Ducks Will Have Top Ranked Rushing Attack

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There has been much speculation as to the running backs situation for the Ducks coming in to next season. Last season, many expected Thomas Tyner to set himself apart from the rest of the team — and then the Royce Freeman experience came into full swing. With a tandem like this – and very reminiscent of the Kenjon Barner and LaMichael James days – it seems as if anything is possible. Last …

Catching Up With Wide Receivers Coach Matt Lubick

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Omar Garibay-Diaz, sports writer/reporter for FishDuck.com, had an opportunity to talk with WR coach, Matt Lubick, about the recent activity occurring in spring drills and what the coaches are expecting of their players moving forward. Lubick was asked whether any individual, within the WR squad, has been demonstrating themselves as a possible leader going forward into the 2015-2016 season. He …

Oregon Freshmen Ready To Shine In 2015

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It’s no secret that the Ducks have lost an abundance of talent following their national title run last season. Quarterback, the offensive and defensive lines, and the secondary were all hit with key departures this offseason. But Oregon doesn’t have to rebuild anymore. The Ducks can reload. Reload they have. After Arik Armstead declared early for the NFL draft, Oregon …

It’s Time to Hand out Report Cards: 2015 Recruiting Class, You are Up

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the speculation is over. We know exactly who will be wearing green and yellow next season, and we know this recruiting class is good. While judging an overall recruiting class by looking at individual player ranking is great, one must also take into consideration team needs, and whether the coaches addressed those needs with solid recruits. With this in …

ESPN Poll: Royce Freeman the Next Pac-12 Player of the Year?

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Duck fans can expect a lot of changes next season. While questions surround the Oregon football program in the post-Mariota era, it’s the return of running back Royce Freeman that gives the Ducks a legitimate shot at another post-season run in 2015. In a recent ESPN poll, Freeman is among four Pac-12 candidates projected to be Pac-12 player of the year. At http://t.co/BcNwBE0UGy — Missing Oregon Football! Simple edit …

2016 Football and Basketball Commit is “100 Percent” for Ducks

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Signing day has passed; however, the talk of every school’s recruits is ongoing, especially at the University of Oregon. One of the biggest recruits for Oregon is two-sport commit Dillon Mitchell. Now, Mitchell is currently in his junior year of high school so there is still some time before he is officially an Oregon Duck, but he is quite a …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Evaluating the Class of 2015

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If you are looking on the Parade All-America Team for members of the newest class of Oregon Ducks, you will not find a single name representing the Ducks on the list.  However, Oregon still signed a class that ranks in the top 20 nationally. Head coach Mark Helfrich knows where the needs of the team will be in the near future …

Ducks’ Recruiting Class Stockpiling Weapons

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National Signing Day is tomorrow. Recruits nationwide will decide which college they will attend, and teams’ recruiting classes will begin to solidify. The Ducks already received signed letters of intent from five players, including five-star defensive lineman Canton Kaumatule, so this class is shaping up to be one of the best in Oregon history. Currently, the Ducks have the No. 14th-ranked …

Top Three Oregon Recruits of the Class of 2015

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Within the last couple of days, Oregon’s coaching staff has been on high alert in terms of recruiting players that they believe will be important to their team down the road. As the Ducks have recruited some outstanding high school standouts, three emerge as the most critical to the success of the football program. 1. Canton Kaumatule (Five-star prospect according …

Running Backs: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

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It’s not often that a team has too much talent–especially at one position–because having depth is a good thing, right? Well, with Byron Marshall (Sr.), Thomas Tyner (Jr.), and Royce Freeman (So.) all returning; there might not be enough carries to go around next year. There is no doubt the Ducks have found their feature back in Freeman. With him …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Goes to Camp

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Football Recruiting News With Oregon making its final preparations for a mid-afternoon clash with Florida State on New Year’s Day in the Rose Bowl, several future Ducks are shaking the rust for their final moments in prep pads. Quarterback Travis Waller (4-Star/Anaheim, CA/Rivals100), running back Taj Griffin* (4-Star/Powder Springs, GA/Rivals100) and offensive lineman Zach Okun (4-Star/Newbury Park, CA/Rivals250) will don …

Back to the Future: Is Ty Griffin Oregon’s Next Quarterback?

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While Oregon fans embrace the moment and savor the success of the mighty Ducks, their worried eyes can’t help but look to the future seeking the answer to one question on everybody’s mind: Who is going to replace Marcus Mariota? From a leadership standpoint, one answer is that it may be someone from an entirely different position. Fans have already seen glimmers of …