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When the Ducks stand tall

The blue collar thing will wear thin after a while. Hard to sell a blue collar mentality when you’re practicing out of a $69 million building with Italian marble floors and Ferrari leather seats, but it’s good that the Ducks are reminding themselves, after two days of what Mark Helfrich called “pretend football” (the first two days in NCAA-mandated shorts and helmets, with...
Via The Duck Stops Here
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon QB Jake Rodrigues to transfer

In a report by Brianna Amaranthus, Comcast Sportsnet, Quaterback Jake Rodrigues will transfer from Oregon.  Rodrigues had been competing for the backup quarterback position behind Marcus Mariota.  This unexpected news may be a result of not being able to secure that number 2 position—one that may now belong to Jeff Lockie. Rodrigues’ thoughts on this decsion, “Football wasn’t...
Via NCAA Football Zone
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

In 2014, Ducks may need a backup qb for something more than sign duty

Jeff Lockie appeared in 9 games last year and Jake Rodrigues 7, and neither had a moment or a series that made you say, that guy is the quarterback of the future. Rodrigues came closest. On his first carry from scrimmage against Nicholls State, he ran a perfectly executed Zone-Read keep, scooting for 28 yards around the right side. He finished the drive with a 23-yard scoring...
Via The Duck Stops Here
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Lockie on 10/1/13

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon quarterback Jeff Lockie speaks to Erik Skopil about the role of backing up Marcus Mariota and the competition with Jake Rodrigues in practice. Lockie and the rest of his teammates are preparing to meet Colorado this Saturday, Oct. 5th in Boulder.
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Jake Rodrigues opens up about competing for his shot as Duck qb

Speaking to the irascible and vastly-experienced Dwight Jaynes, the Uncle Fester of Oregon Sports, Jake Rodrigues talks about getting himself ready for the season and his relationship with Marcus Mariota and Jeff Lockie: Your browser does not support iframes. Fans have to be impressed with Rodrigues' maturity and confidence about his ability and role on the team. He doesn&...
Via The Duck Stops Here
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

What to expect when the Ducks face Nicholls State

High Flying Beatdown The college football season is less than a month away and fans of the Oregon Ducks could not be more excited. Avoiding a postseason bowl ban as part of their sanctions handed down by the NCAA COI, many believe Oregon is bound for yet another Pac-12 Title as well as a BCS National Championship. Not trying to get too far ahead of ourselves (though I already did...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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