Secondary Education: Oregon Defensive Backs

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For the better part of the last decade, Oregon has been a veritable clearinghouse for NFL-caliber defensive backs. The likes of Jarius Byrd, T.J. Ward, Walter Thurmond III, Patrick Chung, Eddie Pleasant, and more recently, John Boyett, are all former Ducks now cashing checks from teams in the NFL.  Assistant Coach John Neal gets kudos for recruiting defensive backs extremely …

5 Things the College Football World Missed Last Saturday

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Craig Strobeck With the Ducks enjoying extra preparation before next week’s Cardinalgeddon in Palo Alto, outside of a wild Northwestern vs Nebraska finish, the college football slate was fairly blasé.  What more could one expect on a Duckless football Saturday than listless, unsatisfying competition?  Here’s what November 2nd was really missing: 1. The Most Interesting Quarterback In The World — …

Aliotti’s Zone Coverages Keep Wildcats’ Pass Game in the Kitty Carrier

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In the Fiesta Bowl, even though the Ducks began closing down the running game in the first half, Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein piled up short completions to his receivers, most notably former Duck Chris Harper.  As the Cats converted first downs via short completions again and again in the first half, I could almost hear the collective groan from Duck fans: …