Bears Can Keep Their ‘Teddy’

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Sometimes you have to take a step or two in reverse before eventually taking, sometimes several, steps forward.  Such has been the case with the Oregon Ducks offense after Jeff Tedford left his role as offensive coordinator in Eugene to take the head coaching job in Berkeley. During his tenure at Oregon, The Ducks took large strides. The offense under his guidance …

LaMichael James, a Legend, Goes Down

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Never has Autzen been so quiet. Never so somber. As Oregon Duck star running back LaMichael James rolled back and forth on the ground near the west end zone on Thursday night, his elbow a complete mess, the 58,796 on hand for the California game did some squirming of their own. The tortuous image of James’ arm bending backwards was …

Grading the Ducks, Cal at Oregon

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Each week at my other Duck football website, The Duck Stops Here, we identify our keys to game prior to each Oregon matchup. Here’s a look at Oregon’s grades in game 5. Give LaMichael James a chance to be great James had a Heisman-worthy game with 30 carries for 239 yards, and the fat kids living the dream paved the …

The Era of the Oregon Transfer Running Back

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As programs look to fill their rosters with new recruits, every year inevitably teams ponder whether or not to consider adding transfers to their ranks.  Some come from junior colleges, some from other schools.  Sometimes it is due to academics, or disciplinary reasons, or the opportunity for playing time that makes student-athletes pursue alternate choices in their education and football …

Ducks Blow Out Arizona

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Exactly a decade ago to date, Oregon traveled to Tucson, Arizona to take on the Arizona Wildcats.  Holding an advantage record 14-9 overall against Arizona, Oregon was only 5-8 in Tucson; many (including ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit) were predicting an upset by Arizona.  Oregon would go on to prove Herbstreit dead wrong. On a warm Arizona Desert evening, the Ducks came …

Loss of Clay a Challenge for the Oregon Defense

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Every defense needs an enforcer. Michael Clay was emerging as that guy for the Oregon Ducks. Through two games he had 21 tackles, tied for the most in the conference. The Ducks have played two more since without him, and he’s still fourth on the team in total stops, just behind Stuckey, Boyett and Pleasant, just ahead of Kiko Alonso. …