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Oregon’s emphasis on special teams should see the unit become a major strength.

Heavy expectations were placed upon the 2017 Oregon Ducks football team after missing a bowl game for the first time in over 10 seasons. The team’s coaches and Twitter account preached “Do Something,” as a way to win some fans back in the offseason. Once the season started, it was …

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Wide receiver depth crucial for Oregon football’s offensive success this season

Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert has earned Heisman Trophy hype ahead of this season, but the junior won’t live up to the reputation alone. He’ll need support from his wide receivers, a group filled with young talent looking to be on the end of Herbert’s throws this season. “He’s throwing balls …

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Oregon football offensive preview

Oregon’s offense was flying. They were undefeated after nonconference play in 2017, in which the Ducks outscored opponents 168-69, leaving a positive feeling around the team going into conference play. But a loss to Arizona State gave Oregon its first stutter of the season. However, it got much worse one …

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After a year at the position, Brenden Schooler could lead Oregon’s young wide receivers this fall

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Last fall, Brenden Schooler transitioned from defensive back to wide receiver in an effort to aid sophomore quarterback Justin Herbert. That switch led to Schooler grabbing the fourth-most receptions (20) and collecting the fifth-most receiving yards (274) on the team. That was just a transition season for …

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Brenden Schooler is ready to take on the challenges of a new position

Head coach Willie Taggart asked sophomore Brenden Schooler to transition from defensive back to wide receiver during last week’s practice. Schooler’s response? “Alright, bring on the challenge.” Schooler finished last season as third on the team in tackles with 74 total tackles, which ranked in the top-10 in the nation …

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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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Juwaan Williams: An unnoticed playmaker and invaluable leader

Every fan notices when a star player scores a touchdown or makes an interception, but for every game-changing play, there are 11 players on the field that work together to make it happen. When Charles Nelson returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown in Oregon’s game against Washington State, …

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Players to watch: Robinson and Schooler will play key roles in stopping Air Raid attack

After a double-overtime loss against the Cougars in Eugene last season, the Ducks (2-2, 0-1) want revenge against Washington State (1-2, 0-0) on Saturday. Oregon started the season 2-0, but has since faltered with losses to Nebraska and Colorado. Washington State is 1-2, including a loss to FCS-opponent Eastern Washington, and will be playing …

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