The Leader the Ducks will Need

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Just two weeks into Oregon’s Spring Camp, it appears leadership may be the key question mark moving into fall camp and the 2014-2015 season. The Ducks suffered a big loss this week when it’s most experienced receiver, Bralon Addison, suffered a torn ACL during Wednesday’s practice, likely putting him out of commission for the up [...]

Oregon Football: 7 Spring Practice Quick Hits

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Oregon Football Spring Practice opened today with its first of 15 practice to be held throughout April, culminating with the 2014 Spring Game to be held the first week of May. As expected, the mood was relaxed and light, yet focused. In keeping with that theme, here are a few take aways from Spring Practice [...]

Oregon’s Jackson and Hawkins, Hidden Gems On and Off the Field

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While most Duck fans were likely focused on a little something called the Pac 12 Tournament, another big event was drawing it’s own crowd at Oregon’s Moshofsky Center- a crowd that included NFL scouts and the Former Ducks trying to impress them on the gridiron. Today, Oregon hosted the 2014 Pro Timing day, giving several [...]

5 Reasons Coach Pellum was the Right Pick

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Just about two weeks ago, Duck fans learned Oregon Football veteran Defensive Coordinator, Nick Aliotti, was retiring. This week, the University officially announced who would be replacing him. Former Linebacker Coach, Don Pellum, also a program veteran has been promoted to fill some very big shoes- a fact he openly acknowledged as he addressed the [...]

5 Reasons to Get Excited about the Alamo Bowl

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Well Duck fans, we’ve finally arrived. After a month long hiatus from Duck football, we all get to watch our team return to the field tomorrow as they face the Texas Longhorns in the 2013 Alamo Bowl. If you’re like me, the break from Oregon football has allowed me to catch up the other important [...]

Celebrating Aliotti’s Departure for the Right Reasons

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Yesterday, Oregon Defensive Coordinator, Coach Nick Aliotti, announced his retirement making Monday’s Alamo Bowl his last game at Oregon. Though his announcement wasn’t a surprise to many, it  sparked a wave of fan opinion- some positive and far too much negative. As they say, “Keep it Class, Oregon.” Over the past several years, Oregon has [...]

Official Release from UO regarding Aliotti Retirement

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EUGENE, Ore. – Longtime University of Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti, who has played a significant role in the school’s five BCS bowl appearances and six conference championships, has announced his retirement from coaching according to the Ducks’ head coach Mark Helfrich. Aliotti, who will conclude a 24-year Oregon coaching tenure and 17-year stint as [...]

Mariota on Alamo Bowl and Decision to Return in 2014

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This evening, Oregon was selected by the Alamo Bowl to face off against the Texas Longhorns- a team they last met in 2001. Mariota spoke to Media this evening saying the selection was “An honor and a blessing.” When asked if there were any concerns about the team rallying for this game, Mariota shared that [...]

2013 Civil War Photo Strip

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Hope Restored, Mariota to Return for 2014

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It’s official; Christmas has arrived early in Eugene. Marcus Mariota announced today he will remain a Duck one more year, returning to the University of Oregon for another year rather than entering the NFL Draft. The news sent a wave of excitement throughout Duck Nation as most football fans were busy following and debating about the whole [...]