Oregon’s Receivers Are Poised For a Breakout Season in 2015

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The Oregon Ducks have revolutionized the way that college football is played, and for almost 10 years now, the Ducks have been the most entertaining team to watch. Oregon’s no-huddle offense, comprised of speed, great athletes and misdirection, has influenced many programs across the country. Chip Kelly, who is currently the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and one of …

Stewart Mandel on Oregon: Taking that Last College Football Step

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College football has been one of the most talked about sports in recent memory. Whether it’s been the Southeastern Conference’s (SEC) dominance or Florida State‘s off-the-field issues, it has kept people glued to their seats. However, despite the fact that the southern portion of the United States is known as “football country,” west coast football has been on the rise, …

DeForest Buckner Expected to Be a Hot Commodity

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The 2015 NFL Draft, which took place in Chicago, Illinois, last week, was a memorable experience for the 256 players that were selected. In total, the ACC had 20 players chosen in the draft, while the SEC had 22 and the Pac-12 had 25. There’s no doubt that the SEC is known as a college football powerhouse, but it’s become …

Don Pellum is Excited for the Spring Game and NFL Draft

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In an interview forFishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon’s defensive coordinator Don Pellum at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene. The Ducks’ defensive coordinator was full of joy and excitement after Oregon completed its final Spring practice on Wednesday morning. The longtime coach also expressed a great deal of enthusiasm when asked if his players are ready to strap on …

Scott Frost Excited About the Spring Game, Chimes in on the NFL Draft

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In an interview for FishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon’s offensive coordinator Scott Frost at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene. Fourteen spring practices are officially over and after five hard-fought weeks,  Coach Frost and the rest of Oregon’s coaching staff are ready to take the field this Saturday.  One area that the Ducks’ offensive coordinator has paid close attention to …

Charles Nelson’s Take on His Offense-to-Defense Transition

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In an interview for FishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon’s defensive back Charles Nelson at the Hatfield-Dowling Complex in Eugene. Nelson bolted onto the scene last year like a quick strike of lighting. His impact was fast and furious. Nelson was a true freshman last season, and was utilized by the Ducks coaching staff in a plethora of ways. The …

Scott Frost on Spring Practice, Preaches Patience and Hard Work

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In an interview for FishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon’s offensive coordinator Scott Frost at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene. The famed spring game that takes place every year is about two weeks away, and the last three weeks of practice have been full of excitement and hard work. However, according to Frost, every player is eager to finish …

Will Oregon Overcome the Departure of Multiple Key Players?

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The Oregon Ducks football team has been practicing hard for about three weeks now, and with the Ducks’ spring game right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to foreshadow the upcoming season. I’ve been holding my peace for quite some time now, and I still find myself thinking back to last season and asking “what if?” What if Oregon …

Scott Frost says “I Have a Ton of Confidence in Our Process”

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As soon as the clock hit zero, the uncertainty kicked in. While Ohio State was celebrating its 8th national championship, the Oregon Ducks walked off the AT&T Stadium field with their heads down. The Ducks soared all season long, overcame multiple injuries, and their quarterback carried them like no other Oregon quarterback had ever done before. But in the end, …

Life on the Scout Team: The Hopeful Duck

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Have you ever imagined what it must feel like to be a star college football player? Think about being a Heisman-winning quarterback and leading your team to the first ever College Football Playoff, hence Marcus Mariota. Or imagine running the ball like Melvin Gordon and being named the Big Ten player of the year. While it must feel great to have …

Scott Frost: “We’re Built to Have a Chance”

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In an interview for FishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon’s offensive coordinator Scott Frost at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene. With three weeks of spring practices under their belt, the Ducks have seen vast improvements from their young quarterbacks. Frost mentioned that the team is competing at a much more intense pace and he also believes that the rust …

Jeff Lockie Ready to Seize Opportunity

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In an interview for FishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon quarterback Jeff Lockie at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene. The Oregon Ducks’ Spring practices into there second week, and while the players are happy to be back on the gridiron, Mark Helfrich and his coaching staff understand that things will look a lot different next year. Marcus Mariota‘s run in …