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OREGON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Oregon's Helfrich keeping quiet about new QB as Ducks return

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) If former Eastern Washington star Vernon Adams is the next starting quarterback at Oregon, Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich isn't saying. Helfrich wouldn't address Adams' status with the program, his prospects to replace Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota - or even refer to the FCS first-team All-American by name at Pac-12 media days on Friday. ''I know everybody...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mark Helfrich on WR Darren Carrington: 'Nothing has changed'

BURBANK, Calif. -- Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington was suspended before the College Football Playoff national championship due to a failed drug test. Due to this, the NCAA may suspend Carrington for the first half of the 2015 season.However, no news has become available on that front. Not even Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich knows what to make of it just yet.When asked if...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mark Helfrich not opposed to rotating two quarterbacks

BURBANK, Calif. -- While Mark Helfrich went out of his way to praise Oregon QB Jeff Lockie, he didn't completely rule out the idea of playing both Lockie and incoming graduate transfer Vernon Adams Jr. When asked by Pac-12 media about his two quarterback philosophy, Helfrich said that the Ducks have done it before. "Yeah, we've played two quarterbacks before in various ways. I...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mark Helfrich: We have '100 percent' confidence in QB Jeff Lockie

BURBANK, Calif. -- Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich used part of his time at Pac-12 Media Days to reassure Duck fans and the media that he has total faith in QB Jeff Lockie."Jeff Lockie had an outstanding spring, and I know to a person in our program, we have a hundred percent confidence in him and all those around him."When asked about Lockie's spring again, Helfrich responded,...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oregon QB Jeff Lockie taking first-team reps

The Oregon Ducks may be looking forward to graduate transfer quarterback Vernon Adams joining the team soon, but coach Mark Helfrich has made it clear that Adams will have to earn his playing time. Speaking to ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura, Helfrich said that junior quarterback Jeff Lockie would continue to take reps with the first team because he had earned the privilege to do so and would...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

USC edges Oregon as preseason media pick to win Pac-12

BURBANK, Calif. -- Southern California was picked to win its first Pac-12 football title since 2008 in a preseason media poll Thursday. The Trojans received 21 of 45 votes for the title, edging defending champion Oregon. The Ducks got 17 votes for the top spot and were picked to win the North division, while USC is favored to win the South. Oregon has won four of the last six league...
Via Fox Sports West
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon ranked No. 5 in college football preseason coaches poll

The preseason Amway Coaches Poll was released today and the Oregon Ducks will begin the season as the No. 5 team in the country. The Ducks, coming off of a 13-2 season that saw them reach the College Football Playoff national championship, are expected to compete for the Pac-12 crown in 2015. Here is the Amway Coaches Poll top-10:1. Ohio State2. TCU3. Alabama4. Baylor5. Oregon6...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What it’s like to enter the Autzen Zoo as an Oregon player

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to enter a roaring Autzen Stadium prior to a big game? Only members Oregon Ducks football team and Oregon staff members have had a chance to experience that… until now. Mode Adjust produced a video for Oregon athletics that allows fans to receive a 360 degree experience of what the walk is like. It’s a pretty incredible visual, so you...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon transfer QB Vernon Adams to arrive late to camp

Oregon Ducks incoming transfer quarterback Vernon Adams plans on arriving late to camp and enrolling at the university next month as he wraps up his coursework at Eastern Washington University. Ryan Thorburn of The Register-Guard reported the update on Adams’ status, which has been up in the air for some time now. Adams is currently taking a math class through the Community...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Looks Like Oregon TE Pharaoh Brown is Recovering Well From Broken Leg

Last year Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown saw his season prematurely end when he suffered a broken leg against Utah. For a time there was some concern that he might have to lose part of his leg, but thanks to the great work done by the people on the field that was not necessary. As serious as the injury was it would not have been shocking if his career was done, but he has sworn that...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Most Intriguing Pac-12 Games in 2015

Yesterday, we started off our Pac-12 college football roundtables by discussing which teams would be the most improved. Today, TSS Associate Editors Bart Doan and Terry Johnson join staff writer Kevin Causey and special rotating guests to continue our discussion of the Pac-12. Joining us for our Pac-12 football discussion is Dale Newton of the Oregon Ducks site The Duck Stops...
Via The Student Section
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon concept uniform posted on Instagram

As if the Oregon Ducks didn’t have enough uniform combos already, NextGenUniforms has apparently created a new one, and if you like neon green, then this one is for you. Now, maybe it’s just the overwhelming number of OU unis that we’ve seen over the years all running together in my head, but this one looks familiar to me. The neon green accents would definitely catch the eye...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon center could be ready for basketball season

