Adam Schefter — Making the Mariota to Eagles Connection

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With only a week left before the commencement of the 2015 NFL Draft, a ton of rumors regarding the possibility of former Oregon QB Marcus Mariota landing in the City of Brotherly Love have intensified. The recent signing of 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, Tim Tebow, sent a shock throughout the football community and now has everyone wondering, what the Philadelphia Eagles general …

Ron Jaworski Praises Marcus Mariota

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To many sports fan, the most intriguing move that former Duck QB Marcus Mariota made was that he announced he wouldn’t be attending the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago, Ill. Instead, he’ll be in Hawaii surrounded by his family and friends. For Oregon fans or individuals who are close to Mariota, we know that he’s a reserved and private type of …

Draft Dodgers — Mariota and Winston to Skip NFL Draft

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While many NFL Draft prospects will be sitting in Chicago waiting to hear Commissioner Roger Goodell, call their name, the Draft’s top-2 QBs will be sitting at home. While Jameis Winston had been alluding to not attending it for a while now, it was just recently that Oregon’s own Marcus Mariota, said he will not be attending  either. Most players tend to enjoy all …

Vernon Adams Jr.’s Feature to Appear on SportsCenter

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So, the whirlwind of an offseason for former Eastern Washington quarterback, Vernon Adams Jr., continues. It was reported yesterday by oregon247sports.com, that ESPN  started a project that will feature the new Ducks quarterback in his transition from small school football to a national powerhouse, the University of Oregon. Many people were concerned with the Ducks chances to remain competitive, solely based on the void left by Marcus Mariota. …

Mariota and “The Curse of Skip Bayless”

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Johnny Manziel. Tim Tebow. These are just a couple of the latest NFL ”quarterbacks” who have received glowing reviews from Skip Bayless, one half of the ESPN two headed monster, First Take. Bayless, who has very little success predicting the future of college quarterbacks in the NFL, has made it clear that he believes Oregon’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota should not be selected in the …

Stephen A. Smith Stands Firm on Kelly Criticism

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Stephen A. Smith, co-host of ESPN’s First Take and host of the Stephen A. Smith Show on Sirius XM, defended his comments concerning Eagles’ head coach Chip Kelly’s personnel decisions and the overall culture in Philadelphia, saying he did not call Kelly a racist. Smith explained his comments on his radio show : “… a bunch of idiots, in the world …

Road To Recovery: Pharaoh Brown

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Remember that game against Utah last season when Pharaoh Brown had one of the most grotesque injuries ever? If you didn’t see it, don’t go “oh, he’s just squeamish” because ESPN wouldn’t even show the replay it was so ugly; for perspective ESPN did show Marcus Lattimore’s knee injury! If you didn’t see it, you can see it below; View Discretion …

Oregon’s Dillon Brooks’ Nasty Dunk Makes SC Top 10

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Yesterday afternoon was a big day for the Oregon Duck men’s basketball team and their fans, as the unranked Ducks defeated No. 9 Utah, 69-58 at Matt Knight Arena. The emotional victory was led by Oregon freshman Dillon Brooks, whose spirited play led to a nasty two-handed dunk that weighed in at No. 6 on ESPN’s Sportscenter Top 10 Plays of the Day.   #SCTop10@OregonMBB#GoDucks#FLYWITHUShttp://t.co/fMz9T54j8w” Senior day …

ESPN Poll: Royce Freeman the Next Pac-12 Player of the Year?

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Duck fans can expect a lot of changes next season. While questions surround the Oregon football program in the post-Mariota era, it’s the return of running back Royce Freeman that gives the Ducks a legitimate shot at another post-season run in 2015. In a recent ESPN poll, Freeman is among four Pac-12 candidates projected to be Pac-12 player of the year. At http://t.co/BcNwBE0UGy — Missing Oregon Football! Simple edit …

2016 Football and Basketball Commit is “100 Percent” for Ducks

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Signing day has passed; however, the talk of every school’s recruits is ongoing, especially at the University of Oregon. One of the biggest recruits for Oregon is two-sport commit Dillon Mitchell. Now, Mitchell is currently in his junior year of high school so there is still some time before he is officially an Oregon Duck, but he is quite a …

Oregon Scores Big on First Day of Recruiting Week With Commit Tyler Dorsey

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Oregon scored big when 38th-ranked prospect in the ESPN-100 committed to the men’s basketball team yesterday afternoon. According to ESPN, Tyler Dorsey had the option of committing to California, Colorado, Connecticut, Arizona State and Kansas. Dorsey was formerly an Arizona Wildcats pledge but reopened his recruitment when Justin Simon committed to them and they started looking into other guards. Now, Dorsey has …

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 …