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Oregon Signs Mark Helfrich To A Five-Year Contract Extension

Twitter/@WinTheDay In two seasons at Oregon, Mark Helfrich is 24-4 with a 2-1 record in bowl games. That’s not too bad, and it was good enough to earn a five-year extension from UO, the school announced today.  According to the announcement, Helfrich’s deal runs through 2019-20 at an average of $3.5 million annually. Helfrich will make $3.15 million during the 2015 season...
Via College Spun
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Eastern Washington QB transfers to replace Mariota at Oregon

Every year, dozens of football players transfer from Division I-A (FBS) down to Division I-AA (FCS). Typically it’s a matter of where they fit on the depth chart combined with the ability to play without sitting out a year. Joe Flacco serves as the best-known example, going from Pitt to Delaware and demonstrating he was a draftable quarterback. Brandon Jacobs, who left a crowded...
Via Rumors and Rants
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Vernon Adams Has Tremendous Opportunity, Challenges At Oregon

Vernon Adams, the star quarterback of FCS giant Eastern Washington University, announced on February 9th that he was utilizing the graduate transfer rule allowed by the NCAA and would therefore be spending his final season suiting up for the Oregon Ducks. Anyone who has seen an Eastern Washington game in the past two years understands just how big of a difference maker Vernon Adams...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs (once again) leaning towards Mariota

In this latest episode of “As The Bucs’ Draft Pick Turns,” we go back and forth and right back into the Bucs preferring Oregon’s Marcus Mariota according to a report.  Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole says he has spoken to many sources and the belief is that Tampa Bay is leaning towards Mariota, sort of like what ESPN’s Louis Riddick said that made so many go nuts over....
Via The Bay Cave
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Brady Quinn: Fuss over Mariota, O'Connell is silly

Much fuss has been made about former NFL-QB-turned-QB-consultant Kevin O'Connell working with soon to be 1st-round pick Marcus Mariota since prior to Oregon's loss in the national championship game.  The scuttlebutt: O'Connell is rumored to be a lock for the QB coaching job in Cleveland, but has delayed his arrival in order to continue his efforts to prepare Mariota (and Baylor...
Via Football By Football
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Lockie, nobody’s favorite to win the starter’s job, embodies the best of the Oregon tradition

In a just world, Jeff Lockie would get more credit. Most websites, including this one, have already typed in Vernon Adams as the Ducks likely starting quarterback in 2015, and elevated the first post-Mariota version of the team to title contenders after adding the dynamic Eastern Washington dual threat with the scrappy pocket presence and infectious TV timeout dance moves. Adams...
Via The Duck Stops Here
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Marcus Mariota Will Throw At This Week’s NFL Combine

Oregon’s Marcus Mariota was once considered the likely No. 1 overall pick, but the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner has seen his stock drop amid concerns about his ability to adapt to the pro game. Mariota will attempt to answer many of those questions at this week’s NFL Combine. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Mariota will throw at the event. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota has informed...
Via College Spun
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Casey Martin Wins $50K For His Oregon Ducks Golf Team

If the name Casey Martin rings a bell, it’s probably because he’s the former tour pro who fought for the right to use a golf cart. What you may not know is that he’s now the head golf coach at the University of Oregon. This week at Riviera, he’s doing a lot more than coaching — he’s fundraising.  Martin took part in the Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase on Tuesday...
Via Back9Network
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon’s best athlete at quarterback might get his first opportunity at a different spot

Before transferring to Oregon in the summer of 2014, Ty Griffin lit up the Yellow Jacket defense with a couple of nice runs in the Georgia Tech spring game, showing off speed and awesome athletic ability (yellowjackedup.com photo). Oregon’s best athlete at quarterback might not be a quarterback in two months. Ty Griffin, a 6-0, 200-pound dual threat from Powder Springs, Georgia...
Via The Duck Stops Here
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Travis Waller story isn’t written yet, and it’s going to be a blockbuster

Consensus 4-star recruit Travis Waller join the Ducks in January, ready to compete with Vernon Adams, Jeff Lockie and Morgan Mahalak for the starting quarterback job and a chance to succeed the best player in school history (isportsweb.com photo). In the fifth game of his sophomore year Travis Waller became a quarterback, moving over from wide receiver to run the spread offense...
Via The Duck Stops Here
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The Dichotomy Between Two Similar Seasons – Oregon And Oregon State Basketball

The Oregon Ducks are ahead of the Oregon State Beavers in the Pac-12 basketball standings. They’re ahead of them in overall record too. But you sure wouldn’t know it by how both teams are being covered this year. The Beavers are a fairytale story. They’re undefeated at Gill Coliseum, and have a shot at their first winning record in conference since – get this – 1990. Gary...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Nike Releases New Uniforms For Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse, Florida, Arizona, Oregon, UConn And Baylor

