Former Oregon Ducks TE Colt Lyerla Looking to Make a Comeback?

At one time Colt Lyerla was an up and coming talent with the Oregon Ducks. He didn't catch a lot of passes in his time with the Ducks, but he made a lot out of what he did catch. As a freshman five of his seven catches were touchdowns. The following season he had 25 catches for close to 400 yards and six touchdowns.  He ended up leaving the team during the season his junior year...
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2015 NFL Draft: A Scouts Eye View: Marcus Mariota QB Oregon

Marcus Mariota QB Oregon (RJr)Measurables: 6'4 222 9 7/8" handsCombine Results: 4.52 40 yard dash, 36" vertical jump, 121" broad jump, 4.11 20 yard shuttleSize/Build/Pocket Presence: Has prototype height for the position... He has added some bulk since the end of the season to prepare for the pro game, even more added muscle would help him stay on the field and take the punishment...
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Brett Hundley Believes He Should be Considered Alongside Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston

Quarterback Brett Hundley said on ESPN’s Gruden’s QB Camp on Thursday that he considers himself the peer of the top two passers in the 2015 NFL Draft class, Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston. While speaking to Gruden for the show, Hundley said (via Pro Football Talk): “I think I’ve done enough to put my name in that conversation I think that’s something that’s always...
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Oregon OC Scott Frost Really Tired of “Dumb” Marcus Mariota Questions

It’s no surprise that Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost is being asked a variety of questions about 2014 Heisman Trophy winner and top draft prospect Marcus Mariota. As much as Frost would like to provide helpful answers to inquiring minds, however, he’d really like the dumb queries concerning the former Ducks quarterback to cease. According to Tyson Alger of The...
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Frost defends Marcus Mariota in light of ‘dumb’ questions

Should you find it necessary to criticize top draft prospect Marcus Mariota or whether he is competitive enough to make the jump to the NFL, you might want to rethink your approach. Or you could end up getting an earful from Scott Frost. ProFootballTalk reports that the Ducks offensive coordinator has not taken kindly to scouts who have recently asked him about the 2014 Heisman Trophy...
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Ducks making progress in spring, my golf swing, not so much

The view from the stands should be more optimistic at the Spring Game on May 2nd than it was on January 12th  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images). It’s amazing how many ways there are to hit a golf ball bad, how awkward a bad swing can feel, and how many hours of obsessive practice it takes to repair it. I’m currently on my third layer of thumb skin, but the swing is coming...
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NFL Draft Prop Bets

The NFL media cycle is a behemoth, an around the clock business dominating national sports news daily.  This is a phenomenon not lost on sportsbooks looking to capitalize on potential revenue generating opportunities.  Traditionally offshore books have offered a variety of draft related props for very low limits, designed more for the recreational bettor looking to have a stake...
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Wonderlic Gets Tested

The biggest news in football is the upcoming NFL Draft. The biggest name in the NFL Draft is Marcus Mariota. At least he’s the biggest name in Oregon this year. Maybe in history. This is a player on the greatest adventure of his life and he’s taking us with him. So far he’s made all the right moves. He’s shown the sort of character you hope every gifted athlete would strive...
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ESPN Releases Oregon Duck-Themed College Football Playoff Promo

The Oregon Ducks came oh-so-close to winning the national championship this past year, but at this point, most Ducks fans will tell you that they’re only looking forward. It may still be April, but it looks like ESPN is doing the same. College GameDay has released two Playoff-related promos in the last week. The first went to Ohio State. The second, predictably, centers around...
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Damyean Dotson getting ‘second chance’ with Houston

Former Oregon guard Damyean Dotson is set to return to the court, but he won’t be reprising his role in a Ducks uniform. SI.com reported that Dotson is set to sign a letter of intent to play for the University of Houston next season. Dotson, who has reportedly been taking classes at Houston Community College following his dismissal from Oregon, is player eligible for another two...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota And The NFL Draft – Where Should He Land?

With the 2015 NFL Draft arriving in just over two weeks, much is being said about which possible team will be smart enough to claim former Oregon Ducks QB Marcus Mariota. Why won’t he go number one, you might ask? Well, the short answer is that while he is an outstanding athlete, an undisputed gem in the PR department as well as the perfect teammate, there are lingering concerns...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Mariota scores 33 on Wonderlic, Winston scores 27

While the race to the No. 1 overall pick between Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota remains undecided, a couple of reports late Tuesday night seem to have at least settled one score between the two. Literally. The Wonderlic score. Advantage: Mariota. But unlike in their meeting in the Rose Bowl, Winston held his own in defeat this time. Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson, citing ...
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No Winston or Mariota at draft, 26 others accept

CHICAGO (AP) While 26 draft-eligible players have accepted invitations from the NFL to attend the proceedings later this month, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota are not among them. The two most recent Heisman Trophy winners and highest-profile players in this year's crop have opted to stay home with their families for the April 30-May 2 draft. The quarterbacks are projected to...
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Will the Browns bet on their ability to maximize Marcus Mariota?

