Helfrich with Spring Update: Lockie, Freeman, Physical Football

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com from Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. The Oregon Ducks are midway through spring practices and just a few weeks away from their 2015 Spring Game on May 2nd. This morning, Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich provided FishDuck.com with a spring practice progress report on Jeff Lockie, Royce Freeman, and playing more physical football. 1. Physical Football Since the first …

Morgan Mahalak on Jeff Lockie, Consistency and Having Fun

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com at Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. Shortly after practice today, FishDuck.com was able to catch up with Morgan Mahalak to discuss his progress throughout the last couple weeks of spring practices. Earlier this week, Oregon Ducks Head Coach Mark Helfrich spoke about Mahalak regarding his progress in this past off-season and into spring ball. “He’s competing now. He’s giving himself a …

Coach Helfrich: Week 2 Spring Practice Update

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The Oregon Ducks football team resumed spring practices today after a long holiday weekend. During Oregon’s second week of spring practices, Head Coach Mark Helfrich said the team overall had a ”sluggish” start but finished stronger. Here are some key takeaways from Helfrich’s overall assessment following Monday’s practice. 1. Big Play VA and the Oregon QBs Vernon Adams, Jr. was spotted in Eugene today at …

Three Reasons Jeff Lockie is the Next Oregon QB

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As spring practices continue this week for the Oregon Ducks football team, players are knocking off the rust gathered in the offseason and getting situated into their position groups. For the quarterbacks, the battle has hardly begun. WATCH Oregon QB Jeff Lockie: My goal is to lead the offense and score touchdowns #GoDucks http://t.co/Z7VifxVX7o pic.twitter.com/tCv4awokXE — CSNNW (@CSNNW) April 1, 2015 One of the …

Five Memorable Oregon Moments of 2014

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It’s a new year and a new level of excitement for Duck fans. The Oregon football program continues to rocket to astonishing new heights under second-year head coach Mark Helfrich, and the Ducks have assembled yet another excellent year, earning a chance to play for the CFB national championship. The College Football Playoff is (finally) here. Two wins to a championship. #RoseBowl pic.twitter.com/dh7LVasOW5 …

Ekpre-Olomu Video Thanks Oregon Fans

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There is good news and bad news involving our 2014 Oregon Duck football team. The good news is the Ducks are going to the Rose Bowl to play Florida State in the College Football Playoff semi-final game. The bad news? The Ducks will have to play the postseason without All-American cornerback, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Earlier this week, Ekpre-Olomu suffered a torn ACL in practice …

Oregon Dynasty Needs Championship Hardware

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The Oregon Ducks enter the post-season meat grinder as butcher’s choice Châteaubriand, kings of the Pac-12 and a football behemoth with firepower in every position group. Somewhere in the hallowed halls of the Len Casanova center, big plans were drawn up for the Ducks, dreams so big they would take more than two decades to realize. Now, the Oregon Ducks …

Oregon Playing With a Full Deck

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The Oregon Ducks have arrived at the Pac-12 Championship proving ground. Again. The time has come for them to finish what they started. They are now looking for their first conference championship under head coach Mark Helfrich and have earned the right to represent the Pac-12 North division in the final conference matchup against Arizona tonight. As we anticipate the Pac-12’s marquee …

Helfrich: ‘Revenge’ not key part of preparation for Arizona

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com from the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex Sunday night about the Coach Mark Helfrich press conference. After celebrating a lopsided victory over Oregon State in Corvallis, the Ducks turn to face Arizona in the Pac-12 Championship game. Following Oregon’s back-to-back regular season losses to the Wildcats, the rematch between these two teams now holds much heavier implications, most notably, …

Happy With Mark Helfrich?

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What a difference a couple of games makes in our impression of the Ducks and Head Coach Mark Helfrich!  With the losses to Stanford and Arizona, along with the poor momentum at the end of last season–it all pointed to a big make-or-break year in 2014 for Coach Helfrich in the eyes of many fans.  I heard it often … the …

Like It or Not, the Pressure Is on for Mark Helfrich

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After just one season in which his team posted an .846 winning percentage, Mark Helfrich is under significant pressure from many fans who doubt his ability to lead the Oregon Ducks to a national title. Such is the life of a head coach of a perennial top-ranked program. The intense scrutiny is nothing new for Helfrich, who inherited the impossible …

Reveling in Oregon Rivalries: Washington Huskies

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Rivalries are a compelling part of all sports and play an important role in every team’s season.  The Oregon Ducks have cultivated their share of rivalries; some include a storied history, while others have developed more recently.  No matter how long its existence, a rivalry makes the week preceding the game that much more fun. Washington Huskies The sign in the photo above is just a …