Best Ducks in the NFL: Offensive Edition

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Throughout the Oregon Ducks’ football history, they have provided some incredible NFL talent. Despite being criticized as a program that “does not prepare players for an NFL offense,” Oregon has produced some incredible NFL players. To prove this, I compiled a starting lineup of Ducks throughout history based on their NFL production; do not expect to see Marcus Mariota, Joey Harrington, LaMichael James, or …

Rodney Hardrick Interview

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With the departure of linebacker Tony Washington, Oregon’s linebacking corps needs a new leader. Redshirt senior Rodney Hardrick has the ability to become that leader. I met up with Hardrick to discuss what the future of Oregon’s linebackers looks like. Daniel: It is a very young linebacking crew with [Tony] Washington gone. What are the young guys doing in order to get ready? …

Freeman Speaks Volumes on Progress With Few Words

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Last season, freshman sensation Royce Freeman took Autzen Stadium by storm. The freshman, from Brawley, Calif., became a household name in Tracktown within the first two games of his college career, posting back-to-back multiple touchdown performances against South Dakota and Michigan State. Even with veteran backs Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner in the stable, Freeman managed 1,365 yards on 252 attempts, …

Coach Helfrich Has Faith in ‘Next Man Up’ Mantra

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Oregon’s spring game is less than three weeks away, and there is still much to be done to prepare, but head coach Mark Helfrich seems far from worried. My colleague Ashley Young met up with Helfrich to discuss what comes next for Oregon’s practice. Naturally, the first thing brought up was the impending quarterback battle. At this point, there has …

Ducks in the Draft: Arik Armstead

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  If there was ever a draft to pick your franchise defensive tackle, the 2015 draft is it. That is great news for NFL teams in need of a good front 7. For former Oregon defensive end, Arik Armstead, it presents a challenge to stand out among the long list of projected first-round defensive ends, such as Florida’s Dante Flowler, …

Pellum Talks Defense Pros and Cons

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On a sunny morning in Eugene, Defensive Coordinator Don  Pellum watched the first day of scrimmage in a  black sweat jumpsuit and a pair of shades. He walked up to the media swarm, and put on a Hollywood-sized smile. “How is everybody today? Wonderful.” In Pellum’s first full season as the defensive coordinator, the Ducks were able to reach the National Championship, not …

Back to Bralon

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Let’s take a trip back in time to the offseason of our previous football season. Our receiving corps was a bigger question mark than the quarterback battle is now. Starters Josh Huff and De’Anthony Thomas left for the NFL draft, Daryle Hawkins graduated, and Tight End Colt Lyerla had parted ways with the Ducks. In the midst of all this, there …

To Build a Better Program: Start at Home

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It is the day before the National Championship for college basketball, and for the third year in a row, the opponent that knocked the Ducks out of the dance has gone on to the final four (2013/Louisville, 2014-15 Wisconsin). This fun little statistic is a perfect microcosm for Oregon’s basketball program, flirting with greatness but coming up short. Coach Dana Altman …

Scott Frost: It’s a New Day for Oregon Football

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With the challenge of replacing of dynamic offensive starters such as Marcus Mariota, Hronis Grassu, and Jake Fisher, offensive coordinator Scott Frost has plenty on his mind going into spring practice. Our reporters met up with Frost at Oregon’s spring practice to pick the former national championship quarterback’s brain. Naturally, the quarterback battle was brought up. “It’s a new day for …