Oregon Brings In Recruits — On And Off The Field

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Since new coach Mark Helfrich has taken over for Chip Kelly, he has been very busy on the recruiting trail.  Not only has he and five assistant coaches had an in home visit with every current commit, he has also added some much needed talent to Oregon’s 2013 class.  Oregon is now up to 17 commitments, and looks to add …

Can Helfrich Keep the Class?

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With signing day less than a week away, Mark Helfrich has a chance to ace his first test as the head coach of the Oregon Ducks.  When Helfrich took over for Chip in mid-January, things didn’t look particularly good on the recruiting front.  For a couple of days, it looked like things could really fall apart. Fast forward to today …

Recruiting Update: Magnificent Seven Bag Their Bounty

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Football Recruiting Commits/Offers While much of this week’s attention focuses on Oregon’s latest grab at receiver Devon Allen (4-Star/Phoenix, AZ/Rivals250), and quarterback Juwaan Williams (3-Star/Tucker, GA), little known hybrid Elijah George (2-Star/Las Vegas, NV) committed to the Ducks after taking an official visit last weekend (Read a detailed analysis of Allen here). “Coach (Steve) Greatwood said he loves my potential and my size,” said George. “He thinks …

Oregon Recruiting – 3 Future Commits

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Tier-3: Trevorris Johnson RB Currently committed to TCU, Johnson is set to visit Eugene this weekend.  Expect a commitment shortly thereafter.  In Oregon’s search for a third back, some high profile options have chosen to go elsewhere, leaving the coaches with few remaining options.  While Johnson isn’t considered an “elite” recruit, his film shows a player who has the tools to be successful at …

Meet Your New Ducks: The Big Uglies Up Front

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The Ducks are chock full of offensive linemen entering the latter half of their careers.  They are nowhere near in trouble of having extra bodies to plug in should a couple of starters go down next year; however, picking up some OL recruits is great for our offense given the constant rotation OL coach Steve Greatwood has in games.  Upwards of …

Recruiting Update: Go Baby Go!!!

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Football Recruiting   Editorial On the eve of my one-year anniversary with the fine folks of FISHDUCK, the news concerning Chip Kelly’s departure reared its head. As I processed the early morning ESPN text alert, I was strangely at peace with the announcement and similarly to new headman Mark Helfrich, directed my thoughts to February 6th and beyond. While not …

Oregon Just Got Dumped: The Aftermath

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When my wife emailed me at work yesterday to let me know that Chip Kelly was going to the Eagles, it felt like someone punched me in the jejunum. All I could type was, “no…” before hitting send. I didn’t want to think about the possibility. I didn’t want to see the inevitable fallout. I didn’t want to know the …

Recruiting Update: Kelly to steal from Kiffin?

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Football Recruiting Offers/Visits During an official visit last weekend, top JUCO dual-threat passer Tanner McEvoy (4-Star/Oradell, NJ) received an offer to bolster Oregon’s quarterback depth. While not currently willing to commit, the Ducks appear to be the frontrunner to land the versatile southwest-based signal caller. With his stock rising and current quarterback Bryan Bennett’s possible switch to defense, expect a decision …

Oregon TE Commit has the Credentials

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Chip Kelly has reiterated many times that when it comes to an ideal Oregon Duck quarterback he looks for a great passing QB who can run, not a running back who can throw.  Although it has not been said as such, I believe  similar criteria can be applied to the ideal Oregon Duck tight end. What Oregon looks for in …

Meet Your New Ducks: Oregon Defeats Notre Dame

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Well… kinda. After a rather stagnant October and November in the Oregon recruiting landscape, the Ducks have recently landed a 4-star stud named Danny Mattingly.  Coming out of Spokane, WA, at Mead High School, Mattingly has created the reputation of being an extremely physical and disciplined athlete.  He committed to Oregon on Dec 23rd after de-committing from Notre Dame earlier …

Recruiting Update: Hallelujah Chip is Staying!

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Football Recruiting News Following a rumor-filled weekend, head coach Chip Kelly declined a move to the NFL and will return to Oregon for the foreseeable future. Subsequent recruiting storylines will intensify and likely resolve as Kelly & Co. move forward in Eugene. Reactions from preps were almost instantaneous as news of Kelly’s return trickled out. “It’s an amazing feeling knowing …