Chip Kelly’s Magic Trick Turns Ducks into Eagles

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According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, six former Ducks will be available for contracts in free agency – FB Will Tukuafu, TE Dante Rosario, TE Ed Dickson, OL Adam Snyder, LB Spencer Paysinger, and CB Walter Thurmond III. What is the Master Plan? How will it unfold? What will it look like when its done? #EaglesNation #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/nE4JQ9VZJS — …

Brad Ecklund and the Original “Men of Oregon”

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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 football team was just the latest embodiment of the fortitude of the oak, led by Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota and surrounded by men of robust …

Ducks Finish Season Victorious in Civil War Slugfest

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The Oregon men’s basketball team finished the regular season with its fifth straight win in a hard fought 65-62 victory over Oregon State Wednesday night at Gill Coliseum. The Ducks improve to 23-8 overall (13-5 Pac-12), earning a first round bye in the Pac-12 tournament, standing just one game behind second place Utah in conference standings. The Beavers (17-13, 8-10), under first year head coach Wayne Tinkle, finish the regular …

Post-Surgery, Ekpre-Olomu Prepares For NFL Draft

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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. Down but not out, Ekpre-Olomu continues to display the same resolve and determination that made him an unforgettable star throughout his storied career at Oregon. For weeks, …

Kamp, Yruretagoyena Latest Casualties in Football’s “Super Size” Era

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As of last Thursday, two of Oregon’s big men, junior OL Andre Yruretagoyena and junior DL Sam Kamp, have officially retired from college football. Both Yruretagoyena and Kamp cited health concerns and will forgo their final seasons of playing eligibility, the latest in collegiate career casualties stemming from football’s new ”Super Size” era. Oregon’s Andre Yruretagoyena won’t return for his senior season http://t.co/FPEJBB3aRH pic.twitter.com/MwykD2isyc — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 27, …

Eagles’ Plans for Mariota Not So Far-Fetched

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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 to get their man.” Exploding 5 myths about Marcus Mariota and the Eagles http://t.co/M2wn0nVV48 — Marcus Mariota (@MariotaNews) February 27, …

The Curious Case of Bryan Bennett

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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 move for the aspiring young quarterback. After all, the Ducks had Marcus Mariota. For Oregon, the rest is history. But what happened …

Mariota Making Smooth Transition to NFL

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Many in the press are becoming less skeptical of former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota‘s successful transition from the Ducks’ high octane spread offense to a more prototypical NFL-type system. In a roundtable discussion on the NFL Network, former New England Patriot and NFL fullback Heath Evans and former Chicago Bears wide receiver Curtis Conway believe Mariota continues to make the necessary adjustments to succeed as a …

Oregon’s Dillon Brooks’ Nasty Dunk Makes SC Top 10

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Yesterday afternoon was a big day for the Oregon Duck men’s basketball team and their fans, as the unranked Ducks defeated No. 9 Utah, 69-58 at Matt Knight Arena. The emotional victory was led by Oregon freshman Dillon Brooks, whose spirited play led to a nasty two-handed dunk that weighed in at No. 6 on ESPN’s Sportscenter Top 10 Plays of the Day.   #SCTop10@OregonMBB#GoDucks#FLYWITHUShttp://t.co/fMz9T54j8w” Senior day …

Marcus Mariota NFL Photo Hits Instagram

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Marcus Mariota was the center of attention at the 2015 NFL scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. And the Heisman winner didn’t leave without a memento from NFL staff photographer Ben Liebenberg, who released a photo of Mariota on Instagram yesterday. The photo depicts the Oregon Ducks’ highly decorated quarterback and native Hawaiian in a stunning, royal blue jacket, firmly holding a football displaying the …

Marcus Mariota: A New Norm Van Brocklin

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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, often racing past flat footed linebackers. But most NFL teams want pocket passers, quarterbacks comfortable making reads and capable of standing firm amidst …

ESPN Poll: Royce Freeman the Next Pac-12 Player of the Year?

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Duck fans can expect a lot of changes next season. While questions surround the Oregon football program in the post-Mariota era, it’s the return of running back Royce Freeman that gives the Ducks a legitimate shot at another post-season run in 2015. In a recent ESPN poll, Freeman is among four Pac-12 candidates projected to be Pac-12 player of the year. At http://t.co/BcNwBE0UGy — Missing Oregon Football! Simple edit …