Topic: Don Pellum

Practice recap: Oregon quickly moves forward from Ifo Ekpre-Olomu injury

By on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 2:26 pm.

The Oregon football team has moved on. Not because they aren’t feeling the impact of losing All-American cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu to a season ending knee injury, but because they had no other choice. “I will confirm that he won’t participate in the Playoff, which is very unfortunate for him,” Mark Helfrich said. “He’s already been […]


Marcus Mariota’s five touchdowns lead way in Oregon’s 51-13 rout of Arizona

By on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 12:34 pm.

According to the way the script wrote itself in October, Arizona had dashed Oregon’s College Football Playoff chances. In a 31-24 upset of the Ducks at Autzen Stadium, a variety of weaknesses were exposed and plenty of questions were abound. Two months later, any doubt about this team’s ability has been dismissed. Behind Marcus Mariota’s 346 […]


Video: Don Pellum discusses challenge of facing Utah rushing attack

By on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 12:56 pm.

Devontae Booker and the Utah rushing attack will pose a definite challenge for the Oregon defense this week.  Booker currently averages 5.4 rushing yards per game and may be the best ballcarrier the Don Pellum’s group has faced this season. With that, Pellum spoke with the media after practice Wednesday and discussed the improvement of […]


Gameday: Why Stanford will beat Oregon

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:56 am.

**Editor’s Note: Each week during football season, we feature an essay from the opponent’s student newspaper on why Oregon will lose. This week’s edition is from Winston Shi, a football beat reporter at the Stanford Daily.  There have been points in the season where I thought that asking such a question would require outright homerism on […]


Raw video: Oregon defensive coordinator Don Pellum previews the Washington offense

By on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 12:41 pm.

Oregon defensive coordinator Don Pellum met with the media outside the Oregon Hatfield-Dowlin Complex on Wednesday. In preparation for Washington, Pellum answered questions surrounding Huskies Quarterback Cyler Miles’s growth, wide receiver Jaydon Micken’s play-making ability and the throwback jerseys the Ducks will be wearing to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Kenny Wheaton’s ‘The pick”. Follow […]


Gameday: Arizona vs Oregon Matchups/Players to watch

By on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 11:37 pm.

Check the stat sheet from last season’s matchup between Oregon and Arizona and one statistic stands out–65 rushes for 304 yards. With Ka’deem Carey carrying the ball 48 times for 206 yards and four touchdowns combined with quarterback BJ Denker running for over 100 yards, the Wildcats offense dominated Oregon en route to a 42-16 […]


Oregon football practice recap: New faces at quarterback and running back for Arizona to test Oregon defense

By on Monday, Sep. 29 at 1:24 pm.

In spite of all the shortcomings Oregon’s defense has been exposed to through its first four games, the team remains untarnished and 4-0. However, keying on those inconsistencies in the defense’s game becomes especially thematic leading up to its Thursday night matchup with a team that amassed 482 yards last year in the Ducks’ 42-16 loss. “Unfortunately […]


Gameday: Don Pellum brings swagger to promising Oregon defense

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 6:08 pm.

Don Pellum entered this season with a lot riding on his shoulders. With the departure of long-time defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti, the former linebackers coach, Pellum, understood the high-pressure situation he was getting into. But as the No. 2 ranked Oregon football team heads into the Pac-12 play, the team is looking like a shoo-in […]


Erick Dargan provides much needed momentum against Wyoming and tips his way into national spotlight

By on Saturday, Sep. 13 at 4:27 pm.

Erick Dargan walked off the field with a slight grin on his face following Oregon’s 48-14 win over Wyoming and it was for good reason. Dargan, who was named the player of the game, finished with two interceptions and four tackles. Midway through the second quarter, Oregon safety Erick Dargan made one of those plays […]


Kim: Joe Walker adds physical nature that Oregon hasn’t seen since Kiko Alonso

By on Friday, Sep. 12 at 3:25 pm.

Michael Clay sent out a tweet following Oregon’s 46-27 win over No. 7 Michigan State claiming Joe Walker was the second coming of Kiko Alonso. The junior linebacker out of Palos Verdes High School, who had started in place of Derrick Malone for matchup purposes, shined against a physical Spartan front seven and finished the […]


GameDay: A clash of opposites, Michigan State’s physicality meets Oregon’s speed

By on Friday, Sep. 5 at 9:46 am.

When No. 7 Michigan State lines up against No. 3 Oregon on Saturday, it’ll be a clash of opposites. Oregon’s cutting edge spread contrary to Michigan State’s traditional pro style offense. The Spartans’ 4-3 based quarters defense as opposed to the Ducks’ 3-4. It’ll feature speed against size, up-tempo versus clock management and a non-conference matchup […]


Regardless of the coordinator, problems at defense persist leading up to Michigan State

By on Monday, Sep. 1 at 10:01 pm.

Getting bigger and stronger seemed to be the first message that both Mark Helfrich and first-year defensive coordinator Don Pellum carried over into the offseason following last year’s interior defensive struggles. It was no secret that a blueprint was starting to be formed on how to beat Oregon and keep its offense – that is […]


GameDay: New generation of defensive lineman takes over for Oregon

By on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 6:38 pm.

116 appearances, 210 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and 17 sacks. Those are the combined career totals of the departed seniors Taylor Hart, Ricky Havili-Heimuli and Wade Keliikipi, staples in Oregon’s defensive line in the past four years. “We learned how hard they (the departed seniors) work mainly, and how to do the right things,” […]


Oregon lands JUCO outside linebacker Eddie Heard

By on Friday, Jun. 6 at 4:44 pm.

Laney Community College outside linebacker Eddie Heard, who originally committed to play at the University of Missouri, signed a financial aid agreement with the University of Oregon on Friday, the team announced through its Oregon Gridiron twitter account. Congratulations Eddie Heard! Welcome to the Oregon family. @TownNewton #YVY #GoDucks — OregonGridiron (@OregonGridiron) June 6, 2014 […]


Oregon football finishes final full spring practice and prepares for spring game

By on Wednesday, Apr. 30 at 4:37 pm.

Oregon football’s final full spring practice on Wednesday was split up into two parts: offense vs. defense and split team — where the newly selected spring game teams had a preliminary competition before the real contest on Saturday. With so many newcomers receiving key spots on both spring game teams, it will be the coaching […]