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    DeForest Buckner: A New All-American Emerging?

    There are some interesting defensive tactics that appeared in the Alamo Bowl win in addition to the continued emergence of DeForest Buckner on the defensive line. His star has been rising and the trendline of his growth manifested itself again in the Oregon Spring Game. …

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    Taylor Hart: From Duck to Eagle

    Chip Kelly didn’t just bring his offensive scheme with him to the Philadelphia Eagles. For the second time in his coaching career, he changed a 4-3 base defense to his 3-4 scheme. To ease this transition in Year 2, Kelly drafted a player in the …

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    One Goal, One Word: Shutout

    The safety: the last line of defense, constantly going in and out of attack mode, able to sift through offensive structures and break them down.  Arguably the position that gives the quarterback the most trouble, due to the safety’s ability to move undetected.  The Oregon Ducks …

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    A Solution for Stopping Stanford on 3rd Down

    When the Ducks travelled south to play Pac-12 rival Stanford, there were predictions of a Duck victory.  De’Anthony Thomas predicted the Oregon offense would put up forty points, and many others had Oregon at least securing the W.  Vegas even had the Ducks as a …

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    Taylor Hart’s MONSTER Two-Gap Alamo Bowl

    Everyone knows that linebackers get the bulk of the tackles in a game, thus it was huge surprise to learn that Taylor Hart was Oregon’s leading tackler in the Alamo Bowl, in what was his pinnacle career game with the Ducks.  I consulted with one of …

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    The Payback Game: Do the Ducks Have DAT’s Back?

    Kevin Cline De’Anthony Thomas came out this week saying the Ducks would score “at least 40 points” against the Cardinal this coming Thursday.  On the surface, this seems ridiculous given the 17-14 OT loss Oregon suffered in last year’s match-up.  This year, both teams return …

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    What Oregon Did For the First Time in Six Years, and Other Thoughts From Saturday’s Game

    Craig Strobeck Thoughts from Oregon’s game against UCLA last Saturday: Saturday’s Win Was Much Bigger than People Realize The Ducks had 21 points going in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game.  Since Oregon beat Cal 15-13 in 2010, the following have been the results of …

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    Ducks’ Defense Flies Under the Radar

    Cliff Grassmick Ask anyone around the country what they know about the Oregon Ducks and you will hear phrases like “flashy uniforms” or “read option” or “no-huddle offense.”  What might not come up is the defensive side of the ball.  Even though the offense may get …

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    Scouting from the NFL Perspective: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Covers it all

    Kevin Cline If you’re a Ducks’ fan or an NFL team in the market for a physical defensive back with great ball skills, then Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is a guy you want to keep your eye on this season. Simply put, he is a ball hawk …

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    Led by Ifo, Oregon ‘D’ Takes the Offensive

    When someone mentions the Oregon Ducks, most people think of a fast-paced explosive offense that leaves defenders in a whirlwind searching for their own jock straps as the band strikes up “Mighty Oregon” and the Duck starts doing pushups.  Lost in the offensive storm is a secret scarcely ever uttered east of …

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