Posted August 24, 2012 on
A spokesman for the University of Oregon Athletic Department confirmed on Friday that Head Coach Chip Kelly has named redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota as the starting quarterback for the 2012 Ducks. Oregon concluded fall camp on Thursday and will hold the annual fan day on Saturday.

Chip Kelly pegs Marcus Mariota as new starting QB at Oregon

Beats out Bryan Bennett The quarterback battle at the Oregon Ducks football program has officially been decided. After the surprise departure of Darron Thomas to the NFL draft, Bryan Bennett and Marcus Mariota were left to compete for one of the top jobs in college football. The two competed through spring, summer, and fall camps and made the decision a tough one for Head Coach...

Marcus Mariota wins QB job for Oregon

Redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota has won the job as starting quarterback for No. 5 Oregon. Oregon coach Chip Kelly announced Friday that Mariota had earned the job over sophomore Bryan Bennett, who was Darron Thomas' backup last season. Thomas left school early to declare his eligibility for the NFL draft. Oregon went 12-2 last season and defeated Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl...

2012 Pre-Season Preview: #5 Oregon Ducks

2011 Record: 12-2 (8-1 in Pac-12) Head Coach: Chip Kelly (34-6 at Oregon, 25-2 in Pac-12) Last Bowl Game: 2011 season Rose Bowl: beat Wisconsin 45-30 2011 Preview 2011 Exit Survey   Schedule Glimpse: 2012 Schedule Link Out of Conference: 9/1 vs Arkansas St, 9/8 vs Fresno St, 9/15 vs Tennessee Tech Revenge: 11/3 at USC Swing Games:10/6 vs Washington, 11/10 at Cal, 11...

Bennett: Dreams Aren't Over

EUGENE -- The heavily scrutinized quarterback battle was put to rest Friday when redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota was named the starter over sophomore Bryan Bennett. The announcement came just over a week from the Ducks’ Sept. 1 season-opener against Arkansas State.

Which Came First, The Team Or The Uniform?

OMG! OMG! The Oregon Ducks showed off their new uniforms! Actually, excuse me. According to the mainstream media, they “unveiled” new uniforms. These uniforms are top of the line. They’re the most technologically advanced uniforms ever created. Rumor has it their helmets are going to be an offspring of the new, shiny, winged version debuted at the Rose Bowl. Can you believe...

DBs Ready to Go As Fall Camp Concludes

EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon Ducks took to Autzen Stadium to finish up preseason fall camp on Thursday morning with a lot of hyperbole and speculation surrounding who will be placed amongst the first-team on the depth chart that is scheduled to be released sometime on Friday.

Ducks Announce Initial Depth Chart

The Oregon Ducks announced the initial depth chart for the first game against Arkansas State on Sept. 1, 2012.

Ducks Fall to Portland 2-0

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Ducks women’s soccer team fought hard against the #11 ranked Portland Pilots on Friday night on the road at Merlo Field but came up short, losing the match 2-0. After giving up a goal in the third minute of action, the Ducks came back aggressively but couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net.

Oregon Football: Marcus Mariota Dark Horse Heisman Contender

Freshman Marcus Mariota has been named the starting quarterback in Eugene, and he strongly believes he will become the best quarterback in Oregon history.That's quite a claim when you consider the great names that have recently been in Eugene: Joey Harrington, Dennis Dixon, Jeramiah Masoli, and Darron Thomas.Harrington almost won the Heisman Trophy, Dixon went 10-0 his senior...

Redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota named Oregon starting quarterback

In the hunt for the next great quarterback at Oregon, all signs entering the fall seemed to point toward Bryan Bennett. The third-year sophomore played in nine games last season backing up Darron Thomas, and in his one start, led the Ducks to a 45-2 road win at Colorado. Not too shabby a debut, huh? However, if you really followed the quarterback position closely in...
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