Oregon football’s defense survives shaky start

It was nearly a nightmare start to the season for Oregon football’s defense. The Ducks were missing tackles and misreading plays, as Bowling Green got off to an early 10-0 lead. Then, Oregon safeties coach Keith Heyward huddled the defense on the sideline. “He wanted us to play tighter coverage, …

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Marcus Mariota graces sixth Sports Illustrated cover, 12 recruits join Oregon Track & Field

–Sports Illustrated featured 2014 Heisman winner Marcus Mariota for the sixth time on its cover, the latest issue featuring “Marcus Mariota and his historic opening statement.” Mariota’s NFL debut earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week. The former Duck completed 13-of-16 passes with four touchdowns and a perfect 158.3 passer rating. –Twelve recruits joined …