to the game plan of Oregon; in this case against the Colorado Buffaloes. I could list off a number of plays …

From the Bench to the Skies, These Three Ducks Will Soar in 2015

Max Thornberry FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Oregon’s incredible depth has been one of the biggest storylines of the summer. The unbelievably deep position of wide receiver caused Alex Ofodile to redshirt when many assumed he would be make an impact straight away after enrolling back in January. The loss of RB Thomas Tyner for the entire 2015/2016 puts a small wrench in this offense, but it won’t be its undoing. Royce …

Oregon Football Practice: The Ducks Lay an Egg

Charles Fischer Editorials, FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 20 Comments

I could not believe my eyes when I got the email announcing an open practice for Oregon football season ticket holders a few weeks ago. No professional cameras allowed? This means that media are not having their usual place in this practice — hmmmm. I was thrilled and simply could not wait for the days to count down until I …

Oregon Ducks Football: “Fast Tony” Sees Opportunity in Backfield

Jordan Ingram Editorials 13 Comments

Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com from Autzen Stadium at Oregon Football Media Day. The news of Oregon Ducks running back Thomas Tyner‘s recent shoulder surgery has definitely changed the playing field in Eugene. Tyner will almost definitely miss the entire 2015 season, which is tragic for Oregon’s very own five-star recruit from Aloha High School. But just like an army supporting their fallen brother, a talented group of …

Running Styles: Oregon Runners Griffin, Tyner and Freeman

Adam Kruse History 2 Comments

It was 1993 and I was a senior in high school playing running back for the South Salem Saxons.  I wore No. 43 before Darren Sproles made it cool to wear the number. The Ducks running back in 1993, Sean Burwell, finished with 457 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns on the season. Last season, Oregon ran for 301 yards in …

Byron Marshall Reflects After Spring Ball

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Despite the quarterback situation being the major concern going into next season, another pivotal aspect that’s worth mentioning is the running back situation in Oregon. Last season, the addition of current true sophomore RB Royce Freeman proved to be effective for the Ducks as he finished the season fifth in the Pac-12 in rushing yards. Plus, the Ducks were able to slide …

Ty and Taj Griffin, a Brotherly Duo?

Ben Salaman FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

As most fans know, the Ducks have had a plethora of players transfer to the University of Oregon this off-season. Among those transfers, two that stand out are Ty Griffin and Vernon Adams, Jr. There has been a lot of buzz around Adams, due to his amazing 2014 season with the Eastern Washington Eagles, where he had a total of …

What Will Thomas Tyner Have to Bring to the Table in 2015?

Ben Salaman FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

The Ducks will have a backfield that is loaded with talent for the upcoming 2015 season. Along with Thomas Tyner, the Ducks will  have Byron Marshall, Royce Freeman, and the 5-star freshman Taj Griffin taking handoffs from the backfield. Throughout the 2014 season the Ducks ran a two-back system, giving both Tyner and Freeman touches. Marshall also got a few touches …