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Opponent Preview: Oregon will host Portland State with big win expectations

The Oregon football team should win big on Saturday against Portland State. The Vikings are a Football Championship Subdivision team — the subdivision below the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), which Oregon is part of. Without a single win in 2017, Portland State has struggled week in and week out. This …

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Oregon football defensive preview

The Ducks finished as the No. 126 ranked defense in 2016. That offseason, Oregon hired defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt to turn the program’s defense around. Last year, Leavitt’s squad became the nation’s No. 46 ranked defense, but the team isn’t satisfied. This season, Oregon will look to build the defense …

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At Oregon football media day, it’s clear how staff continuity creates hope for the 2018 season

Senior linebacker Kaulana Apelu is entering his fourth and final season as a Duck. Yet this season is the only one where Apelu is playing for the same defensive coordinator as the prior season. So back in the winter, when rumors swirled that Jim Leavitt would leave Oregon, Apelu was …

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With Mario Cristobal and Jim Leavitt, Oregon football is believing again

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — When Willie Taggart left for Florida State, Oregon football players took a vote and decided they wanted offensive line and co-offensive coordinator Mario Cristobal to take over. They got their wish. “First time [Cristobal] came in the room, I could see the smile on everyone’s faces,” redshirt …

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Oregon to promote Mario Cristobal to head coach

Mario Cristobal was named Oregon football’s interim head coach after Willie Taggart decided to leave the Ducks for Florida State on Tuesday. Oregon confirmed Cristobal’s promotion on Friday afternoon after it was first reported by NBC Sports Northwest in the morning. As Oregon’s co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach under Taggart, Cristobal …

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Practice Report: Oregon football trains at high tempo with a positive spring outlook

In Oregon football’s second spring practice, tempo was fast, spirits were high and players looked eager to get going. The Ducks were going in and out of drills at a quick pace at high intensity given that it is only the first week of spring practices. As head coach Willie Taggart …

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