All-Hands Team Member — Darren Carrington Jr.

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When a team expects an onside kick they send out what is known as the hands-team, a group player most likely to be able to grab and hang onto a short kick before the kicking team can arrive.  If there were a hands-team for receivers Darren Carrington Jr. would be on the first team. The 6’3″ 180 lb. receiver from …

Five Things Chip Kelly Did Right and Why Duck Fans Should Be Thankful

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If winning football games is your biggest priority then make it 6 things.  A winning record of 46-7 is no small accomplishment; however, looking long-term there are 5 other things that, when the disappointment clears, I think will be recognized and appreciated. One Putting aside for the moment the NCAA investigation (which is likely more smoke then fire) Chip built his program …

Juwaan Williams — Decisive, Intelligent, Tenacious

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Juwaan Williams had an impressive high school career, with 38 touchdowns and 1,569 total yards rushing, averaging 8.5 yards per carry.   As a junior, the 6’0″ 185 pound quarterback led his Tucker, Georgia, team to a state AAAAA Football Championship. While Williams’ team was not able to repeat during his senior year, losing to the topped ranked team in the …

Swift-footed Hurdler Chooses Oregon Football

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The athletes in this years Oregon Ducks recruiting class are shaping up to be a rather unique bunch; including a pair of twins and a pair of players who are the sons of former NFL players.  Now with committed running back Thomas Tyner and the addition of Devon Allen, the Ducks have a pair of the fastest high school sprinters …

Oregon TE Commit has the Credentials

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Chip Kelly has reiterated many times that when it comes to an ideal Oregon Duck quarterback he looks for a great passing QB who can run, not a running back who can throw.  Although it has not been said as such, I believe  similar criteria can be applied to the ideal Oregon Duck tight end. What Oregon looks for in …

Oregon’s Next Two Headed Monster

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Many of coach Chip Kelly’s philosophies have captured the imagination of the college football world. Fans and coaches alike are fascinated with Oregon’s use of the hurry up offense on steroids,  four-panel picture signs to quickly communicate information to the players on the field, intense conditioning by way of hyper-speed practices and of course; in short, the continued development of …

Beyond Kenny Wheaton

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As I sat with of my friends in Autzen Stadium, our anticipation was high. The 2012 version of Oregon versus Washington was about to start. We stood at our seats in Section 26 . Once again the stadium speakers screamed “Kenny Wheaton is gonna score!” Like the other 50,000 Duck fans at Autzen Stadium two weeks ago, we laughed and cheered. As …

Continuing the Tradition of a Community Fan Base

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There has been growing concern amongst fans recently regarding the policy of increasing ticket prices.  While ticket prices have risen steadily in past seasons in confluence with Oregon’s improved success, the increase in 2012 season ticket prices were dramatic enough to give some fans pause.  Reserved tickets increased 14% over 2011, while the end zone sections, where many of the …