Found August 06, 2013 on The Duck Stops Here:
PLAYERS: Marcus Mariota
TEAMS: Oregon Ducks
Johnny Manziel, one of college football's brightest stars, needs a transfusion of character and responsibility. Marcus Mariota, Oregon's superb, disciplined, unfailingly modest quarterback, needs about a pint of Manziel's swagger and brash creativity. Phil Knight and the Ducks didn't build an Area 51 for nothing.

Under-the-radar Oregon Ducks entering 2013

Out of the spotlight We all know who the very important players are going to be for the Oregon Ducks during the 2013 college football season. Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas are sure to steal most of the camera time, and they’re likely to be the catalysts for another successful season. But while those guys are looked at as sure things at this stage in the game, there are...

We're talking about PRACTICE: getting a zone-read on the Ducks after two days

Mark Helfrich embraces mistakes. On Day Two of Oregon fall practice he set about the task of evaluating the squad's progress with Thomas Alva Edison optimism: now they know a thousand things that won't work. “We made a ton of mistakes. A ton of new mistakes, good mistakes,’’ Helfrich said. “We talk about make 1,000 mistakes and make 1,000 different ones. We encourage...

Are Oregon’s all-yellow uniforms the best or worst combo yet?

UO does it again Fall camp has officially begun for the Oregon Ducks, which means we can finally start talking about the depth chart, the schedule and the way we expect the season to play out under first-year head coach Mark Helfrich. Then again, there’s one topic that seemingly never grows old for both fans and haters of the University of Nike—uniforms. The Ducks have had some...

Oregon OC Frost on First Day of Practice

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon Offensive Coordinator Scott Frost answers media questions following the first day of practice for Fall Camp 2013. Frost was named offensive coordinator last spring following Chip Kelly's departure to the NFL and Mark Helfrich's promotion to the Oregon head coaching position.

Oregon football recruiting: Duck target Budda Baker will have a sudden impact in college football

When Budda Baker visits the Oregon campus, his host ought to be De'Anthony Thomas. The two should instantly like each other, because they're both fast, humble, family-oriented playmakers with a rare gift for playing football. X-Man: Army All-American Budda Baker is a 5-9, 176-lb. safety/receiver/running back for the Bellevue Wolverines, a school that is 40-0 in his three...

Balducci at Media Day

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon defensive tackle Alex Balducci talked to during media day on Aug. 5, 2013.
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