Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/23/13
Making a Run Last year the Oregon Ducks were heading into their 2012 college football season with questions surrounding a few key positions. Could Marcus Mariota be the real deal at quarterback and succeed as a freshman in the Pac-12? Would the Oregon secondary be able to improve upon their 2011 statistics despite the loss of John Boyett? Could Kenjon Barner replace the productivity and statistics of LaMichael James? Well, a No. 2 postseason ranking later and the Ducks more than answered the questions surrounding their team in 2012. All of the players that needed to have big years had impressive statistics, and Oregon looks as though it is built to contend for a Pac-12 and National Title in the coming years. That does not mean, however, that there are not a few positions that the Ducks must improve at should they want to solidify their place among the elite college football teams of 2013. Here are the five positions Oregon needs to upgrade heading into next season. Linebacker Key Lo...
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