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Oregon Football: Marcus Mariota’s Heisman chances

The Pacific Northwest hasn’t had a player win the Heisman trophy since 1962, when Oregon State’s Terry Baker won the award, but this could be the year the trophy returns to the region. The Oregon football program has had Heisman contenders before; Joey Harrington (aka Joey Heisman) was a finalist in 2001 where he finished fourth in the voting, and Dennis Dixon in 2007 was leading...
Via isportsweb.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colorado-Oregon Preview Capsule

Colorado (2-8, 0-7 Pac-12) at No. 3 Oregon (9-1, 6-1), 4:37 p.m. EST (Pac-12 Network). Line: No line. Series Record: Oregon leads 10-8. WHAT'S AT STAKE Oregon is already headed to the Pac-12 championship game after clinching the league's North Division. As the No. 2 team in the College Football playoff rankings, the Ducks are likely headed to one of the first playoff games if they...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota in Trouble With the Law?

For the last couple years Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota has been an absolute joy to watch play. From what we hear via social media and the news he's a pretty good kid too. We know that mostly because we don't hear about him in the media too often because he is not one of the many idiots that get in trouble with the law.That is, until now. Marcus Mariota has had a brush...
Via FatManWriting
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

CU at No. 2 Oregon – A Preview

– Colorado at No. 2 Oregon – A Preview – “T.I.P.S.” for the upcoming contest in the rain at Autzen – This weekend, the high and low temperatures in Eugene, Oregon, are likely to vary about five degrees … no high temperature above 48 degrees; no low temperature below 43 degrees. Whether it’s 3:00 p.m. or 3:00 a.m., the weather in Oregon this time of year can be...
Via CU at the Game
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Heisman hopeful Marcus Mariota began as diamond in the rough

As if Oregon football needed more riches, the story of Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota shows that prosperity can be a product of luck.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
21 hours ago

Marcus Mariota gets speeding ticket for doing 80 in a 55

Better start moving Marcus Mariota down those draft boards because of obvious character concerns. The Oregon star quarterback was ticketed last week for speeding after being clocked doing 80 mph in a 55-mph zone. Mariota faces a $260 fine, which can be reduced. His court date is also the same day as the Home Depot...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Another quarterback who stepped out of another culture into the glare of Heisman hype

Jim Plunkett in Super Bowl XVIII at age 36. Like Marcus Mariota he came from a much different culture, overcame early doubts about his shyness and passed up a pro contract to return for an extra year with his teammates. Athletes rarely think about the significance of a game or a particular moment. That’s sportswriter talk. They’re completely in it and able to release themselves...
Via The Duck Stops Here
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NCAAF Picks – Marcus Mariota Has Heisman Trophy Nearly Sewn Up

The Oregon Ducks have never had a Heisman Trophy winner or a National Championship Title. However, both droughts could end this season with QB Marcus Mariota the Heisman favorite on NCAA football odds and the Ducks at No. 2 in the College Football Playoff rankings. Mariota, Ducks Surging at Right Time Mariota opened the season as the second-favorite on the Heisman odds boards behind...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 College Football: Week 13 DFS – Early Only

Nelson SpruceSource: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America Below are my favorite plays from various price ranges at each position for this week’s early college football contests on DraftKings. Within each price range, players are listed in the order in which I would prefer to roster them. If you’re looking for additional CFB DFS content, check out the work of Ben Pritchett...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ducks hold on to #2 spot in playoff committee’s fab four despite bye

Oregon held on to the #2 spot in Tuesday night’s College Football Playoff Committee rankings, behind #1 Alabama and ahead of undefeated, defending national champion Florida State. Seminole fans are seething and fomenting in the Twitterverse and Social Media, decrying the logic of a system that discounts wins and emphasizes arcane concepts like game control and bodies of work. The...
Via The Duck Stops Here
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Colorado-Oregon Preview

Marcus Mariota is doing his best to try not to pay attention to the Heisman Trophy hype surrounding him or Oregon's increasing chances of reaching the College Football Playoffs. It seems likely the junior quarterback will be playing his final home game this weekend. Mariota and the third-ranked Ducks figure to enjoy an afternoon of celebrations Saturday against an awful Colorado...
Via AP on Fox
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Oregon football: Reacting to Week 13 CFP rankings

Being number one is nice­, and while I was certainly hoping that would be where the Ducks fell following Mississippi State’s defeat, such a position includes a significant amount of added pressure and only increases the target on a team’s back. This time last week, the Mississippi State Bulldogs had been resting comfortably as the number one seed in college football and was...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Leads ESPN Experts’ Heisman Poll, Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon Closing The Gap

Melvin Gordon had one of the most impressive performances in college football history last Saturday. The Wisconsin running back set an FBS record for most rushing yards in a game with 408 during the Badgers’ blowout win against Nebraska.  The performance has Gordon climbing the Heisman polls.  Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota continues to lead ESPN Experts’ Heisman Poll, but...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Bloguin Heisman Poll, week 12

