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Players to watch: Pass rush will be important in stopping Josh Allen

The Ducks are fresh off a 42-35 victory over Nebraska and on their way to Laramie, Wyoming, to face a 1-1 Wyoming team. It is a talented team that, even as a non-Power-5 team, has recently made bowl appearances. The Ducks hope to go undefeated in nonconference play with a …

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Podcast: Recap of Nebraska and a preview of Wyoming

Sports reporters Jack Butler, Gus Morris and Shawn Medow review Oregon’s 42-35 victory over Nebraska. They then preview the Ducks’ upcoming game against Wyoming with, of course, straight fire predictions.

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Ducks ditch preparing for altitude, keep focus on the opponent

As of Monday night, the Ducks thought they would be practicing in Gilchrist, Oregon. The team announced they would practice at a higher altitude in preparation for the trip to Laramie, Wyoming. Instead, the decision was made to stay in Eugene. “It was a good idea to go up there,” …

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Emeralds’ manager arrested on DUII charges Friday night

The manager of the Eugene Emeralds, Jesus Feliciano, was booked in Lane County Jail for allegedly driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving early Saturday morning, first reported by the Register-Guard. Feliciano, 38, was booked on two misdemeanor charges at 1:47 a.m. Saturday morning, hours after getting arrested …

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AP Poll: Oregon five spots out, UCLA breaks into ranking

The week three Associated Press Top 25 poll was released on Sunday, and there was lots of action among Pac-12 teams. Oregon, not yet ranked in the top 25, received 61 votes after its 42-35 win over Nebraska, placing them five spots outside the top 25. The Ducks were six …

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The offense was great in the first half, so why the second-half struggles?

It was Oregon’s offense that took the big lead in the first half, but the defense that saved it in the second. Just like we all thought would happen, right? At halftime this game felt over. The first half was a perfect dream  for Oregon’s offense. The Ducks racked up …

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Halftime rapid reaction: Oregon dominates first half, lead 42-14.

Key Plays: — Oregon ended the opening 75-yard drive with a 32-yard touchdown pass to recently converted safety Brenden Schooler. Ducks lead 7-0. — Oregon safety Tyree Robinson intercepted Nebraska’s first pass attempt. Cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. tipped the ball and Robinson returned it 35 yards to the Nebraska 20. …

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Report: Darren Carrington’s blood-alcohol content measured at 0.11 during July arrest

Former Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington’s blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.11 at the time of his July 1, DUII arrest by Eugene police, according to the police report of the incident obtained by the Register-Guard. According to the report, Carrington was pulled over on East Broadway and admitted to using …

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Why Oregon will win, or why Nebraska will win

Why Oregon will win After setting the Autzen Stadium record for points in his debut, what will Willie Taggart and Oregon have in store for Nebraska and former Oregon State head coach Mike Riley? Oregon will beat Nebraska, there’s little doubt about that. The question is: how will they look …

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Podcast: Recap of Southern Utah and a preview of Nebraska

Oregon football beat reporters Jack Butler, Gus Morris and Shawn Medow discuss the 77-21 victory over Southern Utah and preview the upcoming game against Nebraska. This episode was produced by Alec Cowan.

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Takeaways and quotes from Taggart’s press conference

The Ducks did about as well as any coach or fan would’ve hoped in the 77-21 decimation of Southern Utah. Fixing a few things here and there, and they just about had a perfect game. “I think all the problems we did have, they’re all coachable,” head coach Willie Taggart …

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A confident, experienced Justin Herbert leads the Ducks into the season

Oregon head coach Willie Taggart told the tale at the start of fall camp. It’s about Justin Herbert, the Ducks shy sophomore starting quarterback. Herbert, according to Taggart, was walking around Oregon’s facilities shirtless and brimming with confidence. A 180-degree turn from the Herbert of last season. Even senior running …

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Podcast: 2017 Oregon football preview

  Emerald beat reporters Jack Butler and Gus Morris review the 2017 Oregon football fall camp, discuss the team’s strengths and weaknesses, preview the week one Southern Utah game and give their season predictions.

