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Oregon true freshman DT Rutger Reitmaier will transfer.

The 6-foot-3 former U.S. Army All-American and four-star recruit leaves Eugene without ever having played a down. One of the top prospects in Willie Taggart's first recruiting class, Reitmaier was penciled in as a key Duck reserve this fall. Instead, we assume he'll transfer closer to his home in Nashville. Two things on that: 1.) Hometown Vanderbilt recruited him and also rosters one of his best friends, and, 2.) Tennessee also recruited him, as did new Volunteers DL coach Brady Hoke when he was the Ducks’ defensive coordinator. Reitmaier was the No. 10 defensive tackle in the country in this past cycle, according to 247Sports.
Source: 247 Sports
Jul 19 - 1:20 PM

Oregon sophomore WR Dillon Mitchell figures to gain the most from the dismissal of Darren Carrington.

Mitchell is set to start across from Charles Nelson. "He's one of the most talented guys I've been around and he's got all those skills. Him and Charles Nelson are really exceptional athletes. I'm going to try to get them the ball as much as I can," QB Justin Herbert said of Mitchell. Speedy three-star freshman Darrian McNeal is also in a far better position to play early following Carrington's dismissal.
Jul 17 - 4:39 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2019 RB Sean Dollars compared Oregon's facilities to those of the CIA.

"The (facility) was like the CIA building," Dollars said. "It was nice and really well-built. The campus was nice, the life there was nice, everybody was chill, everybody was cool and they take care of business." Sticking with the Pac-12 theme, the 5-foot-10, 185-pounder will be visiting Washington next Wednesday. Dollars ranks as Scout.com's No. 65 overall prospect for the 2019 cycle.
Source: Rivals
Jul 14 - 4:19 PM

Oregon redshirt sophomore TE Jacob Breeland feels confident in the connection he has forged with sophomore QB Justin Herbert this offseason.

"He always throws perfect dimes. I hope we got some chemistry going so he’ll trust me to throw that deep ball to me," Breeland said this spring. The 6-foot-5, 221-pounder caught just six passes for 123 yards last season, but will enter the coming campaign with a big opportunity for targets. Oregon is out tight ends Pharaoh Brown, Johnny Mundt and Evan Baylis, leaving Breeland as the No. 1 option at the position.
Jul 14 - 4:02 PM

Oregon awarded AD Rob Mullens a new contract which will last through 2024.

Per an open records request by The Oregonian, Mullens and Oregon agreed to the new contract in October. His previous deal -- announced in February, 2015 -- had been set to run through 2020. In addition to the extra years on this deal, Mullens will also be receiving a raise from $700,000 annually to $717,500. The contract also includes a number of retention bonuses and does not include a buyout should Mullens opt to leave his post before 2024.
Jul 7 - 6:48 PM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown calls Oregon junior RB Tony Brooks-James a "familiar type of all-around back for [the Ducks]."

Brown ranks Brooks-James as the No. 40 running back in college football heading into the 2017 season. The speedster excelled last season even as the Ducks floundered about wildly, racking up 771 yards rushing (7.7 YPC) and nine touchdowns on just 101 carries while catching 17 passes for 151 yards and an additional score. Even with Heisman contender Royce Freeman likely to bounce back after an injury-marred, up-and-down 2016 season, Brooks-James should see plenty of touches in a secondary role during the coming campaign.
Jun 29 - 7:51 PM

Oregon senior T Tyrell Crosby (foot) is hoping to be healthy come the start of August camp.

"I am still working up to be a full-go, right now I'm not 100 percent. Each day I just try and do more and more," Crosby said in the spring. A foot injury suffered against Nebraska in mid-September cost him the remainder of the past season. A healthy 2017 campaign will be important for the 6-foot-5, 310-pounder NFL aspirations -- ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranks him as the No. 5 senior draft prospect at tackle.
Jun 23 - 7:42 PM

Oregon's eight commitments from the ESPN 300 for the 2018 cycle are twice as many as the program finished with in the 2017 class.

