Robinson Ready to Romp

Lawrence Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The Oregon football team lost three great defenders for the upcoming season in Avery Patterson, Brian Jackson and Terrance Mitchell — but the good news is in the fresher faces. Redshirt freshman Tyree Robinson worked his tail off last year, and he told Yahoo Sports that “it’s time to step up.” With a hole to fill at the safety position, Robinson …

One Goal, One Word: Shutout

Ashley Young FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

The safety: the last line of defense, constantly going in and out of attack mode, able to sift through offensive structures and break them down.  Arguably the position that gives the quarterback the most trouble, due to the safety’s ability to move undetected.  The Oregon Ducks have seen several players come through this position who have had a great impact. Now it’s …

Recruiting Analysis: Ducks Dodge Disaster

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

When news broke that Don Pellum was going to be Oregon’s new defensive coordinator, a number of people asked me how it would affect recruiting.  ”It won’t,” I said, “the thing to watch is whether or not John Neal stays put.”  I was worried, since I knew that Neal really wanted that defensive coordinator position.  How would he react to …

2013 Ten most important players No. 6-10

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Welcome to the first of a two part segment. Now that the Spring game is in the rear-view mirror, what’s the outlook for fall 2013?  Even with a strong group of seniors departing, and several moving on to the NFL, Oregon is re-loading.  I want to show you what’s in store for the coming season.  In this two part article, I will …