DeForest Buckner: Defensive Stalwart

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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 defensive lineman DeForest Buckner talked about his rehabilitation process. It’ll be a long spring for Buckner, the Oregon D-lineman who had arthroscopic surgery performed on his knee over the summer. The crutches have been stowed in the closet, but he’s …

2015 Could be One of the Youngest Duck Teams Ever

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It’s no secret to anyone involved with the Oregon Ducks football program that this year the team saw a particularly large amount of turnover. Seniors Erick Dargan, Derrick Malone, Tony Washington, Troy Hill, Ifo-Ekpre-Olomu, Hroniss Grasu, Keanon Lowe, Hamani Stevens, and Jake Fisher all played integral roles in the Ducks run in the 2014 season. But of course the real …

Oregon Freshmen Ready To Shine In 2015

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It’s no secret that the Ducks have lost an abundance of talent following their national title run last season. Quarterback, the offensive and defensive lines, and the secondary were all hit with key departures this offseason. But Oregon doesn’t have to rebuild anymore. The Ducks can reload. Reload they have. After Arik Armstead declared early for the NFL draft, Oregon …

Downsized Defense Ready To Break Out In 2015

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Spring practices are due to start at the end of the month and second year defensive coordinator Don Pellum can’t wait to get to work with his defense. Despite the loss of some major talent to the NFL draft Pellum sees veterans in the locker room ready to pick up where they left off last season. According to Chantel Jennings …

Who’s Going To Emerge in the Ducks Secondary Next Year?

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Spring practices highlight several key aspects that every team looks forward to. For the Ducks, when this time comes around, they will be replacing pivotal positions that were filled by players who are either off to the NFL or continuing their football career elsewhere. This will allow current players on the football team to prove to their coaches and fellow …

Ducks and Warriors Set To Play 3-Game Series starting in 2020

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Here’s a quick trivia question for all you Oregon or college football fans: When was the last time Oregon and Hawaii squared off with one another? It was all the way back in 1994. Over the upcoming decade, the Ducks and Rainbow Warriors will face off in a exhilarating triple-header. Starting in 2020, in Eugene, and will meet there once again in …

Don Pellum Building a Dominant Ducks Defense

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When you look at the Oregon football team what do you see? You see the uniforms and the high-speed offense; you see the flash. You don’t see what defensive coordinator Don Pellum sees; you probably don’t pay much attention to the defensive side of the ball at all. The Ducks operate a bend-but-don’t-break defensive scheme. If the offense is operating …

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 …

It’s Time to Hand out Report Cards: 2015 Recruiting Class, You are Up

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the speculation is over. We know exactly who will be wearing green and yellow next season, and we know this recruiting class is good. While judging an overall recruiting class by looking at individual player ranking is great, one must also take into consideration team needs, and whether the coaches addressed those needs with solid recruits. With this in …

Oregon Will Win National Football Crown

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Though some firmly deny it and others don’t dare to hope it, it’s just a matter of time. The Oregon Ducks will win a national football championship, more likely sooner than later. But first, a matter that is just a tiny bit off the subject. I received some news this weekend that can only be classified as …

Defensive Big Birds Fill Out Oregon’s 2015 Recruiting Class

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The myth that Oregon is small and can’t hang with the “big boys” is so tired, it needs a dirt nap. Throughout the 2014 season, the Ducks stood toe-to-toe with elite teams from across the country and were nearly perfect in the win column, producing a magical year that earned them a Rose Bowl victory, a Heisman trophy winner, and a second place …

National Signing Day: Oregon Finishes with 16th-Best Class

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According to the oregon.247sports.com recruiting rankings, Oregon finished 16th overall in this year’s recruiting war. The spot is good for third in the Pac-12, behind No. 2 USC, and No. 7 UCLA. For a full list of rankings, click here. To sum things up, Oregon nailed a very good recruiting class. Based on history, the Ducks usually build a strong recruiting class, but …