Identity Crisis: Byron Marshall With Something to Prove?

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

The Oregon Duck‘s star WR and RB, Byron Marshall, is looking to make a name for himself during his senior year. After leading the Ducks in rushing yards as a sophomore and then in receiving as a junior, it is clear to see that Marshall, much like Liam Neeson’s character in Taken, has a very special set of skills. These …

What Will Thomas Tyner Have to Bring to the Table in 2015?

Ben Salaman FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

The Ducks will have a backfield that is loaded with talent for the upcoming 2015 season. Along with Thomas Tyner, the Ducks will  have Byron Marshall, Royce Freeman, and the 5-star freshman Taj Griffin taking handoffs from the backfield. Throughout the 2014 season the Ducks ran a two-back system, giving both Tyner and Freeman touches. Marshall also got a few touches …

Back to Bralon

Daniel Kantor FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Let’s take a trip back in time to the offseason of our previous football season. Our receiving corps was a bigger question mark than the quarterback battle is now. Starters Josh Huff and De’Anthony Thomas left for the NFL draft, Daryle Hawkins graduated, and Tight End Colt Lyerla had parted ways with the Ducks. In the midst of all this, there …

What Can Byron Marshall Bring for 2015 Season?

Ben Salaman FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The Ducks running back, Byron Marshall played in many different positions in the 2014 season. We saw him take handoffs from the backfield, return kickoffs, and also worked as a motion man playing slot receiver. So how will Marshall’s versatile skill set apply to Oregon’s offensive scheme this season? It could be applied many different ways, but with a lot …

Three Critical Questions Heading into Spring Practices

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

Starting on Tuesday, March 31st, Oregon will officially open up their facilities to kick off spring practices. The NCAA permits only 15 spring practices, which Oregon will take advantage of in order to prepare and showcase old, along with new, talent. So, without further ado, here are three important questions going into spring practices: 1. Who’s going to step up on the …

The Return of Oregon WR Bralon Addison

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

The Oregon Ducks football team begins spring practices Tuesday and the battle for starting positions amongst new and returning skill position players will begin. For wide receiver Bralon Addison, the road to 2015 spring training has been a long one, but it has finally arrived. This week will most likely be filled with mixed emotions, bringing back the memories of last …

3 Reasons Oregon Ducks Rely on Running Backs in 2015

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

The college football off-season has seen an immense trove of educated guesses as to how the Oregon Ducks football program will adjust to life without Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Marcus Mariota. Today, we are exactly 1/2 year away from opening kickoff. Never too early to start counting down is it? #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/bA1eWYQyTc — QuackCave (@QuackCave) March 6, 2015 Indeed, the future looks bright …

Oregon Wide Receivers, Best Group In Years?

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

I’ve been an Oregon fan for as long as I can remember. I’m 23 years old, so the Joey Harrington era was when I started becoming a real sports fan as a kid. It seems the Ducks have always had good running backs over the years with players such as Maurice Morris, Jonathan Stewart, and LaMichael James. But even with a focus on the running …

Remaining Ducks with the Most NFL Potential

Steven Jackson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

The University of Oregon is not often thought of as a hot bed for NFL talent. Mainly because of the lack of “can’t miss” prospects and the issues some of the “draft experts” have with the no huddle system we use to win more football games than any other school since 2010. But that’s an argument for another time. The …

Bralon Addison Has Plenty to Prove, Plenty to Show in 2015

Max Thornberry FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

With so much hype surrounding the quarterback battle that is set to take place with the beginning of spring practices, it is easy to overlook the tools that will make or break whoever comes out of that battle on top. Namely the wide receivers. The Ducks are known for their lighting fast offensive attack and their wide receivers are major …

Ducks in the Backfield: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

When the Ducks landed Taj Griffin, the fourth-ranked RB in this year’s class, my initial reaction was joy. Afterwards, though, I got to thinking. Royce Freeman is a way-too-early candidate for Pac-12 player of the year, Thomas Tyner returns healthier than ever and Byron Marshall is still the most dynamic player the Ducks can hand the ball to. In short, there are …