Can Jeff Lockie Fill the Void?

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When Marcus Mariota was leading the Ducks, everything seemed fine and dandy. Last season rolled along, with much success coming for our men in green and yellow, and black and pink, and white and gray, etc. Towards the end of the season, rumors of Braxton Miller transferring to the other dominant ‘O’ were swirled around, but nothing came of it. In the weeks recovering …

Draft Profile: No.2 Arik Armstead

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This piece is part of a project in which Jason and Caleb analyze the top eight Ducks’ prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft. The prospects will be listed in the order in which they are projected to be drafted. Enjoy. Previous Article: No.3 Jake Fisher No 2: Arik Armstead Position: Defensive Line Height: 6’8″ Weight: 290 Overview: I​t should not …

Former Player Tribute: Steve Baack – From Ducks’ Football to the NFL

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The University of Oregon Ducks struggled in the early 1980’s under head coach Rich Brooks. They suffered through 2-9 seasons and even had a game in 1983 that became infamously known as the Toilet Bowl, the last 0-0 scoreless tie in NCAA history. Despite their struggles, the Ducks had several players that were able to make it to the NFL. …

Draft Profile: No. 6 Troy Hill

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This piece is part of a project where Jason and Caleb analyze the top eight Ducks prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft. The prospects will be listed in the reverse order in which they’re projected to be drafted. Enjoy. Previous Article: No. 7 Erick Dargan No. 6: Troy Hill Position: CB Height: 5′ 11″ Weight: 175 Overview: Troy Hill is an …

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 …

Coaches to Give Back in Big Way

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The one thing college coaches must do over anything else is lead by example. On and off the field, coaches are under the scrutiny of the public eye, students and faculty of that school, and the athletic department. Just reported by the staff of GoDucks.com, Mark Helfrich and the rest of the coaching staff have pledged personal donations of up to $250,000 in …

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 …

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 …

Vernon Adams Seen at Ducks Spring Practice

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At this point, all Ducks fan want is to have Vernon Adams, Jr. make the official move to Eugene. With the former Eastern Washington star stuck in Cheney, Washington, until he graduates in June, Head Coach Mark Helfrich and staff will have to work without him for the time being. But yesterday, according to Rob Moseley of GoDucks.com, Adams made an appearance at Spring Practice. For most of …

Men’s Basketball Team Poised for Long-Term Success

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It was certainly no Butler vs. Duke for the National Championship in 2010, but this year’s Oregon men’s basketball team was pretty close to a Cinderella story. Not even the die-hard fans, let alone the players, gave this team a chance of finishing second in the Pac-12 behind Arizona. The success from this past season is the fire that this basketball program needed. In Eugene, people care a lot …

Ducks Land Big Time Defensive Back

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It’s been an exciting week for Oregon Duck fans. Spring practice is now in full force, the guys are looking good, and recruiting is on point. With the latest announcement, via OregonLive.com,  (by Andrew Nemec) 4-star class of 2016 defensive back Troy Warner has committed to play for the Ducks, things keep rolling on. Hailing from San Marcos, Calif., and attending Mission …

Charles Nelson Switching Positions

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What was perceived as an inevitable move has been confirmed. Dynamic wide receiver Charles Nelson, has been listed as a defensive back heading into Spring Practice, per a University of Oregon news release. The news is not shocking, though some people might question why Mark Helfrich and staff made the decision to move such a good wide receiver. With the amount of talent that the …