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Practice Report: Excitement builds as season approaches, offense getting ready to roll

The Ducks’ season countdown clock is in single digits, and with each day that passes, the anticipation grows larger. “Everyone is so excited to be back out there, especially after last year,” quarterback Justin Herbert said. Herbert’s first game of 2016, and his career, was against Washington’s top-5 defense with …

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Breaking down Oregon’s week one depth chart

The Oregon Ducks released their week one depth chart on Monday, just five days from the season opener against Southern Utah. It had no major surprises, but two notable omissions were safety Tyree Robinson and wide receiver Taj Griffin, who are both out with injuries. The two-deep: Offense WR: Dillon …

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Why the Ducks’ backup quarterback battle is so important as it heads into final week

Oregon football head coach Willie Taggart has not made an official announcement on who the starting quarterback is. But honestly, he doesn’t need to. Sophomore Justin Herbert will be the starter come September 2 against Southern Utah — there is no doubt about that. But it’s the two players behind …

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JUCO transfer Malik Young practices for the first time as a Duck

Oregon needed depth at the defensive line heading into fall camp, and they added an extra body today. Malik Young, a recent transfer from Eastern Arizona College, participated in his first practice as a Duck on Thursday. “He’s a good defensive lineman,” head coach Willie Taggart said. “He’s a kid …

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Ducks hold practice in front on season ticket holders, award Apelu a scholarship

The Ducks lined up for an Oklahoma-like drill while they practiced in front of season ticket holders at Autzen Stadium. Right before the drill began, the team paused and began yelling in excitement and surrounded junior linebacker Kaulana Apelu. He was awarded a scholarship. A video of his mother congratulating …

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New coaches, new culture: Ducks’ rebuild starts with a blue-collar attitude

University of Oregon defensive line coach Joe Salave’a wears the same shirt to practice every day. He runs around in the sweltering August heat, sweating, yelling, and celebrating when the defense makes a play. The shirt is blue and collared — just like one you’d see a mechanic wearing at …

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Highlighting the best units the Ducks will face this season

The Ducks have a difficult schedule in 2017. The Pac-12 always has tough opponents. Luckily, for the Ducks, they don’t face USC this season, and they miss out on Colorado, which will be a quality team. Oregon will also face solid nonconference foes in Nebraska and Wyoming. So here are …

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It will take time to improve the defense, but the Ducks feel ahead of schedule

Defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt answers questions from the media with speed and efficiency. He stands in the scrum looking ancy, clearly wanting to be on the field. He even ends media himself by announcing he only has time for one more question. Then he runs to the practice field. I …

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Practice Report: Ducks continue to grind as fall camp hits halfway point

Oregon football is now halfway through fall camp. With two and a half weeks until the Ducks play Southern Utah, the team enters an important stage of development. It’s either “push through” and improve or stay complacent with the status quo. “Three weeks now and we’re kind of in hump …

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Practice report: Taggart, coaching staff building trust throughout fall camp

The Ducks are in the dog days of fall camp now. Entering week three, with the first game just over two weeks away, Willie Taggart and Oregon’s coaching staff want to make sure their Ducks are in a row. “I want the execution to be second nature for our guys,” …

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Taggart believes Royce Freeman compares to another Pac-12 great he coached at Stanford

The Ducks enter week three of training camp ready to build from a scrimmage on Saturday. By head coach Willie Taggart’s account it was good, but there were some things that needed to be fixed before the season starts. “We had a lot of penalties with the refs being out …

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Practice report: Ducks working on special teams, getting physical in week two

The Ducks focused on special teams during the midday heat of Thursday’s fall practice. In the 20-minute open period, the entire team began with an Oklahoma-like drill that featured layers of one-on-one blocking. It may be week two of fall camp, but there is no time like the present to …

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Case closed, no charges filed against former basketball player Kavell Bigby-Williams in sexual assault case

Former Oregon basketball player Kavell Bigby-Willliams’ sexual assault case was closed by the Gillette College Police Department on Wednesday. No charges will be filed. Bigby-Williams was under investigation for forcible rape that allegedly occurred on the night of September 17, 2016, during a visit to Gillette Community College in Gillette, …

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If the Ducks’ dominant offense is to return, it starts with the O-line, and they have the pieces

The Oregon offensive line is soft. At least, that’s the stereotype. Like most stereotypes, it’s wrong. The Ducks have dominated in the running game for over a decade now. Notable Oregon running backs Jonathan Stewart, LaMichael James, Kenjon Barner and now Royce Freeman—all talented in their own right—benefit from generations …

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“Do something” drill makes its first public appearance of fall

The first week of fall training camp is over, and there are now just four weeks to go until the Ducks line the tunnels and take the field at Autzen Stadium against Southern Utah on September 2. They’re inching closer, but still no full pads for the Ducks. That didn’t …

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Schooler switches from safety to wide receiver on day four of fall camp

The Ducks got closer to full pads and full contact on day four of fall training camp by wearing shoulder pads for the first time. Now the practices get more physical as the dog days of camp loom. “We’re going to thud it up a little bit, not take anybody …

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Ducks combine practice for first time this camp, assistant coaches speak to media

The Ducks practiced with their full squad for the first time this season during Wednesday’s practice. Freshmen and select underclassmen joined the full squad after practices the first two days were broken into two sections to maximize reps. The first two practices were open to fans and media for their …

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