Losing a key piece to your team is always devastating. The Oregon Ducks made their third straight NCAA Tournament appearance this season, but in May they lost a key piece of that team and his return has been in question for some time now. That could be changing in the very near future. According to College Basketball Talk, Jordan Bell, the Oregon center who broke his foot, had surgery...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Football: This Neon-Accented Oregon Concept Uniform Is An Eye-Catcher

Oregon certainly has plenty of uniforms in its closet to choose from, but why not (hypothetically) give them one more? Here’s a clean-looking concept uniform from NextGenUniforms on Instagram. It features a charcoal grey base complete with plenty of neon accents.    Oregon Ducks concept! RATE 1-10 and COMMENT REQUESTS! ————————————————–...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The quiet revolution in Oregon football recruiting

The speed, uniforms, the Nike connection and the entertaining playing style have made the Ducks a dream school for the newest generation of top talent, and Mark Helfrich and the Oregon coaching staff are maximizing those advantages with unprecedented recruiting success (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images). Chip Kelly was a reluctant recruiter. He hated the process that required...
Via The Duck Stops Here
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Football: 4-Star Defensive End Langi Tuifua Commits To His “Dream School,” Becomes First Member Of Ducks’ 2017 Class

Oregon football opened the doors on its 2017 recruiting class with a bang. Four-star defensive end Langi Tuifua, a star from Bingham High School in South Jordan, UT, became the first player in the Ducks’ 2017 class with his commitment on Thursday night. 247Sports confirmed the news with the talented pass-rusher. Bingham (Utah) four-star defensive end Langi Tuifua has confirmed...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Football: This Concept Helmet Features Actual Flying Ducks

Oregon is no stranger to bold looks, so they must be a fun team to create various concept helmets and uniforms for. For their latest Oregon design, _empiregraphics utilized some realistic-looking flying ducks as a subtle silhouette in the background of a bright green helmet with black accents. Oregon loves their duck-based logos, and we think this looks really slick. Custom...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Beefed-up Ducks ready for defense of PAC-12 Crown

by atvinton, DSH correspondent DeForest Buckner returns to anchor the Oregon defensive line along with Christian French. Newcomer Canton Kaumatule had 2 sacks in the spring game, and sophomore Henry Mondeaux drew praise from line coach Ron Aiken for his improvement this spring (photo by Brian Bahr, Getty Images). New student-athletes arrived last month in time for summer sessions...
Via The Duck Stops Here
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Every year is a year of long odds and adversity

National talking heads still express doubt about Mark Helfrich’s ability to lead a program, seeing him as the caretaker of what Chip Kelly built in Eugene. In truth, Helfrich has supercharged recruiting and added stability and continuity to Kelly’s innovation. His Ducks are resilient   (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images). A great college football season is a miracle of perseverance...
Via The Duck Stops Here
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The ultimate solution to the Charles Nelson dilemma: yes

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Wide receiver Charles Nelson #6 of the Oregon Ducks dives to the one-yard line in the first quarter of the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Florida State Seminoles at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) Charles Nelson is an igniter...
Via The Duck Stops Here
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Shows Love To Tennessee After Joining Nike Family

The Oregon Ducks welcomed Tennessee to the Nike family over Twitter on Thursday.
Via Gamedayr
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon Football: This Chrome Oregon Concept Helmet Features Puddles The Duck

Oregon’s duck mascot, who unofficially goes by “Puddles,” is one of the most beloved mascots in college sports. Oregon football is also known for its eclectic, flashy uniforms. Why not give Puddles some love on the team’s helmets? Custom helmet maker Home Grown Helmets did just that with a recent design, putting a chrome Puddles logo on a clean white helmet. We think this...
Via College Spun
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon Football: This Oregon Concept Helmet Is A New Look, Even For The Ducks

Over the last few seasons, sometimes it seems like we’ve seen every possible uniform idea possible for the Oregon Ducks. Nike has not been shy about outfitting Phil Knight’s favorite team with a lot of very cool uniforms. That doesn’t mean fans can’t mock up some new looks for the Ducks. Helmet Concepts has been busy all off-season creating new looks for various college football...
Via College Spun
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon’s Football Uniforms No Longer A Joke

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the Oregon Ducks football program must be feeling pretty gratified. Since the 1995 Rose Bowl, the program and its athletic department have spent countless amounts of time and money making “ugly,” “embarrassing,” and “laughable” uniforms.  At least that’s what outsiders spent the better part of their time writing...
Via Oregon Sports News
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks 2015 Preview and Prediction

Oregon coach Mark Helfrich has guided the Ducks to 24 wins over the last two seasons and a No. 2 finish after last year’s defeat to Ohio State...
Via Athlon Sports
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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