Matt Wogan — His Leg Is Ready for 2015

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With the start of the college football season only 22 days away, football fans have become increasingly excited about the upcoming year. As the season draws near, the Oregon Ducks have been preparing themselves for another outstanding season. The recent news of Thomas Tyner’s surgery has left many wondering how the team will make up for his absence. There has been …

Sunday Reaction: A Tough Group to Say Goodbye To

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There I was, a bearded, 6’2″ man, who found himself sobbing (heavily might I add) seven rows back from the 25-yard line with roughly 12 minutes left in the fourth quarter. I cheered as loudly as I could while number eight hugged Jeff Lockie, then proceeded to walk off the field waving goodbye to the crowd. It was over. Marcus …

Mark Helfrich Knows the Ducks Aren’t Out of the Woods, Yet

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At a quick glance, the Stanford game was great. The Ducks won by nearly 30 points, Ty Montgomery didn’t score, and Thomas Tyner scored two TDs in his return. Yes, that’s all fine and dandy, but the Ducks still have a few things to fine tune before they start thinking about the playoffs. Tonight I got a chance to sit …

Helfrich Reflections of the Cal Game

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After the Cal game, a few memories stung in the back of my mind. Giving up 42 points was a big one, but also there were the issues of Marcus Mariota’s first interception and assorted defensive miscues. To clarify, on Sunday evening, I got the opportunity to interview Mark Helfrich at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. I asked what Helfrich saw as …

Top 5 Reasons Why Your Oregon Ducks Will (or Won’t) Be National Champions This Season

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National Champions! It’s the label that everyone associated with the University of Oregon football has long been waiting to use. It narrowly escaped their grasp in 2011 (thanks a lot, Michael Dyer), and also recently with the Bowl Championship Series system fiasco in 2001 … but this year it’s looking like it could all come together. We all were watching Saturday …

Duckling Profile: The Awesome That is Wogan

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Anyone that has built a puzzle knows that absolutely every piece is needed in order for it to work. Without all of the pieces, a puzzle can never fully be complete. In the same way, Oregon football has been impressive the last several years, but there was always something missing — a kicker. And without a quality kicker, the Oregon …

Ducks Plaster the Nicholls Colonels, 66-3

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Craig Strobeck The Oregon Ducks demolished FCS doormat Nicholls as expected Saturday afternoon, by a score of 66-3, but the game gave the plucky Colonels some reasons to feel proud, and the Ducks’ coaches areas to improve this season. Speculation that the Ducks would pass more under Coach Helfrich proved unfounded on Saturday.  For the first time in history, three …

Recruiting Update: Oregon’s New Pipeline

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Football Recruiting Fall Camp Update A mere 11 days away from our season opener, the Men of Autzen continue to make strides that will lead us to another date: January 6, 2014. Entering Week 3 of fall camp, the class of 2013 is making its presence felt with several players in the hunt for playing time during this upcoming season. Between …

Meet Your New Ducks: He Shoots, He Scores

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For Duck fans, a field goal has become a gut-wrenching, last second act of desperation gone awry. The Oregon football program is no stranger to hanging its national title hopes on a fourth quarter field goal, and unfortunately, they have come up short and to the left … twice. Oregon’s prolific offensive schemes and stout defense can only take it so far; …

2013 Ten Most Important Players, No. 1-5

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Welcome back for the second of my two part segment.  The wait is now over as I release my top five most important players for the upcoming season.  I know many of you will have differing opinions on who should be in the top five and where they should be ranked.  Keep in mind that this is my opinion as …