Game Day: National Championship Edition

Omar Garibay FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The day that we’ve all been waiting for is finally here, and the first ever college football playoff championship game will make history. It was a tough road for the Ducks and while injuries to multiple key players and an early season loss to the Arizona Wildcats caused some Oregon fans to throw in the white towel, that loss and those …

An Editor, Two Teams and One Dream

Natalie Liebhaber FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

“We just have to put our heads down, work hard, play our best and take one game at a time. Then we’ll look up at the end of the year and see where we’ve landed,” says every college football coach at one time or another, usually during an early- or mid-season interview. As an avid fan of two teams, I …

(Not) The Negative One(s)

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

“It’s a crisis just how you like it. The same drama in a different disguise. I’m bound to walk with a target on my back. At least I’m ready for another attack.” “The Negative One” -Slipknot So outside of football I also rather enjoy heavy metal so these lyrics from Slipknot’s new album made me chuckle while reading about how …

Meyer and Helfrich Ready to Make College Football History

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com on today’s head coach news conference in Dallas, TX. One more day and history will be made. Tomorrow is the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T, a national championship that has historical significance for not only Oregon and Ohio State, two schools that share an interesting past, but also for the sport of college football. Oregon head coach Mark …

Oregon Ducks vs. Ohio State: An Historic National Championship

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

The College Football Playoff has seen an Oregon football program peaking at just the right time. The Ducks cruised to a 59-20 victory in the Rose Bowl, employing their famous uptempo offense to burn out the Florida State defenders and their oppressive defense to pressure quarterback Jameis Winston, generating fumbles, turnovers, broken plays, and disrupting just about every aspect of the Seminoles’ game-plan. …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Oregon Can’t Beat Ohio State

Jason Fowler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 8 Comments

Did it start in 2012 when the Ohio State Buckeyes robbed the Oregon Ducks of highly touted all-purpose back Dontre Wilson right under their noses? Or did it begin before that when Ohio State out-recruited Oregon for top high school prospects? Either way, the 2015 recruiting class will not be different, with the Buckeyes winning this contest by a large margin …

No Hate For Ohio State, The Old BCS, And Expanding The Playoffs

Paul Jones FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 6 Comments

I can’t hate Ohio State University. I’ll admit, it was pretty easy with FSU — they gave Oregon fans, and college football in general, plenty of ammunition over the course of the 2014 season, but Ohio State? – naw. The Buckeyes are a team who have faced similar adversity to the Ducks. Key injuries, early season loss, Heisman contender, and …

College Football Playoff Offers Travel Assistance

Adam Kruse FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Sorry Duck fans, its not what you think. Today the College Football Playoff announced they will offer travel assistance to the families of players for both Oregon and Ohio State in the College Football Playoff Championship Game. Duck fans, you’re still on your own to get to Dallas. For families of players, up to two parents or legal guardians can …

Is Ohio State an Oregon Wannabe?

Randy Morse FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

“The mind,” Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer once famously quipped, “is a fragile thing.” I was thinking of that Meyer quote the other day as I watched the post-Sugar Bowl press conference. Specifically when the Buckeyes coach reacted to the news the Oregon Ducks had thoroughly cleaned Florida State’s clock earlier that same day in the Rose Bowl. A …

Three Reasons Not to Underestimate Ohio State

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Duck fans, I’m certain you were all as excited as I was when OSU took down Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. I mean, just the prospect of playing a third-string QB in a National Championship game is enough for some to already start ordering Ducks Championship T-shirts. But for now, we need to pump the brakes. Although yes, the Ducks …

Ohio State Preview: Recruiting to Performance

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Looking ahead to Ohio State, the Ducks are obviously up against a solid team and a historic program. How did Coach Urban Meyer assemble this team? How did the pavement-pounding days on the recruiting trail translate into a title game experience? The rich history of Ohio State ranges from coaching great Woody Hayes to seven Heisman winners: Les Horvath (1944), Vic …

The Spread Offense: The Oregon, Urban Meyer Connection

Noah Smith Analysis 2 Comments

On January 12th, do not be surprised if you feel like you’re seeing double. Urban Meyer’s love of the spread option offense has been widely documented ever since his days at Bowling Green and then at Florida. Some people even claim that Meyer invented the read option play that we love to watch our Ducks run (Rich Rodriguez would dispute that claim). Regardless of who invented it, Meyer …