Opposing Views: Oregon

The names changed, but Lute Olson reloaded the Arizona basketball machine using the same talent pattern: Rangy and athletic big man, sharpshooting off guard, All-American caliber point guard. Oregon football seems to be following a similar pattern. Stephen Amoako talks about the Ducks’ new generation of playmakers in this week’s “Opposing Views.”



The Bootleg: Can you take a minute to reflect on your perspective of this unlikely rivalry? Between Stanford and Oregon, you have two programs where, historically speaking, apathy has run high on both sides. Obviously, Stanford has a ways to go to match Oregon's now 20-year run as a national power. Still, what do you think of two programs -- who had two bowl berths between them in the '1980s -- now vying for conference and national title honors?

Stephen Amoako: I recall Bill Walsh commenting that Oregon and Stanford had similar problems when it came to recruiting in that Stanford would always struggle getting blue-chip athletes because of admissions requirements, and Oregon (as well as Oregon State, Washington State and Arizona) had difficulty because of location. What changed all that was the 85-scholarship limitation. That meant that traditional powers like USC, UCLA, Arizona State and Washington could not hoard talent by offering players and their girlfriends scholarships. While the top-tier talent may not always be available, there would be plenty of Division I-level players to make everyone in the conference competitive. In Oregon’s case, being competitive was the first step. Then, obviously, generous donations from well-healed boosters built the facilities that drew better talent, including coaching. Chip Kelly came along, brought the expectation of winning every game and now we see Oregon as an elite program. Scholarship limitations leveled the playing field so now it is Oregon vs. Stanford that draws all the attention instead of USC vs. Washington.

TB: A lot of people view Oregon's success as a connection with Phil Knight becoming a "sugar daddy" of the program. Obviously, it goes way beyond that. Talk about the important people and events that have shaped the Ducks into where they are today.

SA: It goes back to Rich Brooks leading the Ducks to the Rose Bowl back in 1994. Brooks also attracted the first $1 million donor, Harold Taylor, a successful businessman from Portland. Taylor sort of primed the pump for donations and the Ducks used the generosity of Taylor and people like Ed Moshofsky to start re-doing the facilities around Autzen Stadium The Casanova Center was first and that moved the Athletic Department from the old offices outside of MacArthur Court (the old on-campus basketball arena) to a new building. Next came the Moshofsky Indoor training facility. Then came the expansion of Autzen Stadium so that at least 60,000 fans could watch a football game at home and finally the Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex, which is, well, one has to see it to believe it. Generous donors like Phil and Penny Knight and Pat Kilkenny inspired others to donate, perhaps not in the same magnitude, but still enough to help defray the costs. I would also include the coaches, including Brooks, Mike Bellotti and Kelly as being instrumental in the success of Duck football.

No doubt winning some big games along the way has helped Oregon’s cause, including The Pick, the win over Washington in 1994 when cornerback Kenny Washington intercepted a Damon Huard pass and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown. (It’s still replayed before games.) Other big wins include the 2002 Fiesta Bowl win over Colorado to finish No. 2 in the national polls, and making it to the BCS Championship game in 2011, only to lose to Auburn on a last second field goal. Plus, there were some timely wins over Andrew Luck and Stanford that led to that appearance in the BCS Championship and the 2012 Rose Bowl.

TB: Oregon has turned into a completely different team since the close win at Washington State and the home loss to Arizona. How can that be? Surely, it goes beyond Jake Fisher's return from injury, right?

SA: Fisher’s absence was probably felt more against Arizona because what was really lost aside from the physical play he brings to the field was also the leadership and confidence he instills in teammates along the offensive line. Certainly in the UCLA, Washington and Cal games, the Ducks started running the ball better. Up to the UCLA game, Oregon had not recorded a 100-yard rushing game by any of its backs. Freshman Royce Freeman gained 121 yards in the Ducks’ 42-30 win over the Bruins and in the next two games he had 169 (Washington) and 112 yards (California) with Fisher back in the lineup.

