Sunday, March 4, 2012

Winning the off season one weekend at a time

Photo right: youth, wasted on the young, who think they'll be young forever: Josh Huff got into some trouble this weekend, and who hasn't? But the issue creates some problems and challenges for his coach and his team.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Moving the chains: all great stories start with a dream

For many promising young players around the country, the Ducks have become nationally relevant and a part of their dream. They're forward-thinking enough to know that without one, you're just another spectator or critic.

Photo right: LaMichael James works out at the Super Bowl, part of the Gatorade Sports Perfomance Lab exhibit, his first pro endorsement deal.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Jeff Lockie's used to being "the other qb" and winding up the one who wins

He played in a league with two five-star division one prospects, both of whom got more notice. He played for a school that most years finishes in the middle of the pack. Coming to Oregon, he's invariably mentioned after Jake Rodrigues, the Ducks' other signee at quarterback on Letter of Intent Day.

When practice begins next fall, Lockie will be fourth on the depth chart.

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Can Oregon's football "Tall Firs" win a National Championship?

Yesterday the football Ducks signed the 21 members of their 2012 recruiting class, and it includes ten players who are 6-4 or taller, and a dozen or so with a basketball background. The new "Tall Firs" are born.

Wheel, deal and throw down: Arik Armstead drives the lane in a baskeball game last season. The fluidity and quickness that makes him a legitimate division one basketball prospect at 6-8, 295 could make him an exceptional, unblockable defensive lineman ( photo).

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Oregon's official signing day list

5-star defensive lineman Arik Armstead headlines a solid, deep, versatile 2012 recruiting class for the Oregon Ducks.

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Oregon football on National Signing Day: Chance Allen becomes a Duck

A tough receiver with a strong, athletic body, Allen has great concentration in traffic ( photo).

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Oregon football on National Signing Day: Jake Rodrigue

Already enrolled in school, Jake Rodrigues is Oregon's first commit of the 2012 class..

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