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  • BJ Kelley 1 Nicholls13KC E1398289452983

    Duck Receivers Are No Passing Fancy

    Mike Bellotti raised a lot of eyebrows in 2007 with the relatively uninspiring, no-name hire of someone named Chip Kelly out of Division IAA New Hampshire.  Result: Oregon has been among the nation’s leaders in rushing since. During that span, perfecting the zone read has not only …

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  • Great Defense 15 California13CS E1397236807702

    Duck ‘Backers Set to Flock to the Ball in 2014

    The departure of Kiko Alonzo and Michael Clay after 2012 made last season a rebuilding year of sorts for the Duck linebacker corps, and some maintain the Ducks’ run defense suffered accordingly.  The numbers reveal that the Ducks gave up 169 ypg on the ground, …

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  • Josh Huff 83 Oregon State13KC E1395944823347

    Who Will Be Josh Huff’s Heir Apparent on My Desktop?

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, I should stop typing right now and just post a pictorial of Josh Huff’s Oregon football career.  With nary another word, it might win me a Pulitzer in the sports writing category — if there is such …

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  • Great Defense 27 California13KC E1394650613170

    Secondary Education: Oregon Defensive Backs

    For the better part of the last decade, Oregon has been a veritable clearinghouse for NFL-caliber defensive backs. The likes of Jarius Byrd, T.J. Ward, Walter Thurmond III, Patrick Chung, Eddie Pleasant, and more recently, John Boyett, are all former Ducks now cashing checks from …

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  • LOS 1 Nicholls13KC E1393628640556

    Oregon O-Line: ‘O’ as in ‘Outstanding’

    Call them the Big Uglies, but what happens up front will ensure that college football’s highest octane offense remains a thing of beauty.  With the possible exception of quarterback, nowhere on Oregon’s roster is there more reason for optimism heading into the 2014 season than …

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  • Tony Washington 12 Oregon State13KC E1392508473104

    In Defense Of: The Duck Defensive Line

    Gone from the 2013 Duck D-Line are such stalwarts as Wade Keliikipi, Taylor Hart and Ricky Havili-Heimuli.  All very good players who will be missed, but the cupboard isn’t bare.  Though some fans panicked at Oregon’s inability to close on a couple of highly regarded …

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