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Duck Basketball Starts Fast – 5 Thoughts

Tonight the most anticipated Oregon Ducks basketball season in recent memory will begin, and the 5th-ranked Oregon Ducks will charge onto the hardwood at Matthew Knight Arena. Their goal in simple terms will be to start the season 1-0, but by...

Bowl Game: Key to the Rebuild of Duck Football

Ducks Need a Miracle to Reach Bowl Eligibility After some signs of life in a victory against ASU, the Ducks returned to playing really badly in their blowout loss to the USC Trojans. With the loss, the Ducks now sit at 3-6,...

Two European Sensations Commit to Becoming Oregon Basketball Recruits

It’s no secret that Oregon women’s basketball has been scoring big time in the recruiting department. Their recruiting class for this year is ranked third in the nation! One of the freshmen this year is the incredibly talented Sabrina Ionesco, one of the top...

MAD AS HELL: Terrible Defensive Techniques Taught at Oregon

I am mad as hell. I have had three Coaching Consultants on the FishDuck.com Analysis team tell me that, “If my players in high school used defensive technique like that – I would be embarrassed.” I can hardly believe my eyes,...

Linebacker Technique Analysis: Taking on the Blocks

Much that has been written about the Oregon defense and why it is one of the worst in college football has been centered around recruiting and the lack of talent on the defensive side of the ball. “We are being...

Oregon Football 2016: Chip’s Guys Quit

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Amid the controversy of why and how to fix it, there’s one thing we can all agree on: Oregon football 2016 sucks. “Why” is no doubt complicated. If we want to be simplistic, we can just blame...

Oregon’s Niche in the Cycle of Pac-12 Football Dominance

Over the past 50 years or so there have been many great teams in the Pac-8/10/12, but only a few teams have risen to the top to dominate the conference over an extended time period. There are common threads among...

Oregon Duck Basketball Looks To Build on Off-Season Momentum

After last season’s groundbreaking success that finished with the most wins ever in a season by an Oregon Duck basketball team, the off-season has brought unprecedented attention to the program. There was some concern in the spring as two of the...

Coach’s Comments: “My Pick for Oregon’s Next Defensive Coordinator”

Ordinarily I wouldn’t do this: write about a specific new defensive coordinator when there are still several important games left in the season – games in which the Ducks could significantly improve, or the new DC’s team could get blasted. But...

Recruiting Hits & Misses on Defense Have Led to the Recent Collapse

Statistically there is no denying how low the Oregon Ducks football team has gone on the defensive side of the ball. The cause of this rapid decline can be blamed on poor coaching, lack of buying into the system or...