The Heisman leader, Marcus Mariota, and the Oregon Ducks were idle this past weekend. Last week’s runner-up, Dak Prescott, had a rough outing as his Mississippi State team fell to the Alabama Crimson Tide. Jameis Winston and the Florida State Seminoles continued to struggle in the first half but deliver the goods in the second half. Would there be a shakeup in the poll in light...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Bloguin Heisman Poll, week 12

The Heisman leader, Marcus Mariota, and the Oregon Ducks were idle this past weekend. Last week’s runner-up, Dak Prescott, had a rough outing as his Mississippi State team fell to the Alabama Crimson Tide. Jameis Winston and the Florida State Seminoles continued to struggle in the first half but deliver the goods in the second half. Would there be a shakeup in the poll in light...
Via The Student Section
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Heisman Watch

With the 2014 college football season rapidly coming to a close and conference championship games on the horizon, it’s time to take a our Heisman contenders for the season. Like the polls, the Heisman is often given out early in the season, but we know championships are won in November. Let’s take a look at our Top 4 Heisman contenders for this week.   Melvin Gordon – Running...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Slant – Episode 209 – AFC/NFC Frontrunners, Marcus Mariota’s Heisman Chances, And RGIII’s Future

On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein tells you who is the cream of the crop in the AFC and NFC, whether Marcus Mariota is now the clear Heisman front-runner, and Robert Griffin III’s future. http://oregonsportsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/82/2014/11/the-slant-11-16-14.mp3
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Jets’ Options for Quarterback in 2015

Guest article on the biggest question surrounding the NYJ. The season is far from over, but the only thing Jets fans want to discuss is who the team will select in the 2015 draft to help raise the franchise out of the hole they’ve dug themselves into. And who can blame them? The Jets are currently standing at record of 2-8 and have no hope in the terms of a stable quarterback....
Via One Jet At A Time
4 days ago  |  Discuss

CFB's top teams: For real, or just for now?

As we advance into mid-November with the release of the 3rd edition of the College Football Playoff Committee Rankings, one thing is for certain:  some of the teams in the rankings are legitimate contenders, while some that teased us throughout this process are just November placeholders.    Let's take a look at the current top crop: Mississippi State MSU remains unbeaten...
Via Football By Football
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Updated 2015 NFL Mock Draft Projections

The season is more than halfway over, so why not bust out a new 1 round NFL Mock Draft. The 2015 draft class is shaking up to have some pretty big players. Sure the quarterbacks (Mariota, Winston) are getting all the talk, but we are also going to see some pretty thick talent on the both the lines, wide receiver, and even running back. While it is still early to not only predict...
Via DraftSeason
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Heisman Debate: Mariota and Winston Lead The Way, But The Dak Attack Gets Its Chance Versus Alabama

The Bloguin Heisman Poll, compiled by TSS contributor Kevin Causey, is published every Tuesday morning. You can see the latest poll here, complete with comments and comparisons to the previous three Heisman seasons. Since we’re deep into the season and have only four weekends left before the ceremony in New York, let’s take a fuller look at the race to be recognized as the most...
Via The Student Section
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Heisman Debate: Mariota and Winston Lead The Way, But The Dak Attack Gets Its Chance Versus Alabama

The Bloguin Heisman Poll, compiled by TSS contributor Kevin Causey, is published every Tuesday morning. You can see the latest poll here, complete with comments and comparisons to the previous three Heisman seasons. Since we’re deep into the season and have only four weekends left before the ceremony in New York, let’s take a fuller look at the race to be recognized as the most...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Marcus Mariota origin story, in 5 videos

Tom Rinaldi of ESPN talks to Mariota’s Oregon teammates and high school coaches, and Mark Helfrich tells the story of how he scouted him: From 2013 a profile by ESPN’s Gene Wojciechowski : A one-on-one interview with Kirk Herbstreit: Mariota talks with Campus Insiders Seth Davis about his decision to attend Oregon and the transition to the mainland: Davis and Mariota talk...
Via The Duck Stops Here
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The last obstacle for Marcus Mariota and Oregon’s first Heisman Trophy

There are few photos of Marcus Mariota in a Heisman pose. He doesn’t pose, and he’s so fast that a stiff arm is rarely necessary (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports photo). Marcus Mariota is not focused on the award but he’s highly likely to win it anyway, and when he does he’ll accept it as a tremendous team achievement. He’ll acknowledge his family, his coaches and his...
Via The Duck Stops Here
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Continues To Lead ESPN Experts’ Heisman Poll, J.T. Barrett Enters The Discussion

ESPN experts’ latest Heisman poll has been released, and there are no serious changes atop the ranking. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota continues to lead, with Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott Jr. and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon rounding out the top three.  There’s a new member in the poll, though. Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has entered the Heisman...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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