Oregon’s Relentless Defense is Dominating

Ryan Robertson Editorials 114 Comments

It has been eight quarters and nine seconds since the Oregon Ducks gave up a touchdown. In the last two games, Oregon has allowed a total of nine points. Through three total games, Oregon is allowing only 272.3 yards per game. The Oregon defense has absolutely dominated the early season. Here are some reasons why. The Ferocious Front Seven Through …

The Avalos Effect: Oregon’s Defense Looks Better Than Ever

Adam Holland Editorials 42 Comments

When new defensive coordinator Andy Avalos arrived at Oregon from Boise State, he had big shoes to fill. Perhaps never before in the program’s history had a defensive coordinator made as immediate and noticeable impact as Jim Leavitt when he arrived alongside Willie Taggart in 2017. Oregon improved from 126th in the nation in total defense in 2016 to 46th …

The New Oregon Defense: One Gap vs. Two Gap

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 39 Comments

When it comes to having a good defense, the number-one priority is usually stopping the run. Defenses like Alabama’s and Clemson’s have won titles by adhering to this basic philosophy. With championship aspirations of its own, Oregon hopes to join the Tigers and the Tide and have a shutdown run defense in 2019. Here’s how the Ducks will be trying …

Ponder-Point: What Can Avalos Bring to the Table in 2019?

Charles Gearing Editorials 25 Comments

After the abrupt exit of Duck defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, the fanbase is left with several questions regarding his replacement, former Boise State defensive coordinator Andy Avalos. What dimensions will Avalos add to the Oregon defense? How will he utilize the large surplus of defensive talent that makes up the 2019 recruiting class? There is no doubt Avalos has quite …