Fall Story Lines You Won’t Hear About

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Feature photo – Kevin Cline Fall camp is a time of opportunity. But starting positions are about as free as free shipping on purchases over $100.  You still have to pay the initial price – or put in the work – to get the reward. With the 2013 football season officially underway, there are several big story lines that Duck …

Ducks Heat up Heading Into Summer

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The freshmen have been on campus for a few weeks and summer workouts are nearly underway. For the Ducks, there isn’t a whole lot needing to be figured out.  The running backs look talented, though experience isn’t plentiful.  Marcus Mariota looks to build upon one of the best freshman seasons for a quarterback in college football history, and the Ducks …

Could a True Sophomore Redshirt This Year?

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  True freshman make it on to the field every season in college football and just about every team finds one that they expect to become a big impact player.  Barring injuries or off-the-field issues, many of those players find themselves a starting position by their sophomore year assuming the depth chart ahead of them isn’t loaded. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu played …

Switching Sides – Who’s Your Pick?

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  Dion Jordan came to Oregon as a 6′-6″ freshman, standing like a small forward on the hardwood at a lanky 210 or so pounds.  Receiving reps at receiver for a short time before moving to tight end, no one could foresee the defensive monster that would be released a few years later. The Ducks are known for recruiting athletes …

Are There First Round Draft Picks in the 2013 Signing Class?

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If there was ever a way-too-early poll or mock draft, this is it. Oregon’s 2013 recruiting class was fantastic and boasts some of the unique features that the Duck coaches are looking for in a player.  Many of those players are bound to get drafted, so when might they get drafted. Speed and athleticism are the name of the game …

Who Succeeds Mariota?

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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.  Second, I would choose Teddy Bridgewater from Louisville.  Outside of that, I could really only move a muscle for Braxton …

“Oregon Doesn’t Put Players Into the League”

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We’ve all heard the story from recruits: “Come to (Insert School Here), our system puts players into the NFL.  Oregon may make you a good college player, but Oregon can’t put lineman into the NFL. With defensive end Dion Jordan (3rd overall pick by Miami) and offensive lineman Kyle Long (20th overall pick by Chicago) coming off the board in the first …

Three Rivalries That Need to Start

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Feature Photo by Kevin Cline   Rivalries are the best part of sports.  The Passion.  The Intensity.  The Hatred. We all love to hate the Huskies and poke fun at the Beavers (and their stupid new logo), but don’t we all watch a game and say, “I want to play that team?”  What if we could actually get teams to Autzen …

The Day We Have Been Waiting For – Football!!!

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Feature Picture Photo by Kevin Cline   Football is back.  Well, tomorrow it’s back…but it’s back. A football fan lives one of the most stressful lives of any sports fan.  While the season is full of excitement, turmoil, hope, and letdown, the excruciating months of the offseason begin to take their toll. The Ducks football team will begin spring practice …

Pac-12 Tournament Champion is Up for Grabs

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It all comes down to the final weekend to crown a Pac-12 basketball regular season champion.  Oregon has led the way the entire year, sparked by victories over the UCLA Bruins and Arizona Wildcats.  UCLA stands tied with Oregon for first place in the conference with a 12-4 record, but losses by both teams during the final week of play …

Oregon Can’t Put Players Into the NFL? Ducks in the Super Bowl

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College programs love to negatively recruit regarding Oregon and how “they don’t put players into the NFL.”  But even a power outage couldn’t keep this Super Bowl full of Ducks from participating in possibly the greatest Super Bowl in NFL history.  In a 34-31 Ravens victory over the Niners, Duck fans probably had mixed feelings on which team they wanted …

Will He Stay or Will He Go; Chip Kelly Doesn’t Even Know

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For weeks now Chip Kelly has been showered with questions of his NFL aspirations and his future next season: where does he want to go? Who has he spoken to? And for weeks he has replied with the motto that has given him the love of every Oregon fan that appreciates who Chip Kelly is – he just wants to “win …