Found January 08, 2014 on
The Duck Stops Here:
In the words of the immortal Groucho Marx, nepotism is all right as long as you keep it in the family.
With Nick Aliotti retiring Oregon has both a challenge and an opportunity in hiring the next defensive coordinator.
After Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Marcus Mariota and Hroniss Grasu elected to stay in school, the Ducks are ranked #3 or better in the preseason polls. They're a national title contender in 2014.
But they lose 6 starters from the 2013 defense, a defense that allowed 164.3 yards per game on the ground, the worst in five years. Five defensive tackles graduate, and in November, linebackers couldn't fill a hole.
Oregon needs a transformation on defense, a mix of innovation and will that maximizes its talent.
John Neal has done a great job for the Ducks as secondary coach. 247 Sports just came out with its national recruiting rankings and Neal is the highest rated Duck coach at 27th in the country (Scott Frost is next at 67). Neal's unit has been the...
BEST OF MAXIM
From Mike Wines of Oregon Duck Soup and Youtube channel Madmike1951, three years of chills, thrills and "oh my!" from DeAnthony Thomas:
DAT leaves the Ducks with 5,071 career all-purpose yards and 46 career touchdowns, and 32 minutes of moments Duck fans will never forget:
It was an instant classic. The BCS went out with a defiant, triumphant bang. The lead changed four times late in the fourth quarter at the grandest old venue in the United States. Florida State 34, Auburn 31.
And it all felt very familiar, didn’t it Ducks fans? It felt like 2011 with Auburn in the mix and a national championship game so tightly strung, so finely poised that...
Saying goodbye to the Bowl Championship Series era of college football means saying hello to the reasons Oregon played Texas in the Alamo Bowl on 12/30/13.
The troubling question is how did the 10-2 Ducks, #2 in the PAC-12, end up playing the 8-4 Texas Longhorns who finished #3 in the Big 12?
If you answer, "Arizona," you're not digging hard enough.
According to a twitter from defensive tackle Courtney Garnett, he has received an offer from the Oregon Ducks.
The Oregon Ducks suffered their first loss of the season against fellow top 25 member, number 20 Colorado. Despite this loss, they will still win the Pac-12 over the likes of top-ranked Arizona and teams like UCLA and Colorado. There are four reasons in particular—not dependent on the rest of the conference—why Oregon will win the Pac-12’s regular season.
Cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu says he is returning to Oregon for his senior season.
Ekpre-Olomu was the Ducks' second-leading tackler with 84 stops this past season. He also had three interceptions.
The 5-foot-10, 185-pound California native announced his decision Monday on GoDucks.com, the school's athletic website.
''I should be able to finish my degree by next...
EUGENE -- Oregon guard Jason Calliste answers media questions about what the Ducks need to do to improve as Oregon prepares for this weekend's match ups with California and Stanford.
EUGENE -- Oregon guard Johnathan Loyd answers questions from the media about the focus of the team this week as they prepare to face California and Stanford.
The PAC-12 Conference release the 2014 schedule this afternoon. Here are some of the highlights for the Ducks:
The Spring Game is Saturday May 3, 11:00 a.m. at Autzen Stadium, televised live on the PAC-12 Network.
Oregon opens with a home game against South Dakota on August 30th.
Rose Bowl and Big Ten Champion Michigan State comes to Autzen September 6th.