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The Duck Stops Here:
Oregon's #3-ranked football team ran 130 plays today, in a situational scrimmage Mark Helfrich described as "live clock, live action, down and distance situation," a close-to-the-real-thing workout with officials that allowed coaches to get a good, extended look at young guys with the season 17 days away.
Burnin' down the house: Byron "Smash" Marshall stood out as one of the stars in Oregon's first scrimmage of fall camp, a good sign for the Webfoot offense (goducks.com photo).
Defenses are nearly always ahead of offenses after eight days of practice. Defense is read, react and be aggressive while offense requires timing and cohesion. So it was particularly encouraging that the running game looked stronger today. Rob Moseley of goducks.com reported Byron Marshall broke loose for a 17-yard touchdown and scampered for 23 on second and long. Smash added a 25-yard pass reception from Marcus Mariota, on a play where the quarterback had to scramble out of...
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No. 8 Oregon Ducks (12-1) Coach Mark Helfrich (first season as a head coach)Returning Starters: 16, 8 offense, 7 defense, 1 special teamsRecruiting Rank: 22Strength of Schedule: 39 Chip Kelly bolted for the NFL following four seasons at Oregon that each ended with a BCS bowl berth. New coach Mark Helfrich was Kelly’s offensive coordinator and, after the Ducks averaged almost...
Chip Kelly may have left the Ducks to try his breakneck offense in the NFL, but he left Oregon in great shape.
The Ducks, who finished last season ranked No. 2 in the final AP Top 25, shouldn't stagnate under new coach Mark Helfrich, the team's offensive coordinator who is obviously acquainted with the speedy spread-option.
Oregon finished 12-1 last season, won the Pac...
In the wake of Chip Kelly leaving the Oregon Ducks, all eyes turn now to new coach Mark Helfrich to see if he can carry on the legacy that Kelly started. Everyone knows that Oregon shines in the speed of their backfield, and it seems they have suffered a major loss in that department. CBS Sports is reporting that five-star true freshman Thomas Tyner was seen leaving the facility...
Duck quarterback Marcus Mariota is the regional cover boy for Sports Illustrated's College Football Issue. The Webfoots last won this honor with Jeremiah Masoli in 2009.
Keep in mind, the SI cover jinx is a classic case of selective memory and sample size, like when folks point to the two and three-stars that become All-Americans. Breathe, and remember it's good that the...
Despite Chip Kelly's departure for the NFL, Oregon Football is going to be very much in the National Championship picture.New coach Mark Helfrich will see if he can change the Oregon stigma. The Oregon stigma you ask? Oregon plays lights out at Autzen Stadium and will roll over many weaker teams on the road. Helfrich's task will be to get his team to endeavor to persevere...
Tyreek Hill has offers from Florida State and Alabama, but he wants one from the Oregon Ducks.
The 5-9, 186-lb. running back from Garden City Community College in Kansas has been timed in 9.98 (wind-aided) in the 100 meters. As high school track star he ran the 200 in 20.14, the second fastest time in national prep track history.
You can't teach speed: in a game against Butler...
The Ducks held two spirited practice sessions Wednesday with renewed physicality and intensity, but Josh Huff and Everett Benyard lll won the day.
Yesterday it came out that the two seniors are graduating Saturday, walking in Oregon's summer commencement ceremony with degrees in Sociology and General Social Science respectively.
Big man, big accomplishment: 6-7, 305-lb. offensive...
This article courtesy of FishDuck.com, a partner of Oregon Sports News:
With football season less than a month away, it is time to announce my top six games of the season. I am excited for any game that involves the Ducks, but more excited for certain ones. Here are my top six and why I can’t wait to see them.
6. Nicholls State – August 31
Playing behind Michael Clay and Kiko Alonso, Tyson Coleman had 34 tackles as a redshirt freshman. 3.5 of them were tackles for loss.
In his redshirt year he overcame a disciplinary incident, twice named Scout Team Player of the Week.
Toting up TFLs: In his redshirt freshman season Tyson Coleman was voted by teammates as the team's Most Improved Player. (Jonathan Ferrey, Getty...
The Oregon Ducks are currently the standard of excellence in the Pac-12, there is no doubting that. Coming off their second straight BCS Bowl victory and a No. 2 finish in the polls, though they missed out on their fourth straight Pac-10/12 Championship because of Stanford, they were still undoubtedly the team to beat in the conference.
This coming year doesn’t...
Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, California is a football dynasty. They won CIF Division ll Championships in '09 and 2012, have had 14-1 and 15-0 seasons. Along the way they produced Robert Woods, Marqise Lee and George Farmer, three highly-touted receivers that wound up at USC.
The latest Cavalier five-star recruit is Adoree' "Sweetpea" Jackson, a 5-10,...
Freshman speedster Thomas Tyner left the Hatfield-Dowlin complex in street clothes, wearing a walking boot and on crutches.
Jason Quick of the Oregonian reported that Tyner was wheeled out of practice on a cart. In post-practice interviews head coach Mark Helfrich seem to suggest that the boot was precautionary, telling Quick, "To my knowledge he is 100%. The boot business...
Sports Illustrated's legendary college football preview issue is out, and it's a massive but meaningless snub for the Oregon Ducks.
The magazine rates the Webfoots fifth in the country, behind Alabama (understandable), Stanford (questionable), Texas A&M (ludicrous), and Ohio State (a tribute to their cream puff schedule).
Gabriel Baumgaertner wrote the preview, which...
Key Players: Quarterback Marcus Mariota, Running Back De’Anthony Thomas, Wide Receiver Josh Huff, Tight End Colt Lyerla, Cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Key Losses: Running Back Kenjon Barner, Offensive Guard Kyle Long, Defensive End Dion Jordan, Inside Linebacker Kiko Alonso, Safety John Boyett Breakout Players: Running Back Byron Marshall, Wide Receiver Daryle Hawkins, Defensive Tackle...
EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon's starting quarterback, sophomore Marcus Mariota answers questions from media following practice on Aug. 13, 2013.