Oregon Makes ESPN Favorite Plays of the Year

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Some things just get lost in the excitement. Many Duck fans are returning to their DVRs, searching for footage from the 2014 Oregon football season, reliving the memories of their historic season with the projected top 2015 NFL Draft pick, quarterback Marcus Mariota. Mariota finished his 2014 Heisman Trophy winning campaign completing 68 percent of his passes for the Ducks, throwing for 4,454 yards, 42 touchdowns, and two …

Bosa’s Hit Sprained Mariota Shoulder

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For Duck fans, the College Football Playoff National Championship game was painful to watch. For Oregon’s Heisman winning quarterback and projected top NFL Draft pick Marcus Mariota, the pain was real. Mariota suffered a sprained shoulder after being driven into the ground unnecessarily by Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa. The injury may keep Mariota from participating in the NFL combine, according to …

LB Tony Washington to Represent Oregon in East-West Shrine Game

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  For a special Oregon senior, there is one more football game on the schedule. Redshirt senior linebacker Tony Washington, Jr. will represent the Ducks, playing defense for the West in the 2015 East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on January 17th. Some NFL Draft predictions have Washington projected as high as a fourth round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. Reppin the West …

Oregon Solidifies its Identity

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The Spread-Option offense is a mix-up of a hundred years of football knowledge and tactics, a combination of the antiquated Triple-Option employed by Navy and Notre Dame, the run-heavy offenses of Vince Lombardi and Woody Hayes (Ohio State), and the Run and Shoot variations of Harvey N. “Rusty” Russell, Glenn “Tiger” Ellison, and Darrell “Mouse” Davis (Portland State). Since then, these offensive schemes have been expanded, mutated, …

Oregon Has Multi-Purpose Receiving Corps

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The Ducks are only a couple days away from their date with Ohio State for the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Jan. 12. The Ducks arrived in Dallas without the talents of wide receiver Darren Carrington II who will miss the rest of the post-season for the Ducks due to NCAA violations. And while the the players and fans will miss Carrington, the Oregon receiving …

Oregon Ducks vs. Ohio State: An Historic National Championship

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The College Football Playoff has seen an Oregon football program peaking at just the right time. The Ducks cruised to a 59-20 victory in the Rose Bowl, employing their famous uptempo offense to burn out the Florida State defenders and their oppressive defense to pressure quarterback Jameis Winston, generating fumbles, turnovers, broken plays, and disrupting just about every aspect of the Seminoles’ game-plan. …

Oregon OC Scott Frost: Ducks Are a “Real Team”

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com at Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Oregon. Oregon’s offensive coordinator Scott Frost is no stranger to success. In 1997, Frost led his alma mater Nebraska Cornhuskers to a perfect 13-0 season and a national championship. He was also a Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award finalist. But football is a team sport and the former Husker quarterback is …

Ohio State’s Urban Meyer: The Ducks are “cutting edge”

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The Oregon Ducks’ Rose Bowl 59-20 romp over former national champions Florida State captured the nation’s attention. But Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, whose Buckeyes’ team will face the Ducks on Jan. 12 in the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T, has been watching the Ducks for a while. Meyer has studied the football philosophies of offensive guru and former …

Oregon WR Darren Carrington II Shines in Rose Bowl

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It was the opening kickoff of the Rose Bowl. Redshirt freshman track star and Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota‘s go-to receiver Devon Allen returned the kickoff. After a tackle, Allen instantly grabbed his knee and limped off the field. He never returned to the game. It was a sad moment for the USATF champion track star, his teammates, and Duck fans. Enter redshirt freshman …

ESPN Analyzes Winston Postgame Comments

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Last night, the Oregon Ducks snapped Florida State’s 29-game winning streak, beating the Seminoles 59-20 in a lopsided Rose Bowl victory. It was the largest loss ever by a defending national champion. So what did FSU quarterback have to say about the Ducks’ performance? The post-game responses from FSU quarterback Jameis Winston are confusing at best and at times, just plain arrogant. “This game …

Five Memorable Oregon Moments of 2014

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It’s a new year and a new level of excitement for Duck fans. The Oregon football program continues to rocket to astonishing new heights under second-year head coach Mark Helfrich, and the Ducks have assembled yet another excellent year, earning a chance to play for the CFB national championship. The College Football Playoff is (finally) here. Two wins to a championship. #RoseBowl pic.twitter.com/dh7LVasOW5 …

ESPN: ‘Oregon Football Has Officially Arrived’

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From Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota winning the Heisman Trophy to playing in the College Football Playoff for a chance at a national championship, Oregon football has officially gained status among the college football elite. According to ESPN’s Ivan Maisel, the years of steady program building starting with head coaches Rich Brooks and Mike Bellotti are paying big dividends, positioning the Ducks with an opportunity to realize their dream …