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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. Are the Ducks 'Mixon' things up at RB?

    Brandon P. Oliver

    If you include Kenjon Barner, the Ducks have sent their last 10 starting running backs to the NFL. It is no secret that the Ducks have had success at the position and they have done very well on the recruiting trail because of it. In the Class of ...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  4. Ducks look for lockdown corners in 2014

    Brandon P. Oliver

    With one of the best cornerback tandems in school history on the current roster, the Oregon Ducks are sitting pretty at one of the most important positions on the field. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Terrance Mitchell are both eligible to leave for the NFL aft...

    Blog | March 04, 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. Recruiting steady despite Kelly's move

    Brandon P. Oliver

    The Oregon coaching staff remains mostly intact, and with that, it appears the tumult surrounding the program didn't have any effect some of the Ducks' top targets. With one commit and three targets on campus this weekend, the Ducks seem to have had ...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  7. Recruits react: Helfrich named head coach

    Brandon P. Oliver

    When rumors started flying about Mike Bellotti's impending departure, inside the Oregon program everything remained calm. Once Chip Kelly took over and had the immediate success that had other elite programs and NFL franchises sniffing around, the pr...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  8. DuckNation mailbag: On Kelly, commits

    Brandon P. Oliver

    In case you just awoke from a long winter's nap, you might have heard that the Oregon Ducks had some big news this week. Chip Kelly pump-faked everyone and decided that the NFL was worth it. Ducks DL coach Jerry Azzinaro followed him out the door and...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  9. More visits set for Oregon commits

    Brandon P. Oliver

    January is always an unpredictable time in recruiting, with unexpected commits and surprise decommits. For Oregon, Chip Kelly's move to the NFL means the next three weeks could make things extra chaotic. One day after Kelly accepted the Philadelphia ...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  10. Oregon commits react to Kelly departure

    Brandon P. Oliver

    When reports surfaced earlier this month that Chip Kelly would be staying at Oregon instead of going to the NFL, Ducks recruits breathed a sigh of relief. All 13 commits confirmed they were still on board with Oregon despite the coaching uncertainty ...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Chip Kelly decision has recruits excited

    Brandon P. Oliver

    Some might look back and laugh about it. Others might look back and question the motives or the commitment. But to the Ducks and their fans, there's no way to look at Chip Kelly's reported decision to turn down the NFL and return to Eugene as any...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  14. Recruits react to reports Kelly staying put

    Brandon P. Oliver

    After days of speculation, Oregon recruits were relieved to hear reports that coach Chip Kelly would be spurning the NFL to return to Eugene in 2013. "Him staying just shows how tight of a family it is in Eugene, and I can't wait to be a part of i...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  15. 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
  16. 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