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 …

Duck Running Backs Compensate for Loss of Mariota

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While Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota will surely be missed in 2015, Oregon’s offensive backfield remains loaded with firepower. Royce Freeman, Byron Marshall, and Thomas Tyner have the talent to be the best batch of running backs in the country in 2015 and the greatest group in Oregon’s long line of stars at the position. Mariota temporarily altered the team’s image throughout his …

Identity Crisis: Byron Marshall With Something to Prove?

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

The Oregon Duck‘s star WR and RB, Byron Marshall, is looking to make a name for himself during his senior year. After leading the Ducks in rushing yards as a sophomore and then in receiving as a junior, it is clear to see that Marshall, much like Liam Neeson’s character in Taken, has a very special set of skills. These …

Big Expectations for Royce Freeman

Ben Salaman FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Royce Freeman emerged as an impactful power back for the Ducks during the 2014 season. The soon-to-be sophomore started out as one of the three running backs in rotation and soon became one of the top two rushers for Oregon football by the end of the season. His size, speed and strength are something to marvel at for any opposing …

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 …

Oregon Football 2014: Three Defining Moments

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Some things never get old. Remembering wonderful things that came our way out of the blue always brings a smile. For sheer joy, it’s a toss-up between that and remembering the most outlandish, hilarious misfortunes that happened to those whom we might consider our enemies. Three defining moments of Oregon Football 2014 are the subjects of this …

Ducks Will Have Top Ranked Rushing Attack

Jason Selby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

There has been much speculation as to the running backs situation for the Ducks coming in to next season. Last season, many expected Thomas Tyner to set himself apart from the rest of the team — and then the Royce Freeman experience came into full swing. With a tandem like this – and very reminiscent of the Kenjon Barner and LaMichael James days – it seems as if anything is possible. Last …

What Can Byron Marshall Bring for 2015 Season?

Ben Salaman FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The Ducks running back, Byron Marshall played in many different positions in the 2014 season. We saw him take handoffs from the backfield, return kickoffs, and also worked as a motion man playing slot receiver. So how will Marshall’s versatile skill set apply to Oregon’s offensive scheme this season? It could be applied many different ways, but with a lot …

The Ducks Flock to the Zoo

Cheryl Hudson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

I recently clicked on a link to Duck running back Thomas Tyner‘s Twitter account. I read the part that went with the article I had been reading, then scrolled down to Valentine’s Day. He’d tweeted about going to Zany Zoo. Nate McClain, owner of the popular Eugene pet store, Zany Zoo, recognizes that most University of Oregon athletes are 18-22 years old. …

Royce Freeman: “I’m Ready to Get Back at it And Play Some Football”

Omar Garibay FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

In an interview for FishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon running back Royce Freeman at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. Strap on your football helmets and lace your cleats because spring has officially arrived. The Ducks returned to the practice field on Tuesday and the men in green and yellow were excited to be back on the football field; Wednesday morning marked …

Three Critical Questions Heading into Spring Practices

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

Starting on Tuesday, March 31st, Oregon will officially open up their facilities to kick off spring practices. The NCAA permits only 15 spring practices, which Oregon will take advantage of in order to prepare and showcase old, along with new, talent. So, without further ado, here are three important questions going into spring practices: 1. Who’s going to step up on the …

Don’t Count Thomas Tyner out of the Starting RB Job Just Yet

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 15 Comments

Remember Thomas Tyner? You know, the 4-star recruit who was the 6th-best RB in his entire class. Maybe you know him as the freshman who ran for more 700 yards in 2013, averaging 6.2 yards per carry and scoring 9 TDs. He was supposed to be the next great Duck RB, and man, was he on pace to be. And then, just …