We’re just one month away from March Madness, so naturally, the apparel manufacturers are starting to debut new uniforms for the top college basketball teams. Nike unveiled eight new uniforms Friday – six for men’s teams, two for women’s teams. The men’s squads for Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse, Florida, Arizona and Oregon got new Nike Hyper Elite’s for the stretch run. UConn...
Via College Spun
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Oregon OL Kyle Long Explains Why He Doesn’t Need To Watch Marcus Mariota At The Combine

While former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is considered one of the best young signal-callers in this year’s NFL Draft class, there are many who believe that the Ducks’ “system” contributed to his success in college. But as he gets set to compete against the rest of the quarterbacks at the NFL Combine, one of his former teammates, who has moved on to find success at the...
Via College Spun
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The fifth element: Taylor Alie shines running Oregon’s 2-point unit

PASADENA, CA – OCTOBER 11: Taylor Alie #12 of the Oregon Ducks runs in to score a two point conversion during the first quarter against the UCLA Bruins at Rose Bowl on October 11, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Three miles from Autzen Stadium, Sheldon High School counts NFL stars Chris Miller, Todd Christensen, Michael Walter and Jon Jaqua among...
Via The Duck Stops Here
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota Destroys Jameis Winston In 40-Yard Dash At NFL Combine (Video)

The debate over who is the better quarterback lives on. As for who’s faster? It’s safe to say that got settled Saturday. Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Florida State’s Jameis Winston headlined day four of the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, as the two are expected to be among the first players off the board in the NFL draft. Both Mariota and Winston performed capably in throwing...
Via NESN.com
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Early Pac-12 Championship Odds Go Duck Hunting

Early Pac-12 championship odds for 2015 are high on the Oregon Ducks, to little surprise.
Via Gamedayr
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The Slant – Episode 227 – Marcus Mariota, NBA, And Sports Oscars

On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein discusses whether Marcus Mariota did enough at the NFL Combine to unseat Jameis Winston as the #1 overall pick. Then, he presents his 2nd Annual Sports Oscars; who does he choose as best leading male athlete, best sports team, and more? Finally, Brad has some NBA commentary to share. http://oregonsportsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Armchair Scouting Reports: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

With the NFL Combine having come and gone, it is time for this year’s Armchair Scouting Reports series. If you liked the reports from last year, then you’ll definitely like the improvements being made this year. For 2015, I will break down various offensive prospects from multiple angles, giving you the perspective through film, statistics, [&hellip (Visited 3 times, 3 visits...
Via No Coast Bias
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Evidence Suggests Eagles Prepared To Make A “Strong Play” For Marcus Mariota

According to Jimmy  Kempski of PhillyVoice.com, “evidence continues to build that the Eagles are going to make a strong play for Marcus Mariota.” Kempski admits that he previously saw this as an “unrealistic” for the Eagles. However, Kempski writes that the Eagles appear to be “determined to get their guy.” While the Eagles may in fact be interested in moving up the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Return of the attrition monster

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – NOVEMBER 8: Tight end Pharaoh Brown #85 of the Oregon Ducks catches a touchdown pass against the Utah Utes during the first half of an NCAA football game November 8, 2014 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images) In the last couple of weeks the Ducks got the sad news that defensive tackle Sam Kamp and offensive linemen...
Via The Duck Stops Here
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden’s QB Camp returns with Winston and Mariota for 2015

With the sports world obsessing over Johnny Manziel, the fifth season of Jon Gruden’s “QB Camp” aired entirely on ESPN last spring. And although Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston bring high sports Q ratings to the table, that isn’t enough for the Worldwide Leader to keep “QB Camp” on the main network. Although re-runs will air across multiple ESPN networks, the sixth...
Via Awful Announcing
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Devon Allen keeps dreaming the biggest dreams possible

Speed kills: Devon Allen #5 of the Oregon Ducks heads toward the end zone on a 70-yard touchdown reception in the first half of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Devon Allen led the Ducks in receiving touchdowns as a redshirt freshman with 7, catching 41 passes for 684 yards...
Via The Duck Stops Here
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Did coach's noble gesture to start walk-ons cost Oregon State win?

On the surface, it certainly sounds like a noble idea: Wednesday night was supposed to be senior night in Corvallis, Ore. But first-year Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle has nary a senior on his roster. Instead, to start the Beavers' final home game of the season, Tinkle started five walk-ons. After all, those players might not be on the team next season due to a strong recruiting...
Via Fox Sports
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: NFL Network compares Marcus Mariota to Colin Kaepernick

In this “Scout’s Eye” segment, NFL Network analyst Bucky Brooks talks about Oregon’s Marcus Mariota skill set and compares him to Colin Kaepernick…..
Via This Given Sunday
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks could star–and cash in–at NFL Draft

Jake Fisher and Marcus Mariota could be enjoying another celebration on NFL Draft Day. Fisher blew away scouts at the NFL Combine with his strength, agility and speed, and could move into the first round of the draft (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) Oregon football could smash through another barrier at the NFL Draft April 30, and they may never look back, except to flash an...
Via The Duck Stops Here
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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