Mahalo, Marcus: Looking Back at His Top 5 Moments

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To quote one of my all-time favorites growing up: “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind, or forgotten.” My friends, Marcus Mariota has officially declared for the 2015 NFL Draft. Marcus, what you did for this team, school, fan base and even state has no boundaries. After watching our beloved Ducks fall to Auburn in the 2010-11 season, many …

New Look for Mariota: “Just Shave It” Campaign?

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Friday morning, the Ducks held their first practice at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA in preparation for the Rose Bowl game. The Oregon practice facilities are just a stone’s throw away from Pasadena. Yes, Duck fans, the first playoff game is drawing nigh, now less than a week away on New Year’s Day. Indeed, Oregon is on a “business trip,” according to first year defensive coordinator …

A Tale of Two Heisman Winners

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The first Heisman winner in Oregon history returned to practice this week after a six day media blitz of the East Coast. The whirlwind tour consisted of an early morning appearance on the Dan Patrick Show, spending time at New York City’s Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, paying his respects at the 9/11 Memorial and then jetting over to rattle off the Late Show’s Top Ten with host David …

Overheard at the Heisman Award Ceremony

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Congratulations to Marcus Mariota! He’s the first Heisman winner from the state of Oregon in the Era of Competition. (Jerry Stovall finished second to OSU’s Terry Baker in 1962. Stovall rushed for 368 yards … all season.) FishDuck.com would like to offer our sincere congratulations. Mr. Mariota, sir, if there is anything we can do for you, anything at all, don’t hesitate to …

Tony Dungy: Mariota is “Aaron Rodgers in Waiting”

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Oregon’s first Heisman Trophy winner, Marcus Mariota, was in the ManCave this morning for the Dan Patrick Show in New York City. Since winning the Heisman on Saturday, Mariota has made the media rounds, visiting a variety of television and radio programs, lugging the bronze statue with him everywhere he goes. “@PaulPabst: Doing the Heisman with the Heisman and the winner. @dpshow @Univ_Of_Oregon @WinTheDay …

The Weekend in Award Shows

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I try to avoid award shows. In 2014, there is this device called “The Internet” that tells us who the winners of awards are around the time of their issuing. In fact, the fact that award shows still pull ratings in the internet age is one of the great achievements of television production and marketing. But this year is different. With Oregon …

Oregon’s Title Chances of the 21st Century

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With another National Championship at stake, the 2014 Ducks are attempting to accomplish something that no team before them in program history has done successfully. Under the new College Football Playoff system, the Ducks are one semifinal win away from returning to the title game, which would be their first appearance since 2011. Although that 2010-2011 team was the first to …

The Best Kind of Homework: Middle Schoolers Support Mariota

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Last night Marcus Mariota headed back to his room, but his car was a little heavier than usual. The Hawaiian, now probably a lock for the Heisman Trophy, has won every award he’s been nominated for thus far. Earlier this week he took home the Johnny Unitas Award, and just last night at the Home Depot College Football Award Show …

The Awards Keep Coming For Marcus Mariota

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It’s almost as if they are making up awards to hand out to Marcus Mariota. The Heisman front runner, and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm recipient took home another award yesterday. Mariota was awarded the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award. The Co-Founders of the Polynesian College Football Hall of Fame, Jesse Sapolu and Ma’a Tanuvasa, made the announcement …

Coach Helfrich couldn’t “Be More Proud of his Team”

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Well, there you have it folks! The Ducks have officially been crowned the 2014 Pac-12 Champions. Whether you were at Levi’s Stadium or watching the game on television, the most astounding aspect of this match-up was how the box score electrified each quarter for Oregon. At the end of the day the Ducks gathered 627 total yards of offense. Plus, …

QB Key Differences: UO’s Mariota vs CU’s Liufau

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It has become something of a typical Saturday for Marcus Mariota to throw for three touchdowns, 300 plus pass yards, and perhaps a touchdown scamper or two. Oregon is 9-1 with the redshirt junior virtuoso and Heisman favorite Mariota calling the snaps, and has become the envy of the NCAA. It’s no wonder other teams are searching for a “Super Mariota” of their …

Mariota Poised To End Oregon’s Heisman Drought

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The Heisman Trophy is by far the most prestigious individual award in college athletics. A few former Ducks, including LaMichael James and Joey Harrington, have been good enough in years past to contend for the award, but no one has ever won the Heisman in the team’s history. That should change at the end of this year, because Marcus Mariota …