A Tale of Two Chip Kelly Quarterbacks: An Analysis of Bryan Bennett and Marcus Mariota

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Past accolades do not matter to Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. He has never been afraid to find an upgrade at the quarterback position. Jeremiah Masoli, Darron Thomas, Michael Vick, and Nick Foles can attest to this. Though Kelly acquired former Rams starter Sam Bradford and insisted he will not “mortgage our future,” reporters like Tony Pauline and Mike Florio …

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 …

EWU, Beau Baldwin Benefit From FCS Transfer Waiver

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 10 Comments

Many Duck fans are confused by Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin‘s statements blasting the Oregon Ducks football program for recruiting former EWU quarterback Vernon Adams. Adams was eligible to come to Oregon using the graduate transfer rule and is currently fulfilling his undergraduate contractual scholarship obligations. But Baldwin and the EWU football program have benefited from transfer rule exceptions and waivers in the past, …

Bryan Bennett NFL QB Part 1. New Orleans Saints

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

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 …

Eagles’ Future: Why Not Bryan Bennett?

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Last week Michael David Smith (no relation) wrote an article for ProFootballTalk.com, in which he claimed that Chip Kelly is “already plotting to move up for Marcus Mariota.” While I’ll take this article with a whole lot of salt, let’s just pretend for a minute that Kelly really is trying to trade up for Mariota. Most seem to agree he would need to …

Bryan Bennett: Senior Bowl Update

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

While Marcus Mariota has declined to play in the Senior Bowl, his former teammate Bryan Bennett was added at the last second (partially because of Mariota declining and also because of Auburn QB Nick Marshall moving to Corner). Through the week of practice so far Bennett has impressed and stepped up as the most versatile QB in Mobile. While the top …

Bryan Bennett — Beyond Oregon

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

While most Oregon fan have all but forgotten Bryan Bennett after he lost his job to Marcus Mariota, I have been following him at Southeastern Louisiana University (SELU). SELU, being the college I will attend in the near future, made it particularly interesting to me when Oregon’s QB transferred there. Ironically, while everyone is jumping on the “Mariota’s overrated” bandwagon, …

The Almost Tragic History of Oregon State Sports

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 8 Comments

Now that there are only a couple of months left in which to humiliate Oregon State during the 2013/14 school year, I thought this would be a good time to see how the hapless Beavs got here.  I decided to try and look back to a time when there were respectable athletic endeavors occurring in the little hamlet of Corvallis. …

Revisiting the odd, yet brilliant, career of Darron Thomas

Victor Flores Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 3 Comments

from Video The last few years of Darron Thomas’ football career have been remarkably strange for someone who was an elite college quarterback.  In fact, those three words – “elite college quarterback” – can be thrown into the pile of Thomas weirdness because there are some people who do not think the former Oregon quarterback was all that great. The …

The FishDuck Minute No. 4: Oregon QB Zone Read Essentials

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How does Bryan Bennett run the Zone Read play so well? Let’s take a quick look at what makes this Quarterback so special with one of our foundation plays and examine the essential components of Zone Reading essentials. “Oh how we love to learn about our beloved Ducks!” Charles Fischer Oregon Football Analyst for FishDuck.com Eugene, Oregon Top Photo from …