Perhaps one other factor that came into play was that while Fisher was out of the lineup, it may not necessarily been the inexperienced backups that caused all the problems. Mark Helfrich mentioned on different occasions that in some instances the upperclassmen left on the offensive line were trying to do too much and were caught making mistakes. Those mistakes may have accounted for the lack of rushing by the Oregon running backs, but more significantly also exposed Marcus Mariota, the Ducks’ most valuable asset, to sacks. Mariota was sacked a whopping 12 times in the two games against Washington State (7) and Arizona (5). Since Fisher came back, Mariota has been sacked three times, all during the Washington game. While no one is saying it, it is clear that someone inside practice reminded the Duck offensive line that they had to do a better job protecting Mariota.

TB: Your team made headlines for the wrong reasons a few years ago, with Cliff Harris and Darron Thomas running afoul of the law. Was their punishment sufficient? It seems like you haven't heard any Ducks mentioned in the police blotter since then. Is there any coincidence to that?

SA: I don’t recall Thomas ever being punished in the infamous “we smoked it all” incident in which Harris was cited by Oregon State Police on I-5. Thomas was a passenger in the car. To your question though, Harris was ultimately dismissed from the team, so that was about as severe of a punishment as could have been administered. I’m not sure if the incident for pot with Harris was treated more or less harshly than, say, Shayne Skov being arrested and jailed for DUI. Each case has to be dealt with on its own merits.

TB: Talk about the new faces on offense like Royce Freeman and Charles Nelson. Where did they come from? What other schools recruited them?

SA: Freeman was a five-star prospect from Imperial, Calif. and was the No. 8 player at his position and the No. 35 player overall for the 2014 recruiting class per Scout. The Scout database shows Freeman holding 19 offers, including the entire Pac-12 conference with the exception of Utah and Washington State. Freeman also had offers from Alabama, Florida and Florida State to mention just a few. He was a US Army All-American but was an early Oregon commitment, giving the Ducks a verbal in July 2013, but as Greg Biggins wrote in the announcement report, it had long been known that Freeman was a strong Oregon lead from early on in the recruiting process.

Freeman is about the same size as former Oregon back and current Carolina Panther Jonathan Stewart. While he may not have Stewart’s top-end speed, he is farther along than Stewart was when it comes to finding seams in the defense and not strictly using his size and strength to overpower defenders. Freeman could be something very special at Oregon and that’s saying something considering the number of productive running backs that have starred as a Duck. In fact, Oregon running backs coach Gary Campbell thought that Freeman was farther along in his development as a freshman than sophomore Thomas Tyner, another former five-star running back. To be fair though, Tyner has been hampered by injuries, though he should be available Saturday against Stanford.

Charles Nelson was a three-star running back (ranked No. 101 nationally) from Seabreeze Senior HS (Daytona Beach, Fla.). Nelson held 12 offers from all around the country, including from Michigan State, USC, Florida, Wisconsin and Notre Dame. Nelson already has two punt returns for touchdowns this season. He wears No. 6, just like another punt return specialist, De’Anthony Thomas. I’m not sure who would win a footrace between Thomas and Nelson. Both are very fast, with Nelson being a bit bigger. Up until last week’s game against California, Nelson had been used solely on special teams, as he returns punts and is the gunner when the Ducks punt. He had seen limited action as a slot receiver, but last week he was carrying the ball, partially due to Tyner’s absence to a shoulder injury. It remains to be seen if Nelson will used as a running back this week as Tyner should be back in action.

TB: On defense, how would you rate Oregon's abilities to (a) pressure Hogan and (b) match up with Stanford's receiving threats at WR and TE?

SA: Defensively, that is the question: Will the Ducks put pressure on Kevin Hogan? In the last five games with Stanford, many feel that the Oregon defensive game plan in at least three of those games was way too complicated in an attempt to fool the Stanford quarterbacks and all that happened was that the schemes only confused the Duck defenders. If that was true, then it was on the former Duck defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti, who has since retired and is now on the Pac-12 Networks as an analyst. Don Pellum is now the defensive coordinator, but he was the longtime linebacker coach for the Ducks. So the question is: Will Pellum try and follow Aliotti’s master plans or will he come up with a plan that is less complicated? Generally the Ducks want to first stop the run. Then they can put pressure on the quarterback and allow the athleticism of their linebackers and secondary to take care of coverage. So far this season, the Ducks have not been very good at holding down opposing team’s ability to gain yards, except in a few instances in which the Ducks were defensively good enough to hold down scoring, in anticipation of the Duck offense coming to life to eventually outscore the opposition.

