Chat with Brandon Oliver
Welcome to DuckNation! On Friday, reporter Brandon Oliver stops by to chat about the state of Oregon football.
Before Oliver joined ESPN in 2012 he was involved in the Nike Football Tour with both ESPNHS and Nike. He has covered West Coast recruiting for various online outlets since 2008, with an emphasis on Oregon football.
Send your questions now and join Oliver Friday at 4 p.m. ET!
Doug Morgan Mu Pi 8 (Eugene OR)
I have heard Oregon was getting ahead of the NCAA possible sanctions and penalties. I heard Oregon did not fill all their scholarships last year and will not again this year, so they can say partial punishment served if there are scholarship reductions. How many scholarships do the Ducks have to offer this year? Any truth to the rumors?
Brandon Oliver (4:08 PM)
There are all sorts of rumors floating around, but no one truly knows what's going on. The Ducks are working with the NCAA in every way possible, but having 65 underclassmen on the roster has a lot to do with it. With transfers, the Ducks have around 20 schollies to give
Brandon Oliver (4:09 PM)
Please bare with me folks. Technology is a little slow on my side today
If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck...
Brandon Oliver (4:15 PM)
It's a Duck...That's usually the case at least
Craig G. (Fairfield, CA)
Hey Brandon, is Chip taking any assistants with him to Philly?
Brandon Oliver (4:17 PM)
DL coach Jerry Azzinaro a couple of graduate assistants and James Harris, who did a lot as a member of the staff
Aaron (Sutherlin Oregon)
I believe the NCAA is corrupted and is attacking Oregon.. even if it is a slap on the wrist it has been a year almost 2 years they have investigated? Meanwhile Oregon credibility gets worse.. such as lingering sanctions ..IT is such bs this NCAA .. get it over with you destroy comunities with this crap.. sanctions on a school rock a comunity to there core . in Oregon the U of O brings in lots of $. what is your opinion on this subject ? i feel that the NCAA is corrupt and picks & chooses who to attack and destroy in the name of $
Brandon Oliver (4:20 PM)
I have the same thoughts as everyone else does...the NCAA makes no sense in anything they do. They do make dollars though. Lots of them. It definitely hurts the program and is used against the Ducks in recruiting.
Welcome Dontre Wilson here is where 105,000 will be chanting your name on Saturdays in the fall! Here's where our 8th National Championship trophy is going to go. Sorry quacks he's going to be a Buckeye!
Brandon Oliver (4:24 PM)
O-H-I-O. He and Braxton Miller would make for a dangerous backfield. Poor Ducks only have Mariota, De'Anthony Thomas, Bryon Mashall and Thomas Tyner to work with.
Too bad you've never had a defense!
Brandon Oliver (4:53 PM)
Oregon's defense would be a top 15 defense every year if they played in the Big 10
rick (lebanon )
Well david you should read the chat from last hr Shanker only gave you a 35% chance of flipping wilson maybe you should watch a few games besides osu
Brandon Oliver (5:00 PM)
Well folks, it has been real. We'll do it again soon! Stay tuned to Recruiting Nation for all the latest as signing day approaches