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Handicapping Oregon's LB Competitons

Handicapping Oregon's LB Competitons

While the Oregon Ducks are still a few days away from full pads and contact, the question of tackling and making plays at full speed is already being asked within the Oregon program — and by Duck Nation: Who is ready to get physical and make...
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The DAT Question: How Much Can He Take?

The DAT Question: How Much Can He Take?

Just a few days into fall practice 2013 and the question that's been nagging Oregon Nation since last year's bowl win already is getting kicked around this year: What will happen with De'Anthony Thomas? News organizations that cover the Ducks on a...
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Five Ducks Who Could Deliver Big In 2013

Five Ducks Who Could Deliver Big In 2013

The graduates are off to the NFL, CFL or life after football. The returning stars are well-known among Oregon Ducks football followers and on the national stage in most cases...
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Ducks Tabbed Preseason Pac-12 Champs By Media

Ducks Tabbed Preseason Pac-12 Champs By Media

The Pac-12's media day kicked off early Friday morning with the release of the preseason Pac-12 poll. Voted on by members of the media that cover the Pac-12, the name at the top had a familiar ring to it — Oregon...
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Lyerla Could Be Best Of Pac-12 TE Bunch

Lyerla Could Be Best Of Pac-12 TE Bunch

As usual, the Pac-12 is loaded with big-play receivers, including several tight ends who can break games open. Most of the talk centers around guys like USC's Xavier Grimble or Austin Seferian-Jenkins at Washington...
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Don't Sleep On Incoming Ducks RBs

Don't Sleep On Incoming Ducks RBs

It's hard to get a clear read on just how many carries at running back De'Anthony Thomas will get in 2013, or just how sold on sophomore thumper Byron Marshall the Oregon Ducks coaches are heading into the dog days of summer...
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Ducks Continue To Raise Facilities Bar

Ducks Continue To Raise Facilities Bar

As if the sleek and colorful uniforms, or the unique helmet designs, or even the way Oregon approached practice and game days weren't eye-catching enough, the Ducks football program is raising the bar higher still with the near-completion of a sleek...
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Trio Of Ducks Land On Preseason All-America Team

Trio Of Ducks Land On Preseason All-America Team

Three Oregon football players received preseason All-American honors with the recent release of Phil Steele's 2013 preseason team. Leading the way with a first-team bid is De'Anthony Thomas at running back...
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