August 14, 2014

Fall preview: Defensive line

This week, continuing "theme week" at Duck Sports Authority, we continue our initial look at the Oregon football team for the 2014 season. Picked by media to win the Pac-12 North and Pac-12 Conference Championship Game, Oregon boasts one of the best offenses in the nation led by a bona-fide Heisman Trophy candidate with quarterback Marcus Mariota returning to lead the Ducks.

The Oregon defense, statistically the second best team in the Pac-12 Conference a season ago, has some question marks at just about every level.

The biggest question marks fall amongst the defensive unit which also boasts the most recognizable defender; defensive backs. Another area of concern? One that always seems to be a big concern for Oregon fans-defensive line.

This group lost three starters as well as a fourth player on the depth chart. Replacing that depth will be a major key for the Duck defense in the 2014 season.

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