Top 5 Factors to ‘Win the Decade’ From the Huskies

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Kevin Cline Tomorrow, the 2nd-ranked Oregon Football team will face a sizeable challenge in Seattle. A confident pack of Huskies are fired up over their close loss to Stanford, and ESPN Gameday will be on campus for the first time ever.  This game against the 16th-ranked Huskies is supposed to mark the first true test for the Ducks in 2013.  Most prognosticators still …

Recruiting Update: Top QB’s Oregon Connection

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Kevin Cline Football Recruiting News Oregon’s 59-10 thrashing of the Virginia Cavaliers of the ACC, solidified a No. 2 ranking amongst all three major polls and places the Ducks in the driver’s seat to play for it all, come January.  Not to be overlooked in our triumph, Saturday, was the presence of several preps who took in the flash that is …

How Oregon’s Secondary Protects the Nest with the “Cover Zero” Defense!

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AmazingMoments.com What does Oregon’s defense do in the secondary when they are faced with an opposing offense in the Red Zone and the Ducks are in danger of being scored upon?  Your beloved Ducks often rely on the easiest coverage to implement, but leaving each pass defender “on an island” with his man….and that would be the Cover Zero defense!  It …

Oregon’s Mystery Men Linebacking Corps Will “Sink to the level of its preparation” – and that’s a good thing

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Here’s what we know about the 2013 version of Oregon’s defensive line (Hart, Keliikipi, Heimuli, Armstead, Buckner):  the group is likely top-ten nationally. Here’s what we know about the 2013 version of Oregon’s defensive backfield (Ifo, Patterson, Mitchell, Hill, Jackson, Dargan):  the group is likely top-five nationally. Here’s what we know about the 2013 version of Oregon’s  middle linebacking group …

Aliotti’s Zone Coverages Keep Wildcats’ Pass Game in the Kitty Carrier

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In the Fiesta Bowl, even though the Ducks began closing down the running game in the first half, Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein piled up short completions to his receivers, most notably former Duck Chris Harper.  As the Cats converted first downs via short completions again and again in the first half, I could almost hear the collective groan from Duck fans: …

Ducks Zone Blitz Attack De-Claws the ‘Cats Deep Passing Game

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Early in the Fiesta Bowl, Collin Klein and the Kansas State offense had success with short throws to help put together some lengthy drives.  My article last week described how the Duck defense stuffed the K-State option game when it counted in the first half, helping Oregon score three unanswered times to build a comfortable lead.  Once the Ducks began piling on points, …

Texas-Sized Mess Shows Oregon’s Charm

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With word leaking out this week about some extra-curricular activities going on with Major Applewhite, Texas Longhorns co-offensive coordinator, perspective was brought to order concerning the Oregon coaching staff. If you haven’t heard, Major Applewhite, a former quarterback for the Longhorns, admitted to having a one-night stand with a staff member a few seasons ago.  He was given a pay …