Against pass-happy Washington State the Ducks allowed Conner Halliday to complete 43 passes for 436 yards and four TDs. Against Cal, Jared Goff completed 32 passes for 360 yards and two scores. Anu Solomon completed 20 passes for 287 yards and a touchdown, but also had help from the Wildcat running game that racked up 246 yards of rushing in Oregon’s only loss of the season.

To me, the real question about this game is not so much about Oregon matching up and holding down Stanford’s passing game, but what about the Cardinal on the ground? It certainly wasn’t a secret what Stanford did so effectively last year: hand the ball off to Tyler Gaffney 45 times and let him pound away for 157 net yards behind a big, strong offensive line. The same critics of Aliotti’s defensive game planning against Stanford also wondered why didn’t the Ducks simply load the box with an extra defensive lineman or two and present four or five down linemen instead of the three who were shoved around. Interestingly, the Ducks brought in extra down linemen this year with success in short-yardage situations.

One other point is that the Ducks have played a team very similar to Stanford, at least to this novice’s eye – Michigan State. When the Ducks looked up at the scoreboard around 7 p.m. on Sept. 6, the score read Oregon 46, Michigan State 27. I’m not sure there is anything Stanford does that is too much different in the overall scheme of things than what Michigan State does. Oregon was successful, particularly in the second half, at bringing enough pressure on Connor Cook and allowing the Duck offense to score more points than the Spartans. Even though Cook ended up completing 343 yards and two TDs, it was the fourth quarter Oregon defense that made the difference.

So, I’ll be watching like everybody else, waiting to see which Oregon defense takes the field -- the one that looked confused and ineffective against Stanford in 2013, or the one that played well enough for Oregon to get a win over Michigan State in 2014.





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The Bootleg: Can you take a minute to reflect on your perspective of this unlikely rivalry? Between Stanford and Oregon, you have two programs where, historically speaking, apathy has run high on both sides. Obviously, Stanford has a ways to go to match Oregon's now 20-year run as a national power. Still, what do you think of two programs -- who had two bowl berths between them in the '1980s -- now vying for conference and national title honors?\r\n

Stephen Amoako: I recall Bill Walsh commenting that Oregon and Stanford had similar problems when it came to recruiting in that Stanford would always struggle getting blue-chip athletes because of admissions requirements, and Oregon (as well as Oregon State, Washington State and Arizona) had difficulty because of location. What changed all that was the 85-scholarship limitation. That meant that traditional powers like USC, UCLA, Arizona State and Washington could not hoard talent by offering players and their girlfriends scholarships. While the top-tier talent may not always be available, there would be plenty of Division I-level players to make everyone in the conference competitive. In Oregon’s case, being competitive was the first step. Then, obviously, generous donations from well-healed boosters built the facilities that drew better talent, including coaching. Chip Kelly came along, brought the expectation of winning every game and now we see Oregon as an elite program. Scholarship limitations leveled the playing field so now it is Oregon vs. Stanford that draws all the attention instead of USC vs. Washington.\r\n

TB: A lot of people view Oregon's success as a connection with Phil Knight becoming a \"sugar daddy\" of the program. Obviously, it goes way beyond that. Talk about the important people and events that have shaped the Ducks into where they are today.\r\n

SA: It goes back to Rich Brooks leading the Ducks to the Rose Bowl back in 1994. Brooks also attracted the first $1 million donor, Harold Taylor, a successful businessman from Portland. Taylor sort of primed the pump for donations and the Ducks used the generosity of Taylor and people like Ed Moshofsky to start re-doing the facilities around Autzen Stadium The Casanova Center was first and that moved the Athletic Department from the old offices outside of MacArthur Court (the old on-campus basketball arena) to a new building. Next came the Moshofsky Indoor training facility. Then came the expansion of Autzen Stadium so that at least 60,000 fans could watch a football game at home and finally the Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex, which is, well, one has to see it to believe it. Generous donors like Phil and Penny Knight and Pat Kilkenny inspired others to donate, perhaps not in the same magnitude, but still enough to help defray the costs. I would also include the coaches, including Brooks, Mike Bellotti and Kelly as being instrumental in the success of Duck football.\r\n

No doubt winning some big games along the way has helped Oregon’s cause, including The Pick, the win over Washington in 1994 when cornerback Kenny Washington intercepted a Damon Huard pass and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown. (It’s still replayed before games.) Other big wins include the 2002 Fiesta Bowl win over Colorado to finish No. 2 in the national polls, and making it to the BCS Championship game in 2011, only to lose to Auburn on a last second field goal. Plus, there were some timely wins over Andrew Luck and Stanford that led to that appearance in the BCS Championship and the 2012 Rose Bowl.

