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Oregon Football: What we learned from opening weekend

The college football season has officially returned, and the Oregon football team is back to doing what they do – blowing out opponents.  Here is what we learned following the Ducks’ 62-13 win over FCS South Dakota. Oregon is still fast. Heisman hopeful Marcus Mariota came into the game tied with Joey Harrington for combined touchdowns in a career, 94 seconds later the record...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

12 favorites to win the 2014 Heisman Trophy

The fourth edition of the Dynamic Dozen Heisman Trophy Contenders is released and while it is not a predictor, the last two preseason lists and the 2011 early season Dozen all featured players who later either became a finalist or won the Trophy. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is the front runner mostly due to his versatility and exceptional athleticism at the QB position along...
Via College Football Universe
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota on goals, pressure and preparation

In this video from Comcast Sports NW, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota talks about the team’s response to pressure and expectations, stating very directly that the goal is to win the conference and compete for the national championship. He praises the team’s effort in fall camp. What’s most striking in the video in how comfortable he looks in the spotlight. It still isn...
Via The Duck Stops Here
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Selling 25 Versions of Mariota Jersey (Photo)

Even though the NCAA has stopped selling players’ jerseys, the actual schools continue to reap the financial benefits. The most notable of these schools is the University of Oregon. They’re capitalizing off of their QB Marcus Mariota by selling 25 different versions of it, ranging from around $85 to as high as $135. Not to worry, however. Oregon isn’t the only school that...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon cashing in on Marcus Mariota, selling 25 different versions of his jersey (Photo)

You have to love college sports. While the NCAA has stopped selling player jerseys, the schools themselves haven’t. What’s funny is that other teams are doing the same thing, per the Big Lead. But it gets better, as ESPN notes, because amateurism is the best! Michigan is offering 17 versions of No. 98, QB Devin Gardner; Notre Dame is selling 15 different No. 5 jerseys (returning...
Via NCAA Football Zone
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Will this be the year that Marcus Mariota proves that he can lead Oregon to a championship?

I still remember the buzz around Oregon QB Marcus Mariota back in 2012. The Ducks had just lost the National Championship game to Auburn. Darron Thomas was the quarterback at the time and was only a red-shirt junior. Thomas would declare for the NFL Draft because Mariota started to emerge to the point where Thomas was not the guaranteed starter. At 6’4 with a strong-arm and running...
Via No Guts, No Glory
11 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
18 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
20 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
21 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
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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