Tagged: Oregon Ducks Quarterback

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“He might be the next…” Seriously?

Now that National Signing Day is over, the voices will gradually increase in both volume and number throughout every college football program with one of the most overused phrases: “He might be the next (insert name of former great player...

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Mariota or Manziel?

Kevin Cline Last year a pair of redshirt freshman quarterbacks exceeded expectations for their teams and brought a lot of excitement to college football.  Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M captured the Heisman Trophy, with late game heroics, and was the first...

Who Succeeds Mariota? 15

Who Succeeds Mariota?

Elite quarterbacks don’t grow on trees.  Look across the college football landscape and ask yourself, “What QB would I die to have?”  For me, there aren’t many. My utterly and completely unbiased opinion wants Marcus Mariota first without a doubt....

Comparing Marcus Mariota to One of Oregon’s All-Time Greats 4

Comparing Marcus Mariota to One of Oregon’s All-Time Greats

“Johnny Football” may have received the most media hype among an emerging class of elite freshman quarterbacks in 2012 (deservedly so), but Marcus Mariota is arguably the most complete of the batch. The Flyin’ Hawaiian gave the Ducks a seamless...

Meet Your New Ducks: At QB, Next Man Up Isn’t a Problem 2

Meet Your New Ducks: At QB, Next Man Up Isn’t a Problem

Ever wonder what would happen to Oregon’s glorious offense if our starting quarterback went down due to injury?  Unfortunately, most Duck fans will recall the 2007 season in which Heisman Trophy favorite Dennis Dixon tore his ACL on a routine...

Food For Thought: Will Mariota Catch Joey? 1

Food For Thought: Will Mariota Catch Joey?

As I watched the PAC-12 Network’s “12 Best” episode of the conferences best football players from this past season, I was filled with, as I’m sure all Duck fans were, a sense of pride as three of our boys cracked...

Meet Your New Ducks: Mariota Tears ACL? No Sweat 32

Meet Your New Ducks: Mariota Tears ACL? No Sweat

With the recent departure of Bryan Bennett, Duck fans must be wondering, “Who’s our backup now?”  Well, right now most of the media is pointing fingers towards redshirt freshman Jake Rodrigues and that the backup position is his to lose over...

A Salute to Bryan Bennett 1

A Salute to Bryan Bennett

There are those fans who always seem to get down on any athlete who chooses to leave the Ducks for another program.  I feel a bit like Chris Crocker, but I just wish people would leave Bryan Bennett alone.  He...

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Bryan Bennett at Receiver or Safety?

News that Bryan Bennett decided to stay at Oregon swept through media outlets Saturday and Duck fans should feel fortunate that it appears as though we are going to keep a vital piece of the Oregon offense.  Early reports seem...

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Bryan Bennett: The Unlucky One

With the 2012-2013 football season ending on Thursday for the Ducks, we all know who the quarterback of the future is. Marcus Mariota stepped in as a redshirt freshman, beat out favorite Bryan Bennett for the starting job, and came...