Meet Your New Ducks: He Shoots, He Scores

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For Duck fans, a field goal has become a gut-wrenching, last second act of desperation gone awry. The Oregon football program is no stranger to hanging its national title hopes on a fourth quarter field goal, and unfortunately, they have come up short and to the left … twice. Oregon’s prolific offensive schemes and stout defense can only take it so far; …

Post NCAA Decision, What Lies Ahead For Recruiting?

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Today, June 27th, 2013, marks the first day in a new era of Oregon Duck football. The Chip Kelly saga, bowl-ban hype, and 2-year NCAA investigation are now officially over with.  This teams past is no longer making headlines, coach Kelly is on the other side of the country, and mystery man Willie Lyles is MIA.  While it seems as …

Meet Your New Ducks: Have No Fear, Your Backup Cornerback is Here

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After introducing Eric Amoako, it is now time to profile his oh-so-talented twin brother Stephen Amoako.  You may not have heard of either of these guys; however, being that they were offered scholarships by Chip Kelly and spent a year under his watch warrants them some credibility right off the bat. Stephen specifically was one of the first commits of …

Meet Your New Ducks: Another Set of Superstar Twins!

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Eric Amoako is the first of the two Amoako brothers to be introduced here on FishDuck (Stephen Amoako, also a Duck, is his twin brother).  Now, some Duck fans may not have heard of either of these guys for a couple of reasons.  One, they both redshirted their freshman year and stayed out of trouble.  Two, the recent commitment of the …

Meet Your New Ducks: 4-Star from Texas…Enough Said

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There’s always tons of hype surrounding football recruits out of Texas.  It’s the mecca of high school football and has consistently produced an elite level of talent.  As Oregon has emerged as a national title contender year in and year out, they’re finding themselves on the hot-lists of these kinds of highly touted recruits.  Some of these players have turned …

Meet Your New Ducks: At QB, Next Man Up Isn’t a Problem

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Ever wonder what would happen to Oregon’s glorious offense if our starting quarterback went down due to injury?  Unfortunately, most Duck fans will recall the 2007 season in which Heisman Trophy favorite Dennis Dixon tore his ACL on a routine read-option play shortly after a 60-yard scamper down the sideline for a touchdown.  There went the season, the national championship, …

Meet Your New Ducks: Take A “Chance” On Me

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Chance Allen, alongside his hometown buddy Bralon Addison, committed to Oregon on National Signing Day back in 2012.  He comes to us from Missouri City, Texas, where he was the star athlete for Fort Bend Elkins High Schoo; participating in football, basketball, and track.  He really burst onto the national recruiting scene throughout his senior season and earned a 3-star …

Meet Your New Ducks: The Jolly Green Giant

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Arik Armstead arrived in Eugene last spring as a blue chip recruit surrounded by a ton of hype and promise.  While he served his smaller role dutifully this past season, some fans were left wondering where that game-changing presence was like De’Anthony Thomas had shown as a true freshman. Perhaps Oregon didn’t need another game changer as guys like Kiko …

Meet Your New Ducks: Stretch Armstrong Wins The Day!

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The Oregon offense has become famous for its blazingly quick receivers and backs.  A vast majority of these athletes have been under 6’1″ or so, with a jaw-dropping ability to cut up and down the field; but what about that red zone possession receiver who Mariota can toss the ball up to in the corner of the end zone?  Look …

Meet Your New Ducks: Mariota Tears ACL? No Sweat

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With the recent departure of Bryan Bennett, Duck fans must be wondering, “Who’s our backup now?”  Well, right now most of the media is pointing fingers towards redshirt freshman Jake Rodrigues and that the backup position is his to lose over fellow redshirt freshman Jeff Lockie (the guy who held up all those bizarre “play call signs” between snaps). Rodrigues committed …

Meet Your New Ducks: Heeeere’s Johnny… Mundt

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Oregon’s young and versatile tight end group just became younger now that 4-star John Mundt has signed his letter of intent.  He comes out of Modesto, California from Central Catholic High School where he just led his team to a Division IV state title.  Mundt initially verbally committed to Oregon last summer prior to his senior season. John rose in …