Recruiting Update: Oregon Owns the West

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The summer recruiting cycle, the year of our lord 2020; Oregon is navigating uncharted waters in the recruiting river. The past two decades have seen a monumental shift in how the business of college football is undertaken and in the present, few programs are excelling quite like our beloved Ducks. Gone are the days of “…maybe a solid core of …

Holy Crap! Kayvon Thibodeaux, No. 1 Recruit is a DUCK!

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Mario Cristobal continues achieve things never done at Oregon before with the verbal commitment today  of the nation’s No. 1 rated recruit in the nation Kayvon Thibodeaux from Southern California. He is a rush-defensive end at 6’5″ and 230 lbs. and is known for extraordinary speed. Sorry guys…I can hardly write as I’m a babbling mass of protoplasm right now …

Who is the Most Important Assistant Oregon Football Coach for Program Longevity?

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All the rumors and change-ups in Oregon Football’s coaching staff over the past month had me making mental rankings of staff members and I’m sure I wasn’t alone. I was making list after list in my head based on coaching ability, recruiting chops, and yes even program loyalty. Now I admit these lists were mostly meant to make me feel …

Charles’ Cal Game FishWrap: “Who Needs a Quarterback?”

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Have you ever had such conflicting feelings from an Oregon football game? Such despair at all the injuries and such pride in how the defense continues to improve in perhaps one of the greatest games by a Duck offensive line – when the team really needed it. Simply put … “I am pissed at the coaches, yet I am proud of what …

Six Games to Define Ducks’ Season

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The top and bottom of the food chain is fairly easy to predict. The shark eats the minnow every time. Predicting what happens in the middle of college football’s food chain, however, is another matter. And this is the first season in ages that Oregon fans are entering with general expectations to be somewhere in the middle. Not a minnow. …

Oregon Ducks Football: New Impact DT Transfer from Clemson-Scott Pagano

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The Oregon Ducks football team received a much needed commitment of talent and leadership from graduate transfer Scott Pagano on April 14, 2017 when the veteran defensive tackle from Clemson chose the Ducks over Oklahoma, Notre Dame, California, Arkansas and Nebraska among some 30 other schools. Scott Pagano was a highly regarded National Recruit in the 2013 recruiting cycle. Scout.com …

Oregon Ducks Recruiting Update: Top-Ranked Prep Transfers to Eugene

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Football Recruiting Amid a flurry of offers and developments along the recruiting trail, Oregon has scored a major “victory of the future” and is now in the driver’s seat for perhaps its biggest recruiting get to date. Top-ranked dual-threat quarterback Michael Johnson Jr. (4-Star/Eugene, OR), son of newly minted Oregon receivers coach, Michael Sr., has transferred to Sheldon High School in …

Oregon Ducks Recruiting Update: Salavea’a Already Paying Dividends in 2018 Recruiting Cycle

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Football Recruiting News With his hiring in January, assistant coach Joe Salave’a instantly became one of Oregon’s best ambassadors. His pull has already become very apparent in that of the responses from several visiting preps, none bigger than Tuli Letuligasenoa (4-Star/Concord, Calif.). “The visit was great, the facilities were top notch and just the whole campus was beautiful!” said Letuligasenoa. The …

What the Taggart Staff Can Learn From the Helfrich Staff …

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As fans of our beloved Ducks, we have gone through many mental phases as the football program declined, and we wanted the coaches on the former staff (whom we loved and cared about) to succeed. I started pondering the differences between them and those we immediately noted with the new football staff, and, after collaborating with other fans, have come to …

Coach’s Comments: “Taggart assembling my Defensive DREAM TEAM”

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The Grizzled Ol’ Coach was on a roll, as he was extolling the credentials of the defensive coaches that new Oregon Head Coach Willie Taggart has assembled for Oregon, and  those who are rumored to join the staff shortly. The GOC (Mike Morris) was very excited about Jim Leavitt becoming Defensive Coordinator, as he felt that the strengths of Leavitt matched …