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Don Pellum officially named Oregon’s defensive coordinator

Former Oregon linebackers’ coach Don Pellum was officially announced as the Ducks’ next defensive coordinator on Tuesday morning. Pellum takes over for the Nick Aliotti, who retired after 17 years with the program. “This is a challenge I welcome with open arms,” Pellum told GoDucks.com. “I have been fortunate to …

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Countdown to the Fiesta Bowl: Grading Oregon’s, Kansas State’s linebackers

In the days leading up to the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, the Emerald will take a position-by-position look at Oregon and Kansas State, determining which team has the edge going into the BCS showdown on Jan. 3. @@all names, awards, titles [email protected]@Oregon — The heart of Oregon’s defense is two-sided. All year …

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Photo countdown: 18 days to the Fiesta Bowl

It’s only 18 days until the 2013 Fiesta Bowl where the Oregon Ducks will face the Kansas State Wildcats. Every day we’ll post a meaningful photo from the year to recap the eventful season and get fans prepped for Oregon’s fourth consecutive BCS game. Be sure to check out the …

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Oregon football's top 10 moments of 2012

#10 — Will Murphy gets a touchdown A walk-on player from Albany, Ore., less than an hour away from Eugene, Will Murphy was a redshirt scout team member in 2008. In 2009, 2010 and 2011 he played minimal meaningful minutes. But in 2012, Murphy amassed 181 yards on 19 grabs, …

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Video: Michael Clay on the Civil War game

Oregon linebacker Michael Clay discusses Oregon State’s offensive growth and the Civil War game.

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Video: Michael Clay on the freshmen and losing Avery Patterson

Michael Clay talks about the freshmen who have stepped up to play defense and how the team will miss Avery Patterson in the secondary.

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Video: Michael Clay reflects on last year's USC game

Michael Clay talks about containing USC’s offense and reflects on the last year’s game.

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UO administrators play tug-of-war with random drug testing for athletes

This past summer, the University of Oregon athletic department decided to revise its drug testing policy to enable truly random testing.

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Josh Huff in, Michael Clay out in Oregon's big win

Oregon took care of business against Washington State on Saturday, and it got a boost from a familiar face. Junior Josh Huff returned to the lineup since spraining his knee earlier this year against Fresno State, and the Ducks wasted no time getting him involved.

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Zone Read AM: Double-duty twins commit, soccer falls to BYU and Michael Clay earns Pac-12 honors

Fresh on the heels of the addition of Rice transfer Arsalan Kazemi, the Iranian-born double-double machine, the Ducks have landed a new commitment, and this one has head coach Dana Altman seeing double. San Diego twins Tyree and Tyrell Robinson made the call to verbally commit to Oregon over the weekend.

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Duck Season Magazine: Linebackers preview

This may be Oregon’s most solidified position on offense or defense.

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Oregon coaches, players move forward in aftermath of ESPN marijuana expose

Head coach Chip Kelly wishes probable cause didn’t prevent the football program from determining marijuana’s presence on his team, but for now, he’s resolved to educate and move forward.

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A game-by-game recap of the 2011 Oregon football season

Reliving the season that was for the Ducks, one game at a time.

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In uneven performance, Oregon defense makes plays when it counts

The Oregon offense was explosive, but the defense came up with two of the game’s most important plays.

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Hitting the links: Back to practice edition

With finals in the books, the Ducks returned to practice this past weekend.

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A few words on ESPN's Pac-12 All-Underrated Team

Taking a closer look at some of Oregon’s most unheralded players, as chosen by ESPN’s Ted Miller.

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Oregon defense shines in Civil War romp

The Oregon defense never gave the Beavers any breathing room Saturday, and the raw numbers were staggering.

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Defense shines in Palo Alto as Ducks stifle Cardinal offense

Oregon’s defense held Stanford to a season low in rushing, while forcing five key turnovers in a 53-30 victory.

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Boseko Lokombo relies on instincts, athleticism to make all the right plays

Boseko Lokombo has been solid as they come in Oregon’s linebacker rotation, with a nose for the ball that’s led him to three defensive touchdowns in 22 career games.

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29-point first quarter cues Oregon's 16th-straight conference victory

Oregon cruised to its sixth win of the season against a banged-up Colorado squad without Darron Thomas and LaMichael James in the starting lineup.

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Oregon defense stifles banged-up Colorado team in Boulder

The Ducks held Colorado without an offensive score, and came away with one of the year’s best performances.

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Ducks throttle Colorado 45-2 in Boulder

The Ducks scored quickly on their first drive, and never let up in a blowout victory on the road.

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Oregon heads to Boulder to deal with Colorado, altitude

The Ducks face off with a Colorado team that has yet to win a Pac-12 game.

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Oregon football begins preparations for Thursday night's meeting with Cal

Coming off a bye week, Oregon looks to improve to 2-0 in Pac-12 play when they host a tough California team on Thursday night.

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Malee: Don't blame Aliotti for defensive struggles

The Oregon defense is off to a rough start, but it’s too early to point fingers.

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Oregon football welcomes just second FCS opponent in five years

No. 12 Oregon hosts Missouri State of the Missouri Valley Conference Saturday afternoon at 12:30 p.m.

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Oregon linebacker Michael Clay keeps all eyes on the field

The Ducks’ weakside linebacker has gone from a long snapper during his freshman year to a starting role as a junior.

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Despite lack of depth, Oregon Ducks defense upbeat for season

During Oregon’s media day Monday, the first day of fall training camp, depth was the primary point of discussion about the defense. Replacing six starters — including NFL fourth-round draft pick Casey Matthews, and all-conference performers Matthews, Talmadge Jackson III, Brandon Bair and Kenny Rowe — could prove difficult for the Ducks, but it hasn’t lowered the expectations of defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti.

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