Oregon replacements need to step up in 2015

The Oregon Ducks are still projected to be one of the best teams in the country in 2015, as they've been for the better part of the last decade.Despite the immense talent that remains at Oregon, there are some players who need to be replaced heading into this season, most notably Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota. While the QB battle between Jeff Lockie and Vernon Adams Jr. figures...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

5 most appealing rookie matchups of 2015

Upon completion of the 2015 NFL draft on Saturday, football fans gained more clarity on the outlook of the 2015 season. Combining the results of the draft with the schedule release highlights games that deserve extra attention. Here are the five most appealing games of the 2015 season that will feature first round rookies matching up one-on-one. Todd Gurley vs. Arik Armstead When...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Francisco 49ers Take a Gamble on Arik Armstead

The San Francisco 49ers wheeled and dealed in the first round of the NFL Draft and finally selected at the number seventeen spot. The 49ers are looking to add depth to a defensive line that could possibly be losing Justin Smith due to retirement. In Armstead the 49ers took a chance on a raw but talented player.  As a member of the Oregon Ducks, Armstead he had 2.5 sacks to go along...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks look to win the weekend with early draft picks and a high-energy spring game

EUGENE, OR – MAY 3: Oregon Ducks defensive coordinator Don Pellum watches his team warm up before the spring game at Autzen Stadium on May 3, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) For the third time in team history the Ducks had two picks in the NFL Draft with Marcus Mariota going 2nd overall and defensive lineman Arik Armstead going 17th. Offensive tackle...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The San Francisco 49ers find help on defense, take Oregon DT Arik Armstead

The San Francisco 49ers entered the first round of the 2015 NFL draft with plenty of holes to fill, particularly on defense. After a tumultuous off-season of change, GM Trent Baalke was ready to start filling some holes in the 2015 squad. Holding the 15th pick in the first round the 49ers traded the pick to the San Diego Chargers for the 17th overall pick, San Diego’s fourth-round...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Arik Armstead Taken No. 17 Overall In The 2015 NFL Draft

Former Oregon defensive end Arik Armstead was taken at No. 17 overall by the San Francisco 49ers in this year’s NFL Draft. He’s the second player from Oregon taken – behind quarterback Marcus Mariota. Congratulations to Arik Armstead! Selected 17th overall by the @49ers. #ProDucks — Oregon Football (@WinTheDay) May 1, 2015 Armstead, at 6-foot...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Arik Armstead an Option for the Saints?

The Saints will be looking for help at defensive tackle in this year's draft. Inbthis series we have already examined Malcolm Brown and Danny Shelton. Today, we take a look at our final DT, Arik Armstead.Arik Armstead is a defensive tackle from the University of Oregon. He stands 6'7" and weighs in at 292 pounds. He took part in the combine, posting the following results:40-Yard...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Four NFL Draft prospects that Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly will love

As the NFL Draft approaches it’s becoming more clear what the Philadelphia Eagles have in mind for the class of 2015. Head coach Chip Kelly says that he won’t trade up to get Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, but there’s no doubt that he has an affinity for Ducks. The addition of linebacker Kiko Alonso (a product of the excellent LeSean McCoy trade) brings the total number...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Five players to watch at the NFL Combine

The NFL Scouting Combine runs from Feb. 18-21, showcasing most of the best talent entering the 2015 NFL Draft. Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. will be packed with scouts, general managers, coaches and executives, hoping to find the next collegiate gem. Some players, such as Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston, are expected to skip the proceedings in hopes of not altering their...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Five players to watch at the NFL Combine

The NFL Scouting Combine runs from Feb. 18-21, showcasing most of the best talent entering the 2015 NFL Draft. Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. will be packed with scouts, general managers, coaches and executives, hoping to find the next collegiate gem. Some players, such as Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston, are expected to skip the proceedings in hopes of not altering...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

DeFo returns, and that’s the beginning of hope

If there’s a pile-up at the line of scrimmage, DeForest Buckner is usually in the middle of it. Oregon’s prospects for defending their PAC-12 title got a huge boost when the NFL prospect decided to return for his senior year (Brian Bahr, Getty Images photo). The desolate period from mid-January to August when there is no college football is overladen with mostly bad news, like...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

John Fox fired for “lack of fire”?— while Eagles fans are wild about Arik…

Arik Armstead, junior defensive lineman for Oregon, 6-8, 290, has declared for the 2015 NFL Draft… The Denver Broncos PR department tries to shade the dismissal of head coach John Fox as a “mutual parting of the ways”… but there’s no doubt in my mind he was fired. After four years of taking his team deep into the playoffs but not winning the Big Enchilada, Fox was...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon DE Arik Armstead declares for NFL draft

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead has declared his eligibility for the NFL draft. The school's website announced that Armstead filed paperwork to make in official Tuesday. The 6-foot-8, 290-pound junior said in a statement that he's ready to test himself at the next level. Armstead started all 13 games he appeared in this season for the Ducks, and was second...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

