Safety Erick Dargan returns from suspension ready to become a leader

Of all the questions surrounding the Oregon secondary this spring, the biggest might revolve around one of the players with the most experience. There are obvious holes to fill with the losses of Avery Patterson, Brian Jackson and Terrance Mitchell and the Ducks will rely heavily on the leadership of seniors like Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Dior Mathis to shepherd talented-yet-inexperienced...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chemistry is just as important for Oregon Ducks coaches

Throughout this spring, you'll hear -- if you haven't already -- a lot about communication and chemistry. Take the secondary for example. Lots of new guys are being mixed in with some veterans, and so far, everyone says it's the chemistry that's been the separator. "We're doing some good things" fifth-year senior Erick Dargan said. "We're...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Several Ducks All-Pac-12

The Pac-12 Conference today announced the All-Pac-12 team for football. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, center Hroniss Grasu and defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu were all selected for the second year in a row to the first team. Defensive lineman Taylor Hart was selected to the second team while junior Erick Dargan was named to the second team special teams unit.
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Inside the highlight tape: hustle and team play spark a big win

With one of the worst nights of weather for an Oregon game since the 1983 Toilet Bowl, the Ducks achieved a much different outcome than they did 30 years ago. Among the critical differences between then and now are talent, quickness, desire and athleticism: on this treacherous Saturday there were 10 fumbles in the slippery conditions, and the Ducks recovered 8 of them, four of Cal...
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September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Prediction Thread and Coveted Tee Shirt Contest, California at Oregon

Fans love sports for the Rudy stories and "Hoosiers"-style tales of underdogs that could, but this isn't one of those stories. Cal is young team with a first-year quarterback and a beat-up defense, thin in the secondary with two defensive ends out for the year. Marcus Mariota and the Oregon offense will shred them.  Offensively, the visiting Bears will try to raid...
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Duck defense preps for an Air Raid at Autzen by pass-first Bears

California Golden Bears quarterback Jared Goff is leading the FBS in passing with 435.3 yards per game, and the Oregon secondary is taking that as a personal challenge. Safety Erick Dargan told Rob Moseley of, "When a team throws the ball like this, as a secondary we kind of feel like it's on us. Today we wanted to be a lot more aggressive. The ball in the air...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Dargan comes alive: 212-lb. pad-smacker finds his place in Duck secondary

People worry about the undersized linebackers and the loss of Alonso and Clay. Where are all the tackles going to come from, with Boyett, Jordan, and the inside linebackers graduated? One thing to remember is that the Oregon secondary forces and closes against the run extremely well. They're all hitters, playing with a lot of physicality. Terrance Mitchell is 6-0, 189. Ifo Ekpre...
Via The Duck Stops Here
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Kelly Post-Game Media Conference Quotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Fiesta Bowl Committee released the transcript of the post-game interview of Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly plus Oregon players Kenjon Barner, Marcus Mariota, De'Anthony Thomas, Michael Clay and Erick Dargan.
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Things We Learned From The Oregon Ducks / Cal Bears Game

There is just something about football games played in Berkeley for the Oregon Ducks. It's one of those places where no matter how good the Ducks are or how bad the Cal Bears are, the potential for an Oregon loss always looms. Coming into last Saturday's game against Cal, the Ducks had gone 1-3 in their previous four games in Berkeley. The Ducks only win at California Memorial...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Time for these Ducks to fly on their own: five players who need to have a breakout game against TT

For players, a tuneup game is a chance to play football. The stadium is loud and the adrenaline flows. The opponent doesn't really matter, Athletes relish the chance to compete and show what they can do, to play the game they've loved since they were little kids. The most joyous moments happen when the little kid comes out. Just playing, celebrating a touchdown, carried away...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Quick Oregon recruiting update

With less than 24 hours until the beginning of National Signing Day, recruiting news is flying like rumors before a major merger on Wall Street. #1 Safety Shaq Thompson made a verbal commitment last night to the Washington Huskies. He said he felt comfortable there and liked the academic opportunities at Washington. Fast and physical at 6-2, 215, Thompson should have an immediate...
Via The Duck Stops Here
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

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