Duck Secondary: Draft Edition

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Erick Dargan SS Dargan went from being a small part of the Ducks defense to leading the team in interceptions with seven. Although Dargan had a stellar year and was a crucial part of the Ducks making the National Championship, apparently – to some — that wasn’t enough, as he was snubbed from the 2015 NFL Combine. Dargan is seen by many …

Big Shoes to Fill, But Not the Ones You’re Thinking

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Nationally, all minds have focused on Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota and who will fill his giant, humble shoes. My mind is elsewhere, namely, on the Oregon Ducks defense. The Ducks offense would not be The Duck Offense if it weren’t for the guys on the field the most. Our defense held big, bad Michigan State to 27 points, powerhouse Stanford to 16 points, and flashy Utah to 27 …

Five Reasons Our Ducks Will Dominate the Buckeyes

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Fans, we are six days away from the biggest game of our season and our Ducks are the talk of the town… everywhere. We will face the Ohio State Buckeyes, who defeated Alabama in the Sugar Bowl to advance to the title game. I watched the Ohio State game and give them props as they played a good game. I have heard …

Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu’s NFL Draft Analysis

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The NFL always needs good cornerbacks. Oregon senior Ifo Ekpre-Olomu should keep this fact in mind as the All-American corner begins the road to recovery after tearing his ACL at practice, abruptly ending an otherwise fantastic career with the Ducks. So, what are NFL draft analysts saying about the Ducks’ cornerback from Chino Hills, CA? According to CBS Sports analysts Dane Brugler and Rob Rang, it’s Ekpre-Olomu’s body-type, instincts, and willingness to provide support …

Ekpre-Olomu Video Thanks Oregon Fans

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There is good news and bad news involving our 2014 Oregon Duck football team. The good news is the Ducks are going to the Rose Bowl to play Florida State in the College Football Playoff semi-final game. The bad news? The Ducks will have to play the postseason without All-American cornerback, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Earlier this week, Ekpre-Olomu suffered a torn ACL in practice …

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 …

Breaking News: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Suffers Major Knee Injury

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There is no official word yet from the University of Oregon’s Athletic Department, but the Ducks will likely be without their best defensive player when they play Florida State in Rose Bowl. According to sources, All-American cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu suffered a major knee injury at practice yesterday. According to @Rand_Getlin #Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu suffered what appeared to be a torn …

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 …

Oregon 51, Utah 27: Ducks Defense, Mariota Seal Tough Win in Salt Lake

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Going into tonight’s game against the 17th-ranked Utah Utes, Coach Mark Helfrich and his team knew they were in for a battle. Utah didn’t disappoint, battling toe to toe with the No. 4 Ducks into the early stages of the fourth quarter, when Oregon, as it does so often, stepped on the gas pedal and left the home team in …