Oregon's decision to hire Willie Taggart out of South Florida to replace Mark Helfrich as head coach has paid immediate dividends on the recruiting trail, with ESPN's Gerry Hamilton noting that Taggart's Florida ties are "proving to be a game-changer." The Ducks currently sit at No. 9 in the Worldwide Leader's team rankings -- they have never finished with a top-10 class in the 13 years that ESPN has been compiling such rankings.
Jun 22 - 7:14 PM

Oregon redshirt sophomore QB Travis Jonsen plans to transfer to Riverside City College.

He'll play at RCC this season and then be eligible to transfer to and play at an FBS program in 2018. Jonsen follows redshirt freshman Terry Wilson Jr. in transferring out this offseason, leaving Justin Herbert as Oregon's only experienced signal-caller. True freshman Braxton Burmeister is now the backup to Herbert. Jonsen was a four-star recruit in 2015 and the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the nation.
Jun 19 - 1:02 PM

Fox Sports' Stewart Mandel believes that UCLA and Texas A&M are the most realistic landing spots for Chip Kelly if he returns to the sidelines in 2018.

The analyst also tossed out as possibilities Tennessee, Auburn and Ole Miss from the SEC, and Arizona State from the Pac-12. Kelly was recently hired by ESPN as a studio analyst.
Source: Fox Sports
May 31 - 4:57 PM

NFL Media named Oregon junior RB Tony Brooks-James the sixth-fastest player in college football.

Brooks-James has posted personal bests of 10.50s in the 100 meters and 6.71s in the 60. With Royce Freeman in-and-out of the lineup due to injuries last year, the 5-foot-9, 185-pound Brooks-James had an eye-opening 771 rushing yards on a sensational 7.7-yard per carry average.
Source: NFL.com
May 29 - 1:09 PM

The Oregonian's Andrew Greif observed that during spring practice, Oregon senior RB Royce Freeman was putting in work out wide.

"Throughout practice 11-on-11 periods in spring, sure-handed backs Kani Benoit and Royce Freeman often were split wide behind a trips formation of receivers who turned into blockers upon a quick screen pass to the running back," Greif writes. Freeman has caught 65 passes during his Oregon career, including at least 20 in each of the last two seasons. He is looking to bounce back from a lost 2016 season in which he rushed for 945 yards in 11 games -- the first season in his career in which he failed to surpass 1,350 yards on the ground.
May 26 - 8:23 PM

Oregon redshirt sophomore CB Malik Lovette transitioned to wide receiver this spring.

Lovette is not completely green to receiver, having entered the collegiate ranks at that position as a four-star recruit before the Ducks made his initial shift to corner. Back to wideout, now. Oregon HC Willie Taggart likes what he has seen from the 5-foot-11, 200-pounder in his new capacity, saying, "I’ve been very impressed with him, especially when he catches the ball and his burst after the catch. He’s been very impressive with the ball in his hands." Lovette caught one pass for 31 yards during the team's spring game.
May 26 - 7:36 PM

Oregon redshirt sophomore LB Matt Mariota transitioned to tight end this spring.

Mariota is the younger brother of former Oregon star Marcus Mariota. The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder took a redshirt in 2015 after walking on at Oregon and did not see the field during a game in 2016. Making the switch to tight end this offseason, he caught one pass for 11 yards during the Ducks' spring game. Oregon is out three tight ends in Pharaoh Brown, Evan Baylis and Johnny Mundt, which should afford Mariota opportunities in August camp as he tries to work his way into a backup role behind expected starter Jacob Breeland.
May 26 - 5:29 PM

ESPN hired former Oregon HC Chip Kelly to serve as a college football studio analyst.

"Working in television will allow me to see the game from a different angle; simultaneously, I‘ll provide viewers an insight to the mindset of a coach and team while offering alternative views of various situations," Kelly said in a statement. It will be interesting to see whether Kelly simply uses the 2017 season as a one-off for television before circling back around to coaching. We have seen Urban Meyer -- who worked at ESPN between his gigs at Florida and Ohio State -- and Rich Rodriguez -- who worked at CBS Sports Network between his jobs at Michigan and Arizona -- both use television as a sort of one-year buffer before jumping back into the fray.
May 26 - 5:14 PM


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