\r\nTB: Oregon has turned into a completely different team since the close win at Washington State and the home loss to Arizona. How can that be? Surely, it goes beyond Jake Fisher's return from injury, right?\r\n

SA: Fisher’s absence was probably felt more against Arizona because what was really lost aside from the physical play he brings to the field was also the leadership and confidence he instills in teammates along the offensive line. Certainly in the UCLA, Washington and Cal games, the Ducks started running the ball better. Up to the UCLA game, Oregon had not recorded a 100-yard rushing game by any of its backs. Freshman Royce Freeman gained 121 yards in the Ducks’ 42-30 win over the Bruins and in the next two games he had 169 (Washington) and 112 yards (California) with Fisher back in the lineup.\r\n

Perhaps one other factor that came into play was that while Fisher was out of the lineup, it may not necessarily been the inexperienced backups that caused all the problems. Mark Helfrich mentioned on different occasions that in some instances the upperclassmen left on the offensive line were trying to do too much and were caught making mistakes. Those mistakes may have accounted for the lack of rushing by the Oregon running backs, but more significantly also exposed Marcus Mariota, the Ducks’ most valuable asset, to sacks. Mariota was sacked a whopping 12 times in the two games against Washington State (7) and Arizona (5). Since Fisher came back, Mariota has been sacked three times, all during the Washington game. While no one is saying it, it is clear that someone inside practice reminded the Duck offensive line that they had to do a better job protecting Mariota.\r\n

\r\nTB: Your team made headlines for the wrong reasons a few years ago, with Cliff Harris and Darron Thomas running afoul of the law. Was their punishment sufficient? It seems like you haven't heard any Ducks mentioned in the police blotter since then. Is there any coincidence to that?\r\n

SA: I don’t recall Thomas ever being punished in the infamous “we smoked it all” incident in which Harris was cited by Oregon State Police on I-5. Thomas was a passenger in the car. To your question though, Harris was ultimately dismissed from the team, so that was about as severe of a punishment as could have been administered. I’m not sure if the incident for pot with Harris was treated more or less harshly than, say, Shayne Skov being arrested and jailed for DUI. Each case has to be dealt with on its own merits.\r\n

\r\nTB: Talk about the new faces on offense like Royce Freeman and Charles Nelson. Where did they come from? What other schools recruited them? \r\n

SA: Freeman was a five-star prospect from Imperial, Calif. and was the No. 8 player at his position and the No. 35 player overall for the 2014 recruiting class per Scout. The Scout database shows Freeman holding 19 offers, including the entire Pac-12 conference with the exception of Utah and Washington State. Freeman also had offers from Alabama, Florida and Florida State to mention just a few. He was a US Army All-American but was an early Oregon commitment, giving the Ducks a verbal in July 2013, but as Greg Biggins wrote in the announcement report, it had long been known that Freeman was a strong Oregon lead from early on in the recruiting process.\r\n

Freeman is about the same size as former Oregon back and current Carolina Panther Jonathan Stewart. While he may not have Stewart’s top-end speed, he is farther along than Stewart was when it comes to finding seams in the defense and not strictly using his size and strength to overpower defenders. Freeman could be something very special at Oregon and that’s saying something considering the number of productive running backs that have starred as a Duck. In fact, Oregon running backs coach Gary Campbell thought that Freeman was farther along in his development as a freshman than sophomore Thomas Tyner, another former five-star running back. To be fair though, Tyner has been hampered by injuries, though he should be available Saturday against Stanford.\r\n

Charles Nelson was a three-star running back (ranked No. 101 nationally) from Seabreeze Senior HS (Daytona Beach, Fla.). Nelson held 12 offers from all around the country, including from Michigan State, USC, Florida, Wisconsin and Notre Dame. Nelson already has two punt returns for touchdowns this season. He wears No. 6, just like another punt return specialist, De’Anthony Thomas. I’m not sure who would win a footrace between Thomas and Nelson. Both are very fast, with Nelson being a bit bigger. Up until last week’s game against California, Nelson had been used solely on special teams, as he returns punts and is the gunner when the Ducks punt. He had seen limited action as a slot receiver, but last week he was carrying the ball, partially due to Tyner’s absence to a shoulder injury. It remains to be seen if Nelson will used as a running back this week as Tyner should be back in action.\r\n

