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Former 5-star Oregon RB Thomas Tyner retires at age 21

In what comes as a bit of a surprise, Oregon Ducks running back Thomas Tyner has announced his decision to retire from football at 21 years old. Tyner, who was the No. 1 running back in the nation in the Class of 2013, sat out last season with a shoulder injury. Throughout his brief collegiate career, Tyner racked up 1,284 yards and 14 touchdowns. Tyner released a brief, heartfelt...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oregon RB Thomas Tyner takes medical retirement

Oregon running back Thomas Tyner has decided to take a medical retirement after sitting out all of last season because of a shoulder injury. Tyner was the Ducks' third-leading rusher as a true freshman in 2013 and then again as a sophomore in 2014. He finishes his Oregon career with 1,284 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns. ''Thank you for all the support over the years,'' Tyner wrote...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oregon RB Tyner takes medical retirement

Oregon running back Thomas Tyner has decided to take a medical retirement after sitting out all of last season because of a shoulder injury. Tyner was the Ducks' third-leading rusher as a true freshman in 2013 and then again as a sophomore in 2014. He finishes his Oregon career with 1,284 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns. After missing five games his sophomore season, he played...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oregon RB Thomas Tyner, Former 5-Star Recruit, To Retire From Football At 21

Oregon running back Thomas Tyner is retiring from football. He’s 21.  The former five-star recruit was the No. 1 RB in the 2013 class. He’s totaled 1,284 yards and 14 touchdowns through two seasons with the Ducks.  Tyner, a 5-foot-11, 215-pound tailback sat out the entire 2015 season with a shoulder injury. He posted the following on Twitter.  pic.twitter.com/m1TYKj4mxw —...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oregon football recruiting: who you gonna believe, me, or your lying recruiting rankings?

EUGENE, OR – NOVEMBER 27:  The forecast calls for reign: Mark Helfrich, shown here on the sidelines against Oregon State, introduced his 2016 signing class with customary optimism. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) Wednesday afternoon Mark Helfrich introduced his 2016 recruiting class, two transfers and 17 high school recruits that the services say are destined for the Hall...
Via The Duck Stops Here
3 days ago  |  Discuss

QB Morgan Mahalak announces transfer

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Oregon quarterback Morgan Mahalak, who was on the Ducks' scout team last season as a redshirt freshman, has announced his decision to transfer. Mahalak, who was part of Oregon's 2014 recruiting class out of Kentfield, California, said in a lengthy Twitter post on Tuesday night that it was time for him to move on. He did not indicate his future plans. A pro-style...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 4-star RB Vavae Malepeai chooses USC over Oregon after late visit

Four-star running back Vavae Malepeai has chose to play at USC instead of Oregon, per a report by KHON. The running back from Mililani High School in Hawaii had been committed to Oregon for some time; however, a late visit to Los Angeles last weekend swayed his decision.In 2011, Oregon got a late visit from RB De'Anthony Thomas and used the visit to flip Thomas from Oregon to USC...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon QB Morgan Mahalak officially announces decision to transfer

Quarterback Morgan Mahalak took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce his official decision to transfer from the school. Mahalak was a highly touted, four-star prospect in 2014 and was thought to be the heir-apparent to 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota. However, Mahalak never saw the field for the Ducks in 2015, despite injuries to starter Vernon Adams Jr. and the lack of success...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Unveils New Statue Of School Mascot

Puddles, the Oregon mascot (and arguably the cutest name of a mascot) that is one of the most recognizable in the world, has entered immortality. On Saturday, the school unveiled a bronze statue of the mascot. A half-ton bronze statue of @TheOregonDuck is unveiled at @Univ_Of_Oregon outside @MattArena #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/235K1i8Kf8 — Brian Davies (@daviesphoto) January 23...
Via Gamedayr
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon gives Brady Hoke a chance to resurrect his career

As Alabama is celebrating yet another national championship, the narrative surrounding offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin appears to have shifted more toward the positive compared to his last stint as a head coach with the USC Trojans. The next coach in line hoping for a revitalized career? Brady Hoke. The former Michigan head coach has been named the new defensive coordinator of...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Could former Duck star DeForest Buckner be a top three pick in the NFL Draft?

Pac-12 defensive player of the year DeForest Buckner is widely expected to be a first round pick in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft. However, Buckner's talents are so unique that it's possible that the Ducks could have a top three pick for the second consecutive year. According to a mock draft done by Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus, Buckner could be the third overall pick in...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Running down the dream: 5 quick natty lessons for the Oregon Ducks

So you’re saying there’s a chance: Oregon finished 19th in the final AP Poll, and they’re 18th in ESPN’s way-too-early 2016 poll. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Here a five things that Oregon can take away from the national championship game and use in their winter training: 1. A gifted, mobile, dual-threat quarterback is a great equalizer The Evil Empire won, but...
Via The Duck Stops Here
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Dave Yost help groom Oregon's next Marcus Mariota?

