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Oregon Football: Top 3 positional battles to watch

The beauty of college football is the fact that each and every year teams must replace players who have moved on.  Every team deal with losses from the previous season, and every year teams find a new player ready to make an impact. This is true for the Oregon football team as they head into this upcoming season. While Oregon returns majority of starters from key units (offensive...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Football: Surviving without top WR Bralon Addison

Oregon was supposed to have a banner year in 2014, but now a key piece to their championship puzzle has been potentially sidelined for the season. Stalwart junior wide receiver Bralon Addison was poised to have a breakout season leading a young Ducks’ receiving corps. Addison was even penned by some to be a dark horse Heisman candidate for the Ducks (Hey! The kid is a difference...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Unquiet: Marcus Mariota, Rich Rodriguez, Sonny Dykes, and more.

Unquiet on the Western Front - Your Pac-12, Mountain West, and BYU extravaganza.  Leader of the Quack.Andrew Greif looks at how Oregon starting quarterback Marcus Mariota is showing leadership as he works with a young group of Duck receivers. (The Oregonian)Save It for Later.Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez says that he won't make a decision who will be the Wildcats' starting...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Day 7: Mariota discusses WRs

EUGENE - Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota met with media for the first time since the new broke that top wide recover Bralon Addison had suffered a serious knee injury. As you'd expect the majority of question centered around life after Addison.
Via oregon.scout.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Addison injury challenges Ducks to transform mantras into results and resolve

Bralon Addison tight ropes the sideline for a touchdown catch versus Washington last season. The Ducks face the challenge of replacing their most dynamic receiver and return man, lost for the season after a knee injury suffered yesterday at practice (Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports images). The game is quick and cruel and demands resilience. Oregon’s conference and national title...
Via The Duck Stops Here
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon WR Bralon Addison Tears ACL; Ducks' WR Corps Has Major Concerns

The Pac-12 title race is expected to be a tight battle between Oregon, Stanford, USC and UCLA.The Ducks are considered by some to be the preseason...
Via Athlon Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison suffered a torn ACL

According to CSNNW, Oregon junior wide receiver Bralon Addison suffered a torn ACL while going to drills on Wednesday. Multiple team sources have told CSNNW.com that Oregon junior wide receiver Bralon Addison tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee while performing a non-contact drill during Wednesday’s practice. Such injuries can take six months to a year to recover from...
Via NCAA Football Zone
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks' top WR Addison likely tore ACL

Multiple team sources have told CSNNW.com that Oregon junior wide receiver Bralon Addison tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee while performing a non-contact drill during Wednesday's practice. Such injuries can take up to nine months to recover from, which means Addison, the team's top returning receiver, will likely miss the entire 2014 season. Addison was second...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

With improved horizontal leadership, the Ducks won’t take losing lying down

As the news trickles in from Oregon practice, it could always be worse. At Missouri star receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is indefinitely suspended after an arrest for first-degree burglary and assault. In Seattle Husky starting quarterback Cyler Miles can’t attend spring practice after an altercation following the Super Bowl, and down in Arizona, Todd Graham says his offensive line...
Via The Duck Stops Here
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota on April 7, 2014

EUGENE -- Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota answers media questions on April 7, 2014 as the Ducks enter the second week of spring football 2014.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Day 3: Kamp talks weight gain

EUGENE - While fans have reveled in the bigger, stronger Ducks that arrived at spring camp this week, no one has added more weight than junior defensive lineman Sam Kamp.
Via oregon.scout.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Football: What to watch for during the spring game

Spring football practice is officially underway in Eugene Oregon, and the Oregon football team is in a position to contend for a Pac-12 title and possible spot in the BCS playoff. Following the spring practices, the Oregon Ducks will host their annual spring football game on May 3rd. In recent years, relatively unknown Ducks have become future stars after showcasing their talents...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ducks get real, go big, and prepare to come home bearing their shield

Oregon’s coaches and players are speaking with a new determination this spring, and it seems to be more than brave spring practice talk, because it’s backed up by some sustained hard work and tangible results. Team leaders like Tyler Johnstone and Hroniss Grasu are talking openly about what went wrong last year and the need to get stronger and execute better. They’re not satisfied...
Via The Duck Stops Here
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Safety Erick Dargan returns from suspension ready to become a leader

