Who Will Be the Next Great Ducks’ Running Back?

Joshua Whitted Editorials 19 Comments

Running backs at Oregon are held to an elite standard. The Ducks have a history of churning out 1,000-yard rushers like Alabama churns out titles. Recent Oregon greats include Jonathan Stewart, Legarrette Blount, LaMichael James, Kenjon Barner and Royce Freeman — some of the most prolific running backs in the country this century. And Freeman, the most recent superstar running …

The Complete Package: Oregon Running Back Travis Dye

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In the 2018 recruiting cycle the Oregon Ducks signed two running backs, one in particular with a very high ceiling. That would be Travis Dye from California’s Norco High, a school with an enrollment of about 2,200 students located in North Riverside county in Southern California. Travis was a three year starter for the Cougars. He was a primarily a wide …

A High Flyin’, Five Season Veteran: Under the Helmet of Kenny Bassett

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Imagine tearing your ACL twice. Imagine the mental strength it takes to overcome that kind of dreadful situation. Imagine wearing a Ducks uniform for five seasons and not seeing much playing time. This is Kenny Bassett. As a redshirt senior, Bassett has patiently waited for his name to be called. You may recognize his speed and tenacity on special teams, but more …

Coach Gary Campbell: High Flying Ducks Are Ready To Run

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We didn’t see a Duck with a 100 yard rushing game until week six against  UCLA when Royce Freeman broke out with 121 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. Despite waiting half the season for a performance like that, the Ducks rushing attack has been the key in allowing Marcus Mariota to spread the ball around the field while …

Clarifying The Ducks’ Cluttered Backfield

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With an all-time top ten list featuring players like Derek Loville, Saladin McCullough, Reuben Droughns, Jonathan Stewart, LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner — the Oregon football program has always done well with running backs.  The way they have been used has evolved over the years, but the emphasis on stocking the backfield with high quality players remains unaltered. The iron-man-bell-cow-three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust …

Huge Civil War Vaults Thomas Tyner to Elite Status

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Expectations.  Prior to this football season, expectations for Oregon’s true freshman running back Thomas Tyner were sky high.  Probably as high as any first year player in Ducks’ history. Before committing to the in-state Ducks, Tyner had demolished an array of school and state records at Aloha High School.  Some of these included: over 3,400 yards rushing, 11.1 yards per …