Oregon Ducks Football: New Impact DT Transfer from Clemson-Scott Pagano

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The Oregon Ducks football team received a much needed commitment of talent and leadership from graduate transfer Scott Pagano on April 14, 2017 when the veteran defensive tackle from Clemson chose the Ducks over Oklahoma, Notre Dame, California, Arkansas and Nebraska among some 30 other schools. Scott Pagano was a highly regarded National Recruit in the 2013 recruiting cycle. Scout.com …

How DeForest Buckner Passed All Others – a Look Back at the 2012 Recruiting Cycle for Defensive Linemen

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The 2012 recruiting class for college football was full of stellar defensive line prospects that had big dreams and huge hopes of becoming the next legend for the school that each prospect signed to play for. DeForest Buckner (DeFo) was not an exception when the 6-foot-7 inch Hawaiian declared to play at the University of Oregon. He had many options …

Pellum Looking to Hit Warp Speed on Defense

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The Oregon Ducks defense last season was very inconsistent, both dominating opponents and being dominated by opponents. The most obvious example is the juxtaposition between Oregon’s destruction of Jameis Winston and FSU and their own destruction at the hands of Ohio State. While the defense didn’t always play up to their potential, they did pretty well most of the year, …

Ducks’ Play-Making Defense the Most Consistent in Recent History

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There is no question that the Oregon Ducks have become an elite team in college football. At first glance, it would appear that the program has its offensive prowess to thank for its recent success, and this is certainly true to an extent. The Ducks have posted at least 45 points per game in each of the past five years, and …

Salary Update: 2015 Draft Class

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For the most part, Ducks fans were pleased with the way the 2015 NFL Draft played out. Other than Ifo Ekpre-Olomu dropping lower than expected, everything went well. Rookie minicamp recently started around the NFL, so lets take some time to catch up with the five Ducks taken in this year’s NFL draft. 1. Marcus Mariota (1st Round, Pick No. 2: Tennessee Titans) We …

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is One Lucky Duck

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I’d imagine that a lot of Oregon Duck fans probably stopped paying attention to the NFL Draft after Marcus Mariota went No. 2 to the Tennessee Titans. Maybe a few of us toughed it out through the 17th pick when Arik Armstead went to the San Francisco 49ers. Being an NFL junkie, I continued to follow all the picks, particularly to …

Roger Goodell’s Secret Draft Day Tweets

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It has to get tiresome for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. He steps to the microphone to announce draft picks and gets booed. Sure he handled the Adrian Peterson case with all the finesse of a jackhammer going through creme brulee. Sure he waffled so many times during the Ray Rice case that the 2015 NFL season is sponsored by Bisquick. You bet …

Don Pellum is Excited for the Spring Game and NFL Draft

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In an interview forFishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon’s defensive coordinator Don Pellum at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene. The Ducks’ defensive coordinator was full of joy and excitement after Oregon completed its final Spring practice on Wednesday morning. The longtime coach also expressed a great deal of enthusiasm when asked if his players are ready to strap on …

Scott Frost Excited About the Spring Game, Chimes in on the NFL Draft

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In an interview for FishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon’s offensive coordinator Scott Frost at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene. Fourteen spring practices are officially over and after five hard-fought weeks,  Coach Frost and the rest of Oregon’s coaching staff are ready to take the field this Saturday.  One area that the Ducks’ offensive coordinator has paid close attention to …

Draft Profile: No.2 Arik Armstead

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This piece is part of a project in which Jason and Caleb analyze the top eight Ducks’ prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft. The prospects will be listed in the order in which they are projected to be drafted. Enjoy. Previous Article: No.3 Jake Fisher No 2: Arik Armstead Position: Defensive Line Height: 6’8″ Weight: 290 Overview: I​t should not …

Getting Chatty With Austin Maloata

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The defensive line is one aspect of football Duck fans don’t really discuss that heavily throughout the off-season, pre-season or even during the season. Going into this season, Oregon is without the services of DE Arik Armstead who was a behemoth on the line and would make great plays when the team needed him. The addition of incoming freshman DE Canton …