Oregon Football: Mark Helfrich recruits his next flock of Ducks

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich has completed his first full cycle of recruiting for the Ducks. (Photo credit: Thomas Boyd/ The Oregonian) The Oregon Duck’s 2013 season wasn’t one for the books after such heavy expectations going into the year. Like every other college football team the quest for a national championship begins with recruiting, and the Duck’s have recently signed...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks sign talented RB, because of course they do

The speedy Oregon Ducks just keep landing talented running backs. Last year it was homegrown star Thomas Tyner. This year it's Royce Freeman out of Imperial, Calif., who also had offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, and Stanford, but on Wednesday signed his letter of intent to play for Oregon. Freeman ran for 2,824 yards and 41 touchdowns as a senior last season at...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

LaMichael James: "I have to suck it up and keep getting better"

Kenjon Barner and LaMichael James were great backs at Oregon, but neither has found much success yet as a pro. In fact of the Kelly-era Duck running backs, the most successful so far is LeGarrette Blount. In an interview today with Comcast Sports News Bay Area report Matt Maiocco, James says that while he's frustrated over a lack of playing time following a recent knee sprain...
Via The Duck Stops Here
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks: A Taste Of Tempo

Since Chip Kelly's Oregon football years, every mention of 'tempo' during a football game echoes of the Ducks. While the Virginia game played on one channel, the Real USC and Georgia slugged it out on another. After a turnover one announcer said, "Now the Gamecocks will feed the Bulldogs a taste of tempo." Here comes a sample from Iron Chef Chip...
Via Oregon Sports News
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott An Asset To Oregon Schools

Last Wednesday marked the premier of the Pac-12 Network and the birth of conference commissioner Larry Scott’s brain child. While it may be too soon to anticipate the fate of the Pac-12’s place on television, it’s already being stacked up next to the Big Ten Network and other conference channels. Of course, until the numbers can speak and football season runs its course, we...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks football history: *My* top 5 heartbreaking moments in time

Not easy being a Ducks fan The Oregon Ducks have become one of the more successful programs in college football today and have quite the fan following to prove it. Being a fan, though, isn’t just about being there during the good times; it’s about sticking through the bad as well. Despite the immense success the program is experiencing, there have certainly been a handful of...
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May 20, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NFL Draft: LaMichael James Scouting Report

As a freshman at the University of Oregon, LaMichael James would turn heads. Only one game into the 2009 season, the Ducks’ starting tailback, LeGarrette Blount, would be suspended for essentially the entire season for punching a Boise State player following the season opener between the two schools. Many wondered whether James would be able to handle the pressure of being the...
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March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Kenjon Barner Should Return, Be Featured Oregon Rusher

LaMichael James has spent the last three years representing everything that is Oregon football. He was in the right place at the right time when LeGarrette Blount threw the punch at Boise State in 2009 (although it feels like it was a decade ago), and he’s been the face of the university ever since. Now that he’s turning pro a year early, Kenjon Barner has the opportunity to...
Via Oregon Sports News
January 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Duck tracks: stats, facts and quack you can't live without

It's Stanford week, the red circle of the season for Oregon fans, another Super Bowl for the Oregon coaches and players. It's no time to waste repetitions or possessions. Eschewing the franchise player tag LeGarrette Blount, Jeremiah Masoli, Cliff Harris: Oregon is 30-5 under Chip Kelly, but in each of his three years in Eugene, the team has lost a "franchise player...
Via The Duck Stops Here
November 09, 2011  |  Discuss

My 5 Best University Of Oregon Football Players in the NFL

Q weighs in with his five best 5 Best University Of Oregon Ducks Football Players currently playing on Sunday's in the NFL. Patrick Chung, Jonathan Stewart, Jairus Byrd, Haloti Ngata, LeGarrette Blount make the grade. Could LaMichael James be on this list next year?
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss
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