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Oregon RB Tyner is ready for his close-up

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) No more rookie excuses for Thomas Tyner. Oregon's sophomore running back is ready to live up to the expectations that were heaped on him when he joined the Ducks last year. ''It's time to grow up,'' he said. ''It's time to step up and do it big.'' As a freshman Tyner was third on the Ducks with 711 yards rushing, and...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours 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
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coming soon to a football stadium near you

Tyner time: bigger and stronger and just as fast, Thomas “Dash” Tyner is going to be a load for the Ducks this year, part of a dream backfield that will terrorize the PAC-12 (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports.) Before they even say anything, a point is made. The dramatic physical transformations of players like Thomas Tyner, Tyson Coleman and Arik Armstead show how serious the Ducks...
Via The Duck Stops Here
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ranked No. 3 in preseason, Oregon Football Tickets Ninth Most Expensive On Secondary Market

Ranked as #3 on AP’s Top 25 Schools for the upcoming 2014 season, the Oregon Ducks also stand as the eighth highest-priced ticket on the secondary market at home this season on the TiqIQ Top 25. The team is expected to have another dominant season following its 11-2 record and thrashing of Texas in the 2013 Alamo Bowl last season. With less than two weeks separating Oregon from...
Via The Duck Stops Here
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oregon bolsters roster with late addition of Dillon Brooks

Going into the 2014-2015 season, the Oregon Ducks were set to have one of the youngest and least deep rosters in the high-major ranks. That situation got a bit better on Sunday night, as news broke that 6′-6″ forward Dillon Brooks of Findlay Prep (NV) decided to reclassify to the 2014 class from the 2015 class, ...
Via Hoopniks
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The two things that could derail the Ducks

Go speed racer: Second-year offensive coordinator Scott Frost has the keys to college football’s most talented offense, but he and the rest of the Ducks face a grueling road rally in the 15-game road to the national championship (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports photo). Oregon has enough talent and experience to win the national championship. Odds are they won’t, because it’s a...
Via The Duck Stops Here
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks have perfect mentality for a title run

Apparently there’s a special on thermal blankets at the Wal Mart in Hell. John Canzano said something nice about the Ducks. In his column today he says Oregon has a legitimate shot at the national championship, but he adds that the team “needs an identity.” He wrote: It’s true that Oregon doesn’t have a booming voice in the locker room. Its central characters are a quarterback...
Via The Duck Stops Here
6 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
6 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
7 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Challenge for Oregon’s offensive line ramps up with Johnstone injury

24-hour protection: The loss of Tyler Johnstone to a second ACL tear is a crucial challenge for Oregon’s national title bid. He’s a two-year starter on Marcus Mariota’s blind side (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports photo). The key to Oregon’s season is to keep Marcus Mariota healthy, and that became an even bigger challenge today as reports surfaced that left tackle Tyler Johnstone...
Via The Duck Stops Here
10 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks Self-Report Violations Involving a Shaving Kit, Laser Tag, and Putt-Putt Golf

About a week or so ago the news broke that South Carolina had self-reported one of the most ridiculous violations ever--too much icing on cookie cakes. They aren't the only ones that self-reported violations. Just about everyone does because it's better to bust yourself than for the NCAA to do it.That's likely why the Oregon Ducks self-reported a few violations. While...
Via FatManWriting
15 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
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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