Under-the-Radar HS QBs Finding Great Success at Oregon

Aaron Lewis Editorials 8 Comments

Over the past couple of decades, Oregon has developed into a top Pac-12 program and a force to be reckoned with on the recruiting trail. Oregon’s unique culture, exciting style of play, success on the field, world class facilities, flashy uniforms, etc., have enabled the Ducks to pull in a number of blue-chip recruits from around the country including De’Anthony Thomas, Royce Freeman, …

Jordan Kent: Oregon’s Three-Sport Star

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In college football today we often expect our athletes to be involved with a second sport. Lamichael James, Kenjon Barner, De’Anthony Thomas, and Devon Allen all have participated in track and field. There are rare athletes that take this a step further and take on more than just football and track. For example, we have Liz Brenner and her mission to participate in every …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Shoring Up the Perimeter

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive, Recruiting 2 Comments

News Depth on the perimeter has been a subtle surprise around the fall camp cooler with former top-rated recruits Darren Carrington, Jalen Brown and newcomers Malik Lovette and Alex Ofodile grabbing headlines. It would appear that a once-overlooked skill position is slowly molding Oregon’s recruiting profile, a nuance that is paying off with interest from the best the country has to offer. …

Duck Running Backs Compensate for Loss of Mariota

Joey Holland Editorials 3 Comments

While Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota will surely be missed in 2015, Oregon’s offensive backfield remains loaded with firepower. Royce Freeman, Byron Marshall, and Thomas Tyner have the talent to be the best batch of running backs in the country in 2015 and the greatest group in Oregon’s long line of stars at the position. Mariota temporarily altered the team’s image throughout his …

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 …

Dior Mathis Did What?

Jason Selby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

University of Oregon Pro Day has commenced, and the numbers are in. Marcus Mariota lit up the field as he was seen taking snaps under center for the first time in a meaningful situation, Arik Armstead decided not to run the 40, and Jake Fisher further proved why he should be considered a first round draft pick. Because Dior Mathis is an undersized, underplayed Senior, many people will overlook his …

Recruiting Update: It’s Finally Here!

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Football Recruiting News UPDATE: NOONPST 16 of the 17 HARD COMMITS have signed LOIs with Oregon. Still waiting on transfer linebacker Paris Bostick (3-Star/Tampa, FL). See official list here. Oregon has five early-enrollees and 17 confirmed hard commitments as of 5 PM PST this past Tuesday night. While there could be some fireworks early this morning, expect Oregon’s recruiting class …

Ducks’ Recruiting Class Stockpiling Weapons

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National Signing Day is tomorrow. Recruits nationwide will decide which college they will attend, and teams’ recruiting classes will begin to solidify. The Ducks already received signed letters of intent from five players, including five-star defensive lineman Canton Kaumatule, so this class is shaping up to be one of the best in Oregon history. Currently, the Ducks have the No. 14th-ranked …

Top Three Oregon Recruits of the Class of 2015

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Within the last couple of days, Oregon’s coaching staff has been on high alert in terms of recruiting players that they believe will be important to their team down the road. As the Ducks have recruited some outstanding high school standouts, three emerge as the most critical to the success of the football program. 1. Canton Kaumatule (Five-star prospect according …

Remembering the Last Rose Bowl

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Good morning, Ducks! Thursday we will play Florida State in the 2015 Rose Bowl. Let us take a ride in the way back machine and try to assimilate the karma from the last time we played in the Granddaddy! Through the magic of the DVR, I was able to blog my calm and rational thoughts. January 2, 2012 — 1:34 …

De’Anthony Thomas Records First Career Return TD

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For most Duck fans, watching De’Anthony Thomas scorch a return defense for a TD is nothing new. The speedy RB has struggled to find playing time behind Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis out in Kansas City, but Thomas has settled in quite nicely as the Chiefs’ primary return man. The rookie is averaging nearly 32 yards per kickoff return, which, once …

Back to the Future: Is Ty Griffin Oregon’s Next Quarterback?

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

While Oregon fans embrace the moment and savor the success of the mighty Ducks, their worried eyes can’t help but look to the future seeking the answer to one question on everybody’s mind: Who is going to replace Marcus Mariota? From a leadership standpoint, one answer is that it may be someone from an entirely different position. Fans have already seen glimmers of …