On the biggest stage, the key is to remember the game is still the same

Kirk Herbstreit said this week that the Rose Bowl was an opportunity for the Ducks to silence the critics, to prove that they can “hold their water” against an SEC-type opponent. He and Chris Fowler will be on the telecast today for ESPN. Nationally the game is billed as a showdown between two Heisman Trophy winners, and that’s inevitable, something that gives Jameis Winston...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon men’s basketball falls to Ole Miss, 79-73

by Eric Sloat, DSH basketball correspondent Elgin Stampede: Oregon big man Elgin Cook borrows a page from Alex Balducci, Arik Armstead, Tony Washington and DeForest Buckner, playing strong in the trenches (Godofredo Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports photo). A tough loss for the Ducks, losing 79-73 to Ole Miss. The game started off going back and forth. The Ducks had a lead at 24-23, before...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The only PAC-12 Championship Game thread you will ever need

It’s 63 degrees at Levi Stadium with intermittent rain, heavy at times. Keanon Lowe, DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead are in uniform tonight, but Thomas Tyner and Hroniss Grasu will not play. The field is patchy after being resodded, and could become an issue if the rain continues and it gets chewed up between the hashes. Oregon is in green jerseys, white pants, white helmets...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon football: Keys to defeating Utah

The Utah Utes have been one of the most surprising teams in college football this year. The team is currently 6-2 and, had they scored just one more point versus Washington State, could have been 7-1 with their one loss coming to fourteenth ranked Arizona State. The team is currently ranked at 17 in the playoff rankings as well as 20 in the AP Poll, and should pose a threat as a...
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks' D unconcerned with Stanford's new look

Even though Stanford is sporting a new look on offense, that won't change Oregon's overall defensive strategy on Saturday afternoon when the two teams meet. The Ducks' defense is aiming to be on the field as little as possible, shutting down whatever style of offense Stanford presents and allowing their own high-flying offense to put up points. ''We've got to get stops. We can't...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Live game thread, Oregon versus Cal at Levi’s Stadium

Arik Armstead, Thomas Tyner and Matt Wogan are not on the travel squad tonight. Ducks and Bears tee it up in about 12 minutes on a warm, comfortable night, a big contrast to last year in Autzen. Sam Kamp gets the start at defensive end. Oregon will need to be alert against a Cal deep that features a stable of fast receivers and a capable running game. Be interesting to see if Byron...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington at Oregon, game thread

Arik Armstead is in uniform, with his ankle heavily taped, taking warm-up reps with the first unit. Temperature at game time is 79 degrees, 10 percent chance of rain. Ducks are in the 1994 throwback uniforms complete with yellow facemasks.
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Not so fast my friend: Armstead tipped the ball

Washington State message boards nearly melted after the 38-31 loss to Oregon, and the outrage and conspiracy theories centered around a controversial noncall late in the fourth quarter. The Cougs had 3rd and 14 at the Oregon 38 with 3:48 to play, and Connor Halliday took a shotgun snap to pass for the 63nd time. The Ducks rushed five, and Arik Armstead pushed two blockers 7 yards...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Schedule sets up perfectly for the Ducks, who have the talent and the mentality for title run

Oregon plays Wyoming and Washington State in their next two games, then has a 12-day layoff before hosting Arizona in a Thursday night game on ESPN October 2nd. That’s nearly a month to tune up and get healthy before the PAC-12 season gets serious. The Ducks travel to UCLA on October 11, the season’s next big test against a Top Ten opponent. UCLA is #12 right now after struggling...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Inventory reduction sale: marking down the positives and the cautions from a predictably uneven opening win

AA honorable mention: Arik Armstead knifes in to stuff a running play in Oregon’s 62-13 opening win over South Dakota. Ducks will need more defensive plays like this one to overcome powerful, disciplined Michigan State next Saturday afternoon (Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports photo). Byron Marshall channeled the spirits of Mel Renfro, Bobby Moore and De’Anthony Thomas, running and...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Practice news digest: Oregon defense looks tougher at every level in 2014

Stick that in your smash mouth offense: The Oregon defense will be tougher and more physical this season, with an increased commitment to stopping the run (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports photo). Reports trickling in from fall camp suggest the Oregon defense will be much tougher in 2014. Rob Moseley at talked today about how impressive Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner and...
Via The Duck Stops Here
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon defensive forecast: cloudy with a chance of excellence

Since Rich Brooks left for the Rams Oregon has rarely been a team to rely on the defense. In as many ways as possible the Ducks are tradition-busters, inverting stereotypical formulas like “defense wins championships.” Chip Kelly made them into a Top Five team winning games 52-31 and 53-32. It’s just a better fit with the neon yellow shoes. Even so, in every season there will...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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