Topic: Brian Jackson

Media serve as career models for Oregon football players majoring in journalism

By on Thursday, May. 8 at 7:43 pm.

After practices conclude, Oregon football players dispense of their sweaty pads and jerseys and head to the showers. As they walk past the Hatfield-Dowlin complex towards the locker room, many of them must stop to talk with the media. For several players, these recorder-wielding people seem like foreigners with jobs they’ll never approach. But some […]

NFL Draft Preview: Thomas, Huff, Mitchell headline list of former Oregon football players expecting phone calls this weekend

By on Thursday, May. 8 at 12:18 pm.

Its been a long enough wait -two weeks longer than previous years- and its finally come to that point in time where a simple phone call can launch an NFL career. However, the waiting will most likely ensue for the contingent of former Oregon football players awaiting to hear their name called this weekend. With […]

De’Anthony Thomas keeps ‘everything 100,’ runs unofficial 4.39 in 40-yard dash at Oregon’s pro day

By on Thursday, Mar. 13 at 6:22 pm.

Donning Nike socks with the “100″ label emblazoned around the exterior, former Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas used the emblem and today as a way to signify his attitude and ability to numerous scouts at Oregon’s pro day. “The socks were my motivation today about the 4.5,” said Thomas, referring to his 40-yard dash time […]

Should Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Scott Frost stay or go?

By on Monday, Jan. 6 at 10:29 am.

Now that De’Anthony Thomas and Terrance Mitchell have announced their decisions to enter the NFL draft, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is probably the only Oregon underclassman who isn’t sure if he’ll stay at Oregon or head to the NFL. Offensive coordinator Scott Frost also might leave. He’s been mentioned as a head coaching candidate, reportedly being interviewed […]

Alamo Bowl: Oregon’s Ifo Ekpre-Olomu still undecided about his future

By on Friday, Dec. 27 at 6:42 pm.

SAN ANTONIO — The night before Nick Aliotti announced he would retire after the Alamo Bowl, sources said cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was expected to return to Oregon for the 2014 season. Ekpre-Olomu, however, didn’t give a black-and-white answer during Friday’s press conference. “At this time, I still haven’t made a decision about what I’m going […]

Nick Aliotti discusses decision to retire, players’ reactions to the news

By on Friday, Dec. 27 at 6:51 pm.

SAN ANTONIO — As the members of Oregon’s defensive unit marched in a line entering the Alamo Bowl press conference today, senior defensive end Tony Washington walked in with his arm around defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti. A touching moment, as the man who coached Oregon’s defense for 21 seasons announced that he would be retiring […]

Countdown to the Alamo Bowl: How Oregon’s and Texas’ secondaries stack up

By on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 11:17 am.

In the days leading up to the 2013 Alamo Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and Texas, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Dec. 30 in San Antonio. Today, we’ll look at each team’s secondaries, with thoughts on Texas from Wescott Eberts of Burnt Orange Nation. Oregon Several writers […]

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu named Walter Camp second team All-American

By on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7:44 pm.

The Walter Camp Football Foundation announced their All-American teams Thursday and Oregon junior defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was one of 25 players named to the second team. Ekpre-Olomu, who was second on the Ducks in both tackles (78) and interceptions (3), was named first-team All-Pac-12 earlier this month. He was also named a second team […]

Take A Knee: Brian Jackson talks travel and Virginia’s weather

By on Thursday, Sep. 5 at 3:25 pm.

While some college football players are viewed as being exceptional in some public’s eye, Oregon senior safety Brian Jackson is quick to point out that apart from football, they’re just like any other college student. In an after-practice interview, Jackson talked about what to expect from Virginia, playing in front of his family and what […]

GameDay: How do Oregon and Virginia stack up going into this weekend’s game?

By on Thursday, Sep. 5 at 11:10 am.

After fending off the Brigham Young University Cougars in a tight 19-16 win last week, the Virginia Cavaliers will host the Oregon Ducks in their first ever meeting on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. The Ducks are coming off a 66-3 thrashing of Nicholls State in their season opener and look to advance past the Cavaliers […]