Duckling Profile: Austin Maloata Developing as Role Expands

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While Duck fans know Oregon football for its high-powered, speed-kills offense, they also know the Ducks have a nagging need to get bigger and faster on defense. Enter Austin Maloata, a true sophomore defensive lineman looking to move up the depth chart this season. While he didn’t play much his freshman season, Duck fans should look out for his intimidating 300-pound frame, topped with …

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 …

Dynamic Duos: Buckner and ?

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Throughout the history of sports there have been great dynamic duos. Montana and Rice, McNabb and Owens, Jordan and Pippen just to name a few. But on January 13, 2015, Eric Armstead (one the most crucial players on defense last season for the Ducks) declared his intention to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft one year early as a …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Grading the Class

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National LOI signing day is a lot like Christmas for those of us who follow recruiting. A few of us have rich parents and expect the world, while others come from blue collar families.  All of us wake up early and wait in agony for mom and dad to come downstairs so that we can start opening presents.  Sometimes, we …

Recruiting Update: JuJu to add to Eugene Brew?

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Football Recruiting News It’s here. National Signing Day.  The stakes couldn’t be any higher for Oregon as it enters one of the most pivotal phases in program history.  Chip Kelly is now fully in the rear-view mirror in the minds of recruits.  How will head man Mark Helfrich fare on the final day of his first full recruiting cycle? Oregon …