Found September 19, 2013 on The Duck Stops Here:
Oregon's 2013 football season is a quarter of the way finished, and it started out just the way fans hoped it would. The Ducks have been dominant and relentless. They're allowing 9 points a game and scoring 61.3. Mark Helfrich and Scott Frost look comfortable in new roles, Marcus Mariota found his aim, and the team discovered a couple of budding new stars in Johnny Mundt and Thomas Tyner. The defense has been stout on the front and tough in the secondary. Jason Quick of the Oregonian pointed out today that they're allowing just 3.4 yards per rush and 4.5 yards per pass completion. It's true that the competition hasn't been good, three inept offenses, but it's also true that the Oregon starters may play more during the PAC-12 schedule. Life's a beach: it never rains in Autzen Stadium, but late September in Oregon, there are a lot of great places to be on a bye week. Nick Aliotti remains unimpressed. The 20-year Oregon coaching veteran wants his unit to...

For the Ducks, the bar always gets moved back

A road game against Virginia and their big, physical defensive line was supposed to be the season's first real test, until the Ducks destroyed them 59-10. Then a match up against an SEC opponent with mammoth NFL defensive prospects on both lines,  a middle linebacker, 6-2, 243 with 138 tackles last season, was supposed to be the first real test, until the Ducks racked up 687...

Due Time For a BCS Title in Eugene

Oregon Ducks (@IamMSilvestre) Fans of the Oregon Ducks, including myself, have been fortunate enough in recent years to have the opportunity to watch a series of dominant performances.  In my opinion, Oregon has a perfect foundation to be a national powerhouse, and produce multiple titles.  The only thing the team needs to complete the transition is a BCS championship. Oregon...

Oregon Ducks: Keep Your Eyes On The Ball?

Football-mania has taken over the country and the excitement is building. At the college and professional levels, coaches are getting more creative and doing new things offensively that have never been done. The high point totals and flashy offenses have made the game more fun to watch than ever before. It seems that no matter what day or what time of day it is, there is a football...

Of course Phil Knight has his own locker

When you are the highest spending alum, paying for just about everything except the players scholarship themselves, you tend to get a few extra perks and get your name celebrated. But nobody does it quite like Phil Knight, the founder…Read more →

Brown Ready For Cal

EUGENE- With the emergence of Oregon's Johnny Football and the "circumstances" surrounding star tight end Colt Lyerla, it's been easy for Pharaoh Brown to become the third wheel. Add in a bum wheel of his own, and Brown has seemingly disappeared off the face of the planet since the second week of fall camp when he suffered a leg injury.

WATCH Maryland Terps new “Pride” uniforms

While the crazy jersey fad began with Nike and the Oregon Ducks, Under Armour has began to make its own statement with the University of Maryland. Under Armour founder, CEO and Maryland Alum Kevin Plank, has used the Terps as his “models” for the new designs of Under Armour. The team has unveiled several new crazy jerseys, not quite as crazy as the Oregon Ducks, but the teams...

De'Anthony Thomas, Marcus Mariota among top five "most explosive" players in college ...

Mueller? Paul Mueller of Bleacher Report has his list of "The Most Explosive Players in College Football" and it includes two Ducks. Thanks to reader New York Duck, who sent this video along in the comments section.

Hogan, Kelly pose similar threat to opposing defenses

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly doesn't know a whole lot about Kevin Hogan, his counterpart at Stanford, but he knows enough. "I know he's a great football player," Kelly said. "I'm excited to play against him." Quarterbacks don't exactly go head to head, but Saturday's game between No. 23 ASU and No. 5 Stanford features...

Gators seek red-zone progress vs. suspect Vols defense

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The tweets started to pop up in the second half as the score grew wider and wider. This one from ESPN's Pac-12 blog got a lot of play on Twitter: Oregon is clearing its bench with four minutes left in the third quarter against an SEC team. The second-ranked Ducks, in their 59-14 victory over Tennessee on Saturday, scored 59 unanswered points after the Vols...

Vols defense confident heading into Florida matchup

By Riley Blevins KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Think of it like swinging a baseball bat with a donut on it. Baseball players habitually stride to the on-deck circle, slide the weighted ring down the barrel of their club and swing it from side-to-side. Side-to-side, side-to-side. Repeat. When the actual at-bat arrives, swinging the bat feels effortless. They're used...
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