Steve Greatwood: Building Depth and Continuity on Offensive Line

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Jordan Ingram interviewed Oregon Football offensive line coach Steve Greatwood yesterday for FishDuck.com at the University of Oregon’s Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. An offensive line often gets little or no credit for a football team’s success – and with a spread team that scores points in bunches, that underappreciation is even more true. But no group is more paramount to Oregon’s success than the …

Time for Lockie to Fly

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Jordan Ingram interviewed Oregon Football’s Jeff Lockie for FishDuck.com at the University of Oregon’s Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. As Oregon fans and the rest of the country continue to watch Marcus Mariota breeze through the draft process, the reality of him not coming back is finally here. On Wednesday, the Ducks began their second spring practice without Mariota, but a familiar face was there …

Tyler Johnstone Will Lead the Ducks’ Offensive Line in 2015

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Jordan Ingram interviewed Oregon Football offensive lineman Tyler Johnstone yesterday for FishDuck.com at the University of Oregon Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. Last season had its ups and downs for the offensive line. First, there were the injuries: Former Freshman all-American tackle Tyler Johnstone re-tore his ACL in August, then Andre Yruretagoyena and Jake Fisher went down in back-to-back weeks against Michigan State …

Remembering the Offensive Line: A Look towards 2015

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If there was a weakness for the Ducks last year, it was without a doubt, the offensive line. As difficult as it is to say, the line play is the reason we lost the Arizona game, and almost lost against Washington State. But when we got healthy, we were once again the usual explosive offense us Duck fans were used …

Helfrich Explains: A Clockwork Oregon Line

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com from the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex Sunday night about the Coach Mark Helfrich press conference. All season, questions have swirled around Oregon’s offensive line, but with the loss of veteran center senior Hroniss Grasu, growing concerns were cast asunder with yet another tight knit performance from Oregon’s heavyweights. In his press conference, head coach Mark Helfrich spoke to the challenges and resiliency …

What We Learned: 11 Newbs Critical to the Ducks’ Championship Run

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Through three glorious weeks of college football, teams across the country have had their depth tested. Look to the east and observe a USC defensive line run over by a mediocre Boston College team in a below-average ACC conference. Look to the south and see a backup quarterback carried off the field heroically on teammates’ shoulders after managing a shaky …

Jake Pisarcik: The “High School Football ‘Rocky'”

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You may recognize this six-foot-four, 278-pound redshirt freshman’s surname if you’re an avid Eagles and/or Giants fan. NFL quarterback Joe Pisarcik’s – most infamously known for “The Miracle at the Meadowland” (if you’re on the Eagles’ side) — youngest son is this relatively unknown recruit. Jake Pisarcik wasn’t a guy on a lot of college radars. Sure, he attended camps and sent in …

Meet Your New Ducks: The Big Uglies Up Front

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The Ducks are chock full of offensive linemen entering the latter half of their careers.  They are nowhere near in trouble of having extra bodies to plug in should a couple of starters go down next year; however, picking up some OL recruits is great for our offense given the constant rotation OL coach Steve Greatwood has in games.  Upwards of …

Recruiting Update: Kelly to steal from Kiffin?

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Football Recruiting Offers/Visits During an official visit last weekend, top JUCO dual-threat passer Tanner McEvoy (4-Star/Oradell, NJ) received an offer to bolster Oregon’s quarterback depth. While not currently willing to commit, the Ducks appear to be the frontrunner to land the versatile southwest-based signal caller. With his stock rising and current quarterback Bryan Bennett’s possible switch to defense, expect a decision …

Recruiting Update: Yes Oregon, There is a Sant…errr… Danny Mattingly

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Football Recruiting Commitments Christmas came early for Oregon in the form of two verbal commitments coming by way of ultra-athlete Danny Mattingly (3-Star/Spokane, WA/Rivals Top-15LB) and offensive line behemoth Jake Pisarcik (2-Star/Medford, NJ). Mattingly, who wisely dropped an early season commitment to “over-Notre-rated” committed to head Coach Chip Kelly after a weekend visit to Eugene. A 6’5″, 225 lb. athlete …