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2014 OREGON DUCKS FOOTBALL PREVIEW

June 26, 2014
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2014 OREGON DUCKS FOOTBALL PREVIEW


Oregon Ducks (1999 - Pres)

 

COACH: MARK HELFRICH, 11-2 @ OREGON

 

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: SCOTT FROST

 

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: DON PELLUM

 

LAST LEAGUE TITLE: 2011

 

RETURNING STARTERS: 15, 9 OFFENSE, 5 DEFENSE, KICKER

 

POINTS PER GAME: 45.4

 

RUSHING: 273.5

 

PASSING: 291.5

 

TOTAL OFFENSE: 565.0

 

DEFENSE PPG: 20.5

 

DEFENSE RUSHING: 165.5

 

DEFENSE PASSING: 204.5

 

TOTAL DEFENSE: 370.1

 

TURNOVER MARGIN: +0.8

Oregon Ducks (1999 - Pres) 

Oregon won 11 games in 2013 with a high powered offense and a respectable defense yet the fans were disappointed by not winning a national championship. The Ducks have been one of the conference’s best running teams in recent years and with five starters returning on the offensive line and an explosive quarterback in Marcus Mariota nothing should change this season. Oregon amassed 565 yards per game in total offense which was second in the country and scored over 45 points per game which ranked fourth nationally. Mariota could have been the number one pick in the NFL draft but decided to return to Oregon after throwing for 3665 yards, 31 touchdowns and only four interceptions. Oregon started the season 8-0 before losing to Stanford and Mariota suffered a torn MCL against UCLA. If Mariota stays healthy there is no doubt this offense will be one of the more dominating in college football. The line will be anchored by All-American center Hroniss Grasu, right tackle Jake Fisher, right guard Cameron Hunt, left guard Hamani Stevens and left tackle Tyler Johnstone. Running back Byron Marshall returns after rushing for 1038 yards and 14 touchdowns and he will be joined by Thomas Tyner who had 711 yards and nine scores in 2013. Oregon did lose their top two receivers but will return Keanon Lowe. One other plus for the offense will be the return of their top three tight ends.


Oregon Ducks (1999 - Pres)

 

The defense will have a new coordinator in Don Pellum. Pellum is a long time linebackers coach and must find a way to replace six starters on defense. Oregon ranked second in the conference in scoring defense and third overall last year. DT Arik Armstead is 6-8 and 296 pounds and is ready to anchor the defensive line. Armstead is very athletic and was on the Oregon basketball team before deciding to play football full-time. Defensive end Tony Washington had 7 ½ sacks last season, linebacker Derrick Malone had a team-high 105 tackles and defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu returns to lead the defense with excellent leadership skills. Defensive end DeForest Buckner and linebacker Rodney Hardrick will have to carry more the load with the loss of five starters. If Oregon can find more consistency in getting their defense off the field on third down possessions they will have more success in 2014.

 

Oregon has a favorable early nonconference schedule with all three games at home but the biggest test will come on September 6th against Michigan State. The conference schedule will be tough early with games against Arizona UCLA and Washington. If all goes according to plan Oregon could have their first Heisman Trophy winner and a great chance to play in the college football playoff.


Oregon Ducks (1999 - Pres)


SCHEDULE:


 

Sat, Aug 30  South Dakota Eugene, Ore.   7:30 p.m.
Pac-12 Networks  
  Sat, Sep 06  Michigan State Eugene, Ore.   3:30 p.m.
FOX/FOX Deportes  
  Sat, Sep 13  Wyoming Eugene, Ore.   11:00 a.m.
Pac-12 Networks  
  Sat, Sep 20  Washington State * Pullman, Wash.   TBA
 
  Thu, Oct 02  Arizona * Eugene, Ore.   7:30 p.m.
ESPN  
  Sat, Oct 11  UCLA * Pasadena, Calif.   TBA
 
  Sat, Oct 18  Washington * Eugene, Ore.   TBA
 
  Fri, Oct 24  California * Santa Clara, Calif. (Levi's Stadium)   7:00 p.m.
FOX Sports 1  
Tickets
  Sat, Nov 01  Stanford * Eugene, Ore.   TBA
 
  Sat, Nov 08  Utah * Salt Lake City, Utah   TBA
 
  Sat, Nov 22  Colorado * Eugene, Ore.   TBA
 
  Sat, Nov 29  Oregon State * Corvallis, Ore.   TBA


Oregon Ducks (1999 - Pres)


ROSTER:


 

