The Jake Fisher Effect: Aggressive Oregon Offensive Linemen!

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Offensive tackle Jake Fisher may end up leaving a legacy at Oregon far beyond winning a ton of games; he may have changed the perspective and attitude of the Duck offensive line forever. Tyler Johnstone said it well in a Chris Dufresne article for the LA Times. “He’s not a ‘win-one-for-the Gipper’ guy. He doesn’t give speeches. He’s just a …

Flexibility and Versatility are keys to Oregon Football Success

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Charles Nelson is a perfect picture of what Oregon football represents. Athleticism, strong work ethic and above all a willingness and ability to stretch himself. The sophomore exploded on to the scene as a rookie, showcasing his physical capabilities as he caught 23 passes for five touchdowns, averaging 14.2 yards per catch. Nelson has spent the offseason training with the defense, …

Steve Greatwood: Building Depth and Continuity on Offensive Line

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Jordan Ingram interviewed Oregon Football offensive line coach Steve Greatwood yesterday for FishDuck.com at the University of Oregon’s Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. An offensive line often gets little or no credit for a football team’s success – and with a spread team that scores points in bunches, that underappreciation is even more true. But no group is more paramount to Oregon’s success than the …

Leadership on the Line Not a Concern for the Ducks

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Mike Sweeney of FishDuck.com was at the Hatfield-Dowlin complex on Friday covering week one of spring practice for the Ducks where sophomore offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby expressed his enthusiasm about the upcoming season. The Ducks will be hard pressed to repeat the historic season they had in 2014 considering the changes that are being made to the offensive line as …

Tyler Johnstone Will Lead the Ducks’ Offensive Line in 2015

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Jordan Ingram interviewed Oregon Football offensive lineman Tyler Johnstone yesterday for FishDuck.com at the University of Oregon Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. Last season had its ups and downs for the offensive line. First, there were the injuries: Former Freshman all-American tackle Tyler Johnstone re-tore his ACL in August, then Andre Yruretagoyena and Jake Fisher went down in back-to-back weeks against Michigan State …

Remembering the Offensive Line: A Look towards 2015

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If there was a weakness for the Ducks last year, it was without a doubt, the offensive line. As difficult as it is to say, the line play is the reason we lost the Arizona game, and almost lost against Washington State. But when we got healthy, we were once again the usual explosive offense us Duck fans were used …

Looking Ahead to 2015: Three Reasons Ducks Will Repeat as Pac-12 Champs

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The collective wisdom from popular media seems to be that the Oregon Ducks football team will take a step back in 2015. On January 19, ESPN’s Ted Miller predicted that the South Division will produce the Pac-12 football champion next season. Other recent articles have focused on how Oregon must improve, or adapt, in the post-Marcus Mariota era to repeat …

Taj Just the First of Oregon’s Southeast Steals?

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  Football Recruiting Commitments Saturday’s “Salute the Day” spring game had more than on-field revelations as several recruits made their own headlines.  Long time Oregon target Shane Lemieux (NR/Yakima, WA) verbally committed to Steve Greatwood  & Co. after what was a fantastic weekend visit. “I’ve always thought Oregon was my favorite,” said Lemieux.  ”I sat down with the staff in …

Oregon O-Line: ‘O’ as in ‘Outstanding’

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Call them the Big Uglies, but what happens up front will ensure that college football’s highest octane offense remains a thing of beauty.  With the possible exception of quarterback, nowhere on Oregon’s roster is there more reason for optimism heading into the 2014 season than in the offensive line.  Provided Tyler Johnstone is able to rehab the torn ACL he …

OL Cameron Hunt comes to Eugene

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Steve Francis This past year, the Ducks lost four starting offensive linemen. So naturally, it became crucial to fill those empty spaces. One of those spots will be filled by true freshman Cameron Hunt (though he may not be starting right away). The 6’4”, 265-pound lineman from Corona, Calif., played for one of the best high school teams in the …

Oregon Football Recruiting Manifesto: What Happened in 2012-2013?

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This multi-week series will attempt to take a reasonable, logical and unbiased look at Oregon’s recent recruiting successes and failures while analyzing the program’s recruiting philosophy under Chip Kelly.  The series will then look at how that philosophy already has and may continue to evolve under Mark Helfrich before ending with a detailed breakdown of the author’s ideal recruiting blueprint. …

Oregon Recruiting – 3 Future Commits

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Tier-3: Trevorris Johnson RB Currently committed to TCU, Johnson is set to visit Eugene this weekend.  Expect a commitment shortly thereafter.  In Oregon’s search for a third back, some high profile options have chosen to go elsewhere, leaving the coaches with few remaining options.  While Johnson isn’t considered an “elite” recruit, his film shows a player who has the tools to be successful at …