Ducks Lose Yet Another Veteran

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This offseason has provided a few storylines for Oregon Ducks fans to watch. With Marcus Mariota pressing for a No.1 pick in April’s NFL Draft, to Vernon Adams Jr. transferring from Eastern Washington, the drama has been plentiful. One of the tougher storylines to follow, however, is the amount of veteran players the Ducks lost this offseason. Yesterday, senior wide receiver B.J. Kelley made the decision to not return to …

Chance Allen to Transfer

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Though it hasn’t been confirmed by either university, several sources report that Oregon wide receiver Chance Allen will be transferring to the University of Houston. Allen, a 6’2″ redshirt sophomore, didn’t make a catch for the Ducks last season. A man claiming to be Allen’s uncle posted on Twitter that Allen would be transferring to the University of Houston to be closer …

Now or Never: How Next Season Will Decide the Fate of Certain Ducks

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When a new class of freshmen arrives to a football program, it’s always a mixed bag. Players of all positions gather from different high schools or junior colleges, states and backgrounds, to come together as teammates. Some are prized recruits coming in from premier high school programs; some are lesser-known players that the coaches hope are diamonds in the rough. …

Duck Receivers Are No Passing Fancy

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Mike Bellotti raised a lot of eyebrows in 2007 with the relatively uninspiring, no-name hire of someone named Chip Kelly out of Division IAA New Hampshire.  Result: Oregon has been among the nation’s leaders in rushing since. During that span, perfecting the zone read has not only turned quarterbacks into de facto running backs, but it has made talented running backs even …

NFL goal helps Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown push past tragedies

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When Pharaoh Brown called his mother on graduation day, he sounded calm. Jeannetta Smith assumed her son was pulling another prank, but this one angered her. “This is not how you play,” Smith said. Brown wasn’t joking. His friend, Fred Zuber, had drowned hours earlier. He sounded calm because he was in shock. Brown, Zuber and three […]

Recruiting Update: Late Push Yielding Early Results in 2014?

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Kevin Cline Football Recruiting Visits Entering the twilight of the 2014 recruiting cycle, Oregon has made no bones about an unshakable desire to keep their tabbed recruits.  Now in mid-December, Oregon’s list of commits sits at 15 with several “still at-large” preps shoring up the final stages of their recruitment. This past weekend, longtime Oregon defensive back target Mattrell McGraw …

Duck Football 6-Pack: Oregon’s BIG receivers

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Photos courtesy of Kevin Cline In most of the close games and eventual losses during the Chip Kelly era, a common theme seemed to surface consistently.  An opposing team that was able to slow the run game enough force the Ducks to throw would sometimes find that Oregon couldn’t. The 2012 game against Stanford aside, we saw opposing teams like …

Spring Game Coaching Surprises

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Coaching surprises in the Spring Game?  Besides the obvious of Mark Helfrich in charge, and more passes than usual – what is new that was unexpected?  This unforeseen development is one I anticipated observing in the fall during our games, and did not expect to see it so soon.  While it does not come directly from head coach Helfrich, we can …

Spring Game: Things I am Looking Forward To

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Courtesy of Kevin Cline Photography It is almost upon us, folks.  Finally, we get to experience a little dose of what we all love so much, to get us through the next 4 months.  The Oregon Ducks spring football game is this Saturday at 11 am.  I will most definitely be in attendance to show my love and to check …

Receiving Corps Thinning, Opportunities Rising

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When the news arrived Friday that Dwayne Stanford, the lanky, 6’5″ true sophomore receiver, was going under the knife to fix a potentially serious knee injury, panic began to spread amongst the Oregon faithful.  With Mark Helfrich now leading the charge, it’s expected that the Ducks could be looking to the air more this season, which will require the receivers to …

Meet Your New Ducks: Take A “Chance” On Me

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Chance Allen, alongside his hometown buddy Bralon Addison, committed to Oregon on National Signing Day back in 2012.  He comes to us from Missouri City, Texas, where he was the star athlete for Fort Bend Elkins High Schoo; participating in football, basketball, and track.  He really burst onto the national recruiting scene throughout his senior season and earned a 3-star …