STORY: Henry Mondeaux Leading Oregon’s Defense by Example

Having been voted the Ducks’ defensive captain prior to the season, senior defensive end Henry Mondeaux’s role was certain to expand in 2017. As one of the few players who has been through each of the team’s schematic transitions over the years, the experience that head coach Willie Taggart and defensive line coach Joe Salave’a had in Mondeaux was invaluable. Generating five sacks himself and leading the nation in quarterback hurries as a 3-4 defensive end (per Pro Football Focus), Mondeaux has helped lead the Ducks defense as one of the best rush defenses in the PAC-12. Jalen Jelks has been the most noteworthy Duck defensive lineman, but without Mondeaux’s teaching and leadership, the Oregon defense would be missing its essential piece. Two weeks to go in the regular season and one win needed for a bowl bid has Oregon seeking to extend not just their season, but Mondeaux’s career. Listen below to a full story on the senior defensive lineman, his impact, and Oregon’s drive to get him one more game as a Duck.

Henry Mondeaux Leading Oregon’s Defense by Example (by Alex Castle)



QuackSmack/Friday Night Spotlight: Friday, 11/17/17

Hosts: Austin CracraftMaverick Pallack, and Tyler Kastan

6:00 Oregon Football Total Review/Preview

  • Review of the season so far
    • What would this season look like with a healthy Herbert?
    • What’s been the second most impactful injury?
  • Oregon-Arizona preview
    • How does Oregon stop Khalil Tate?
    • Any obvious match-up advantages for either side?
    • Game predictions
  • Feeling out the remainder of the season
    • OSU match-up
    • Bowl scenarios
    • At what point is this season a success? Failure?

6:35 Oregon Women’s Basketball off to a strong start

  • Defeats #19 Texas A&M in College Station
  • What is the ceiling for this team?
  • Who is there most important player?

7:00 Oregon Men’s Basketball’s early outlook

  • What have we learned about this team?
  • What aspect of this team needs to improve if they want to challenge for the Pac-12?
  • Non-conference preview

7:30 Oregon Volleyball set to welcome in the Washington schools

  • Review the WSU match
  • Look forward toward potential redemption against Washington
  • How good is this team?

8:00 Debate this!

  • The guys debate a myriad of sports — and non-sports — topics.

8:10 College football’s final stretch

  • How has this college football season ranked compared to previous years?
  • Out-of-the-ordinary Heisman picks
  • Playoff selections/scenarios
  • CFB trivia

8:45 The NFL’s season of storylines

  • What has been the most interesting storyline to follow this season?
  • Favorite game remaining on the schedule
  • Rest-of-season predictions
  • NFL trivia

9:00 NBA early season evaluations

  • Review last night’s Warriors-Celtics game
  • Predicting whether early season trends will continue
  • MVP picks
  • NBA trivia

9:30 PK80 preview

  • Loaded tournament for Oregon alum Phil Knight
  • Best team not in the field
  • Predictions

9:45 Friday Fun!

  • Pet-peeved
  • Most interesting sports story of the week
  • What 2 Watch 4