An Issue Oregon Football Can’t Duck

Jon Joseph Editorials 3 Comments

Head trauma, including Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) damage and player safety, in general, are major areas of concern today in both the NFL and in college football (CFB). With parents and guardians concerned about head injuries, participation in youth football continues to decline. In response, a number of youth leagues have eliminated tackling in both practice and in games. The Ivy League recently eliminated live tackling in …

Oregon Solidifies its Identity

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The Spread-Option offense is a mix-up of a hundred years of football knowledge and tactics, a combination of the antiquated Triple-Option employed by Navy and Notre Dame, the run-heavy offenses of Vince Lombardi and Woody Hayes (Ohio State), and the Run and Shoot variations of Harvey N. “Rusty” Russell, Glenn “Tiger” Ellison, and Darrell “Mouse” Davis (Portland State). Since then, these offensive schemes have been expanded, mutated, …

Breaking News! FishDuck Discovers Unsavory Facts About Ohio

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Ladies and gentlemen, the facts, simply stated, are these: If the Ducks win the National Championship Game next week I can … Having been a Duck fan since the late 70’s … … and living among mangy Huskies since 1991 … … by golly, I deserve a national championship! But it isn’t enough that I deserve a Natty and that you …

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. …