Oregon Football Success is by Committee

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We have all heard it from coaches and players at some point: “If everyone just does his assignment, the team will succeed.” Despite the understanding that football is a team game, fans still have their favorite or preferred individual players. In a sense the coaches pick favorites as well, because at some point they have to name the starters. Essentially, …

Chris Seisay Feels Confident About Growth of DB Squad

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The departure of key veteran DBs such as Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Troy Hill have been making Duck fans wonder how next year’s DB group will perform. During spring ball, we learned that the Oregon coaching staff decided to switch up true sophomore Charles Nelson‘s role from RB to DB to bring more competition to the squad. This boost of attention in …

Charles Nelson Finding His Comfort Zone on Defense

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Ashley Young of FishDuck.com caught up with Charles Nelson yesterday at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex following football spring practice. Nelson’s transition to the defense lit a spark of conversation about the capabilities of the overall Ducks’ defense forecasted for 2015. An incredible athlete that made his presence felt downfield on offense and special teams last year, Nelson is now learning how to break …

2015 Could be the Best Ducks Defense in Years

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Last year Oregon’s defense was characterized by a bend not break mentality, allowing a ton of yards but keeping their opponent out of the end zone. It worked, evident by their 13-2 record, but it wasn’t perfect. After the departure of six starters on defense, Oregon is now in a peculiar position. To some, 2015 might seem like a scary …

Pellum Talks Defense Pros and Cons

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On a sunny morning in Eugene, Defensive Coordinator Don  Pellum watched the first day of scrimmage in a  black sweat jumpsuit and a pair of shades. He walked up to the media swarm, and put on a Hollywood-sized smile. “How is everybody today? Wonderful.” In Pellum’s first full season as the defensive coordinator, the Ducks were able to reach the National Championship, not …

Back to Bralon

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Let’s take a trip back in time to the offseason of our previous football season. Our receiving corps was a bigger question mark than the quarterback battle is now. Starters Josh Huff and De’Anthony Thomas left for the NFL draft, Daryle Hawkins graduated, and Tight End Colt Lyerla had parted ways with the Ducks. In the midst of all this, there …

Ducks Land Big Time Defensive Back

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It’s been an exciting week for Oregon Duck fans. Spring practice is now in full force, the guys are looking good, and recruiting is on point. With the latest announcement, via OregonLive.com,  (by Andrew Nemec) 4-star class of 2016 defensive back Troy Warner has committed to play for the Ducks, things keep rolling on. Hailing from San Marcos, Calif., and attending Mission …

Catching Up With Wide Receivers Coach Matt Lubick

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Omar Garibay-Diaz, sports writer/reporter for FishDuck.com, had an opportunity to talk with WR coach, Matt Lubick, about the recent activity occurring in spring drills and what the coaches are expecting of their players moving forward. Lubick was asked whether any individual, within the WR squad, has been demonstrating themselves as a possible leader going forward into the 2015-2016 season. He …

New Return Men for the Ducks?

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With spring practice starting, players will get a chance to knock the cobwebs off when it comes to playing their positions. Some players, however, will also get a chance to see how they perform in different roles on both sides of the ball. One position in particular is a big deal for Duck football, and that is being a return man …

Charles Nelson Comfortable With “New Beginnings”

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. Last season, a freshman became well known in Eugene for his explosive offensive and special teams contributions on the football field, seamlessly transitioning into the Oregon Ducks potent offense. Now, Charles Nelson will change his role entirely. The Ducks’ coaching staff announced that Nelson would be making the switch from receiver to cornerback for the upcoming 2015-16 football season, marking the …

It’s Time to Learn the Name Arrion Springs

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Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is gone. Troy Hill is gone. The cornerback position is as wide-open as it’s ever been, and the Ducks are in desperate need of someone to step up. Enter Arrion Springs. Springs, a sophomore from San Antonio, Texas, was the top Duck recruit just two years ago. His grade even surpassed that of Royce Freeman, a now plausible …

Charles Nelson Switching Positions

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What was perceived as an inevitable move has been confirmed. Dynamic wide receiver Charles Nelson, has been listed as a defensive back heading into Spring Practice, per a University of Oregon news release. The news is not shocking, though some people might question why Mark Helfrich and staff made the decision to move such a good wide receiver. With the amount of talent that the …