Oregon Ducks Football: Defensive Back – Kalef Hailassie

Mike Kelly Talent Evaluation 9 Comments

Kalef Hailassie, a fine athlete from Elk Grove, California, was a late addition to the Oregon Ducks 2018 recruiting class. He committed to Head Coach Mario Cristobal without ever meeting him, and signed with the Ducks without ever visiting the campus. An unusual scenario to say the least. Hailassie, who was a long-time pledge to the University of Colorado, was …

Oregon Football Recruiting is Changing and It’s Time to Accept It

Mitchel Simantel Editorials 23 Comments

Oregon Football has been built on a foundation of continuity, innovation and those diamond in the rough players that we, as Duck fans, have loved over the years. Our program has felt like a family, with familiar faces on the sideline and in the locker room. We were comfortable, we were confident and each year, when our recruiting class was …

Get Ready for Oregon’s New Pass Defense

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion, Learning the Jim Leavitt 3-4 Hybrid Defense 31 Comments

Ever have one of those moments when you highly praise someone or something to a lot of people – and then when they see that someone or something, it’s, admittedly, pretty awful?  As a highly opinionated [about most everything] old man, it’s happened lots of times to me.  My most recent humbling experience came Dec. 29 in the Alamo Bowl [What …

New Dream Team Coaching Candidates Excite GOC, FishDuck

Coach Morris Coach's Opinion 2 Comments

WARNINGS: 1. Most of this article involves “speculation” – some coaches named might eventually have nothing to do with Oregon football. 2. All of the speculated coaches’ names were stolen from the incredible research of Justin Hopkins at 24/7, Duck Territory. 3. This article is being written Wednesday morning, December 21. By the time it’s printed and/or you read it, …