Flying Under the Radar for Ducks Football

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The University of Oregon has become a hotbed for awesome talent. Since 2010, the school has turned into a football powerhouse, attracting athletes from all across the country. The best players are often times recognized on a national scale. Guys like Marcus Mariota and Royce Freeman were known by every person in America last year. But those guys are not the entire team, and it would be …

Dynamic Duos: Buckner and ?

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Throughout the history of sports there have been great dynamic duos. Montana and Rice, McNabb and Owens, Jordan and Pippen just to name a few. But on January 13, 2015, Eric Armstead (one the most crucial players on defense last season for the Ducks) declared his intention to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft one year early as a …

DeForest Buckner: Defensive Stalwart

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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 …

The “Play On Sundays” Guy: Tui Talia

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“The difference between Tui Talia and the others is he’s got that ‘play on Sundays’ size.” That’s the mantra surrounding this solid junior college recruit.  Standing 6’5, Talia weighs 270 lbs.  Well, at least he did before the Ducks delved full force into spring training.  Like many of his fellow teammates, Talia has been very serious about lifting weights and bulking up for the coming …

The FishDuck.com 2014 Spring Game Analysis

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By Charles Fischer and the “Grizzled Ol’ Coach” Mike Morris We have ALL been fooled by Spring Games of the past, as players who starred in these May games would not ever see the light of day on the football field in the fall – or they transferred out.  Yet other times they have shown us glimpses of the potential some of …

Oregon Football: Six “Other” DLs to Watch in the Spring Game

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The Oregon Ducks football team is scheduled to play its annual Spring Game on what should be a picturesque Saturday inside Autzen Stadium.  And with it, the 2014 season will be officially under way. And, like every season, another batch of seniors have graduated, which leads to a bunch of question marks heading into the Spring Game coming up on Saturday.  Some of the …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Grading the Class

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National LOI signing day is a lot like Christmas for those of us who follow recruiting. A few of us have rich parents and expect the world, while others come from blue collar families.  All of us wake up early and wait in agony for mom and dad to come downstairs so that we can start opening presents.  Sometimes, we …

Recruiting Update: Ducks Impress “Honey Nut Berrios”

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Kevin Cline Football Recruiting Visits Oregon’s 66-3 showcase victory over the visiting “whatevers” proved equally decisive on the recruiting front. Cornerback Arrion Springs (4-Star/San Antonio, TX/Rivals250) and linebacker Tui Talia (4-Star/Pleasant Hill, CA) joined Oregon’s Big Board.  Offensive lineman Sam Jones (3-Star/Highlands Ranch, CO) and hybrid wide receiver Braxton Berrios (4-Star/Raleigh, NC) were in the Autzen stands, Saturday, in what could be …

Recruiting Update: Baker to “Quack?”

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Football Recruiting Commitments Oregon has never been the biggest player in the JUCO ranks due to a crop of venerable prep recruiting classes. Recently however, stars such as former offensive lineman Kyle Long seem to have upped the Ducks’ interest in the junior college pipeline. Last week, Oregon received commitments from two highly touted recruits in that of defensive end Tui …