Topic: Michael Clay

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 […]

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, Feb. 4

By on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 9:29 pm.

Every week, the Emerald sports staff will collect and post their favorite tweets from Oregon athletes, coaches, media, etc. Below are sports reporter Madison Guernsey’s favorites from Tuesday, Feb. 4. Former Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas: HAHAH IM GOING TO MISS PLAYING IN THE BEST STADIUM IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL #AUTZEN#RUNDAT — DE'ANTHONY THOMAS (@RUNDAT2014) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Take a Knee: Mariota on Stanford, the time off and some of his superstitions

By on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:25 pm.

Dating back to last year, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has thrown 293 consecutive passes without an interception. The pass that started that streak came against Oregon’s next opponent, Stanford. In their lone defeat last season to the Cardinal, Mariota struggled mightily, only completing 56 percent of his passes and throwing one interception. With that game […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oregon football: Three men to watch in the run up to the Spring Game

By on Thursday, Apr. 4 at 8:36 pm.

We won’t get to see any of this until the Spring Game, but here are three storylines from the training camp: 1.) De’Anthony Thomas becomes a first option De’Anthony Thomas had an explosive first two seasons with the Ducks but he’s always been a second or third option behind LaMichael James and friends. It’s not […]

Five Oregon football players invited to NFL Combine

By on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 1:21 pm.

The NFL released its annual official invite list to the 2013 Combine, and five Ducks have been offered spots: Kiko Alonso (linebacker) Kenjon Barner (running back) John Boyett (safety) Dion Jordan (linebacker) Kyle Long (offensive line) Curiously, linebacker Michael Clay didn’t make the cut, after posting 101 tackles (including a career season-best 63 solo) during […]

Oregon defense shuts down Heisman candidate Collin Klein

By on Friday, Jan. 4 at 8:04 am.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein racked up 2,490 passing yards in the 2012 season. In the rushing department, Klein ran for 890 yards, and if you combine both his aerial and ground scores, he tallied 37 touchdowns on the season. If you break it down further, the Heisman candidate was insanely impressive […]