DeForest Buckner

How DeForest Buckner Passed All Others – a Look Back at the 2012 Recruiting Cycle for Defensive Linemen


The 2012 recruiting class for college football was full of stellar defensive line prospects that had big dreams and huge hopes of becoming the next legend for the school that each prospect signed to play for. DeForest Buckner (DeFo) was...

Combine Workouts Confirm Buckner is a Beast


Safeties and defensive backs will bring the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine to a close today at Lucas Oil Stadium, and the final group of NFL hopefuls will travel home to prepare for college pro days prior to the NFL Draft...

Offensive Prospects Conclude Combine Workouts; Buckner Takes Field Today


With the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine in full swing, we pause to check in on our Oregon alumni taking part in the action in Indianapolis. The offensive prospects completed their physical and psychological work over the past couple days, and today...

Five Ducks Hope to Shine at NFL Scouting Combine


The first group of pro hopefuls touched down in Indianapolis Tuesday to kick off the events of the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine. This week, five Oregon alumni are among more than 300 prospects who will make their way to Lucas...

Quarterbacks, Defense and Championship Runs


Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out If you had to pick three sore spots from 2015 Oregon football, quarterbacks, defense and the lack of a championship run would have to dominate the list. Those sore spots and what they mean moving ahead are...

Trojans’ Coach Helton: “It Was Not a Good Day For Us.”


The Oregon Ducks destroyed the Trojans 48-28 in bitterly cold, sunny weather today at a packed Autzen. RB Royce Freeman ran wild for 147 yards, but USC’s players and coaches had one explanation for the reason why: Oregon quarterback Vernon...

Analysis: UO Sack Monsters Mondeaux, Balducci, and Buckner


Keeping with the Halloween theme that always accompanies late October, this analysis reviews the marvelous, monstrous sacks by Oregon Duck defensive linemen that took place during the Washington game. Oregon’s improvement pressuring the QB in its last contest was certainly a welcome sight....

Rugby Punters, Hurry up and Pac-12 Refs


Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out What an exciting era for college football! Globalization, which began with soccer-style place kickers, has taken the next step forward with rugby-style punters, and hurry-up spread offenses are producing basketball-es... Continue reading →

4 Duck Standouts at the Halfway Mark


After the success of the 2014 Oregon football team, the 2015 Ducks entered the season with high expectations. There were expectations from themselves, fans, and local and national media — expectations that seemed reasonable due to the contin... Continue reading →

Oregon Football Analysis: Is it A Blitz?


On to Boulder! Questions remain as to how the Duck defense will surprise the Buffaloes. This analysis looks at one way in which Oregon might do just that: with a well-timed blitz from the secondary. Oregon’s success in stopping opponent... Continue reading →

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