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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
20 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Breakdown: Oregon’s Jake Fisher

Jake Fisher, Offensive Tackle, University of Oregon  Height: 6’6″ (From Combine) Weight: 306 lbs (From Combine) Year: Sr Trait Notes:Footwork – C+Hand usage – CAwareness – B-Strength and Leverage – C+Run Blocking – BPass Blocking – C+Consistency – B-Overall Current Grade – C+Overall Ceiling Grade – B+ Footwork and movement skills: Jake Fisher shows solid...
Via The Bay Cave
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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

According to Jimmy  Kempski of, “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
6 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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.
Via Oregon Sports News
9 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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...
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns Trading Up For Marcus Mariota Is A “Very Real” Possibility

According to quarterbacks coach George Whitfield, the idea of the Browns trading up for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is a “very real” possibility. “It’s a very real situation, it’s always going to be a business and bottom-line situation,” Whitfield told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “And here they are with two first-round picks, and there are some talented...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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 ( 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
14 days ago  |  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 ( 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
15 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Finds its Replacement for Marcus Mariota in Transfer Vernon Adams

The battle at Oregon to replace quarterback Marcus Mariota was one of the biggest storylines set to unfold in college football’s spring...
Via Athlon Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Eastern Washington Star QB Vernon Adams Will Transfer To Oregon

How does a program replace a Heisman winner like Marcus Mariota at quarterback? Oregon will attempt to do so by bringing in perhaps the most exciting player in the FCS, Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams. Adams made the announcement on Instagram. Oregon it is! First off, I want to thank God for this amazing opportunity. I want to thank all of Eagle Nation for all...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Oregon Basketball To Wear Throwback Uniforms Tonight vs. Arizona

During football season, the always-flashy Oregon Ducks wore throwback uniforms for their game against Washington, to mostly positive reviews. Oregon basketball isn’t the program that the football team is, but it is still a favorite program of Nike, and will wear a throwback uniform as well tonight. — Dwayne Benjamin Jr. (@MadBuckets) January 28,...
Via College Spun
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Have You Seen the Pic of That Former Oregon Ducks Cheerleader Coach? Damn!

While the game on the field was not going well for the Oregon Ducks Monday night it was going quite well for Oregon online--well, the Oregon Cheerleaders that is. The Ducks have become infamous for having one of the hottest squads in the nation year in and year out, but the focus of the bulk of the attention during the game was not the cheerleaders.A pic of a former coach, Corine...
Via FatManWriting
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The Oregon Ducks Cheerleaders Cowgirl Up For a Night on the Town in Texas

I have no idea who is going to win the National Championship Game between the Oregon Ducks and Ohio State Buckeyes Monday night. I do know one thing though: the Ducks have one of the hottest--if not the hottest--cheerleader squads in the nation. Lucky for us the ladies decided to go out on the town before the game.I ask you--is there anything hotter than a gorgeous babe in a cowboy...
Via FatManWriting
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The Slant – Episode 215 – Oregon Ducks Will Win The National Championship

On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein gives 3 reasons why the Oregon Ducks will win the national championship. Plus, he tries to make sense out of the NO flag in Dallas, and he explains who the scariest underdog left in the NFL playoffs is.
Via Oregon Sports News
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

This 5-Minute Oregon Championship Game Hype Video Will Get Ducks Fans Pumped

It’s doubtful that Oregon fans will need helping getting up for next Monday’s national title game against Ohio State, but just in case, a group called Oregon Ducks Football Films has put together an incredible five-minute hype tape ahead of the contest. It features highlights from what’s been a memorable season for Ducks fans. Check it out: Oregon will be looking for its first...
Via College Spun
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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