Success Comes From the O-Line

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It’s time for people to start attributing the success of the Ducks to the big guys on the offensive line. Last year, all of the success that Marcus Mariota had was due to the protection his offensive line was giving him. With a new quarterback to replace Mariota, and a running back tandem that rivals the best in the country, the offensive line …

Jeff Lockie Ready to Seize Opportunity

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In an interview for FishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon quarterback Jeff Lockie at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene. The Oregon Ducks’ Spring practices into there second week, and while the players are happy to be back on the gridiron, Mark Helfrich and his coaching staff understand that things will look a lot different next year. Marcus Mariota‘s run in …

Bucs’ Held Private Workout With Mariota

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“The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the clock!” These are the words we will be hearing nearly in a month at the 2015 NFL Draft held in Chicago, IL. There has been wide speculation regarding who the Buccaneers will take with the first overall pick. Multiple mock drafts completed by ESPN and NFL analysts have been released constantly making most …

Alex Ofodile Could Fly High With Ducks

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Duck fans love their Ducks no matter how we can see them, but we are especially fond of football and as week two of spring practice has begun there are plenty of storylines to get excited about. Charles Nelson has made the transition from wide receiver to defensive back in order to bring some speed and power to a defense …

Coach Helfrich: Week 2 Spring Practice Update

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The Oregon Ducks football team resumed spring practices today after a long holiday weekend. During Oregon’s second week of spring practices, Head Coach Mark Helfrich said the team overall had a ”sluggish” start but finished stronger. Here are some key takeaways from Helfrich’s overall assessment following Monday’s practice. 1. Big Play VA and the Oregon QBs Vernon Adams, Jr. was spotted in Eugene today at …

Scott Frost: It’s a New Day for Oregon Football

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With the challenge of replacing of dynamic offensive starters such as Marcus Mariota, Hronis Grassu, and Jake Fisher, offensive coordinator Scott Frost has plenty on his mind going into spring practice. Our reporters met up with Frost at Oregon’s spring practice to pick the former national championship quarterback’s brain. Naturally, the quarterback battle was brought up. “It’s a new day for …

Ducks Pick up Commitment from 3-Star Lineman

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  Offensive lineman are used to getting little notoriety. It comes with the territory. Yesterday, the Ducks picked up a verbal commitment from 3-star offensive lineman Jacob Capra adding him to the long list of under-the-radar recruits who have developed into elite line talent for the Ducks. Capra, 6’5″, 265 pounds, committed Oregon on Thursday, after receiving offers from Washington, Washington State, …

Royce Freeman: “I’m Ready to Get Back at it And Play Some Football”

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In an interview for FishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon running back Royce Freeman at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. Strap on your football helmets and lace your cleats because spring has officially arrived. The Ducks returned to the practice field on Tuesday and the men in green and yellow were excited to be back on the football field; Wednesday morning marked …

Denver Broncos: Draft Interest in Ifo-Ekpre Olomu, Ducks

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Former Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu continues his road to recovery after suffering a torn ACL just weeks before the CFB Playoff National Championship game. While the three-time All-Pac-12 cornerback has missed opportunities to perform at the 2015 NFL Combine and Oregon’s Pro Day, his talents have not gone unnoticed and his stock continues to rise amongst NFL scouts and draft analysts. @ifo14 pic.twitter.com/d1fFjze1kr — Brennon (@BDethlefs6) …

2015 Could be One of the Youngest Duck Teams Ever

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It’s no secret to anyone involved with the Oregon Ducks football program that this year the team saw a particularly large amount of turnover. Seniors Erick Dargan, Derrick Malone, Tony Washington, Troy Hill, Ifo-Ekpre-Olomu, Hroniss Grasu, Keanon Lowe, Hamani Stevens, and Jake Fisher all played integral roles in the Ducks run in the 2014 season. But of course the real …

Birds of a Northwestern Feather …

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With the blockbuster NFL trade between the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks to swap Jimmy Graham for Max Unger and a 3rd round pick, Pete Carroll has to be wondering who he will put in to replace his Duck alumni at center. While it does appear that the ‘Hawks are likely to sign a veteran center to step in, there is …

Grasu Reflects on Training, Progress, and NFL Draft at Oregon Pro Day

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On Thursday March 12th, more than 50 NFL coaches, scouts, and general managers gathered at the Moshofsky Center in Eugene, OR, for Oregon’s pro day. The biggest prospect that had teams within the top ten of the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft was dual-threat quarterback Marcus Mariota, who essentially took most of his snaps under center from C Hroniss Grasu. Both were an …