Found January 16, 2012 on The Duck Stops Here:
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 team that will contend for a fourth conference championship and a national title. Photo right: the team Chip Kelly leads out of the tunnel in January will only be as prepared as their conditioning and off season work allows. ( photo). There's enough talent around Bryan Bennett or Marcus Mariota to make either a realistic possibility. Kenjon Barner will provide the message and the example, the maturity, leadership and direction a team particularly needs from January to August, when contact with the coaches is limited. That's important, because this is the season in which committed...

Thomas leaving Oregon for NFL

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.

Darron Thomas Decision 2012: Yeah, About That...

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...

Darron Thomas Making a run at the NFL Draft

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 year’s Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO after quarterbacking Oregon...

For Thomas, It’s All About Business

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.

Ducks' Thomas skipping senior year, turning pro

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Quarterback Darron Thomas says he is going to skip his senior season at Oregon to enter the NFL draft.

Fear Not The Oregon Fans, But Rather Those Who Misrepresent Them

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...

Ducks QB Darron Thomas to enter NFL draft

Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

Darron Thomas’ Surprise Decision to Bolt for NFL Should Be Celebrated, Not Scorned

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...

Ducks' Thomas to enter NFL draft

Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

Searching for the future: how do the Ducks replace Darron Thomas?

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...

The Worst Of Divisional Weekend Vol.V

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...
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