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.