Who’s Oregon’s STUD?

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When the Ducks hired Andy Avalos as defensive coordinator, there was suddenly an opening for a STUD. Linebacker, that is. The STUD position in Avalos’s scheme is a hybrid edge defender/outside linebacker, a guy who can rush the passer, stuff a run block or turn and run with a tight end up the seam. Avalos’s STUDs at Boise State measured …

The Rhabdo Trilogy: A Deeper Dive

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Every great trilogy needs a bad guy. Star Wars had Darth Vader. Scream 3 had Ghostface. The Final Insult had … well, you get the idea. In January 2017, three Oregon football players were hospitalized with acute overexertion rhabdomyolysis (rhabdo).  On January 9, 2019, one of them — Doug Brenner — filed an 11.5-million dollar lawsuit against the University of …