Despite the fact that Marcus Mariota won the 2014 Heisman Trophy as Oregon's quarterback, the Ducks were exposed this year for their inability to groom his successor. Graduate transfer Vernon Adams Jr. ended the 2015 season with the highest passer rating in college football (179.09), but his backups -- Jeff Lockie and Taylor Alie -- proved that they were not ready to carry the Ducks...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

In The Wake Of Oregon’s Debacle, I Investigate Who And What’s Responsible For The Truly Embarrassing Night In San Antonio

It was disgusting. Somewhere…well, actually in many places, there are psychoanalytical professionals due to make a fist full of money from Oregon fans desperate to recover from the experience that was the second half of last Saturday night’s Alamo Bowl. The Ducks parlayed a dominating 31-point halftime lead, into a triple-overtime loss to a team simply lacking the talent to do...
Via Oregon Sports News
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Forget the Alamo Bowl, remember the lessons

Close does not get the confetti: TCU took the air out of the Ducks with an historic second half surge, ending their season with a triple overtime victory in the Alamo Bowl. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) First credit TCU with a tremendous effort. They made plays. They didn’t fold or give up at half time. They were disruptive on defense and resilient on offense, scoring...
Via The Duck Stops Here
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Oregon QB Morgan Mahalak granted release from program

Redshirt freshman quarterback Morgan Mahalak asked for and has been granted his release from the program. Mahalak, a former four-star recruit from Marin Catholic high school in California, has not taken a snap for the Ducks during his career. Mahalak was thought at one point to be the next great Oregon quarterback. However, he was buried on the depth chart during the 2015 season...
Via Fox Sports
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Oregon WR Bralon Addison declares for NFL Draft

Oregon announced Monday that junior wide receiver Bralon Addison would be foregoing his senior year and entering the NFL Draft. Addison Declares For NFL Draft #GoDucks https://t.co/LUaVVV37sq pic.twitter.com/AdlJlDgKNZ — Oregon Football (@WinTheDay) January 4, 2016 After missing  the 2014 season due to injury, Addison rebounded in a major way in 2015. Addison led the team in...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Oregon WR Bralon Addison declares for the NFL draft

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison has announced that he will skip his final year of eligibility to declare for the NFL draft. Addison made the announcement Monday in a statement on the school's website, thanking the Ducks' coaches, staff, friends and teammates for their support. As a junior this season, Addison led Oregon's receivers with 63 receptions for...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Oregon WR Bralon Addison declares for the NFL Draft

Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison announced on Monday that he has declared for the 2016 NFL Draft.Addison, a redshirt junior, had 63 catches for 804 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2015. He also rushed for two touchdowns, had a punt return touchdown and threw a touchdown pass.“I came here as a kid who wanted nothing more than to play football at a high level,” Addison wrote in a...
Via Fox Sports
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Oregon WR Bralon Addison Declares For NFL Draft

Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison is forgoing his senior season and entering the 2016 NFL Draft, the program announced this afternoon.  Addison Declares For NFL Draft #GoDucks https://t.co/LUaVVV37sq pic.twitter.com/AdlJlDgKNZ — Oregon Football (@WinTheDay) January 4, 2016 After missing the 2014 season due to injury, Addison returned and led the Ducks in all three major receiving...
Via College Spun
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Bowl coaching case studies: Mark Helfrich

Mark Helfrich is not a bad coach because his Oregon Ducks blew a 31-0 halftime lead to the TCU Horned Frogs in this past Saturday’s Alamo Bowl. Helfrich isn’t a bad coach, period. He helped rescue Oregon’s season, which appeared to be headed off a cliff at one point but became (in its regular-season incarnation) a 9-3 journey with a road win at Stanford and a home-field shellacking...
Via The Student Section
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Bowl coaching case studies: Mark Helfrich

Mark Helfrich is not a bad coach because his Oregon Ducks blew a 31-0 halftime lead to the TCU Horned Frogs in this past Saturday’s Alamo Bowl. Helfrich isn’t a bad coach, period. He helped rescue Oregon’s season, which appeared to be headed off a cliff at one point but became (in its regular-season incarnation) a 9-3 journey with a road win at Stanford and a home-field shellacking...
Via Bloguin Best
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Oregon says goodbye to Vernon Adams with a loss

The Oregon Ducks' lone season with Vernon Adams Jr. at quarterback didn't go at all as expected. In fact, it opened a lot like it closed, with Adams injured. The graduate transfer's finger was broken in a collision in his Oregon debut against his former team, Eastern Washington. He was injured again Saturday night in the Ducks' triple-overtime Alamo Bowl loss to TCU, watching the...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oregon QB Jeff Lockie Nullifies Touchdown Pass By Accidentally Taking Knee T Recover Low Snap

This play could have iced the game for the Oregon Ducks. After losing Vernon Adams in the first half the Ducks offense had become stagnant, scoring nothing and moving the ball very little. However, with a 31-17 lead they nearly blew the game wide open when Jeff Lockie threw a beauty of a touchdown pass--but it was called back.The back-up center was in as well as the back-up quarterback...
Via FatManWriting
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Oregon QB Vernon Adams leaves Alamo Bowl after hit to head

SAN ANTONIO -- Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. left the Alamo Bowl after taking a hard hit to the head and didn't immediately return at the start of the second half.Adams collided with TCU linebacker Derrick Kindred late in the second quarter after the players knocked heads on the tackle. Adams stayed on a ground for several minutes before walking off the field and to the Oregon...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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