Middle Linebacker Technique: Jimmie Swain Is Making Plays!

Charles Fischer Analysis, Fish Reports 13 Comments

This fall, we have often used examples of the poor technique by the Oregon defense to help learn more football. However, the Utah game showed us glimpses of how Jimmie Swain is emerging as a solid player for the future of the Duck defense. He’s becoming a legit Pac-12 starting linebacker (good enough to be a defensive strength, instead of …

DeForest Buckner: Defensive Stalwart

Michael Bigham FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Mike Sweeney of FishDuck.com was at the Hatfield-Dowlin complex on Friday covering week one of spring practice for the Ducks where defensive lineman DeForest Buckner talked about his rehabilitation process. It’ll be a long spring for Buckner, the Oregon D-lineman who had arthroscopic surgery performed on his knee over the summer. The crutches have been stowed in the closet, but he’s …

This Friday Will Be A Homecoming For Several Ducks

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Oregon Ducks Football Practice Report: October 23rd The Ducks took the practice field on Thursday and had their traditional walk-through for tomorrow night’s matchup against the high-scoring California Golden Bears. The game will be played in the newly built Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California, which is also the new home of the San Francisco 49ers. The Ducks and the Golden …

Ducks Run Defense Will Be the Difference Maker of the 2014 Season

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Having a Heisman-hopeful, such as quarterback Marcus Mariota, is always exciting for a team. However, the timeless saying “Defense wins Championships” has been proven correct time and time again. With that being said, the Duck defense — which is arguably the best it has been since the departure of Defensive Coordinator Nick Alliotti — is possibly what could finally land …