Topic: Kiko Alonso

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 […]

Take a Knee: Evan Baylis talks about spring on the field and in the classroom

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 8:21 pm.

The tight end position for the Oregon Ducks is filled with young talent and potential. One of the players that expects to earn a substantial amount of reps is redshirt sophomore Evan Baylis. Standing at 6-foot-6, Baylis flashed potential last year and is looking to build on that through spring practices this year. The Emerald […]

Hoyt: Oregon football pursues recruits that fit regardless of ranking

By on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 2:19 pm.

It’s easy, in this day and age, to believe that a high recruiting class ranking will automatically parlay into success from the players who commit. This is a massive misconception. National Signing Day, the day where high school athletes sign letters of intent to attend universities, has turned into a holiday for college football fans. […]

Best Ducks sports tweets from Tuesday, Jan. 14

By on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 6:27 pm.

Every week, the Emerald sports staff will collect and post its favorite tweets from Oregon athletes, coaches, media and others. Below are sports reporter Anne Yilmaz’s favorites from Tuesday, Jan. 14. Oregon defensive back Chris Seisay: Ahaha Devon said he had I dream I transferred cuz the niners lost. — Chris Seisay✨ (@Seeswaay) Jan. 14 […]

Don Pellum officially named Oregon’s defensive coordinator

By on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 11:18 am.

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 “I have been fortunate to enjoy a long relationship at […]

The good, the bad, the ugly: Oregon one of 15 schools to sell out its allotment of bowl tickets

By on Monday, Dec. 30 at 1:08 pm.

GOOD – Monday’s Valero Alamo Bowl is just one of five games this bowl season that features two teams that sold out its allotment of bowl tickets. ESPN’s Darren Rovell noted that Oregon was one of just 15 schools that sold out all of its bowl tickets, with many of the listed teams either being in high-profile […]

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

By on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 11:20 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 linebackers, with thoughts on Texas from Wescott Eberts of Burnt Orange Nation. Oregon The biggest […]

Emerald Roundtable: Predictions for Oregon vs. Colorado

By on Friday, Oct. 4 at 11:24 am.

Every week during football season, our sports staff will discuss different topics around an upcoming game. Today, sports reporters Joseph Hoyt, Ryan Kostecka and Hayden Kim discuss Saturday’s matchup between Oregon and Colorado. 1) What, if anything, can Colorado do to keep this game close? Joseph Hoyt — After last weekend’s poor showing from quarterback […]

The good, the bad, the ugly: Pharaoh Brown breakout is inevitable, De’Anthony Thomas is ‘day-to-day’

By on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 5:16 pm.

Good: Pharaoh Brown, who proved last season and throughout the spring that he possesses the skills to be a topflight tight end, has been sidelined for the first four games of this season due to a leg injury. However, he appears to be on the road back into the tight end rotation. According to Rob Moseley’s […]

Game Day: Where are they now? A look at where former Duck standouts are today

By on Thursday, Sep. 19 at 3:07 pm.

Ever wonder where your favorite Oregon football players ended up after finishing their careers at the university? Here are six guys who were standouts during their time in Eugene: Dion Jordan Oregon’s standout defensive player was the third overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins and already registered his first career […]

GameDay: Oregon’s linebacker corps are the reason to watch the game

By on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 10:32 am.

The biggest question entering Oregon’s season opener against Nicholls State isn’t the transition from Chip Kelly to Mark Helfrich. It’s not how freshman Thomas Tyner will do in his first college game and it’s not how the defense will accompany a plethora of losses. It’s the linebacker corps. While the Ducks have out-scored their preseason […]

Take a Knee: Don Pellum talks defense, new starters at linebacker position

By on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 11:20 am.

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,” […]

Oregon football practice: Helfrich and Lubick discuss offensive line, linebackers, receiving depth

By on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 pm.

Eleven days away from the season opener, the Oregon Ducks are getting more and more into game shape and depth chart decisions are close to being finalized. Head coach Mark Helfrich spoke about the progress of the offensive line and line backers after practice on Tuesday. “Hroniss [Grasu] is awesome,” said Helfrich of his junior […]

GameDay: The five best defensive plays of the Chip Kelly era

By on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 9:53 pm.

The Ducks are known throughout the country as the team with the lightning quick offense and for their uniforms. More often than not, Oregon’s defense gets vastly overlooked when compared to the high-octane offense. With former head coach Chip Kelly leading the high-flying Ducks, Oregon was among the top offenses in the nation, finishing second in scoring […]

Another triumphant Oregon football season lives up to the standard

By on Sunday, Jun. 9 at 8:11 pm.

Oregon football has continued to live up to its national brand during the 2012 campaign. Finishing this season with a 12-1 overall record and a 35-17 Fiesta Bowl victory over Kansas State, the Ducks continued to once again prove themselves as one of the top college football programs in the nation. Oregon fans can look […]