OREGON RUMORS & GOSSIP

30 days to a more optimistic you: Ducks are laying the groundwork for a dream season

Yesterday junior college transfer Dominique Harrison nabbed an interception during a live full-contact scrimmage and raced 100 yards for a touchdown. It was just the latest example of athletes who are making big strides in Oregon spring practice, as a focused and committed team prepares for a season with national and conference title hopes (Scott Olmos, USA Today Sports Images photo...
Via The Duck Stops Here
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Coach Dana Altman Sends Email To Ducks Fans Thanking Them For 2013-2014 Season

It’s common for fans, players and coaches in college basketball to use the term “up-and-down” season when referring to a team that had its fair share of head-scratching wins and losses. But the Oregon Ducks 2013-2014 campaign really defines the phrase. The Ducks won their first 13 games of the season, shooting all the way up to No. 10 in the rankings. They then lost eight of...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How real is the improvement in Oregon football? Fans get a glimpse in two weeks

In two weeks fan will get their first look at the 2014 Ducks, live on the PAC-12 Network as they broadcast the Spring Game, beginning at 11 on Saturday May 3rd. It’s not a definitive measurement. That receivers can catch the football against a third team cornerback with the quarterback in a red jersey isn’t a sure indication of who will get open against Michigan State, but it’s...
Via The Duck Stops Here
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Football: Top 3 positional battles to watch

The beauty of college football is the fact that each and every year teams must replace players who have moved on.  Every team deal with losses from the previous season, and every year teams find a new player ready to make an impact. This is true for the Oregon football team as they head into this upcoming season. While Oregon returns majority of starters from key units (offensive...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Unquiet: Marcus Mariota, Rich Rodriguez, Sonny Dykes, and more.

Unquiet on the Western Front - Your Pac-12, Mountain West, and BYU extravaganza.  Leader of the Quack.Andrew Greif looks at how Oregon starting quarterback Marcus Mariota is showing leadership as he works with a young group of Duck receivers. (The Oregonian)Save It for Later.Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez says that he won't make a decision who will be the Wildcats' starting...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Day 7: Mariota discusses WRs

EUGENE - Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota met with media for the first time since the new broke that top wide recover Bralon Addison had suffered a serious knee injury. As you'd expect the majority of question centered around life after Addison.
Via oregon.scout.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Was New Oregon Ducks Helmet Accidentally Leaked?

The San Francisco 49ers Twitter account sent out this photo encouraging people to purchase tickets for this upcoming game and they may have accidentally leaked a new Oregon Ducks helmet. This helmet has most certainly never been worn in a game, and based on how often Oregon changes uniforms, this helmet could debut next year. [@49ers] The post Was New Oregon Ducks Helmet Accidentally...
Via Diehardsport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Addison injury challenges Ducks to transform mantras into results and resolve

Bralon Addison tight ropes the sideline for a touchdown catch versus Washington last season. The Ducks face the challenge of replacing their most dynamic receiver and return man, lost for the season after a knee injury suffered yesterday at practice (Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports images). The game is quick and cruel and demands resilience. Oregon’s conference and national title...
Via The Duck Stops Here
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon WR Bralon Addison Tears ACL; Ducks' WR Corps Has Major Concerns

The Pac-12 title race is expected to be a tight battle between Oregon, Stanford, USC and UCLA.The Ducks are considered by some to be the preseason...
Via Athlon Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison suffered a torn ACL

According to CSNNW, Oregon junior wide receiver Bralon Addison suffered a torn ACL while going to drills on Wednesday. Multiple team sources have told CSNNW.com that Oregon junior wide receiver Bralon Addison tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee while performing a non-contact drill during Wednesday’s practice. Such injuries can take six months to a year to recover from...
Via NCAA Football Zone
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks' top WR Addison likely tore ACL

Multiple team sources have told CSNNW.com that Oregon junior wide receiver Bralon Addison tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee while performing a non-contact drill during Wednesday's practice. Such injuries can take up to nine months to recover from, which means Addison, the team's top returning receiver, will likely miss the entire 2014 season. Addison was second...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ducks get real, go big, and prepare to come home bearing their shield

Oregon’s coaches and players are speaking with a new determination this spring, and it seems to be more than brave spring practice talk, because it’s backed up by some sustained hard work and tangible results. Team leaders like Tyler Johnstone and Hroniss Grasu are talking openly about what went wrong last year and the need to get stronger and execute better. They’re not satisfied...
Via The Duck Stops Here
21 days ago  |  Discuss

What The Oregon Ducks Need In The Upcoming Season To Reach The College Football Playoff ☆

There are several things we know about the Oregon Ducks football team right now: -Marcus Mariota will be healthy (and probably a Heisman Hopeful) next season. -The entire offensive line from last year is returning (including potential first rounder Hroniss Grasu) next season. -The two main running backs from last year will be returning next season (each gained 6.2 yards per carry...
Via Oregon Sports News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks: Biggest Questions Heading Into Next Season

The Oregon Ducks had preseason expectations that were not met. They started out #3 in the country, and many had them as a favorite to win the National Title (including me). Oregon was undefeated and looked like the best team in the country up until they met up with #6 Stanford. They ended the year 11-2 with a 30-7 Alamo Bowl victory over Texas.   Oregon was one of the best teams...
Via Football Nation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Manziel Has Custom-Made Oregon Nike Shoes With “Johnny Football” Moniker

Before Johnny Manziel stepped foot on campus in College Station, set numerous Texas A&M records and won a Heisman Trophy with the Aggies, he was actually committed to play quarterback for the Oregon Ducks. While that clearly didn’t work out, he still has love for the program out in Eugene. How do we know? Manziel posted a photo to his Instagram account that shows his custom...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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