A Football Fan’s Scouting Combine

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This weekend hundreds of football players, each one a star in college, start the process of finding out whether they are considered good enough to play on Sunday. And also if they can play on Monday, Thursday night, Thursday afternoon, Thanksgiving and maybe Saturday depending on how long after the Army/Navy the Poulan Weed Sniffer Bowl is scheduled. Fans of …

Mariota Undaunted by Chance of Rain Showers

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Ashley Young of FishDuck.com interviewed Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota during Tuesday’s press conference at the University of Oregon’s Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. With Oregon’s prolonged summer weather seemingly coming to an end, and with the possibility of showers during this Saturday’s game against the Washington Huskies, Mariota felt confident he could find success throwing the football while simultaneously adjusting to the rain. “During my …

How 2014 is like 2007, and How It Isn’t

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Imagine if the 2007 season never ended. That was the obvious connection following week six. Not just among the college football landscape because of tumultĀ among the nation’s top teams, but within the dynamic of Oregon’s own team. Just as in 2007, Oregon started the season looking like one of the best teams in the nation, jumping out to a 4-0 …

From The Locker Rooms: Double Duty Addition

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Pasadena, Calif. —  Welcome to a sunny, special addition of FishDuck.com’s “From The Locker Room.” Due to UCLA players taking longer in their locker room postgame than a twelve year old daughter getting ready for school in the morning, the FishDuck reporter on site was able to gain insights from both the UCLA and Oregon perspectives. Obviously after this contest …

“Never Satisfied” Ducks are ready for the Bruins

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Many Oregon Duck fans are looking at this Saturday’s game against the 18th ranked UCLA Bruins as a must win game coming off of last Thursday’s loss to the Arizona Wildcats. Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich, on the other hand, is more focused on how his team is preparing for the game. When asked about the game’s importance, Helfrich said, …

Top 5 Pac-12 Quarterbacks

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Heading into Week 6 of college football, we are almost halfway through the season and the quarterback situation in the Pac-12 has only gotten more intense as the season has progressed. During the off-season, it was being declared all over that the Pac-12 was living up to its name as the “Conference of Quarterbacks.” Let’s take a look at the five …

Stock Up, Stock Down — Pac-12 Edition

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We are a day away from the fourth weekend of college football and every weekend reveals high and low points for teams. Both teams listed on the low side of the chart last week turned it around (for the most part) and played much better in Week 3. Let’s see which team’s stocks are looking especially high and low this …

Pac-12 Saturday Game Slate — Ranked Teams

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After months of waiting, we are finally just hours away from the first Saturday of college football. The Pac-12 has six teams ranked in the preseason Top 25 and five of those teams play on Saturday. Glancing at the schedule, it’s hard to not expect the Pac-12 to come out still standing strong on Sunday. Let’s take a look at the …

Top Three Pac-12 Non-Conference Games to Watch

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Exactly 19 days from today is the first college football game of the 2014 season when Abilene Christian plays Georgia State on August 27th. The wait for football season is almost over and with that our appetite for news about important or exciting games is only increasing. These three games are by far not the only good non-conference matches in …

Aaaand They’re Off!

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It’s the first Saturday in May and that means its time for the Kentucky Derby.  The food, the mint juleps, the pageantry … All of which make the Kentucky Derby the most exciting two minutes in sports … east of watching Beaver fans leave the Civil War early.  This year’s Run for the Roses is unusually special for the Pac-12. …

Oregon’s Conference and Post-Season Update: Dark Horse Mentality

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Oregon (14-5, 2-5 Pac-12) desperately needed a win Sunday after losing five straight games, and they delivered big with a 71-44 win over the Washington State Cougars.  This five-game skid now has the Ducks playing a game of catch up in the Pac-12 standings at six games back, out of the AP top-25 and unseen in many NCAA Tournament projections. …

Predictive Recruiting Analysis: Pac-12 Rankings, Top Recruits

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With the 2014 recruiting cycle ending in five weeks, those teams atop the conference recruiting rankings are beginning to separate themselves.  Currently sitting atop these rankings is none other than the Oregon Ducks.  In question, however, is whether or not they can maintain their position.  What about your Pac-12 school of choice?  Here’s the objective data, commentary and individual school …