Eddie Pleasant: Formerly Undrafted Safety Finds Home in Houston

Caleb Couturie Editorials 0 Comments

This is a slightly shorter version of a full interview conducted with Eddie Pleasant. To read the full story, please visit Game On’s blog. Nothing came easy for Eddie Pleasant. The former Oregon Duck spent the first six years of his life growing up in Compton, one of Los Angeles’ toughest ghettos. But when Pleasant discovered his talent in football, he decided …

Recruiting Analysis: Ducks Dodge Disaster

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

When news broke that Don Pellum was going to be Oregon’s new defensive coordinator, a number of people asked me how it would affect recruiting.  ”It won’t,” I said, “the thing to watch is whether or not John Neal stays put.”  I was worried, since I knew that Neal really wanted that defensive coordinator position.  How would he react to …

Oregon Can’t Put Players Into the NFL? Ducks in the Super Bowl

Brandon Gruber FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

College programs love to negatively recruit regarding Oregon and how “they don’t put players into the NFL.”  But even a power outage couldn’t keep this Super Bowl full of Ducks from participating in possibly the greatest Super Bowl in NFL history.  In a 34-31 Ravens victory over the Niners, Duck fans probably had mixed feelings on which team they wanted …