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Last Saturday, Oregon football fans, still basking in the glow of the program’s first Rose Bowl victory since the Woodrow Wilson presidency, suddenly felt like wounded ducks. The news that star quarterback Darron Thomas had decided to leave the team for a chance to play in the NFL was more surprising than a Greg Oden All-Star appearance.
Ducks fans expected this from LaMichael James, who broke nearly every UO rushing record over the course of his three-year career, and had nothing left to prove on a college football field—but Darron Thomas was supposed to be a lock to return for his senior year and run an offense that he and Chip Kelly built into a Mach 5 machine.
We probably will never know the true reason that Thomas wanted to give up his chance at becoming the best quarterback in Oregon history for an opportunity to play with the big boys on Sundays.
Perhaps, like James, Thomas wanted to go out on top after enduring the pain of coming a downed knee away from winning a nation...
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Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas has decided to declare for the NFL Draft. Between Thomas and running back LaMichael James leaving, the Ducks have some serious holes to fill.
Ina shcoking development, Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas has entered the NFL Draft. after the Rose Bowl many figured Thomas would be coming back for his senior season. I guess he pulled the wool over everyone's eyes on that one.
“I came to this decision on behalf of myself and my family,” Thomas said in the official release. “I have a dream of playing in the NFL and...
With just 24 hours left for college football underclassmen to declare for the NFL Draft, it’s actually been relatively quiet on the “dumb decisions” front. Most of the guys we expected to declare have (Andrew Luck, Trent Richardson, Mo Claiborne, Matt Kalil), with a few surprises electing to return to campus too (Matt Barkley, Landry Jones, Montee Ball). And of everyone who...
University of Oregon Ducks quarterback Darron Thomas has filed paperwork with the National Football League to enter the 2012 NFL Draft and will forego his final season of collegiate eligibility.
The 6-3, 215-pound Houston, Texas, junior and two-year starter guided the Ducks to a 45-38 win over Wisconsin in this years Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO after quarterbacking Oregon...
Adam Jude reported in the Register-Guard this morning that Chip Kelly met with Darron Thomas on Saturday one last time to try and talk him out of his decision to sign with an agent and turn pro. It was probably his most earnest recruiting visit of the winter.
Now the Ducks have one more scholarship to give, and two very talented young quarterbacks will get their shot to lead a...
Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas’ announcement Saturday evening to forego his final year of eligibility and enter the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft was met publicly with both surprise and staunch opinion.
Admittedly, I frequently write about the Oregon Ducks. I speak to their performance, I speak to their potential, and I speak often of my opinions regarding the coaching staff and personnel. I’m not afraid to bang on coaches, lean on a few players from time to time, and criticize what is and/or isn’t going on within or around this state’s most noteworthy sports franchise...
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Quarterback Darron Thomas says he is going to skip his senior season at Oregon to enter the NFL draft.
Special Guest article by Robert Ryan, author/publisher of the Duck Football and entertainment website "Searching for Akili Smith"
Everyone knows Darron Thomas has left the program to make some dough in the National Football League where he is projected to be a fifth round pick at best while most experts believing he will be drafted since on average 12-14 quarterbacks...
Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas is skipping his senior season
to enter the NFL draft.
This weekend, Oregon Jr. QB Darron Thomas announced that he was leaving Eugene early for the NFL. When I first heard of this, I scratched my head a lot. Why? He is a stick figure and has no chance in Hell of ever being a starter in the league? Remember Dennis Dixon? He was way better in college than Thomas and he barely dresses for games now. Then Joe Schad reported that...