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    Ducks Run Defense Will Be the Difference Maker of the 2014 Season

    Having a Heisman-hopeful, such as quarterback Marcus Mariota, is always exciting for a team. However, the timeless saying “Defense wins Championships” has been proven correct time and time again. With that being said, the Duck defense — which is arguably the best it has been …

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    Winning the Trenches: The Key to the Oregon Ducks and Philadelphia Eagles’ 3-4 Defenses

    There is a reason why defensive line guru Jerry Azzinaro was the one Oregon position coach who joined Chip Kelly on the Philadelphia Eagles’ coaching staff. The 3-4 defensive scheme and two-gap technique are just as important to Kelly as the fast-tempo, zone-blocking, and packaged …

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    What We Learned: 11 Newbs Critical to the Ducks’ Championship Run

    Through three glorious weeks of college football, teams across the country have had their depth tested. Look to the east and observe a USC defensive line run over by a mediocre Boston College team in a below-average ACC conference. Look to the south and see …

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    So … About This Defense …

    I was at the Oregon Club meeting 20 years ago in 1994 when Nick Aliotti christened the name of the “Gangrene” defense, and I recall the howls at the name. I remember thinking that “Gang-Green” was clever and fits us so well … but alas …

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    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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  • Countdown to the Alamo Bowl: How Oregon’s and Texas’ linebackers stack up

    In the days leading up to the 2013 Alamo Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and Texas, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Dec. 30 in San Antonio. Today, we’ll look at each team’s linebackers, with thoughts on Texas from Wescott Eberts of Burnt Orange Nation. Oregon The biggest […] Continue reading

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    “Good” Bye

    Kevin Cline Is the bye week over yet?!  It feels like the off-season all over again.  I have already watched each game multiple times and will inevitably be watching them again.  While any bye week is horrible for fans, this is a particularly good bye …

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    True Freshmen Tyner, Robinson Ready to Debut!

     Gary Breedlove As another heralded recruiting class signed their LOIs in February, the Ducks see one of the most potent freshman classes they have ever assembled.  Signing 4-star recruits such as Cameron Hunt and Matt Wogan, help ensure the stability of the Green and Yellow for years to come.  …

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    They Are Who We Thought They Were . . . Almost

    from Video In Sunday retrospect, the “tune up” game that everyone was expecting, did, in fact, come to pass.  The Nicholls Colonels proved to be the kind of opponent the Ducks expected, with solid line play and a very good running back.  But with apologies …

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  • Filling the Gaps on Defense

      Expectations were high for senior linebackers Dion Jordan, Kiko Alonso and Michael Clay last season, and they certainly didn’t disappoint.  The trio was the backbone of the programs’ best defense in recent memory and combined for 226 tackles (22 percent of the team total), …

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