No. Sort by Number
Name Sort by Name
Pos. Sort by Position
Ht. Sort by Height
Wt. Sort by Weight
Yr. Sort by Eligibility Year
Hometown (Prev School)
1   Chance Allen WR 6-2 200 RSo. Missouri City, Texas (Fort Bend Elkins HS)
2   Damion Hobbs QB 6-2 220 RFr. Cedar Hill, Texas (Cedar Hill HS)
2   Tyree Robinson DB 6-4 200 RFr. San Diego, Calif. (Lincoln HS)
3   Dior Mathis CB 5-9 175 RSr. Detroit, Mich. (Cass Tech HS)
4   Erick Dargan FS 5-11 212 RSr. Pittsburg, Calif. (Pittsburg HS)
5   Issac Dixon DB 5-11 193 RJr. Opa Locka, Fla. (Monsignor Pace HS)
6   Dominique Harrison CB 5-11 185 Jr. Tracy, Calif. (Contra Costa College) (Tracy HS)
7   Keanon Lowe WR 5-9 186 RSr. Portland, Ore. (Jesuit HS)
8   Reggie Daniels DB 6-1 205 RSo. Chandler, Ariz. (Hamilton HS)
8   Marcus Mariota QB 6-4 215 RJr. Honolulu, Hawaii (St. Louis HS)
9   Arik Armstead DL 6-8 296 Jr. Sacramento, Calif. (Pleasant Grove HS)
9   Byron Marshall RB 5-10 201 Jr. San Jose, Calif. (Valley Christian HS)
10   Chris Seisay DB 6-1 180 RFr. American Canyon, Calif. (American Canyon HS)
11   Bralon Addison WR 5-10 190 Jr. Missouri City, Texas (Fort Bend Hightower HS)
12   Taylor Alie QB 6-0 175 RFr. Eugene, Ore. (Sheldon HS)
13   Devon Allen WR 6-0 190 RFr. Phoenix, Ariz. (Brophy Prep HS)
13   Troy Hill CB 5-11 175 RSr. Youngstown, Ohio (St. Bonaventure)
14   Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB 5-10 195 Sr. Chino Hills, Calif. (Chino Hills HS)
15   Jalen Brown WR 6-2 185 Fr. Phoenix, Ariz. (Mountain Pointe HS)
17   Jeff Lockie QB 6-2 200 RSo. Alamo, Calif. (Monte Vista HS)
17   Juwaan Williams DB 6-0 190 RFr. Tucker, Ga. (Tucker HS)
22   Derrick Malone LB 6-2 220 RSr. Colton, Calif. (Colton HS)
23   B.J. Kelley WR 6-2 183 RJr. Fresno, Calif. (Central HS)
24   Thomas Tyner RB 5-11 215 So. Aloha, Ore. (Aloha HS)
27   Johnny Ragin III LB 6-3 220 So. Wilsonville, Ore. (California) (Wilsonville HS)
29   Stephen Amoako DB 5-11 197 RSo. Arlington, Texas (Martin HS)
30   Ayele Forde RB 5-7 181 RSr. Victorville, Cal. (Silverado HS)
31   Kenny Bassett RB 5-9 182 RSr. Beverly Hills, Calif. (Beverly Hills HS)
32   Bobby Dunn DB 6-3 196 RJr. New Orleans, La. (Jesuit HS)
33   Tyson Coleman LB 6-1 240 RJr. Lake Oswego, Ore. (Lake Oswego HS)
34   Rahim Cassell LB 6-0 223 RJr. Lakewood, Calif. (Lakewood HS)
34   Lane Roseberry RB 6-1 233 RSo. Bly, Ore. (Lakeview HS)
35   Joe Walker LB 6-2 237 Jr. Palos Verdes, Calif. (L.A. Harbor College) (Palos Verdes HS)
36   Kani Benoit RB 6-0 210 RFr. Phoenix, Ariz. (Phoenix Thunderbird HS)
37   J.J. Jones RB 5-9 170 RSo. Los Angeles, Calif. (Harvard-Westlake HS)
37   Michael Manns DB 5-11 172 RSo. Molalla, Ore. (Molalla HS)
38   Mike Garrity LB 6-1 225 RSr. San Carlos, Calif. (Archbishop Riordan HS)
38   Ian Wheeler P 6-0 200 RFr. Demorest, Ga. (Habersham Central HS)
42   Cody Carriger DL 6-6 245 RSo. Butte, Mont. (Butte HS)
43   Bronson Yim DB 5-10 185 RJr. Kapahulu, Hawaii (St. Louis HS)
44   DeForest Buckner DL 6-7 286 Jr. Waianae, Hawaii (Punahou HS)
45   T.J. Daniel DE 6-6 275 RSo. Oakland, Calif. (Bishop O’Dowd HS)
46   Danny Mattingly LB 6-5 235 RFr. Spokane, Wash (Mead HS)
