Physical Ducks Defense Ready to Execute Against Utes

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With a victory over Stanford in the books, the Ducks are getting ready to face what may be their toughest opponent of the season in the No. 20 Utah Utes, who are coming off a tough loss to ASU. Caleb Couturie of FishDuck.com was in the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex after practice today to talk to All-American defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu about how the …

Ducks Pressing Their Advantage Against Stanford

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Stanford is a very good football team this season, don’t let the 5-3 record fool you. Yes, they have lost to USC, Notre Dame and ASU this season but those are not schools that anyone scoffs at. Over those three losses Stanford allowed an average of 14.3 points per game, about two points more than they have allowed on average …

Third Time’s The Charm For Ducks

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The last two years the Ducks have been in position to play for a national championship, but they have been thwarted by Stanford. All Ducks fans know this and we all understand the importance of tomorrow night’s match-up against an incredibly strong Stanford defense. So will the third time be the charm for the Ducks? Or will they see another …

Grasu Talks Football, Basketball and Twitter

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Caleb Couturie of FishDuck.com spoke with Hroniss Grasu today at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex after practice. The Ducks’ offensive line has been in the news all season, particularly when it was banged up and allowed 12 sacks over two games. Now it is back and ready to roll with redshirt senior Grasu leading the charge. With stars such as Marcus Mariota and Royce Freeman …

Coach Gary Campbell: High Flying Ducks Are Ready To Run

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We didn’t see a Duck with a 100 yard rushing game until week six against  UCLA when Royce Freeman broke out with 121 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. Despite waiting half the season for a performance like that, the Ducks rushing attack has been the key in allowing Marcus Mariota to spread the ball around the field while …

Defenses Win Championships: Can Oregon’s?

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Any sports fan knows that “defense wins championships.” In the case of the College Football Playoff, defense doesn’t just win championships, it  gets you a spot to contend for one in the first place. In professional sports, regular season rankings don’t matter, it all comes down to a team’s final win-loss record. The Ducks need to convince the nation they deserve a …

What Makes the Ducks “Explosive”?

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The staple of the Ducks offense is the “explosive” way they play. Huge gains (25+ yards) in short, quick bursts demoralize opposing defenses and inspire roars from the fans. So just how explosive has the offense been this season? Well, through seven games we have witnessed this prolific offense come unhinged on unassuming defenses 33 times including four times last …

“Fundamentally Sound” Defense Ready for Golden Bears

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Last year’s “monsoon” game against Cal holds a special significance for me. I had come up from California for my first ever Oregon football game. This Friday’s game hold’s similar value for DL Arik Armstead who nearly decided to play for  Cal before opting to commit to the Ducks. Caleb Couturie and Omar Garibay-Diaz of FishDuck.com interviewed Armstead at the The …

Catching Up with Offensive Coordinator Scott Frost

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FishDuck.com reporters Caleb Couturie and Omar Garibay-Diaz were able to catch up with offensive coordinator, Scott Frost, today at the Hatfield-Dowling complex to get his take on how the offense has been performing. After Saturday’s demolition of the Huskies the number one player on most Duck fans’ minds was Royce Freeman because of his 29 carries for 169 yards and …

“Never Satisfied” Ducks are ready for the Bruins

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Many Oregon Duck fans are looking at this Saturday’s game against the 18th ranked UCLA Bruins as a must win game coming off of last Thursday’s loss to the Arizona Wildcats. Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich, on the other hand, is more focused on how his team is preparing for the game. When asked about the game’s importance, Helfrich said, …