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Oregon Ducks defense could be sneakily underrated in 2015, projects top 2 in Pac-12

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Oregon projected to have second best defense in Pac-12 [Ted Miller, ESPN]: "As usual, the Ducks defense was better last year than most folks thought -- see 22.3 points per game, which ranked second in the conference. A big key, also as usual, was turnovers. The Ducks led the conference by forcing 34."

Quack Fix: Ducks' defense motivated by loss to Ohio State [Addicted to Quack]: "Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliot had his way with the Ducks in the College Football Playoff national championship game, however players Tyree Robinson and Joe Walker are eager and motivated to improve upon their performance in that game for the 2015 season."

Quack Fix: The Ducks defense is progressing [Brandon Levesque, Addicted to Quack]: "Reporter Andrew Greif caught up with linebacker Joe Walker. Walker noted that freshman cornerback Ugo Amadi is stepping up during the summer workouts. The middle linebacker has also gained some weight this off-season and changed his hair color.  "

Buckner Oregon's Next All-American [Eric Cech, Duck Territory]: "DeForest Buckner is entering his final season in Eugene and will be looking to end his career on a high note. Is he Oregon's next All-American?"

Redshirt Review: Eddie Heard [A.J. Jacobsen, Duck Sports Authority]: "Oregon should be deep at ILB heading into 2015 and redshirt freshman Eddie Heard Jr. should be ready to make his name know to Duck fans this season."