I don’t know if the Cleveland Browns should select Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, but he’s far and away my first choice of quarterbacks in the first round of the upcoming NFL draft. I get the sense that a lot of the similar sentiment surrounding Mariota that I read and hear is more of a take-down of Jameis Winston. While I think Winston has left himself open to that criticism, I’m...
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Great Moments In Premature Celebration

At the risk of eternal shame and ridicule, athletes continue to prematurely celebrate their would-be victories.  The latest and greatest example of this comes to us from Eugene, Oregon, where the University of Oregon Ducks hosted and competed against athletes from Washington and Kentucky in the Pepsi Team Invitational on Saturday. In the video, Oregon track and field senior Tanguy...
Via Oregon Sports News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Oregon Ducks Season and Schedule in Review

The 2014 season for the Oregon Ducks, from the PAC 12, was one full of the highest of highs and lowest of lows. The Ducks entered the 2014 season with a Heisman hopeful at the quarterback position in Marcus Mariota. He was the Heisman favorite entering the season and he didn’t disappoint as he became the 80th all-time winner of the most prestigious individual trophy in the sport...
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Runner’s premature celebration costs him the win (Video)

There’s a long list of things you should remember to do as an athlete in the midst of a sporting event. You “don’t mess with a streak.” You “don’t lose your cool.” You don’t forget that “it’s not over ’til it’s over” and start celebrating too soon. Oregon Ducks track athlete Tanguy Pepiot is going to go down in some form of sports history as one of the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Draft, Cardinals, Saints

Jameis Winston The Titans announced that they’re hosting Florida State QB Jameis Winston for a visit on Monday. Albert Breer reports that Winston will work out for the Rams later in the week and has a trip scheduled to meet with the Jets. Marcus Mariota Albert Breer reports that Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will work out ... The post NFL Notes: Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Draft...
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NFL Notes: Marcus Mariota, Draft, Cardinals, & Cowboys

Marcus Mariota Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report lists the Redskins, Jets, Bears, Rams, Browns, and Eagles as team in the bidding for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota with the Titans. Draft Greg Auman reports that there is “strong” interest in USF CB Chris Dunkley, who is visiting with the Falcons on Tuesday and Dolphins on Thursday. Penn ... The post NFL Notes: Marcus Mariota, Draft...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Browns, Eagles, Giants, & Redskins

Bears Jeff Dickerson writes that the Bears would face a difficult decision if Oregon QB Marcus Mariota were still on the board at No. 7 overall. Dickerson mentions that it remains unknown whether Chicago would be willing to trade up for Mariota, even though a recent report said that Chicago is interested in the Heisman Trophy ... The post NFL Notes: Bears, Browns, Eagles, Giants...
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Report: Browns “Truly Interested” In Trading Up For Oregon QB Marcus Mariota

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing multiple league sources, reports that the Browns are “truly interested” in using their two first-round picks in 2015 to trade up for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota. However, Florio writes that even with the Browns’ two first-round selections, it could be difficult for them to move all the way up into the ... The post Report: Browns “Truly...
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The Slant – Episode 236 – Final Four Recap, MLB Opening Day, And Marcus Mariota

On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein recaps the NCAA basketball title game. Then, he talks Major League Baseball opening day, Marcus Mariota’s NFL destination, and NBA rumors. http://oregonsportsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/82/2015/04/the-slant-complete-4-6-15.mp3
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears Considering A Trade Up For Oregon QB Marcus Mariota?

According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, Oregon QB Marcus Mariota has “gained traction” with the Bears in recent weeks. Cole mentions that there is belief within the Bears’ organization that Mariota could ultimately be their long-term answer at quarterback. On top of that, there’s reportedly some optimism within the Bears that they could ... The post Bears Considering...
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The spring practice Concern-O-Meter: offensive line

Attention of a center: Jake Pisarcik wraps a protective paw around Marcus Mariota after a touchdown  in the PAC-12 Championship Game (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images). Manufactured in a Beaverton basement by a former engineer from Textronix, the Concern-O-Meter is a precision instrument, painstaking crafted to measure smoke, heat, hype, seismic vibrations, cosmic interventions...
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The spring practice Concern-O-Meter

Reggie Daniels lays out maximum effort defending Chris Harper of the Cal Bears. He faces a monumental task this year anchoring down a secondary that is young and thin in numbers (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images). In the spring of 1958 Ernest Hemingway gave an interview to George Plimpton of the Paris Review, who asked him about the novelist Graham Greene and what he said a writer...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss
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