All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Jonathan Stewart’

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    It’s Only Been a Year, But Tyner Is on Pace for Something Special

    The Oregon football program has an extremely impressive resume when it comes to running backs, especially over the past 10 or 15 years. Among the greats that have come out of the Duck backfield are Maurice Morris, Jonathan Stewart, LeGarrette Blount, LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner. …

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    If You Build It, They Will Come … Right?

    The Oregon Ducks’ success in recent years came at such a fast pace, that it hit Duck fans maybe too rapidly and just as hard. Their program went from zero to hero as fast as you can say, “We should have been in every National …

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    The Five Greatest Duck Performances at the NFL Combine

    It is the marquee event of NFL Draft process: the NFL Scouting Combine, or the “Underwear Olympics,” to which it has been casually referred, of which four years of college production can become virtually ignored in favor of a limited sample of data collected in …

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    Former Player Tribute: Secret Success to a Big Man on Campus

    In football, a strong and fast offensive line is key to a team’s success.  The entire front must be strong enough to block for the backs, creating running room and giving the quarterback enough time to think.  Especially in Oregon’s renowned spread offense, where it’s …

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    Kenjon Barner Enters Minicamp with Chip on His Shoulder

     Kevin Cline As a senior at the University of Oregon, Kenjon Barner rushed for 1,767 yards and 23 touchdowns (21 rushing) to help lead the Ducks to their second BCS bowl game victory in as many seasons.  The Los Angeles native who started only one …

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    Former Duck Players: Contracts, Roles and Injuries

    Some former Duck players are having better off seasons than others.  Here are some tidbits detailing Duck alum NFL related story lines. First off,  Jairus Byrd is at a contractual impasse with the Buffalo Bills.  Byrd has his sights set on taking Troy Polamalu’s title …

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  • Are Expectations for Thomas Tyner Too High?

    Along with the growing success of the Oregon football on the field over the past two decades has been increased success off field with high profile recruits attracted to Oregon.  Those highly rated recruits carry increased expectations, and with increased expectations there can be a heightened sense of …

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    Tyner Looms As Next Five-Star Challenge

    I have often wondered how big-time schools like USC can get so many five-star recruits, and limit them under their star potential.  For the most part, players earn their stars for a reason, but it is up to the coaches to make them realize that …

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  • Remembering Past Heroes: The Best Bowl Performances in Oregon Football History

    Everyone who knows football knows the value of the team. Part of the magic of the game derives from the fact that no play works unless all eleven players are doing their respective jobs the right way at the right time. With that being said, …

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