His walls are littered with Oregon posters. He wears an Oregon ‘O’ on his chest. But until this year, Rodney Witherspoon wasn’t associated with the University of Oregon. Well, not officially at least. This past football season, the Oregon football team opened its doors to the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex, a football facility unparalleled by any university […]
Appearing in a black suit complimented by a white shirt and striped blue tie, Don Pellum held his first press conference as the defensive coordinator for the Oregon football team Tuesday afternoon. Pellum, who has been with the program for 23 years, opened the conference by thanking God, Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens and head […]
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 enjoy a long relationship at […]
- The Oregon women’s basketball team will get the chance to even the series against Oregon State as they travel to Corvallis Monday night for the 92nd Civil War. Oregon lost 88-80 on Saturday as they played host to the Beavers in the first game of the back-to-back series. Ducks center Jillian Alleyne led the team […]
Former Oregon linebacker coach and recruiting coordinator Don Pellum will succeed Nick Aliotti as Oregon’s defensive coordinator next season, multiple sources told the Oregonian on Saturday. Pellum’s promotion has not been made official by the school and the university is not expected to announce the move until after the weekend, according to one of the […]
Several Oregon players and coaches talked to the media after Saturday’s morning practice at Alamo Heights High School, and one theme was constant throughout: Nick Aliotti’s retirement. Players such as linebacker Boseko Lokombo, offensive lineman Tyler Johnstone, wide receiver Bralon Addison and safety Avery Patterson discussed their 59 year-old defensive coordinator, from their favorite memories […]
John Neal can’t remember what he did for Thanksgiving last year, but one memory from more than two decades ago still stands out. Oregon’s secondary coach was celebrating the holiday with his family in Alabama. As Neal’s daughters, Kristin and Caitlin, devoured their turkey, his teenage son, Casey, would make an annoying sound with a […]
Faith. Friendship. Football. These three words summarize the relationship between Derrick Malone and Tony Washington. They’re reasons the duo plays an essential role in a defense that has given up an average of 11.8 points per game, second in the nation behind Louisville. Malone and Washington share a unique bond that combines professionalism and personal […]
Derrick Malone has been on a tear in the first two games of the season. Not only is the junior linebacker leading the Ducks with 23 total tackles, but he has already crushed his season total of four (eighth on team) from last year. Malone is currently 12 tackles ahead of any other player on […]
Linebackers coach Don Pellum has had some of the best linebackers in the country in Michael Clay, Kiko Alonso and Dion Jordan, but with the level of comfort Pellum seems to have in the linebackers corps, the Ducks will be in good hands. Welcoming the new guys “I feel very comfortable with this year’s group,” […]
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. Oregon — The heart of Oregon’s defense is two-sided. All year long, linebackers Michael Clay and Kiko Alonso have battled […]
The continuity among Oregon’s assistant coaches is vital to the Ducks’ future success.
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.
It hasn’t been seamless, but Eddie Pleasant’s transition to the safety position has given the Ducks an extra weapon in the secondary.
The Ducks’ weakside linebacker has gone from a long snapper during his freshman year to a starting role as a junior.