Ducks have perfect mentality for a title run

Apparently there’s a special on thermal blankets at the Wal Mart in Hell. John Canzano said something nice about the Ducks. In his column today he says Oregon has a legitimate shot at the national championship, but he adds that the team “needs an identity.” He wrote: It’s true that Oregon doesn’t have a booming voice in the locker room. Its central characters are a quarterback...
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August 15, 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...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon Football: Top 3 positional battles to watch

The beauty of college football is the fact that each and every year teams must replace players who have moved on.  Every team deal with losses from the previous season, and every year teams find a new player ready to make an impact. This is true for the Oregon football team as they head into this upcoming season. While Oregon returns majority of starters from key units (offensive...
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The Biggest Challenge facing the Oregon Ducks

Oregon only returns five starters on defense. Don Pellum will have to rebuild and reenergive a defense that had trouble stopping people in 2014, particularly in big games at the end of the year. Rushin' hospitality: DeForest Buckner and Torrodney Prevot apply pressure on Case McCoy in December's Alamo victory. Pressure and penetration are the two keys to a great defense...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tales from the stat sheet: positives and cautions from the end of a dream

Around the web, descriptions of this game invariably include the word "domination" and although it was a thorough beat down in many respects, there are some interesting notes from the stats. Stanford outgained Oregon 377 yards to 312, not that big a margin. Oregon gained 5.4 yards a play, Stanford 4.8. In the loss, the Ducks got a valiant effort from Brian Jackson who had...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Oregon, Stanford renew battle for PAC-12 supremacy: why this year will be different

Oregon is a better team in 2013, and Stanford is a slightly worse one. Last year, the Ducks were beat up going into the Cardinal game. They started true freshmen DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead and Alex Balducci on the defensive line, after ripping off Balducci's redshirt the week before against Cal. Defensive stalwarts Dion Jordan, Taylor Hart, Ricky Heimuli and Wade Keliikipi...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Inside the highlight tape: how Oregon completed the duckade of dominance

On the first play from scrimmage in Husky Stadium, the Ducks ran an unremarkable outside zone read play. The charged-up Husky defense stopped it for a two-yard gain. On second down they ran a simple flat route to Johnny Mundt, sniffed out for another two-yard gain. Even though it's not a big play, Mundt shows nice hands, taking the ball in naturally with his hands in traffic...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Pressbox confidential: 50 short notes in search of a story

In-game notes taken while working the game for Duck Sports Authority: Wogan blasts one 8 yards deep, touchback. That's going to be a huge weapon when they face dangerous returners. Bears first throw underneath to Harper for 6 yards. They'll be looking to dink and dunk the Ducks all night, but very difficult to do that successfully. 1-6 start for Mariota passing, again...
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September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

eDuck Podcast episode 19

Erik and Robby discuss Oregon's 59-14 win over the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday. Post game comments from Ducks QB Marcus Mariota, DL DeForest Buckner and TE Johnny Mundt can be heard.
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Film Room: A second look at the UO-Nicholls video with Jayme Vasconcellos

Some takes on the second viewing of the game: Terrance Mitchell indeed lowered his head immediately before impact and, to me, it looked like an intentional shot, coming AFTER Hebert had slid, feet first: it did happen at the speed of light, hard to see even in slo-mo. Biggest concern, injuries: Fisher; French; and Daniels, in a tune-up game? Let's hope none is serious; obviously...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

DeForest Buckner: California Post Game

Freshman defensive lineman DeForest Buckner discusses his first career start as Oregon defeats Cal, 59-17. Buckner was credited with three solo tackles and an assist.
November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

DeForest Buckner: Post-Game Arkansas State

Oregon freshman DE DeForest Buckner responds to questions from media following Oregon's 57-34 win over Arkansas State. The game was Buckner's first career game at Oregon and he was given credit for three total tackles (two solos).
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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