It’s Time to Learn the Name Arrion Springs

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Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is gone. Troy Hill is gone. The cornerback position is as wide-open as it’s ever been, and the Ducks are in desperate need of someone to step up. Enter Arrion Springs. Springs, a sophomore from San Antonio, Texas, was the top Duck recruit just two years ago. His grade even surpassed that of Royce Freeman, a now plausible …

Three Impactful Ducks for 2015 Football

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With the 2014-2015 football season in the books, Oregon football has begun its 2015-2016 campaign by gearing up for spring practices — training players to be in championship-caliber form. Important players such as OT Jake Fisher and CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu’s departure from Oregon will be noticeable on the field next season, as they were the leaders of the team. All in all, if the …

5 Areas in Need of Change for 2015 Ducks Football Season

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It is no secret to anyone that the Oregon Ducks had a memorable season with many different successes both as a program and for individual players. Although it is sad that it had to come to an end with a brutal loss to Ohio State in the National Championship Game, the Ducks should be considered a threat in college football …

Young Ducks With A Chance To Fly

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The loss of All-Amercan cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu on Tuesday was a blow to the morale of a Ducks team that was beginning to get healthy after an injury-riddled season. While losing this top defender and emotional leader of the secondary, as Tyson Alger of The Oregonian called him, the Ducks have the chance to put their young players to a …

A Duckling Profile: Arrion Springs to Life in the Fall

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True freshman Arrion Springs may not start this year, but expect him to rise to prominence early in his collegiate career. The Oregon secondary not only lost three starters this season, but also standouts Brian Jackson and Avery Patterson. So the spot across from All-American defensive back, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, is wide open. Ironically enough, the Ducks landed four-star recruit Springs who shares a very similar …

Recruiting Update: All Eyes on Murray

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  Football Recruiting News Swirling rumors will finally be put to rest as the nation’s top dual-threat quarterback, Kyler Murray (4-Star/Allen, TX/Rivals100), will announce his program decision later today. The southwest phenom accounted for 57 touchdowns during his junior season and will attempt to lead his team to their third-straight state title this coming year. While only 5-foot-11, 175 lbs., …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Wild Week Awaits

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With less than a week left before national signing day, there are plenty of questions surrounding Oregon’s 2014 recruiting class.  The only guarantee is that the next seven days will be eventful, one way or another.  There are also seven names to keep an eye on during that time:  DT Trey Lealaimatafao, DT Rika Levi, DT Ratu Mafileo, S Matrell …

Recruiting Update: Ducks Impress “Honey Nut Berrios”

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Kevin Cline Football Recruiting Visits Oregon’s 66-3 showcase victory over the visiting “whatevers” proved equally decisive on the recruiting front. Cornerback Arrion Springs (4-Star/San Antonio, TX/Rivals250) and linebacker Tui Talia (4-Star/Pleasant Hill, CA) joined Oregon’s Big Board.  Offensive lineman Sam Jones (3-Star/Highlands Ranch, CO) and hybrid wide receiver Braxton Berrios (4-Star/Raleigh, NC) were in the Autzen stands, Saturday, in what could be …

Recruiting Update: Magnificent Seven pull an “Andrew Jackson” in New Orleans

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Football Recruiting News Much like the general of yesteryear, Helfrich’s magnificent seven are running roughshod through the deep south.  Highly touted safety Mattrell McGraw (NR/River Ridge, LA) received an Oregon offer and will be visiting Eugene later in the spring season.  “This offer definitely puts (the Ducks) high on my list,” said McGraw.  “If the visit goes well then I …