Flying Under the Radar

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Despite being part of a viral video that most college football fans have seen, Tony Washington has fallen into relative anonymity. This viral video replay is, of course, Washington’s scoop-and-score fumble recovery in the Rose Bowl. Perhaps this play not giving him a large amount of fame can be attributed to the fact that most people were interested in Jameis …

Birds of a Northwestern Feather …

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With the blockbuster NFL trade between the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks to swap Jimmy Graham for Max Unger and a 3rd round pick, Pete Carroll has to be wondering who he will put in to replace his Duck alumni at center. While it does appear that the ‘Hawks are likely to sign a veteran center to step in, there is …

Duck(s) Flying South for the 2015-2016 NFL Season

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I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that a large number of Oregon Duck fans, unless you didn’t care about the NFL until Chip Kelly got hired by the Philadelphia Eagles (or still don’t care), are probably Seattle Seahawk fans. Personally, having been born and bred just outside of New Orleans, I am a Saints fan. As such, while many of …

A Touch of Frost and a Fiery Duck

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Earlier in the week, Oregon Offensive Coordinator Scott Frost appeared as a guest writer for Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback column on SI.com, giving the national media a rare view on the realities of Marcus Mariota. While he spent plenty of time defending the usual crticism and complaints of everyone’s favorite Duck, he also brought up something that I hadn’t …

Give em’ Hel: The Hometown Hero

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Who is the greatest coach in Oregon history? That answer is obvious isn’t it? It’s the man who went 11-2 in his first year as head coach and then lead Oregon to a National Championship in his second year as a head coach only to lose to an SEC coach running the spread option. No I’m not talking about Chip …

KISS Defense

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While many people think the more complicated and multifaceted a defense is the better it is, this is not always the case. Just ask Rob Ryan about this; much like Ryan, Duck Defensive Coordinator Don Pellum is learning that sometimes keeping things simple is better. This is especially true for college football where you only get players for 5 years. With …

Road To Recovery: Pharaoh Brown

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Remember that game against Utah last season when Pharaoh Brown had one of the most grotesque injuries ever? If you didn’t see it, don’t go “oh, he’s just squeamish” because ESPN wouldn’t even show the replay it was so ugly; for perspective ESPN did show Marcus Lattimore’s knee injury! If you didn’t see it, you can see it below; View Discretion …

The Next Duck Commander

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With all the pomp and circumstance that has accompanied the announcement of Vernon Adams Jr. coming to Eugene, let’s not forget one simple fact: he hasn’t won the job yet. It may seem like a foregone conclusion that he will come in and win the job, he will still have to compete with Jeff Lockie and Morgan Mahalak to be the starter. …

One MM to another: Mayock Impressed with Mariota

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Okay I’ll admit it; I’m addicted to the NFL Combine. I always watch every year as much as possible, paying particularly close attention to the linemen and the QB’s. Once I picked my jaw up off the floor at the 300 lbs+ men running 5.0 second 40-yard dashes, I was ready to see our main Duck, Marcus Mariota. I didn’t …

Revisiting Mariota vs Winston

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Before Oregon faced Florida State in the Rose Bowl, there was a lot of talk about Marcus Mariota vs Jameis Winston. This echoed the debate early in the year in reference to the Heisman Trophy. Now yet again, these two players are part of the same conversation – this time in leading up to the NFL Combine and eventually the draft. Much like …

Could Adams Be Better Than Mariota?

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Heresy! That should be the word going through your mind and escaping your lips when you read the title of this article. To think anyone could be a better Oregon QB than Marcus Mariota is simply ridiculous. But, in my research of Vernon Adams Jr., Oregon’s latest QB, I think there is the possibility that he could be better than …

Bryan Bennett NFL QB Part 1. New Orleans Saints

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In case no one has noticed, I like writing about Bryan Bennett. Probably because he played for my favorite college team, the Oregon Ducks, and the college I’ll be attending next semester. In my research I’ve determined that Bennett is a very poor man’s Marcus Mariota. For anybody out there who knows about guitars, if Mariota is an American made …