My Top Five Oregon Offensive Players

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Oregon is certainly not Notre Dame or USC with their rich histories of great football, but we still have had our fair share of great players — from great running backs and wide receivers to a host of great quarterbacks. This is my list of the top five Oregon football players on the offensive side of the ball. 5/4. Bill Musgrave …

Where Are They Now? Danny O’Neil (1991-1994): Bigger Than Life

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Oregon Duck fans everywhere can always be grateful that former Oregon assistant Nick Aliotti stretched the truth when Aliotti was recruiting high school quarterback Danny O’Neil in 1990. Twenty years ago, O’Neil led the Ducks to the Pac-10 championship and 1995 Rose Bowl game vs. Joe Paterno’s Penn State Nittany Lions, and in that game O’Neil broke the Rose Bowl passing record …

Mariota Makes and Misses UO History

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Put it in the books Coach, we’ve got a record-breaker in the building! Marcus Mariota never ceases to amaze me as the season continues. After this past weekend’s game against the Washington Huskies, Mariota has pushed the Ducks streak of points in each game by a pass play to 60 straight games. A new Pac-12 record! Not only did Mariota …

A Momentum Swing That Has Yet to Die: A Tribute to Rich Brooks and the 1994 ‘Gang Green’ Ducks

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Oregon’s football program has changed significantly over the past 20 years. Today, the Ducks are cemented among the nation’s top programs, and have started the season in the Top 10 in each of the past few years. Entering the 1994 campaign, however, the Ducks had gone a combined 11-12 during the previous two seasons, and were not even in consideration for a …

Comparing Mariota to Past Greats: A Brief History of Oregon’s Freshman Quarterbacks

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‘Twas the season of freshman quarterbacks, when all through the nation… not a defense could stop them, not even Nick Saban’s.” Ok, so a couple of defenses slowed them down, but you get the point. The impact that freshmen quarterbacks had on the 2012 college football season is undeniable. Johnny Manziel was the first freshman to ever win the Heisman …

Record-Setting Night For O’Neil and McLemore Set The Stage For 1994 Rose Bowl Run

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It was only one game in a season to remember for the Oregon Ducks, a time when the dream that seemed beyond reach for so many years might finally be attainable. For two teammates in particular, it was a night that permanently etched their names in the Oregon Ducks record books, while moving one step closer to the Pac-10 championship. …