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Oregon reimburses insurance premiums for Marcus Mariota, three other players

One of the newest trends in college football is for universities to use part of the athletic department’s student assistance fund to pay for the insurance premiums on policies taken out by football players with promising NFL futures. The Oregon Ducks are the latest to do so. Four players from Oregon — quarterback Marcus Mariota, center Honriss Grasu, cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Oregon Ducks Season Preview: Predicting Wins and Losses

As the 2014 college football season starts one team that will have pressure on them to finally jump the hurdle and win that elusive national title will be the Oregon Ducks. The Ducks have had one of the most successful teams in all the country the past ten years, but haven’t been able to get over that hump and win their program’s first national title in college football.The Ducks...
Via Football Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Oregon Refusing to Pay For Marcus Mariota’s Insurance Policy

  The latest trend in college football is for big time college programs to take out insurance policies for their star players who are projected to go high in the NFL Draft. According to CBSSports’ Jeremy Fowler, Mariota will not receive assistance from Oregon.     Mariota could’ve entered the NFL Draft after last season but decided a return to Oregon was in his best interest...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Marcus Mariota Will Not Win the Heisman Trophy

When coaches and scouts are asked to describe Oregon Ducks Quarterback Marcus Mariota, the remarks are always in the highly positive.  Mariota is described to be a leader on the field with great size, speed, and a cannon for an arm.  Mariota was projected as a top pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, and barring any major injury or setback, will be a top pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.  Mariota...
Via Football Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon will not pay for Marcus Mariota’s insurance policy

Texas A&M lured top offensive linemen Cedric Ogbuehi back to College Station by using the NCAA’s Student Assistance Fund to cover his insurance premiums. Baylor is also using the fund to pay for a portion of the policy for three of their top NFL Draft prospects. Florida State reportedly is using the fund to cover Jameis Winston’s $55,000+ premiums. According to CBSSports...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariota on Media Day

He’s bigger, stronger and every bit as smart and focused. Chris Pietsch of the Register-Guard covered Marcus Mariota at Oregon Media Day:
Via The Duck Stops Here
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Oregon Ducks QB Marcus Mariota Did Not Enter the Draft After Last Season

No one would have been surprised if Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota had entered the draft after last season. With two solid seasons under his belt he had certainly given scouts more than enough to drool over. Instead he decided to return to Oregon for at least one more season rather than make a few million in the NFL next season.Why on Earth would someone do that? Well....
Via FatManWriting
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota's course load will make you laugh

Marcus Mariota could have left Oregon for the NFL following last season. The Ducks redshirt junior quarterback would have likely been a first-round draft pick. He could be making millions of dollars as a professional athlete.  The dual threat opted to return to Eugene for at least one more season. Life won’t be too bad for the Heisman contender, either. He’s only taking two...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Oregon’s Marcus Mariota Dresses Up In An Absurdly Ridiculous Outfit At Pac-12 Media Days

Marcus Mariota is a lot of things.  He’s the leader of the most dynamic offense in college football; he’s a threat both through the air and on the ground; he’s a Heisman candidate; he’s projected by many to be the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.  The Oregon quarterback is also quite good at the game, Dress Up.  Ladies and gentlemen you’re Oregon heisman candidate...
Via College Spun
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Heisman Watch: Ranking the contenders entering Week 11

Heisman Trophy campaigns may be fed in September when star players feast on less-than-impressive non-conference competition, but true contenders often don’t start to shine until conference play in October and November.  That was the case for last year’s winner, Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel, and former Baylor star signal-caller Robert Griffin III in 2011. Photo Via BCSKnowHow...
Via Gridiron Grit
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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