Ducks Pick up Commitment from 3-Star Lineman

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  Offensive lineman are used to getting little notoriety. It comes with the territory. Yesterday, the Ducks picked up a verbal commitment from 3-star offensive lineman Jacob Capra adding him to the long list of under-the-radar recruits who have developed into elite line talent for the Ducks. Capra, 6’5″, 265 pounds, committed Oregon on Thursday, after receiving offers from Washington, Washington State, …

The Next Man Up: An Interview with Redshirt Freshman Doug Brenner

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In his second year with the Ducks, offensive linemen Doug Brenner has been nothing short of sensational. Yeah, you read that correctly: Doug Brenner is just a redshirt freshman. I was able to interview Brenner at the Hatfield-Dowlin complex last Thursday and we discussed his first season playing with the Ducks and what he foresees in his years to come …

The Dynamic Doug Brenner

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Ducks fans, rejoice! The bye week is finished and it is time to get back to football. The team took advantage of its time off to get healthy and get practice in with some of the new starters replacing injured Hroniss Grasu and Pharaoh Brown. Caleb Couturie of FishDuck.com was at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex after practice today and had a chance …

OL Cameron Hunt comes to Eugene

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Steve Francis This past year, the Ducks lost four starting offensive linemen. So naturally, it became crucial to fill those empty spaces. One of those spots will be filled by true freshman Cameron Hunt (though he may not be starting right away). The 6’4”, 265-pound lineman from Corona, Calif., played for one of the best high school teams in the …

A Real Pain in the Pass

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How do the Ducks stop 1,200 pounds of defensive muscle with exceptional speed from crushing our quarterback?  What are the tactics to stop blitzes?  It is only fitting to give some recognition to the big boys up front, since this is not an easy assignment.  The men who battle in the trenches every single offensive play are the reason big …

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 …

6′-7″, 311lbs, Can’t Block Destiny

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6′-7″, 311lbs Can’t Block Destiny Another in a series from our friends at Mighty Oregon, an interview with Kyle Long by Dusty Ritter Kyle Long has some huge shoes to fill, both literally and figuratively.  His father, Howie Long, played 13 seasons with the Oakland Raiders in the NFL and amassed eight pro bowl appearances. It earned him a spot …

Pushing Through with Senior Guard Ryan Clanton

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Pushing Through with Senior Guard Ryan Clanton Another in a series from our friends at Mighty Oregon. An interview with senior offensive guard, Ryan Clanton. By Dusty Ritter Ryan Clanton puts in an audacious amount of work on Oregon’s offensive line. His 450-pound bench press not only leads, but inspires his offensive peers. It should come as no surprise that he …

Driven to greatness, brains and brawn: Nick Cody

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Driven to greatness, brains and brawn: Nick Cody Another in a series from our friends at Mighty Oregon.  An interview with senior offensive guard, Nick Cody. By Dusty Ritter “He’s not the most talented athlete out there. He’s not the biggest, the fastest, the strongest guy, but he knows what’s going on out there, and is able to put himself …