Recruiting Update: Defensive Backs on the Rise

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News Lost in the knee-jerk reaction of this weekend’s miscue is the undeniable fact that Oregon’s secondary has turned a corner — no pun intended. Oregon’s youth in the defensive backfield held Michigan State quarterback, Connor Cook, to a meager 192 yards through the air and picked the senior on a second-quarter drive into Oregon territory. While the goal remains at …

Fans’ Response Tarnishes a Solid Road Performance

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Adversity develops and reveals character much more than pleasant trips to the beach. That’s just one of the inconveniences of living on Planet Earth. So when your team loses on the road by a field goal to a top five team, what do you do to show the world who you are? For too many Oregon fans, …

Putting a Wrap on Oregon’s Fall Camp

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Fall camp for the Oregon Ducks wrapped up last week, and at long last, game week is upon us. But before we dive into Oregon’s much-anticipated matchup with Eastern Washington, we ought to break down just how fall camp went for these Ducks and take a look at the shiny new depth chart, released on August 28. In a video for …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Shoring Up the Perimeter

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News Depth on the perimeter has been a subtle surprise around the fall camp cooler with former top-rated recruits Darren Carrington, Jalen Brown and newcomers Malik Lovette and Alex Ofodile grabbing headlines. It would appear that a once-overlooked skill position is slowly molding Oregon’s recruiting profile, a nuance that is paying off with interest from the best the country has to offer. …

Recruiting Update: JUCO Trail Beginning to Heat Up

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News Summer is upon us. Life along the recruiting trail is getting its first glimpse of heat rising off the ever-changing national landscape. Oregon’s move into California has been well-documented as of late with increasing interest in standout JUCO corner, Devron Davis (3-Star/Merced, CA). “I really like the offer from Oregon,” said Davis. “Oregon is short on defensive backs and they …

Recruiting Update: From Big Red to Don Thunder Green

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Football Recruiting News The Eugene Regional brought a degree of validation and a few surprises along the recruiting trail as it wrapped up late this past Sunday. Island-based runner Vavae Malepeai (3-Star/Mililani, HI) confirmed his intention to become a Duck following a long recruiting rapport with Eugene. A tabbed running back at the prep level, Malepeai bears the athleticism to …

Why Charles Nelson Should Play Defense Full Time

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There is just something about Autzen Stadium. The friendly energy of thousands of fans in green and yellow is enough to make any Duck fan feel at home. Sure the spring game is technically the 15th and final “practice” of spring camp, but it sure felt like football season to me. Just like in any game, there was some good …

Recruiting Update: Early Cycle Heist

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Football Recruiting Commitments Oregon’s haul in the early recruiting cycle has now reached a total of six prospects with the addition of offensive lineman Jacob Capra (3-Star/Auburn, CA) and defensive back Troy Warner (3-Star/San Marcos, CA). Secondary coach John Neal may have uncovered a future star in Warner. The scrappy 6-foot-0, 185 lb. defender has the raw talent and work ethic that can …

Recruiting Update: Neal Pulling A Double Knott?

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Football Recruiting Offers With spring practice in full swing, the attention of the the Oregon brass has shifted to seemingly tedious day-to-day balancing of on-field re-tooling and stockpiling for the the future. High school preps are beginning their own pre-summer practices, seeing several elite camps produce early-cycle headlines. Deep in the South, longtime Oregon-connected defensive back Nigel Knott (4-Star/Madison, MS/Rivals250) punched …

4-Star Recruit Ugo Amadi Curbs LSU, SEC and Commits to Oregon

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Just days before the new year, a young Tennessee recruit from Nashville’s John Overton high school, Ugo Amadi, publicly announced that he would be playing for LSU, according to TigerBait.com. The 247 Sports four-star senior cornerback and quarterback had been heavily recruited by LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis and had developed “a strong connection” with Chavis throughout the recruiting process. #Rivals250 CB Ugo Amadi has …

Recruiting Update: Oregon on the Move in Mora’s Backyard

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Football Recruiting Offers With Christmas closing in, Oregon’s trek along the recruiting trail will see a momentary hiatus. However, a flurry of winter activity has tripped the radar of several top recruits as the new year inches ever closer. Linebacker Josh Woods (3-Star/Upland, CA) gave a commitment nod to UCLA earlier this year, but the Ducks now seem to be back in …

Oregon Football Recruiting Update: Chinander of the Corn

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Football Recruiting News/Visits Inching closer to Senior Day, Oregon continues to add to the future with a late offer to a member of the 2015 class. Safety/corner combo Octavius Spencer (3-Star/Monrovia, CA) received an Oregon nod over the weekend and seems poised to pick the Ducks going forward. “(The Ducks) have actually been recruiting me the longest but they just offered,” said …