Found August 09, 2013 on The Duck Stops Here:
Wade Keliikipi is a lunch-pail player too, only his dream lunch would include some fresh Ahi tuna, some delicious fried spam, and some wafer cookies and peanut butter mochi. Come game time the 6-3 295-lb. senior defensive tackle is all business, a strong, physical force at nose tackle for the Oregon defense. Daily Plant-It: On the road in Husky Stadium in 2011, Wade Keliikipi notches a sack of Washington's Keith Price ( photo).     Before a leg injury in the USC game last fall, Keliikipi had appeared in 36 straight games as a Duck, starting the last 19 in a row. The hard-working veteran, chosen as a team captain this year, specializes in taking on the offense's big blockers in the interior line and tieing them up to stuff the run. Before the Fiesta Bowl last year, linebacker Kiko Alonso told Aaron Fentress of the Oregonian, "Wade's a great player. He's going to clog some stuff up for us. Makes life better for me and Michael Clay and the other b...

The Maturation of Marcus Mariota

December 2010, the Ducks were preparing to play in their first national championship game, and Marcus Mariota was finishing up at St. Louis High School in Hawaii. Two days before Christmas, in his senior year of a completed season, he's working out with legendary quarterback coach Vinnie Passas, the high school position coach who developed Marcus and five other Division One...

What to expect when the Ducks face Nicholls State

High Flying Beatdown The college football season is less than a month away and fans of the Oregon Ducks could not be more excited. Avoiding a postseason bowl ban as part of their sanctions handed down by the NCAA COI, many believe Oregon is bound for yet another Pac-12 Title as well as a BCS National Championship. Not trying to get too far ahead of ourselves (though I already did...

Top 9 Bro Nicknames Of College Football 2013

In order of what sounds the coolest: 9. Rakeem Catbro(QB, Marshall) Photo Credit: AP Photo/Christopher Jackson  8. Michael Campanarbro (WR, Wake Forest) Photo Credit: Associated Press 7. Cody Fajardbro (QB, Nevada) Photo Credit: USA Today Sports 6. Antonibro Andrews (RB, Western Kentucky) Photo Credit: US Presswire 5. Bro Wallace (QB, Ole Miss) Photo Credit: Clarion-Ledger...

Oregon practice day 4: what the pro reporters learned peering over the fence

The football monopoly in Eugene is just beginning. By turning the entire sports press corps into a knothole gang, the Ducks have succeeded, as they do in so many other areas, in dominating the competition. Even so, a few insights and glimpes of what's actually happening inside the unfriendly confines is seeping through to the public, thanks to the throng of dedicated journalists...

Countdown to kickoff, August 8th

Jeff Maehl can deliver the news--it's 23 days to kickoff for the Oregon Ducks.   ( photo)
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