TB: On defense, how would you rate Oregon's abilities to (a) pressure Hogan and (b) match up with Stanford's receiving threats at WR and TE?\r\n

SA: Defensively, that is the question: Will the Ducks put pressure on Kevin Hogan? In the last five games with Stanford, many feel that the Oregon defensive game plan in at least three of those games was way too complicated in an attempt to fool the Stanford quarterbacks and all that happened was that the schemes only confused the Duck defenders. If that was true, then it was on the former Duck defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti, who has since retired and is now on the Pac-12 Networks as an analyst. Don Pellum is now the defensive coordinator, but he was the longtime linebacker coach for the Ducks. So the question is: Will Pellum try and follow Aliotti’s master plans or will he come up with a plan that is less complicated? Generally the Ducks want to first stop the run. Then they can put pressure on the quarterback and allow the athleticism of their linebackers and secondary to take care of coverage. So far this season, the Ducks have not been very good at holding down opposing team’s ability to gain yards, except in a few instances in which the Ducks were defensively good enough to hold down scoring, in anticipation of the Duck offense coming to life to eventually outscore the opposition.\r\n

Against pass-happy Washington State the Ducks allowed Conner Halliday to complete 43 passes for 436 yards and four TDs. Against Cal, Jared Goff completed 32 passes for 360 yards and two scores. Anu Solomon completed 20 passes for 287 yards and a touchdown, but also had help from the Wildcat running game that racked up 246 yards of rushing in Oregon’s only loss of the season.\r\n

To me, the real question about this game is not so much about Oregon matching up and holding down Stanford’s passing game, but what about the Cardinal on the ground? It certainly wasn’t a secret what Stanford did so effectively last year: hand the ball off to Tyler Gaffney 45 times and let him pound away for 157 net yards behind a big, strong offensive line. The same critics of Aliotti’s defensive game planning against Stanford also wondered why didn’t the Ducks simply load the box with an extra defensive lineman or two and present four or five down linemen instead of the three who were shoved around. Interestingly, the Ducks brought in extra down linemen this year with success in short-yardage situations.\r\n

One other point is that the Ducks have played a team very similar to Stanford, at least to this novice’s eye – Michigan State. When the Ducks looked up at the scoreboard around 7 p.m. on Sept. 6, the score read Oregon 46, Michigan State 27. I’m not sure there is anything Stanford does that is too much different in the overall scheme of things than what Michigan State does. Oregon was successful, particularly in the second half, at bringing enough pressure on Connor Cook and allowing the Duck offense to score more points than the Spartans. Even though Cook ended up completing 343 yards and two TDs, it was the fourth quarter Oregon defense that made the difference.\r\n

So, I’ll be watching like everybody else, waiting to see which Oregon defense takes the field -- the one that looked confused and ineffective against Stanford in 2013, or the one that played well enough for Oregon to get a win over Michigan State in 2014.\r\n\r\n

