Recruiting Update: Austrian Import to Eugene?

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News Oregon’s resurgence in the 2015 campaign couldn’t be coming at a better time as the fall recruiting push is in full swing. Just to the south, tabbed athlete Damian Alloway (4-Star/Fontana, Calif./Rivals250) made his thoughts known about a move to Eugene. “If Oregon offers that’s going to put them right at the top,” said Alloway. “I’m definitely going to …

Recruiting Update: JUCO Trail Beginning to Heat Up

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News Summer is upon us. Life along the recruiting trail is getting its first glimpse of heat rising off the ever-changing national landscape. Oregon’s move into California has been well-documented as of late with increasing interest in standout JUCO corner, Devron Davis (3-Star/Merced, CA). “I really like the offer from Oregon,” said Davis. “Oregon is short on defensive backs and they …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Spanning the Globe

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Football Recruiting News Most of the Oregon faithful got their first glimpse of Austrian-born defensive force Thomas Schaffer (3-Star/Lake Forest, Ill) in the infancy of the 2015-16 recruiting cycle. Now heading into the summer months, Schaffer remains a hot topic around Oregon’s defensive line as Ron Aiken continues to make inroads to gain the international’s signature. “(Oregon is) really up there …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Raiding Deep in Enemy Territory.

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Football Recruiting News/Visits Now in the heart of the spring season, Oregon’s focus is two-fold, seeing an influx of visitors to Eugene. On the field, linebacker depth is slowly beginning to mature. One person not slowing down at any pace, however, is position coach Erik Chinander as the second year headman is pushing hard to fill his stable of players for the …

Recruiting Update: Austrian has Oregon on the Mind

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Football Recruiting Offers Oregon is off and running in the 2016 recruiting cycle. Offers are flying fast as the Duck brass looks to get ahead in the minds of several key recruits heading into the spring. Oregon’s bread and butter in this new era, the “plug and play athlete,” has been identified through heavy interest shown to jack-of-all-tradesman Damian Alloway (4-Star/Fontana, CA/Rivals100). “I …

Recruiting Update: Get the Fax Fired Up!

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Football Recruiting Commitments Over the weekend, Oregon landed hard-hitting jack-of-all-trades prep Fotu Leiato (3-Star/Steilacoom, WA). Bursting onto the recruiting scene in the waning moments of the 2015 cycle, Leiato might be one of the most aggressive defensive players in the country. “I have committed to continue my education and play football at the University of Oregon,” said Leiato in a …

Recruiting Update: Saw Gas by the Barrel

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Football Recruiting Visits We, The Oregon Faithful, have had this weekend’s clash with the Stanford “treebark” on our minds for many months now. A resounding win will not only restore public opinion in Oregon’s hold on the Pac-12 but also drive nails in solidifying several key recruits. The official visit list for Nov. 1 reads of super stardom. Among the …

Recruiting Update: Five Stars A-Plenty

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Football Recruiting Offers Increasingly popular for the Ducks coaching staff, the JUCO recruiting trail is once again heating up. Last week, defensive end Jeremiah Mitchell (2-Star/Riverside, CA) received an Oregon offer and immediately took notice. “I’m interested in the offer for sure,” said Mitchell. “I definitely want to visit Oregon and check it out. I’m going to talk to coach …

Winning the Trenches: The Key to the Oregon Ducks and Philadelphia Eagles’ 3-4 Defenses

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There is a reason why defensive line guru Jerry Azzinaro was the one Oregon position coach who joined Chip Kelly on the Philadelphia Eagles’ coaching staff. The 3-4 defensive scheme and two-gap technique are just as important to Kelly as the fast-tempo, zone-blocking, and packaged plays. Azzinaro was Kelly’s right-hand man in installing the 3-4 as the base defense at …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Setting up Shop in Tornado Alley

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Football Recruiting News Head coach Mark Helfrich hasn’t been bashful about looking for talent at the JUCO level. A long recruiting rapport with high-profile defensive end Ulric Jones (3-Star/El Dorado, KS) has paid off and the big man from the south is ever closer to donning Oregon colors. “I talk to the Oregon coaches at least twice a week,” said …

Recruiting Update: Barnett’s Big Weekend

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Football Recruiting News The stakes couldn’t be higher as Oregon eagerly anticipates the arrival of big-board topper Blake Barnett (4-Star/Corona, CA/Rivals100). Arguably the nation’s top dual-threat quarterback, Barnett will be in Eugene this coming Thursday for a multi-day recruiting trip. Unlike his first visit to Duckville, Barnett will not be alone as he intends to bring both mom and dad …

Taylor Hart: From Duck to Eagle

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Chip Kelly didn’t just bring his offensive scheme with him to the Philadelphia Eagles. For the second time in his coaching career, he changed a 4-3 base defense to his 3-4 scheme. To ease this transition in Year 2, Kelly drafted a player in the fifth round who he relied on during the defensive scheme change at Oregon: defensive lineman …