Tagged: Oregon Football

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Brad Ecklund and the Original “Men of Oregon”

The oak tree has long been a symbol of strength, endurance, valor and accomplishment. These distinguished attributes signify the separation of the ordinary from the exceptional. A century of Oregon football has produced a grove of tall firs and mighty oaks, individuals whose roots vibrantly pulse beneath a lavish wildwood of virtue. The 2014 Oregon...

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Post-Surgery, Ekpre-Olomu Prepares For NFL Draft

When former Oregon Ducks cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu suffered a collegiate career-ending ACL injury just weeks before the postseason, Ducks fans, coaches, and teammates were heartbroken. But there was little doubt that All-American defenseman would let an injury ruin his chances to play in the NFL....

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Eagles’ Plans for Mariota Not So Far-Fetched

The “rumors” swirling around a Marcus Mariota-Chip Kelly reunion in Philadelphia are beginning to take shape. Sources surrounding the Eagles‘ organization are sensing that a power-play to grab the coveted former Oregon Ducks‘ quarterback is very real and that the Eagles are ”determined...

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The Curious Case of Bryan Bennett

It seemed like former Oregon back-up quarterback Bryan Bennett would spend his college years on the Ducks’ sideline, concealed beneath the shadows of a monster legacy. So, when Bennett transferred to Southeastern Louisiana for the 2013 FCS football season, most Duck fans thought it was probably the best...

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Do Ducks Overlook Oregonians?

What you see above is a $60 million high school football stadium. It is not located in the state of Oregon. Not a total surprise…. Ducks 2015 recruiting class does not include any Oregonians. Earlier this month Oregon closed a solid...

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Marcus Mariota: A New Norm Van Brocklin

Marcus Mariota will participate in the 2015 NFL scouting combine as the most decorated football player in Oregon history. Thus begins the native Hawaiian’s arduous journey to the NFL. For three years, Mariota thrived in the no huddle, up-tempo Oregon offense, rolling out and extending plays,...