Found October 30, 2013 on The Duck Stops Here:
PLAYERS: Marcus Mariota
TEAMS: Oregon Ducks
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 off next week's cover.   Murphy interviewed Phil Knight for the story, who told him, "The secret is not the money." Even with his gifts, Knight believes, Oregon has less to work with "than any of the traditional powers. The secret is management."  

College Football Week 10 Power Rankings

The smoke continues to clear, but there’s still a ton of crashes that lie ahead.  Here’s our Week 10 college football rankings, along with the updated BCS standings, AP Top 25 and latest USA Today Coaches Poll. Photo Via Just Missed The Cut: Georgia Bulldogs (4-3): Look to rebound from back-to-back losses at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL on Nov. 2 against...

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...

Sports Illustrated Photoshopped Washington Crowd To Look Like Oregon Fans For Mariota Cover

Yesterday, Sports Illustrated announced that Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota would appear on the newest national cover of SI the Magazine. Here is a photo of the new cover: Oregon football is on the cover of this week’s SI: — Andy Gray (@si_vault) October 30, 2013 Oregon fans, of course, love the new cover, but supporters of the Washington Huskies...

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...

Sports Illustrated Photoshops Duck Yellow On Husky Fans

This week’s cover of Sports Illustrated features an action shot of Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota making a play while wearing only one shoe. What’s puzzling about the photo is what’s going on in the background, as the uniform Mariota is wearing is the one the Ducks wore during their showdown with the Washington Huskies on October 12th — a game played at the newly...

Maxwell Award snubs Jordan Lynch on semifinalists list

Tuesday, Maxwell Football Club President Ron Jaworski released the Maxwell Award and the Chuck Bednarik Award semifinalists as chosen by the Maxwell Football Club Selection Committee. The Maxwell is awarded to "the Collegiate Player of the Year" and the Bednarik is for "the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year".A noticeable snub from the Maxwell list of...

Unquiet: Marcus Mariota, Ka'Deem Carey, and a young Rich Rodriguez dressed as a bush for Halloween.

Unquiet on the Western Front -  Your Pac-12, Mountain West, and BYU extravaganza.  Sun Devils fry Cougars. Arizona State defeats Washington State 55-21. (AP/ESPN) Should I Stay or Should I Go? Madison Guernsey discusses the possibility of Oregon starting quarterback Marcus Mariota leaving school early after this season. (The Daily Emerald) Carey On Wayward Son...

Is Marcus Mariota Philly's Answer In 2014?

Marcus Mariota has established himself as one of the most dominant football players in this year's NFL draft, and depending on whether he stays in Eugene next season or not, the Oregon phenom could see himself drafted in the top five. When Chip Kelly left Oregon for the Philadelphia Eagles, every NFL fan, including myself, was excited to see his "high-tempo" offense...

A reconsideration: Ducks can win on if Mariota opts out, but they'll have to assume a new identity

Joey Harrington has said that Marcus Mariota is the best quarterback ever to put on the Oregon uniform, and the statistical case is mounting to support that conclusion. Mariota is 20-1 as a starter. He's thrown 52 tds and 6 interceptions, with a career quarterback rating of 169.4. Of course the sophomore from Hawaii has also enjoyed the best supporting cast in school history...

2013 Race for the Heisman Week 9

Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon – Mariota needed a big win over a ranked team to justify the Heisman hype he has received and he delivered in a big way.  He completed 21 of 28 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown in a 42-14 win over UCLA.  For the first time this season, the sophomore quarterback did not have a rushing touchdown. Jameis Winston, QB Florida State – Winston had another...

2013 Bloguin Heisman Poll: Week Nine

Many teams are two-thirds through their schedule at point of the season and we now have three legitimate Heisman candidates that have distanced themselves from the rest of the field. It's still possible that someone could rise up and challenge this trio of players but for now, it's their race to win or lose.  What you'll see each week in the Bloguin Heisman Poll: ...

Midterm exam: Because it's Friday, and there has to be a prediction thread

The Ducks don't play until Thursday, so today's prediction contest takes the long view. With four games left in the regular season, Oregon is in reach of all of the goals fans envisioned at the start of the season: They are 8-0 and in contention for the national championship. Marcus Mariota is the frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy.   The offense is prolific and exciting...

Heisman Chase: Week 9

If Miller had been healthy all year, he would be right up there as well. Too bad, because he’s really climbing the rankings as he is top ten now in completion percentage and passing efficiency. Also, I wanted to vote for the Ohio State Marching Band after last game’s performance. Instant classic and they once again wowed the world. THE LIST AJ McCarron (ALA)  Last Game: W 45...
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