Top Ten Reasons Duck Fans Are Excited About Vernon Adams

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David Letterman‘s retirement leaves a gaping void in the landscape of late night television. To honor the retirement of one of television’s true greats, FishDuck.com presents the Top Ten reasons we are excited about incoming University of Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams. Number Ten, Fan Base Excitement: Young Mr. Adams made a name for himself while playing for Eastern Washington. His decision to attend Oregon …

Ty and Taj Griffin, a Brotherly Duo?

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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 …

Recruiting Update: Canandian Connection at Work Again in Eugene

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Recruiting Visits Incoming senior quarterback Vernon Adams may not be the last transfer to sign with Oregon for the upcoming campaign. Matt Hegarty (South Bend, IN), former center and guard for Notre Dame, was in and around Autzen Stadium this past weekend, and is thought to be interested in joining Steve Greatwood’s rotation. A former four-star recruit out of the …

Scheming up a Storm

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Oregon had something they haven’t had at any time in recent memory this past season; a potent passing game. Since Mark Helfrich has taken over the reigns from Chip Kelly, the Ducks’ passing attack has gotten stronger every season, culminating in the performance we saw last season. This unprecedented aerial proficiency led to the most balanced attack Oregon has had …

Quarterback Depth Chart Taking Shape This Spring

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Spring football is a wonderful time of year as a fan. The hype machine is in full swing heaping out-sized expectations on early enrollees (e.g., Canton Kaumatule ) and highly recruited second-year players who are looking to take a jump to the next level (e.g., Arion Springs). Additionally, as fans, you get an opportunity to read way too much into every …

A Preview of the Oregon Ducks’ Offense

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Ever since the massive re-birth of the Oregon Ducks football program under Chip Kelly, things have been steady. What Kelly did for the program seemed like the right move at the time, and it was. But who would have thought this success would have carried over the next few years? The Ducks’ offense is one of the most high-powered in the …

Identity Crisis: Byron Marshall With Something to Prove?

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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 …

Oregon’s QB Quandary: A Similar Situation?

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It’s 2008. Oregon’s Heisman hopeful quarterback Dennis Dixon is off to the NFL, and the next man up, Nate Costa, has just suffered his second major knee injury. With two weeks before the season opener, left on the depth chart are sophomore pocket passer Justin Roper, a much heralded, but just arrived junior college transfer Jeremiah Masoli, and three true …

Anyone Can Play Quarterback at Oregon!

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I read a column recently which made me wonder if the writer has ever heard of Oregon football. Upon further research, I discovered the author is a University of Arizona graduate, which explains a great deal. Still, if you are going to write about college football, specifically on a topic that everyone in the country is aware of, how can you not …

Jeff Lockie Ready to Seize Opportunity

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In an interview for FishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon quarterback Jeff Lockie at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene. The Oregon Ducks’ Spring practices into there second week, and while the players are happy to be back on the gridiron, Mark Helfrich and his coaching staff understand that things will look a lot different next year. Marcus Mariota‘s run in …

Vernon Adams Seen at Ducks Spring Practice

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At this point, all Ducks fan want is to have Vernon Adams, Jr. make the official move to Eugene. With the former Eastern Washington star stuck in Cheney, Washington, until he graduates in June, Head Coach Mark Helfrich and staff will have to work without him for the time being. But yesterday, according to Rob Moseley of GoDucks.com, Adams made an appearance at Spring Practice. For most of …

The Ducks Will Return to the College Football Playoff

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In Eugene, there is an unwritten rule that goes something like this: WHEN THE FOOTBALL TEAM LOSES, WE DON’T TALK ABOUT IT…. EVER. I am going to break that rule, and share why I think the loss to Ohio State will go down as one of the most defining moments in Oregon Ducks history. The loss sucked — there really is no other way …