Recruiting Update: Oregon Owns the West

Mark Flores Recruiting

The summer recruiting cycle, the year of our lord 2020; Oregon is navigating uncharted waters in the recruiting river. The past two decades have seen a monumental shift in how the business of college football is undertaken and in the present, few programs are excelling quite like our beloved Ducks. Gone are the days of “…maybe a solid core of …

Out With the Old, in With the New: Is Cale Millen the Ducks’ Next Big QB?

Zeke Lerner-Wood Recruiting

West Coast football runs strong in the Millen family. Former NFL quarterback Hugh Millen played for the University of Washington, even leading the Huskies to a victory at the 1985 Orange Bowl before continuing his career professionally. Millen’s second son Clay Millen recently committed to Arizona. And Cale Millen, Hugh’s eldest son, signed with the Ducks in December of 2018. …

Did You Forget About Four-Star Receiver Devon Williams?

Cameron Johansson Recruiting

The Oregon Ducks’ 2020 receiving corps has inspired legendary broadcaster Keith Jackson to use his favorite catchphrase “Whoa, Nellie!” Mario Cristobal has his work cut out putting a depth chart together for these guys. That said, deciding which play-making wide receivers are going to start over others is a good problem to have. The lack of depth and experience in …

Is Isaac Townsend a Future OLB STAR for the Ducks?

Zeke Lerner-Wood Recruiting

In 2018, the NCAA proposed that redshirted players could participate in up to four games in a season without burning up a year of collegiate athletic eligibility. This was a fantastic rule change in the eyes of many coaches, as it allowed for more flexibility on rosters, as well as for players, who could test playing at another level of …

Rocky Top Redshirt Lance Wilhoite is Ducks’ Next BREAK-OUT Receiver?

Cameron Johansson Recruiting

The 2019 Oregon Ducks epitomized the classic saying “defense wins championships.” Their stingy defense more or less carried the team through the season, making game-saving plays and bailing out the offense in a few games. While the offense sputtered, head coach Mario Cristobal kept the defensive momentum rolling through recruiting, grabbing some highly sought-after recruits who have since become household …

Recruiting Update: The Curious Case of No. 1 Recruit Korey Foreman

Mark Flores Recruiting

Recruiting is an ever-evolving enigma. In a day in age where a verbal commitment can mean absolutely nothing until that spoken word becomes etched on a letter of intent, the ebbs and flows of the recruiting cycle become all the more murky. Enter defensive line superprep Korey Foreman (5-Star/Corona, CA). Upon announcing his decommitment from Clemson in May, Foreman now …

Is JR Waters the Ducks Next Break-Out Receiver?

Zeke Lerner-Wood Recruiting

In 2010, the Ducks led the league in scoring, made top five in the majority of offensive categories, and qualified for a national championship. A fully fledged offensive force took the field, nimbly dancing around defenders and tearing apart formations. However, in recent years the Ducks have transitioned to a much more physical and aggressive play style, relying on larger …

The Big Ugly Ducklings: Jonah Tauanu’u is Here to Compete

Cameron Johansson Recruiting

Legendary football coach and NFL broadcaster John Madden used to refer to offensive linemen as “the big uglies.” Get behind those big uglies and push the ball downfield! For the last three seasons Oregon’s bunch of big uglies has been the cog in the Ducks’ offensive production. After Penei Sewell joined the Oregon offensive line to replace Terrell Crosby two seasons …

New Flock of Ducks: Oregon Women Add Sharpshooting Transfer

Alex Nordstrand Recruiting

For a college basketball team, losing arguably three of the top players in program history warrants an expected down time to rebuild and reload. However, that is not the case for Oregon Women’s Basketball, as Kelly Graves and staff continue to show that this program is going to be around for a long time to come. Not only are the …

There’s a New Herbert in Town

Cameron Johansson Recruiting

When the Ducks eventually start their pre-season practices, they will be pretty thin at the tight-end position. Last season, the passing game put a huge emphasis on tight ends. Jacob Breeland was on track for a potential record-setting season before he injured his leg. This forced Justin Herbert to adjust to Hunter Kampmoyer and Ryan Bay. Both of these tight …

Recruiting Update: The Ducks Strongest Class Ever?

Mark Flores Recruiting

Under Mario Cristobal, Oregon’s coaching staff could write the book on finishing strong in a recruiting cycle. It’s almost a guarantee that there’s a late push for a top recruit or a string of high-end talent that commit after Oregon’s coaching staff tirelessly gets their word in edge-wise and brings it all home to Eugene. In four years at the …