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GameDay: Life after Dion and how his departure will affect Oregon’s defense

By on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 7:43 pm.

When Dion Jordan arrived at the University of Oregon, the chances of him being selected third overall in the NFL draft as a defensive player were slim to none. Hailing from Chandler, Arizona, the 6-foot-6-inch defensive player was recruited as a tight end as a big target for Oregon quarterbacks. Jordan was rarely featured on offense […]

Oregon football players back Mark Helfrich hire

By on Monday, Jan. 21 at 7:14 pm.

Oregon football players got their first opportunity on Sunday to comment on the official hiring of Mark Helfrich. Despite a busy start to the offseason, players remained upbeat and excited for the future of the program during the team’s official press conference and coach introduction at Autzen Stadium. The majority of the team found out […]

With focus on his running game, Ducks can’t overlook Collin Klein’s passing ability

By on Monday, Dec. 31 at 3:21 pm.

PHOENIX — When you’re preparing to face a quarterback that has 890 rushing yards and stands an imposing 6-foot-5, 226 pounds, it can be easy, even tempting, to forget about his ability to throw the ball all over the place. But Klein is no slouch as a passer, with 2,490 yards on the season and […]

Despite lack of depth, Oregon Ducks defense upbeat for season

By on Monday, Aug. 8 at 1:01 pm.

During Oregon’s media day Monday, the first day of fall training camp, depth was the primary point of discussion about the defense. Replacing six starters — including NFL fourth-round draft pick Casey Matthews, and all-conference performers Matthews, Talmadge Jackson III, Brandon Bair and Kenny Rowe — could prove difficult for the Ducks, but it hasn’t lowered the expectations of defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti.