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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Andrew Greif reviews the 2014 defensive line and then looks ahead to 2015.

Where the Ducks go from here will be led by DeForest Buckner and Alex Balducci. Oregon coach Mark Helfrich has already publicly identified Buckner as one of the team's leaders for 2015, the type of player the entire defense will look to for guidance, not just his fellow linemen.

■ Ryan Canner-O'Mealy shares his favorite plays of 2014 where you will notice a couple of Oregon players.

■ Chantel Jennings believes Royce Freeman will be one of the Pac-12 leaders in rushing yards in 2015.

■ Andrew Nemec is down to #3, Travis Waller, in his top ten recruit series. On a side note, JC QB Vernon Davis will be in town this weekend to check out the campus.

■ Dale Newton looks ahead to the 2015 Civil War and has a few thoughts.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Rob Moseley has a 2014 season review of the defensive line and Andrew Greif looks at the linebackers for last year.

Chantel Jennings and Tedd Miller debate whether Oregon should be a top ten preseason team come fall.

■ David Lombardi talks about replacing Marcus Mariota and Chantel Jennings talks about the rebuilding process for the next QB.

The offseason is crucial for Oregon and how its program is judged. How much of Oregon's success was due to a spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime player? Being part of the nation's elite means being able to withstand such losses. 

Oregon is in that group, but the only thing harder than getting there is staying there. We're about to find out whether the Ducks can protect against a drop-off.

■ Andrew Nemec shares the news, Matthew Mariota will be joining the Ducks as a walk on defensive lineman and has Alex Ofodile as his #4 recruit this year.

■ DL Gary Baker out of Upland, CA. committed to the Ducks yesterday while Sam Kamp (junior redshirt) has decided to retire from football after his graduation this spring.