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Can you take a minute to reflect on your perspective of this unlikely rivalry? Between Stanford and Oregon, you have two programs where, historically speaking, apathy has run high on both sides. Obviously, Stanford has a ways to go to match Oregon's now 20-year run as a national power. Still, what do you think of two programs -- who had two bowl berths between them in the '1980s -- now vying for conference and national title honors? I recall Bill Walsh commenting that Oregon and Stanford had similar problems when it came to recruiting in that Stanford would always struggle getting blue-chip athletes because of admissions requirements, and Oregon (as well as Oregon State, Washington State and Arizona) had difficulty because of location. What changed all that was the 85-scholarship limitation. That meant that traditional powers like USC, UCLA, Arizona State and Washington could not hoard talent by offering players and their girlfriends scholarships. While the top-tier talent may not always be available, there would be plenty of Division I-level players to make everyone in the conference competitive. In Oregon’s case, being competitive was the first step. Then, obviously, generous donations from well-healed boosters built the facilities that drew better talent, including coaching. Chip Kelly came along, brought the expectation of winning every game and now we see Oregon as an elite program. Scholarship limitations leveled the playing field so now it is Oregon vs. Stanford that draws all the attention instead of USC vs. Washington. A lot of people view Oregon's success as a connection with Phil Knight becoming a \"sugar daddy\" of the program. Obviously, it goes way beyond that. Talk about the important people and events that have shaped the Ducks into where they are today. It goes back to Rich Brooks leading the Ducks to the Rose Bowl back in 1994. Brooks also attracted the first $1 million donor, Harold Taylor, a successful businessman from Portland. Taylor sort of primed the pump for donations and the Ducks used the generosity of Taylor and people like Ed Moshofsky to start re-doing the facilities around Autzen Stadium The Casanova Center was first and that moved the Athletic Department from the old offices outside of MacArthur Court (the old on-campus basketball arena) to a new building. Next came the Moshofsky Indoor training facility. Then came the expansion of Autzen Stadium so that at least 60,000 fans could watch a football game at home and finally the Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex, which is, well, one has to see it to believe it. Generous donors like Phil and Penny Knight and Pat Kilkenny inspired others to donate, perhaps not in the same magnitude, but still enough to help defray the costs. I would also include the coaches, including Brooks, Mike Bellotti and Kelly as being instrumental in the success of Duck football. No doubt winning some big games along the way has helped Oregon’s cause, including The Pick, the win over Washington in 1994 when cornerback Kenny Washington intercepted a Damon Huard pass and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown. (It’s still replayed before games.) Other big wins include the 2002 Fiesta Bowl win over Colorado to finish No. 2 in the national polls, and making it to the BCS Championship game in 2011, only to lose to Auburn on a last second field goal. Plus, there were some timely wins over Andrew Luck and Stanford that led to that appearance in the BCS Championship and the 2012 Rose Bowl. Oregon has turned into a completely different team since the close win at Washington State and the home loss to Arizona. How can that be? Surely, it goes beyond Jake Fisher's return from injury, right? Fisher’s absence was probably felt more against Arizona because what was really lost aside from the physical play he brings to the field was also the leadership and confidence he instills in teammates along the offensive line. Certainly in the UCLA, Washington and Cal games, the Ducks started running the ball better. Up to the UCLA game, Oregon had not recorded a 100-yard rushing game by any of its backs. Freshman Royce Freeman gained 121 yards in the Ducks’ 42-30 win over the Bruins and in the next two games he had 169 (Washington) and 112 yards (California) with Fisher back in the lineup. Perhaps one other factor that came into play was that while Fisher was out of the lineup, it may not necessarily been the inexperienced backups that caused all the problems. Mark Helfrich mentioned on different occasions that in some instances the upperclassmen left on the offensive line were trying to do too much and were caught making mistakes. Those mistakes may have accounted for the lack of rushing by the Oregon running backs, but more significantly also exposed Marcus Mariota, the Ducks’ most valuable asset, to sacks. Mariota was sacked a whopping 12 times in the two games against Washington State (7) and Arizona (5). Since Fisher came back, Mariota has been sacked three times, all during the Washington game. While no one is saying it, it is clear that someone inside practice reminded the Duck offensive line that they had to do a better job protecting Mariota. Your team made headlines for the wrong reasons a few years ago, with Cliff Harris and Darron Thomas running afoul of the law. Was their punishment sufficient? It seems like you haven't heard any Ducks mentioned in the police blotter since then. Is there any coincidence to that? I don’t recall Thomas ever being punished in the infamous “we smoked it all” incident in which Harris was cited by Oregon State Police on I-5. Thomas was a passenger in the car. To your question though, Harris was ultimately dismissed from the team, so that was about as severe of a punishment as could have been administered. I’m not sure if the incident for pot with Harris was treated more or less harshly than, say, Shayne Skov