Found July 09, 2013 on Football Nation:
They were great in 2012. A high powered offense that knew only one speed and then-head coach Chip Kelly put the throttle down like the Oregon Ducks’ offense was a new stock car on the NASCAR circuit.Now, the offense, like the new Generation 6 machine, may have a few new glitches in it like a new coach, a new set of superstars and other teams that have grown and gotten better with time and age.Oregon still figures to be one of the better teams in college football, even with these changes.Here are some things you need to know about this football team heading into the 2013 college season. 1. There is a solid defensive foundation: Under new head coach Mark Helfrich, the Ducks return the entire secondary from last season and have a solid defensive line, which could be better than it has ever been.2. The Linebackers are weak. Well, seven out of eleven isn’t bad, right? If the front four and the back four are really good, the Ducks can hide the fact their linebackers are a weak link. The t...

If anyone, this year’s Philadelphia Eagles have a chance to go from worst to first

In what is becoming a strange statistical tradition the NFL has had a team make the leap from worst to first in at least one division in each of the last eight seasons. There are a number of candidates - I believe in the Chiefs, but, Denver doesn't look ready to relinquish the pole position; same goes for the Bucs/Panthers in the NFC South - but the team with the best shot may...

Colt Freaking Lyerla and the pursuit of massive awesomeness

Whenever rabid Duck fan Josh Rawls gets the new NCAA football video game, he inserts a player into the Oregon roster he calls Salty Cracker. Cracker is a tailback/linebacker/tight end  who is 6-9, 285, runs a 4.25 40, an instant beast mode stud who rates 99 in everything, makes opposing coaches scream in agony and cheerleaders weak with desire. Colt Lyerla isn't quite that...

Super Mariota or the Black Momba for Heisman?

Stars in Eugene Now that the NCAA Committee on Infractions has finally finished their case with the Oregon Ducks football program and leveled penalties against the program and former Head Coach Chip Kelly that did not include a bowl ban, the Ducks are gearing up for what could be a miraculous season. Not that they weren’t doing so already, it’s just that a weight has been lifted...

Three On Top Awards Lists

According to a media release from the Oregon Athletic Department, three current members of the Oregon Football Team, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Marcus Mariota and De'Anthony Thomas have been added to various watch lists for the upcoming season. The Maxwell Club selection committee made the selections.

Way too Early Oregon Ducks Football Season Preview

There’s more to Oregon Ducks football than ridiculously high scoring offenses, Chip Kelly’s genius and ludicrously hot Oregon Ducks cheerleaders. Well, scratch that second one. Still there’s much more to Oregon Ducks football than insanely gorgeous cheerleaders, the ludicrously fast quick-strike offense and the regime change in Eugene. Former Offensive Coordinator Mark Helfrich...

Can Chip Kelly Improve the Eagles Run Game?

There is one thing that we’re sure about the Eagles offense this upcoming season. There’s going to be LOTS of snaps. And when there are lots of snaps, there are a lot of fantasy points to be earned. Today, we’ll be talking about what a new system and more plays can do for fantasy rushing. First off, the Eagles former head coach Andy Reid’s system had lots of passing. In fact...

2013 College Football Preseason Top 10 Power Rankings

Another year of college football is just around the corner!  Will Alabama be the first team ever to win four national championships in five years?  How will Notre Dame bounce back after their humiliating loss to Alabama in last year's BCS championship game?  Is this the year the Big 12 makes it back to the final game?  How does Oregon fare now that Chip Kelly has moved on...

Tommy Lawlor's greatest article ever on the Eagles...

Lawlor nails it on this one... it's his signature move preserved forever in this here tribute... The article to be enshrined is from, and it is entitled "A Distant Relative"... Jerky from San Diego turned us on to it... The article is so good I tried to find a fresh photo of Tommy.  Alas, there were none on the Bing search engine--- ...
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