48   Rodney Hardrick LB 6-1 231 RJr. Colton, Calif. (Colton HS)
48   Eric Solis PK 5-10 192 RSr. Panorama, Calif. (Notre Dame HS)
49   Matt Wogan PK 6-2 210 So. Indian Trail, N.C. (Porter Ridge HS)
51   Isaac Ava LB 5-10 255 RSr. Ewa Beach, Hawaii (St. Louis HS)
52   Ivan Faulhaber LB 6-2 220 RFr. Eugene, Ore. (Sheldon HS)
53   Connor Johnson LS 6-3 222 RFr. Moorpark, Calif. (Oaks Christian HS)
54   Hamani Stevens OL 6-3 307 RSr. Hemet, Calif. (Hemet HS)
55   Hroniss Grasu OL 6-3 297 RSr. Los Angeles, Calif. (Crespi HS)
55   Tui Talia DL 6-5 270 Jr. Concord, CA (Diablo Valley College) (Ygnacio Valley HS)
56   Alex Balducci DL 6-4 305 Jr. Portland, Ore. (Central Catholic HS)
57   Doug Brenner OL 6-2 305 RFr. Portland, Ore. (Jesuit HS)
57   Ryan McCandless LB 6-2 225 RJr. Santa Rosa, Calif. (Cardinal Newman HS)
59   Grant Thompson LB 5-11 224 RSr. Cottage Grove, Ore. (Cottage Grove HS)
61   Brigham Stoehr OL 6-0 270 RFr. Moorpark, Calif. (Moorpark HS)
62   Matt Pierson OL 6-6 280 RJr. West Linn, Ore. (Jesuit HS)
64   Tyler Johnstone OL 6-6 283 RJr. Chandler, Ariz. (Hamilton HS)
68   Jamal Prater OL 6-4 296 RJr. Etiwanda, Calif. (Etiwanda HS)
70   Matthew McFadden OL 6-4 300 RSo. Novato, Calif. (Marin Catholic HS)
72   Andre Yruretagoyena OL 6-5 284 RJr. Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chaparral HS)
74   Elijah George OL 6-5 272 RFr. Las Vegas, Nev. (Arbor View HS)
75   Jake Fisher OL 6-6 299 Sr. Traverse City, Mich. (Traverse City West HS)
76   Jake Pisarcik OL 6-2 295 RFr. Medford, N.J. (Shawnee HS)
77   Haniteli Lousi OL 6-5 295 Jr. Fremont, CA (College of San Mateo) (Washington HS)
78   Cameron Hunt OL 6-4 285 So. Corona, Calif. (Centennial HS)
79   Evan Voeller OL 6-5 295 RFr. West Linn, Ore. (West Linn HS)
80   Koa Ka'ai TE 6-4 240 RJr. Honolulu, Hawaii (Kamehameha HS)
81   Evan Baylis TE 6-6 252 RSo. Centennial, Colo. (Grandview HS)
82   Davaysia Hagger TE 6-5 215 RFr. Beaverton, Ore. (Beaverton HS)
83   Johnny Mundt TE 6-4 252 So. Modesto, Calif. (Central Catholic HS)
84   Stetzon Bair DL 6-9 281 RJr. St. Anthony, Idaho (Iowa Western CC) (South Fremont HS)
85   Pharaoh Brown TE 6-6 241 Jr. Lyndhurst, Ohio (Brush HS)
86   Austin Daich WR 6-3 200 RSo. Aptos, Calif. (Monte Vista Christian HS)
86   Torrodney Prevot LB 6-3 220 So. Houston, Texas (Alief Taylor HS)
87   Darren Carrington WR 6-2 192 RFr. San Diego, Calif. (Horizon HS)
88   Dwayne Stanford WR 6-5 205 RSo. Cincinnati, Ohio (Taft HS)
88   Jeff Stolzenburg WR 6-4 195 RSr. Beaverton, Ore. (North Central College) (St. Charles North (Ill.) HS)
89   Chris Tewhill WR 5-8 180 RSo. Corte Madera (College of Marin) (Marin Catholic HS)
91   Tony Washington DE 6-3 250 RSr. Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Los Osos HS)
93   Jason Sloan DL 6-3 205 RFr. Salem, Ore. (McKay HS)
94   Jonathan Kenion DL 6-2 275 RFr. Happy Valley, Ore. (Southern Oregon) (Clackamas HS)
96   Christian French DE 6-5 244 RJr. Cedar Rapids, Iowa (John F. Kennedy HS)
97   Hayden Crook PK 5-10 163 RSo. Bend, Ore. (Bend HS)
99   Sam Kamp DL 6-4 287 RJr. Mesa, Ariz. (Mountain View HS)



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