Of all the questions surrounding the Oregon secondary this spring, the biggest might revolve around one of the players with the most experience. There are obvious holes to fill with the losses of Avery Patterson, Brian Jackson and Terrance Mitchell and the Ducks will rely heavily on the leadership of seniors like Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Dior Mathis to shepherd talented-yet-inexperienced...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chemistry is just as important for Oregon Ducks coaches

Throughout this spring, you'll hear -- if you haven't already -- a lot about communication and chemistry. Take the secondary for example. Lots of new guys are being mixed in with some veterans, and so far, everyone says it's the chemistry that's been the separator. "We're doing some good things" fifth-year senior Erick Dargan said. "We're...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What The Oregon Ducks Need In The Upcoming Season To Reach The College Football Playoff ☆

There are several things we know about the Oregon Ducks football team right now: -Marcus Mariota will be healthy (and probably a Heisman Hopeful) next season. -The entire offensive line from last year is returning (including potential first rounder Hroniss Grasu) next season. -The two main running backs from last year will be returning next season (each gained 6.2 yards per carry...
Via Oregon Sports News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota on 4/1/14

EUGENE -- Oregon junior quarterback Marcus Mariota discusses the first day of spring workouts following practice on April 1, 2014.
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks: Biggest Questions Heading Into Next Season

The Oregon Ducks had preseason expectations that were not met. They started out #3 in the country, and many had them as a favorite to win the National Title (including me). Oregon was undefeated and looked like the best team in the country up until they met up with #6 Stanford. They ended the year 11-2 with a 30-7 Alamo Bowl victory over Texas.   Oregon was one of the best teams...
Via Football Nation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite deficits, Ducks find winning strategy in football recruiting war

by DSH contributing writer Adam Vinton Tell me if you’ve heard this before: Oregon isn’t USC. Or how about this variation: Oregon is no Texas. But without being either of those programs, Oregon has downed them both in the last two seasons, all the while further cementing itself as a top 10 program in the country. So have you heard it the other way? USC is no Oregon. Texas...
Via The Duck Stops Here
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Football: Heisman invitation odds for key Ducks

Mariota is a favorite to win the Heisman trophy in 2014 If the Oregon Ducks make a run into the inaugural College Football Playoff the chances are that they’ll also be sending a player to New York for the Heisman ceremony in December. The chances are so great in fact that at least one of the teams competing in the national championship game the past years has sent a player to the...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel is wearing Oregon-themed sneakers (Photo)

Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel posted a photo on Instagram of his Oregon-themed sneakers that actually have the A&M logo on them. According to Larry Brown Sports, Manziel and Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota are good friends. Manziel can also wear whatever he wants now that he’s no longer a student at Texas A&M. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Darron Thomas Inconsistent in AFL Debut

While the Portland Thunder were making their franchise debut, all eyes were on Thunder quarterback Darron Thomas. Thomas was a decorated quarterback for the University of Oregon Ducks. In two years as a starter ,Thomas amassed over 5,500 yards and 66 touchdowns. He led the Ducks to the National Championship game where they eventually lost to the Auburn Tigers. In the next season...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon Football: Will De’Anthony Thomas make an NFL impact

Thomas could help an NFL team as an offensive weapon A black mamba has electric moves, dazzling speed, dizzying agility and a lethal bite. The Oregon Ducks had a black mamba of their own in running back De’Anthony Thomas. Now the NFL will soon have its own black mamba after Thomas is drafted onto an NFL team in May. Thomas, deemed “black mamba” as a teenager by Snoop Dog, was...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon Football: Don Pellum steps in as defensive coordinator

Oregon Football: Don Pellum steps in as defensive coordinatorThe Oregon Ducks are not known for their defense. College football fans have come accustomed to the Ducks and their fast paced and high scoring offense. With last season being head coach Mark Helfrich’s first as the leader of the Oregon football program, it was business as usual for the Ducks offense; high scoring games...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

After a gray, dreary winter, the promise of spring practice

Spring practice starts April 1st. All the optimism and all the waiting gets rewarded with the first glimpse at a new team. In various polls and forecasts, the Ducks are in college football's Top Five, with an excellent chance of making the first year of the four-team playoff. Vegas oddsmakers rate the team as one of the favorites for the national title. The hard lesson...
Via The Duck Stops Here
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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