Now THIS is Mayhem: Dion Jordan

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A Special Interview from our friends at Mighty Oregon By Dusty Ritter Deceptive speed from the edge coupled with a wingspan that allows him to effectively reach the opposing quarterback in a variety of ways, and gritty determination all describe what Dion Jordan brings to the Oregon football program.  Jordan, #96, 6’7″ 245 lb. defensive end from Chandler, Arizona, is …

Recruiting Analysis: Confusing Developments

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“What in the world are the coaches doing?” Oregon’s recruiting philosophy has always been a bit of a mystery, but some of the recent happenings have left many more confused than ever. Let’s take a look at some of the recent head-scratchers. It seemed to start with Gareon Conley, a Tier-1 cornerback prospect that recently de-committed from Michigan, and by all …

We See Kansas State Bruises, But We Wanted SEC Blood

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What would happen if an unstoppable force were to meet an immovable object? If Oregon had received a bowl bid to play a top SEC team with an elite defense instead of Kansas State, then the college football world may have finally found an answer to that age-old question. I don’t mean to take away from the No. 5-ranked Wildcats …

Life as a Linebacker: Michael Clay

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A Special Article from our Friends at the Publication MIGHTY OREGON Michael Clay, #46, 5-11, 225 Linebacker Background: Michael Clay is one of those rare players that come out of high school and make an impact as a college freshman.  It was not real surprising considering his resume in high school at Bellermine College Prep in San Jose, California:  Clay …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Mounting Raid in SEC’s Backyard?

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Football Recruiting News/Offers Oregon’s post-Civil War recruiting trips may have yielded a new angle in the deep South. Once a seemingly untouchable region, the walls of the “southern accent” conference aren’t so tall anymore. Somewhat of a sleeper storyline, linebackers coach Don Pellum visited and offered rising senior Zach Cunningham (NR/Pinson, AL). Oregon is a strong contender to land the 6’4″, 196 …

Why Chip Kelly Bolts To The NFL – And Why He Stays

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For as long as Chip Kelly stays at Oregon, we’re destined to hear the chatter about him leaving for the NFL. For the most part it’s a lot of talk, completely based on specualtion; however, after having flirted with a coaching position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kelly has let the cat out of the bag and the subject will …

“Mighty Oregon” Football DVD has it ALL!

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For Jerry Thompson, the addiction to Oregon Duck football began 11 days after his sixth birthday, when he watched Oregon play Ohio State in the 1958 Rose Bowl.  He and his twin brother Larry wore their new Christmas football uniforms to the game and witnessed the Ducks almost upset the No. 1 Buckeyes in a 10-7 loss. Highlights of that …

The Coach’s Corner: Utilizing New Power-O Innovations in the Spread Offense

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A note from FishDuck.com: Today we have a unique treat, this article from a highly successful coach gives an inside perspective football fans don’t often get to see, the direct insight of football concepts from a coach in the know. This week Coach Curtis Peterson of Glenbard North High School and owner/editor of StrongFootballCoach.com. We encourage other coaches that are …

Oregon’s Rich History of Football/Baseball Dual-Athletes, and the Void Left Today

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Oregon’s baseball team fell just short of making it to the 2012 College World Series this week, a win against Kent State on Monday would have earned Oregon its first trip to the College World Series since 1954. Unfortunate that Oregon couldn’t advance as it may be, it still is a remarkable feat to host a Super Regional in just …

FLYOVER COUNTRY: The Sports Bra Curse

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Anyone who has read my various musings over the years knows that I am not into conducting amateur psycho-analysis on opposing fan bases. That said, every so often, the “real world” intrudes and basically confirms what I already suspect about the opposition. Such an intrusion was recently captured in a photo at Goss Stadium in Corvallis during Civil War baseball …

1963 Ducks: The Last Great Oregon Football Team Before the Modern Era

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At the time they may not have recognized the impact they would have during their time in Eugene, when the young men of the 1960 football recruiting class arrived on campus at the University of Oregon. By the time they were done though the mark in history was undeniable, their achievements at the UO surpassed only by their accomplishments in …

Dual Threats: Oregon Ducks Excelling in Football and Track

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This weekend marks the opening of the Oregon men’s outdoor track and field season with the Oregon Preview meet.  Scheduled to participate in the 100 meters are Oregon football players Dior Mathis and B.J. Kelley.  I’ve always looked forward to following Oregon football players who participate in other varsity sports, particularly track and field.  I thought for my first article …