Draft Profile: No.2 Arik Armstead

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This piece is part of a project in which Jason and Caleb analyze the top eight Ducks’ prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft. The prospects will be listed in the order in which they are projected to be drafted. Enjoy. Previous Article: No.3 Jake Fisher No 2: Arik Armstead Position: Defensive Line Height: 6’8″ Weight: 290 Overview: I​t should not …

Draft Profile: No. 4 Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

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This piece is part of a project where Jason and Caleb analyze the top eight Ducks prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft. The prospects will be listed in the reverse order in which they are projected to be drafted. Enjoy. Previous Article: No. 5 Hroniss Grasu No. 4: Ifo Ekpre-­Olomu Position: Cornerback Height: 5’9″ Weight: 192 Overview: I​fo Ekpre­-Olomu made …

Draft Profile: No. 7 Erick Dargan

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This piece is part of a project where Jason and Caleb analyze the top eight Ducks prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft. The prospects will be listed in the reverse order in which they’re projected to be drafted. Enjoy. Previous Article: No. 8 Tony Washington  No. 7: Erick Dargan Position: S Height: 5’11” Weight: 210 Overview: Erick Dargan is one …

Don Pellum Expects Perfection; Sees Good Things For Defense

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FishDuck.com sports reporter Ashley Young was at the Ducks spring practice Friday afternoon and caught up with Don Pellum. With spring practices well underway the 2015 Ducks should be coming together as a well-knit unit. Of course, it is hard to determine anything at this point in the season, but Defensive Coordinator Don Pellum is happy with where his revamped …

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 …

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 …

Dynamic Duos: Buckner and ?

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Throughout the history of sports there have been great dynamic duos. Montana and Rice, McNabb and Owens, Jordan and Pippen just to name a few. But on January 13, 2015, Eric Armstead (one the most crucial players on defense last season for the Ducks) declared his intention to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft one year early as a …

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 …

The Ducks Will Return to the College Football Playoff

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In Eugene, there is an unwritten rule that goes something like this: WHEN THE FOOTBALL TEAM LOSES, WE DON’T TALK ABOUT IT…. EVER. I am going to break that rule, and share why I think the loss to Ohio State will go down as one of the most defining moments in Oregon Ducks history. The loss sucked — there really is no other way …

Oregon Spring Football: A Look at the Linebackers

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On Monday — March 30 — Oregon will begin its spring practices and the page officially turned from the greatness that was the 2014 season. There are several key story lines to keep an eye on as the Ducks begin preparation for the new football season. The offense often gets the majority of the accolades, and rightfully so, but the …

Spring Practice One Week Away

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The 2014 season, one of the best in Oregon history, is in the rear view mirror and almost out of sight. One week from today, the future begins, as Head Coach Mark Helfrich and staff embark on their journey into the 2015 college football season. Spring Ball is where players come out of the woodworks. Getting the time to practice with the team, fresh off …

Linebackers Development in Spring Key for 2015 Success

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The Ducks begin spring practice in less than two weeks. As I wrote previously, most of the attention will be on who replaces the greatest player in Oregon history, but the Ducks should be just fine at the quarterback position next season. The position group that needs to make the biggest strides this spring is the linebackers. Last year’s Oregon defense, under …