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Armstead Declares for NFL Draft

In 2012, Arik Armstead came to Oregon as a 5-star recruit, but with a caveat. He was a 5-Star offensive tackle recruit who wanted to play defense. Oregon gave him that chance. Tuesday, the 6’9, 290-pound junior defensive end decided...

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The Art of the Oregon Long Snappers

Oregon doesn’t use its long snappers — true freshman Tanner Carew and redshirt freshman Connor Johnson – as much as other teams in college football use theirs. The long snapper is a specialist center, a hired cannon that is accepted as its own skill position within...

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Ducks Get Back to Work

So, our Ducks have had a very successful winning season (12-1), have various players that have won credible awards in college football including Marcus Mariota winning the Heisman and hold the Pac-12 Championship title. What else is there to do?...

NFL goal helps Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown push past tragedies

NFL goal helps Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown push past tragedies

When Pharaoh Brown called his mother on graduation day, he sounded calm. Jeannetta Smith assumed her son was pulling another prank, but this one angered her. “This is not how you play,” Smith said. Brown wasn’t joking. His friend, Fred Zuber, had drowned hours earlier. He sounded calm because he was in shock. Brown, Zuber and three […]

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The Oregon Ducks, America’s favorite team?

from video In 2012, I had the honor of watching the football season with about 50 US Military Veterans.  As the calendar flipped from August to September, the ratio of fans in that little group was about ten-to-one in favor of NFL ball over college.  These were...

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NFL Ducks: How They Fared in Week 1

Kevin Cline After months of anticipation, the NFL regular season kicked off last week, with several Ducks getting their first taste of the next level. Shout out to Chip Kelly for a solid showing on Monday night, winning his Eagles...