Tagged: Christian French

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Defensive Leadership Role Set for Rodney Hardrick

FishDuck.com sportswriter Austin Willhoft managed to catch up with linebacker Rodney Hardrick after Friday’s spring practice, coming away with the impression that this coming fall will be the defining season for Hardrick. After a disappointing defensive performance in the National Championship game...

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Oregon Football: The “French” Connection

Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. While the football forecast in Eugene seems a little cloudy at times, there is one position group that will give Duck fans a sunny outlook. The Oregon linebacker corps boasts the return of...

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A Holiday Visit with a French Twist

While the Ducks may not have too much time off to spend with their families this holiday season, it definitely isn’t stopping them from spreading some holiday love. Yesterday, linebacker and defensive end Christian French made a visit to Cedar Rapids, Iowa...

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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...

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Some big Ducks on the D-Line

Amazing Moments Everyone knows defensive linemen are beefy, but Oregon’s squad in 2013 may be one of the largest (and tallest) in recent memory.  Even with the graduation of 6-foot-6 tackle Isaac Remington, the Ducks still have seven defensive linemen...

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Defensive Players Looking for Trouble

Several Duck players are facing allegations of unfair play from opposing players, fans, and coaches.  Alleged infractions range from an “excessive, repeated, and public display of ball skills” charge for Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, to much more serious “potentially dangerous combination of...

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Ahh…Spring (Game) Is In The Air!

Featured Photo Courtesy Gary Breedlove Photography   The weather forecast earlier last week called for partly cloudy skies on Saturday, with a chance of some showers.  That gloomy prognostication never materialized, and yesterday’s spring game by the Oregon Ducks was...

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Ducks Receive Another Signing Day Present

Oregon Football has made a habit of gaining unexpected commitments from highly recruited prospects on National Signing Day.  In 2010, the quiet and humble defensive tackle Ricky Heimuli, who played his recruiting cycle extremely close to the vest, sent his...