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  1. Oregon recruiting mailbag

    Brandon P. Oliver

    With the NFL draft under way, the spring game on Saturday, a recent commitment and a couple of unofficial visitors, there is plenty to discuss around the Oregon football program. Some of the best questions regarding the most common subjects: Julie...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  2. New coaches bring recruiting prowess

    Brandon P. Oliver

    When Chip Kelly left for the NFL and took defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro with him, there was concern around the Oregon program that the Ducks' longtime coaching staff would fall apart. USC approached defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti, Louisiana...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  3. Former Ducks proud of recruiting rise

    Brandon P. Oliver

    When a college football program undergoes major changes and a meteoric rise ensues, it is a beautiful thing to watch for the players who were around when things started heading in the right direction. While on site as position coaches for the Charlot...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  4. Oregon recruiting mailbag

    Brandon P. Oliver

    It's Friday and that means it's time for the Oregon recruiting mailbag. Despite the fact that most Ducks' fans were busy watching the Oregon hoops' squad run through the Pac-12 Tournament and a second-round win over Oklahoma State in the NCAA tournam...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  5. Ducks must reload as talent comes, goes

    Brandon P. Oliver

    The Oregon Ducks will enter the 2013 season having lost a possible top-five pick to the NFL draft, the No. 2 rusher in the Ducks' history and two all-league linebackers. The loss of Dion Jordan, Kenjon Barner, Kiko Alonso and Michael Clay will hurt, ...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  6. Top Oregon Ducks sleepers

    Brandon P. Oliver

    Every program has a few surprises and a few disappointments in each recruiting class. The Oregon Ducks have built a large part of their program on finding under-the-radar talents who fit perfectly withing their system. Here's a look at the top fiv...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  7. Oregon recruiting mailbag: Jan. 11

    Brandon P. Oliver

    With the decision by head coach Chip Kelly to return to Eugene after nearly leaving for the NFL for the second year in a row, the Ducks are settling in for the stretch run of the 2013 recruiting cycle. The return of Kelly, a win in the Fiesta Bowl...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  8. Ducks look to gain recruiting momentum

    Brandon P. Oliver

    It was quite a week for the Oregon Ducks. They earned a huge Fiesta Bowl win, saw several of their top targets commit elsewhere and -- maybe you heard -- nearly lost their head coach to the NFL for the second year in a row. After a wild week of up...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  9. DuckNation mailbag: Jan. 4

    Brandon P. Oliver

    After a convincing 35-17 win over Kansas State, most Oregon fans find themselves looking to the future. And with the NFL coming after Chip Kelly, it seems to be consuming the thoughts of Ducks fans everywhere. Lionel R. (Sacramento, Calif.): Chip'...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  10. Trouble looming or right on track?

    Brandon P. Oliver

    Some say the end is near. Some love to say the NCAA is going to destroy Oregon. There have been an unlimited number of rumors circulating in recent weeks regarding the future of the Oregon football program. Speaking of the future, the recruitin...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  11. Ducks face questions on recruiting trail

    Brandon P. Oliver

    When you have one of the nation's most exciting offenses, top-notch facilities and fashion-forward uniforms, other programs have to combat those advantages. For those programs competing for recruits with the Oregon Ducks, it even means negative recru...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  12. What if ... Chip Kelly went to the NFL?

    Brandon P. Oliver

    After flirting with the NFL last year, Chip Kelly's name has been mentioned as a top target of many pro teams again this year. If he did take an NFL job, where would that leave the Ducks' recruiting efforts? ESPN 150 running backs Thomas Tyner (Al...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  13. Ducks' due diligence pays off on the field

    Brandon P. Oliver

    After a second straight offensive masterpiece in the LA Coliseum, the Oregon Ducks have now won four of the past six meetings with USC. Since Oregon's modern era of football began in 1994, the Ducks have won nine of the 15 meetings with the Trojans. ...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  14. Oregon recruiting mailbag (Oct. 26)

    Brandon P. Oliver

    As the Ducks get set to take on Colorado this weekend before the meat of the schedule hits, DuckNation mailbag has been overflowing with questions. It's about time to lighten the load and get to it. Thomas M. (Cornwall on Hudson, NY): Out of those...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  15. What Oregon could have looked like

    Brandon P. Oliver

    Under Chip Kelly, the Oregon football program has risen to a level few ever thought it could reach. His coaching style and aggressive schemes have led the Ducks to become a powerhouse program. While they are still far from a recruiting powerhouse, th...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  16. Ducks commit Brenner does it all

    Brandon P. Oliver

    Recruiting is a funny thing. A high-level recruit can be the best player in his state's premier program, and yet the state that he hails from often determines the perception of what he is capable of. That is the story with Oregon Ducks commit Doug...

    Blog | October 17, 2012