Found October 30, 2013 on With Leather:
(via Getty Image) Judging by what I could find in a few random articles and searches of his work, The Oregonian’s John Canzano is a pretty typical sports columnist with pretty typical HOT SPROTS TAKES that piss a lot of people off, and therefore lead them to read him more and comment on his articles with ham-fisted outrage. I guess that qualifies him as the perfect journalist for an unnamed former Oregon Ducks football player to deliver his complaints to, regarding his own fan experience at Autzen Stadium this past Saturday, as the No. 2 Ducks annihilated the UCLA Bruins 42-14. This anonymous former player chose to address his issues with Oregon fans in the form of an open letter, and it’s safe to say that he won’t be returning to Autzen anytime soon. Unless, of course, they’d like to honor him or hire him as a coach at some point, because that’s the only reason I can see for him to keep this thing anonymous. I, for the first time, attended a ducks game as spectator. I was excited ...

Ex-Oregon Ducks football player tells obnoxious Oregon fans go f— yourselves

A former Oregon Ducks football player who played in a BCS bowl game for the school attended his first game as a fan last weekend. He watched as Oregon initially struggled with UCLA on Saturday before winning 42-14. The former player was so disgusted by the behavior and attitude of the fans surrounding him that […]

Marcus Mariota kept refs from flagging UCLA for late hit

Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota showed how level-headed he is in keeping refs from throwing a flag on a late-hit penalty against UCLA.

Photo: Oregon’s Marcus Mariota Graces Newest Sports Illustrated National Cover

There still aren’t too many honors in athletics greater than being placed on the cover of Sports Illustrated. This week, Marcus Mariota of the Oregon Ducks is the cover model, and it’s hard to find a more deserving player at the moment. Mariota is leading the absolutely dominant Ducks, and has 20 touchdown passes this season — he has also not thrown an interception to date...

Marcus Mariota and Ducks this week's Sports Illustrated cover story

It's a regional cover in a bye week, so the famed SI Cover Jinx may not apply. More great exposure for a player and a program that's reached the top echelon of college football, the accompanying story by Austin Murpy explores both Oregon's rise and their unfinished business. The subhead reads, "We're coming for you, SEC." The challenge now is to keep Stanford...

Former Oregon Player Writes Absolutely Scathing Letter About Ducks Fans

Flickr/prayitno Oregon’s fan base hasn’t really had much to complain about the past few years, considering the team has reached a BCS bowl game in each of the past four seasons. Sure, they’ve still yet to win the elusive BCS National Championship, but you won’t find too many people feeling bad for the situation the Ducks have created for themselves in Eugene. But according...

Can Oregon recapture last season's success?

While Oregon lost four seniors from the team that made a run in last year's NCAA tournament, the No. 19 Ducks added a couple of playmakers in guard Joseph Young, a junior transfer from Houston who averaged 18 points per game last season, and forward Mike Moser, a native Oregonian who played last year for UNLV. They'll join sophomore standouts Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson...

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Gets a Pretty Cool Birthday Present

When I was a kid the coolest thing I can remember getting for my birthday was an octagonal fish tank (I had asked for a Transformer toy). As I got older I had friends buy me drinks, girlfriends take me out to dinner (steak of course), and some other pretty neat things, but nothing quite like what the quarterback of the Oregon Ducks, Marcus Mariota, got--the cover of Sports Illustrated...

Birthday boy Mariota nets SI cover, praise from former Oregon coach

Former Oregon head coach and current ESPN college football analyst Mike Bellotti appeared on WFNZ radio in Charlotte yesterday, and he told them Marcus Mariota will be a better pro quarterback than Cam Newton. He goes on to say Mariota is a better student of the game," he told the hosts. Marcus Mariota is one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the nation." Bellotti...

Bye Week: Evan Baylis

EUGENE -- Oregon redshirt freshman Evan Baylis spoke with Erik Skopil of about the bye week and the progress Baylis has made during his redshirt freshman year at Oregon. The Ducks are off this week and will play Stanford next Thursday night, Nov. 7, 2013.

Bye Week: Oshay Dunmore

EUGENE -- Redshirt freshman Oshay Dunmore played quarterback in high school but thought it likely he'd end up a linebacker at Oregon. This week during the bye, Dunmore and Erik Skopil talk about the progress Dunmore has made moving from safety to linebacker in the Oregon defense.

Bye Week: Reggie Daniels

EUGENE -- Oregon redshirt freshman Reggie Daniels along with his teammates are in the middle of a bye week before taking on Stanford on Nov. 7, 2013 in a Thursday night game. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, Daniels talks with Erik Skopil of about how things are going for the talented safety.

New recruiting rules could cramp the Ducks style

From the Associated Press, the NCAA just announced several key revisions in rules governing recruiting, in effect for the remainder of this cycle: Allowing football players to participate in eight hours per week of required weight training and conditioning. Up to two of the eight hours can consist of film review. - Prohibiting school staff members from attending all-star games...

An Autzen Gallery Masterpiece

Great art needs a great stage. The Mona Lisa is 30" X 21". Small enough to hang on a bathroom wall. It hangs in The Louvre. Faberge eggs are big bird egg-sized packed with huge detail. But still small. They belong in treasure houses. Oregon Duck football games at Autzen Stadium are just the right size. Big enough to grab hold of, and packed with thrills. ...
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