Duck Football Poised to Fly Higher

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out It was just a year ago that many fans were crying “now or never” for Duck football. After all, it was going to be the last year for Marcus Mariota, Hroniss Grasu, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Arik Armstead, Erik Dargan, Tony Washington … and the list goes on. “Now” didn’t quite happen, but in the aftermath, it hardly seems …

An Oregon Ducks Dynasty in the Making

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Dynasties are defined by long-term success and longevity. Programs at Alabama and Ohio State have defined what it’s like to have success, displaying the ability to adapt to new challenges every year. Right now, whether fans realize it or not, the University of Oregon Ducks’ football team is on the cusp of greatness. Molded by seven 10-win seasons in a row, Pac-12 dominance, and big-game wins; …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Leads the Pack to Secure Youngquist’s Talents

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News Linebackers headman, Erik Chinander, is rapidly becoming one of the Pac-12’s more formidable recruiters. The second-year coach has found his niche among the nation’s elite defenders. Last week, outside backer Bryce Youngquist (4-Star/Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rivlas250) indicated his program decision may come sooner than expected as Oregon continues to fill its depth chart of the future. A longtime target, Youngquist has gone …

In Defense of the Ducks Defense

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In the immediate aftermath of the systematic dismantling of the Oregon Ducks by the Ohio State Buckeyes in last year’s inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship Game, fans and analysts were left wondering: what’s next for this Duck program? ESPN’s KC Joyner published an article in the days following the title game debacle outlining exactly how the team was positioned heading …

Don Pellum: College Football’s Best-Dressed Genius

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In my last article I discussed all that Gary Campbell has done for the Oregon Duck program and his impressive collection of game-day suits. Even though his collection of suits is impressive, he may not even be the best dressed coach at Oregon. There is one man who can challenge him for college football’s best dressed coach and that is Don …

Recruiting Update: Local Linebacker Oregon Bound?

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News The epicenter of prep football resides in Beaverton for the next week, seeing several key preps with Oregon ties showcasing their skills on a national stage. Not far from his own stomping grounds, vaunted local linebacker Lamar Winston (4-Star/Portland, Ore./Rivals250) will make the quick trip to Nike headquarters for what promises to be an exhibition of his under-the-radar prowess …

Pellum Looking to Hit Warp Speed on Defense

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The Oregon Ducks defense last season was very inconsistent, both dominating opponents and being dominated by opponents. The most obvious example is the juxtaposition between Oregon’s destruction of Jameis Winston and FSU and their own destruction at the hands of Ohio State. While the defense didn’t always play up to their potential, they did pretty well most of the year, …

1994 — Ducks Renaissance Remembered

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Duck Family Day is a new feature for every Saturday where Oregon fans share their stories of . . . being Oregon fans! Email charles@fishduck.com to share your experiences of you and your family and what it means to be a Duck fan. Cheryl Hudson (below) is an editor/writer for FishDuck.com and is extremely passionate about our beloved Ducks, the same as …

Ducks Defensive Line Ready to Push Back

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Just as every fight starts on the feet, every play in football starts on the line of scrimmage. The outcome of every play is determined by the “big uglies” up front. Nothing was more evident about the above theory than the College Football Championship game against Ohio State. An article I wrote in the days leading up to the game titled The National Championship …

Recruiting Update: Dylan Ennis Gets Oregon Into Championship Conversation

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Basketball Recruiting Transfers A little less than a week ago, head coach Dana Altman worked his transfer magic yet again with the addition of former Villanova point guard, Dylan Ennis (Transfer/Brampton, Ontario). “The visit went really great,” said Ennis. “It was great to see the campus and the program.” While certainly heralded, Ennis may provide the greatest asset a young Oregon team needs …

Recruiting Update: Linebackers on the Rise

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Football Recruiting News A freshly decommitted prep, Langi Tuifua (3-Star/South Jordan, Utah), is one of the most sought after recruits in the 2017 class. Almost immediately after reopening his commitment, the 6’3, 205 lb. linebacker found Oregon at his doorstep. “The coaches were surprisingly not what I thought they were going to be,” said Tuifua. “They were so much more …

Don Pellum is Excited for the Spring Game and NFL Draft

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In an interview forFishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon’s defensive coordinator Don Pellum at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene. The Ducks’ defensive coordinator was full of joy and excitement after Oregon completed its final Spring practice on Wednesday morning. The longtime coach also expressed a great deal of enthusiasm when asked if his players are ready to strap on …