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  1. In-state LB Alfieri covets Oregon offer

    Brandon P. Oliver

    The state of Oregon has never been a premier destination for college football recruiters, but the state has seen an uptick in BCS-level talent in recent years. Likely the state's top all-around player, linebacker Joey Alfieri (Portland, Ore./Jesuit) ...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Ducks' OL commit Pisarcik a perfect fit

    Brandon P. Oliver

    Following college football recruiting can be one of the most mind-bending activities for someone to partake in. For every high school All-American like De'Anthony Thomas, there is thousands of Jake Pisarcik's. Thomas showed up in Eugene the final ...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  5. Oregon recruiting: Quick hitters

    Brandon P. Oliver

    Coming off of a disappointing loss to the Stanford Cardinal, the No. 5 Oregon Ducks need to regroup in time for this week's showdown with in-state rival No. 15 Oregon State. The loss to the Cardinal sent shock waves across the college football landsc...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  6. Ducks lose WR Blackmon to transfer

    Brandon P. Oliver

    In Oregon's 2011 recruiting class, the most prized recruits were athletes De'Anthony Thomas and Colt Lyerla, but Under Armour All-American Devon Blackmon helped the Ducks land the best group recruits deemed "athletes" in the country. Blackmon was the...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  7. Oregon recruiting mailbag

    Brandon P. Oliver

    With the final regular-season home game set for Saturday night, there is plenty of excitement surrounding the Oregon football program. ESPN's College GameDay will be in Eugene on senior day, a fitting home finale for the most successful class in scho...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  8. Could Conley be the next Ducks flip?

    Brandon P. Oliver

    Under Chip Kelly, the Oregon Ducks have arguably become the hottest program in college football, both on the field and in recruiting. Since Kelly first arrived in 2007, the Ducks have flipped LaGarrette Blount (Florida State) Darron Thomas (LSU),...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  9. Unheralded recruit Mariota leads Ducks

    Brandon P. Oliver

    In June 2010, a pair of overlooked quarterback recruits committed to the Oregon Ducks within three days of each other. Two years later, they have taken the college football world by storm. In August, few outside of College Station, Texas, had hear...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  10. Kicker Matt Wogan is versatile weapon

    Brandon P. Oliver

    One of the most important recruits for the Oregon Ducks in the Class of 2013 is one who is the most likely to be overlooked by those who follow recruiting. Time and time again, college football proves how valuable the kicking game truly is. After the...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  11. Young talent not a deterrent for recruits

    Brandon P. Oliver

    When looking across the college football landscape, one of the more common themes among elite programs is that in spite of all the talent within their programs, recruits flock to the campuses of schools like USC and Alabama. Most of the top progra...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  12. RB coach Gary Campbell a key recruiter for Ducks

    Brandon P. Oliver

    Much has been made about the odd connection between the Oregon football program and the state of Texas. Four running backs from the Lone Star State have signed with the Ducks since 2008. Even more has been made about the NCAA investigation that O...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  13. QB Marcus Mariota has dynamic potential

    Brandon P. Oliver

    After a long battle that led to much speculation and many predictions, the Oregon Ducks have a starting quarterback. The Ducks named redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota the starter. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Mariota battled with third-year sophomore Br...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  14. How Chip Kelly recruits for his offense

    Brandon P. Oliver

    Some of the top college football programs are defined by one thing. For Alabama, it's defense. For the Oregon Ducks, it's speed. Under Chip Kelly the Ducks have changed the way the game is played. They look fast, they practice fast and they play f...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  15. Unofficial Visits: How important are they?

    Brandon P. Oliver

    Virtually everything about Oregon football is unique. Oregon offers a lot of benefits for prospective athletes, but location is not one of them. The Ducks are way down the list when it comes to ideal college destinations. During their rise to p...

    Blog | August 18, 2012
  16. Oregon RBs preview

    Brandon P. Oliver

    Very few programs in the country can lose someone like LaMichael James and hope to simply replace him with a similar talent. One of the biggest ways to be a true power program in college football is the ability to do just that. The Ducks hope to p...

    Blog | August 09, 2012