being arrested and jailed for DUI. Each case has to be dealt with on its own merits. Talk about the new faces on offense like Royce Freeman and Charles Nelson. Where did they come from? What other schools recruited them? Freeman was a five-star prospect from Imperial, Calif. and was the No. 8 player at his position and the No. 35 player overall for the 2014 recruiting class per Scout. The Scout database shows Freeman holding 19 offers, including the entire Pac-12 conference with the exception of Utah and Washington State. Freeman also had offers from Alabama, Florida and Florida State to mention just a few. He was a US Army All-American but was an early Oregon commitment, giving the Ducks a verbal in July 2013, but as Greg Biggins wrote in the announcement report, it had long been known that Freeman was a strong Oregon lead from early on in the recruiting process. Freeman is about the same size as former Oregon back and current Carolina Panther Jonathan Stewart. While he may not have Stewart’s top-end speed, he is farther along than Stewart was when it comes to finding seams in the defense and not strictly using his size and strength to overpower defenders. Freeman could be something very special at Oregon and that’s saying something considering the number of productive running backs that have starred as a Duck. In fact, Oregon running backs coach Gary Campbell thought that Freeman was farther along in his development as a freshman than sophomore Thomas Tyner, another former five-star running back. To be fair though, Tyner has been hampered by injuries, though he should be available Saturday against Stanford. Charles Nelson was a three-star running back (ranked No. 101 nationally) from Seabreeze Senior HS (Daytona Beach, Fla.). Nelson held 12 offers from all around the country, including from Michigan State, USC, Florida, Wisconsin and Notre Dame. Nelson already has two punt returns for touchdowns this season. He wears No. 6, just like another punt return specialist, De’Anthony Thomas. I’m not sure who would win a footrace between Thomas and Nelson. Both are very fast, with Nelson being a bit bigger. Up until last week’s game against California, Nelson had been used solely on special teams, as he returns punts and is the gunner when the Ducks punt. He had seen limited action as a slot receiver, but last week he was carrying the ball, partially due to Tyner’s absence to a shoulder injury. It remains to be seen if Nelson will used as a running back this week as Tyner should be back in action. On defense, how would you rate Oregon's abilities to (a) pressure Hogan and (b) match up with Stanford's receiving threats at WR and TE? Defensively, that is the question: Will the Ducks put pressure on Kevin Hogan? In the last five games with Stanford, many feel that the Oregon defensive game plan in at least three of those games was way too complicated in an attempt to fool the Stanford quarterbacks and all that happened was that the schemes only confused the Duck defenders. If that was true, then it was on the former Duck defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti, who has since retired and is now on the Pac-12 Networks as an analyst. Don Pellum is now the defensive coordinator, but he was the longtime linebacker coach for the Ducks. So the question is: Will Pellum try and follow Aliotti’s master plans or will he come up with a plan that is less complicated? Generally the Ducks want to first stop the run. Then they can put pressure on the quarterback and allow the athleticism of their linebackers and secondary to take care of coverage. So far this season, the Ducks have not been very good at holding down opposing team’s ability to gain yards, except in a few instances in which the Ducks were defensively good enough to hold down scoring, in anticipation of the Duck offense coming to life to eventually outscore the opposition. Against pass-happy Washington State the Ducks allowed Conner Halliday to complete 43 passes for 436 yards and four TDs. Against Cal, Jared Goff completed 32 passes for 360 yards and two scores. Anu Solomon completed 20 passes for 287 yards and a touchdown, but also had help from the Wildcat running game that racked up 246 yards of rushing in Oregon’s only loss of the season. To me, the real question about this game is not so much about Oregon matching up and holding down Stanford’s passing game, but what about the Cardinal on the ground? It certainly wasn’t a secret what Stanford did so effectively last year: hand the ball off to Tyler Gaffney 45 times and let him pound away for 157 net yards behind a big, strong offensive line. The same critics of Aliotti’s defensive game planning against Stanford also wondered why didn’t the Ducks simply load the box with an extra defensive lineman or two and present four or five down linemen instead of the three who were shoved around. Interestingly, the Ducks brought in extra down linemen this year with success in short-yardage situations. One other point is that the Ducks have played a team very similar to Stanford, at least to this novice’s eye – Michigan State. When the Ducks looked up at the scoreboard around 7 p.m. on Sept. 6, the score read Oregon 46, Michigan State 27. I’m not sure there is anything Stanford does that is too much different in the overall scheme of things than what Michigan State does. Oregon was successful, particularly in the second half, at bringing enough pressure on Connor Cook and allowing the Duck offense to score more points than the Spartans. Even though Cook ended up completing 343 yards and two TDs, it was the fourth quarter Oregon defense that made the difference. So, I’ll be watching like everybody else, waiting to see which Oregon defense takes the field -- the one that looked confused and ineffective against Stanford in 2013, or the one that played well enough for Oregon to get a win over Michigan State in 2014.

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