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Pac-10 Week 12 Notes and Observations: Oregon Ducks

By Sam Saig, November 24, 2009 10:39 am

Oregon Ducks 9-2 Overall (7-1 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Oregon 44 – Arizona 41 (2OT)

Next Week’s Opponent: BYE


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Pac-10 Position Breakdown: Wide Receiver – Oregon Ducks

By Sam Saig, July 22, 2009 9:41 am

With proven all-conference talent at quarterback and running back, Oregon must now find stability at wide receiver. It has been a very busy offseason at the position with the program losing four wideouts.

Primary 2008 contributors Terence Scott and Jaison Williams are gone to graduation (combined 3,301 yards and 26 TD’s for their careers). Promising young receivers Chris Harper and Aaron Pflugrad have decided to transfer to other schools (Kansas State and Arizona State, respectively).

Despite losing all of that production and potential, head coach Chip Kelly still has plenty to like about the Ducks wideouts in 2009. The receiving unit will be greatly aided by some of the most athletic tight ends in the Pac-10, including an accomplished senior that is one of America’s best at the position.

One wide receiver that figures to get more of the spotlight after all of the off-season shuffling is junior Jeff Maehl. Only a couple of years ago, Maehl was playing as a reserve in the defensive secondary before switching to wideout. He had an excellent 2008 campaign at WR, catching 39 passes for 421 yards while also tying for the team lead in TD catches with five. He started every game of the season in 2008 for Oregon.

Jeff Maehl secures the ball for the catch

Jeff Maehl secures the ball for the catch

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