Oregon Senior Erick Dargan Talks National Championship

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com from the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Oregon. As Oregon’s veteran defensive back and dynamic playmaker, senior Erick Dargan‘s career as an Oregon Duck began in 2011 with a chance for a national title under former Oregon coach Chip Kelly. Now the talented playmaker will bookend his impressive football pilgrimage with another shot at a title as the Ducks prepare for …

Thursday Reaction: Ducks Appear Unstoppable

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Score, force a turnover, repeat. That seemed to be the game plan in what was perhaps the most exciting, yet simultaneously shocking, half of football I’ve ever seen in my young life. The Ducks steamrolled Florida State, utilizing a second half where Oregon scored 34 unanswered points and FSU turned the ball over on five of six straight drives. It was …

Rose Bowl Presser: Oregon Defense Speaks to Helfrich’s Impact on Team

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The Ducks began a series of interviews and press conferences this morning at the L.A. Downtown Hotel in anticipation for the Rose Bowl semi-final game against Florida State. In a video interview posted by Comcast SportNet, defensive coordinator Don Pellum, senior outside linebacker Tony Washington, and senior safety Erick Dargan all spoke to Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich’s “Men of Oregon” philosophy …

While Offense Makes Headlines, Defense Wins Championships

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This year’s Rose Bowl is a momentous occasion for everyone involved. The teams are fighting in the inaugural College Football Playoff, FSU is attempting to keep a 29-game winning streak alive and defend a national title, and the Ducks are fighting for their first national title in school history. Naturally much of the burden and attention is falling onto the …

Oregon’s Top 5 Key Players in 2014 Season

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Everyday that goes by puts us one day closer to the Rose Bowl on January 1st, quite possibly the biggest game of the season not only for us but also for many of our Ducks’ careers. The team is taking the field in normal practice schedules just as they have done before every game this season but they are working …

Why Turnovers Will Make the Difference Against FSU

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All-American cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu gave his praise to Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston this week, telling reporters, “There’s a lot of Pac-12 quarterbacks that are really smart, but the difference between [Winston] and them is he’s able to throw it into those small windows.” Ekpre-Olomu’s respect is well placed as he has witnessed the threat Winston poses to opposing defenses. …

This Duck Defense Can Fly, Too!

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Now that the regular season is over and Ducks fans are more than happy with the result, we look back on an incredible season. Heading into the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day, and one of the most anticipated match-ups in modern history, what more can a Ducks fan want? This year’s Heisman-to-be, and last year’s Heisman will battle it …

Ducks to Face FSU in Rose Bowl

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It’s official, fan friends! Oregon has locked down their spot in the College Football Playoffs and will be playing Florida State in the Rose Bowl on January 1. In this playoff our Ducks (12-1) are are ranked No. 2 and the Seminoles (13-0) are ranked No. 3. Florida State is undefeated and the only team in this playoff rack to …

Sunday Reaction: Ducks Look Like Championship Material

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A group of my friends and myself sat, heads low, watching as the final seconds ticked off the first quarter. Marcus Mariota looked off, Byron Marshall couldn’t secure a catch, and consequently, the Ducks had settled for field goals on their first two drives. I looked to my friend of thirteen years and without saying a word I knew we …

Oregon Playing With a Full Deck

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The Oregon Ducks have arrived at the Pac-12 Championship proving ground. Again. The time has come for them to finish what they started. They are now looking for their first conference championship under head coach Mark Helfrich and have earned the right to represent the Pac-12 North division in the final conference matchup against Arizona tonight. As we anticipate the Pac-12’s marquee …

Recruiting Update: Heart of the Midwest

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Football Recruiting News Oregon’s seventh straight win over “little brother” (47-19) punctuated a regular season built on revelation. Along the recruiting trail, defensive coach John Neal is looking far and wide to counter the reality of losing cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and safety Erick Dargan. Neal currently boasts three secondary commitments in P.J. Locke (3-Star/Beaumont, TX), Jihree Stewart (3-Star/Corona, CA), and Dylan …

Dargan Talks Competition Among DBs

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Football is a tough sport; there’s no getting around it. Physically it’s taxing, mentally it’s brutal and emotionally it can be a roller coaster. It’s common for players to look for some sense of release from the stress of the average day. When I talked to Erick Dargan at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex today in an interview for FishDuck.com, the senior safety …