An Oregon Ducks Dynasty in the Making

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Dynasties are defined by long-term success and longevity. Programs at Alabama and Ohio State have defined what it’s like to have success, displaying the ability to adapt to new challenges every year. Right now, whether fans realize it or not, the University of Oregon Ducks’ football team is on the cusp of greatness. Molded by seven 10-win seasons in a row, Pac-12 dominance, and big-game wins; …

3 Ducks that are Flying Under the Radar Heading into 2015

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It’s mid-July and the time of year when college football fans are in limbo. Spring practices have been over for close to two months and fall camp is still a couple of weeks away. Fans are looking for anything to read, watch, discuss or interact with regarding college football. It is the time of year when fans dissect their favorite …

Stepping-Up: Offensive Line Edition

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The system that the Oregon Ducks employ, in theory, allows for any player to come in and be successful. Years of recruiting less-talented athletes than other elite universities forced the coaching staff to adapt to what they were given. This mindset led to developing one of the best offensive systems in college football. None of the above would be possible without the stellar play …

The New and Improved Tyler Johnstone

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It is no secret that the Ducks had offensive line problems last season. Many believe that the Ducks remained among the elite following their loss to Arizona only because the committee took into account missing pieces, most notably Jake Fisher. With Fisher now graduated along with staple center Hroniss Grasu, the offensive line, like so many other pieces of this team, is …

A Preview of the Oregon Ducks’ Offense

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Ever since the massive re-birth of the Oregon Ducks football program under Chip Kelly, things have been steady. What Kelly did for the program seemed like the right move at the time, and it was. But who would have thought this success would have carried over the next few years? The Ducks’ offense is one of the most high-powered in the …

Giant Steps: André Yruretagoyena’s Life After Football

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com in an exclusive interview with former Oregon Ducks offensive lineman, André Yruretagoyena. The 2015 Oregon Ducks are halfway through spring practices, and the excitement and anticipation from fans that comes with a new season continues to grow. But for one former Oregon player, the spring season signifies a rebirth of a different kind. Senior André Yruretagoyena has chosen to forego his …

Welcome Back, Tyler Johnstone

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Imagine you are eight years old and you finally get permission to play football. You have been fantasizing over throwing touchdowns like Peyton Manning, or running over defenses like Jerome Bettis. Now is your chance. The first day you show up to Pop Warner camp, the coach looks down at you and sends you off to the linemen coach. At …

Success Comes From the O-Line

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It’s time for people to start attributing the success of the Ducks to the big guys on the offensive line. Last year, all of the success that Marcus Mariota had was due to the protection his offensive line was giving him. With a new quarterback to replace Mariota, and a running back tandem that rivals the best in the country, the offensive line …

Coach Helfrich: Week 2 Spring Practice Update

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The Oregon Ducks football team resumed spring practices today after a long holiday weekend. During Oregon’s second week of spring practices, Head Coach Mark Helfrich said the team overall had a ”sluggish” start but finished stronger. Here are some key takeaways from Helfrich’s overall assessment following Monday’s practice. 1. Big Play VA and the Oregon QBs Vernon Adams, Jr. was spotted in Eugene today at …

Leadership on the Line Not a Concern for the Ducks

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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 sophomore offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby expressed his enthusiasm about the upcoming season. The Ducks will be hard pressed to repeat the historic season they had in 2014 considering the changes that are being made to the offensive line as …

Scott Frost: It’s a New Day for Oregon Football

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With the challenge of replacing of dynamic offensive starters such as Marcus Mariota, Hronis Grassu, and Jake Fisher, offensive coordinator Scott Frost has plenty on his mind going into spring practice. Our reporters met up with Frost at Oregon’s spring practice to pick the former national championship quarterback’s brain. Naturally, the quarterback battle was brought up. “It’s a new day for …

Tyler Johnstone Will Lead the Ducks’ Offensive Line in 2015

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Jordan Ingram interviewed Oregon Football offensive lineman Tyler Johnstone yesterday for FishDuck.com at the University of Oregon Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. Last season had its ups and downs for the offensive line. First, there were the injuries: Former Freshman all-American tackle Tyler Johnstone re-tore his ACL in August, then Andre Yruretagoyena and Jake Fisher went down in back-to-back weeks against Michigan State …