Heisman Hype, Meet Vernon Adams Jr.

Mark Weber FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Ask most Oregon fans and they’ll tell you Royce Freeman is the Ducks’ best chance at bringing the Heisman Trophy back to Eugene after this season. That claim isn’t entirely false, as Freeman is an electric running back who has surprising speed despite his power back frame; he can run between the tackles and on the outside, he excels in pass protection – most …

Can Royce Freeman Give UO Back-to-Back Heisman Winners?

Tyler Timm FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Last year the University of Oregon had its first Heisman trophy winner in history. Marcus Mariota finally took Oregon over the hump and won the award. There have been years in the past where an athlete from Oregon was in the running, but never the clear-cut favorite. Mariota ended that long Heisman drought. Previewing this coming football season, SI.com has already arrived …

Could Adams Be Better Than Mariota?

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Heresy! That should be the word going through your mind and escaping your lips when you read the title of this article. To think anyone could be a better Oregon QB than Marcus Mariota is simply ridiculous. But, in my research of Vernon Adams Jr., Oregon’s latest QB, I think there is the possibility that he could be better than …

Next Year’s Playoff: Ducks, Bucks, And The SEC

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Let me give you a fair warning here, I am from New Orleans, Louisiana; I live outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Outside of Oregon, the LSU Tigers are my favorite college team. I give you that qualifying statement so you’ll understand when I say that I believe the SEC is the strongest conference, top down, in college football. Part of …

Predicting Next Season: Heavy Run Game?

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

While everyone, myself included, loves to speculate about who the next QB will be now that Marcus Mariota has left, there is one very important truth we must remember; Oregon is a run oriented team. Yes, having a great QB this season certainly helped, but Oregon’s offense always goes through the run. The good news is, since the run game …

Braxton Miller the Answer?

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With Marcus Mariota leaving, the question now presented to us is who will be the next QB for the Oregon Ducks. While it’s true Oregon has some intriguing options in-house, Jeff Lockie and Morgan Mahalak in particular, the one guy who could be at the same stature of Mariota was on the opposite sideline during the CFP National Championship Game. …

Mariota vs Winston: The Quest For Tampa

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Imagine, if you will, a world in which NFL scouts could watch the best two quarterbacks in the upcoming draft battle it out in a game where everything is on the line. Luckily we don’t have to imagine this, as this is what we will get to see this New Year’s Day. This duel of Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota could very …

A Humble Heisman: The Best Endorsement of All

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Ever pay attention to how many Heisman Trophy winners are in commercials these days? They are EVERYWHERE. Robert Griffin III is in Subway, USAA, Adidas, and Gatorade ads. Johnny Manziel is featured in Subway, Snickers, McDonald’s, and Nike commercials. Cam Newton has his hands in Gatorade, Under Armour, and a chic new fragrance known as Drakkar Essence. It’s understandable that an …

Ducks Get Back to Work

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

So, our Ducks have had a very successful winning season (12-1), have various players that have won credible awards in college football including Marcus Mariota winning the Heisman and hold the Pac-12 Championship title. What else is there to do? We are not done yet Duck fans! Come January 1, 2015, our men will be taking the field in Pasadena, …

Proud to be a Duck Fan, Proud to be a Mariota Fan

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A sigh of relief, a tear of pride and a chant of excitement … Marcus Mariota has won the Heisman. Mariota began his speech by saying thank you and that he is humbled by this award. Listening to this acceptance speech was amazing as Mariota thanked so many different people, you and I would be lying if we said we …

Mariota Leads Ducks to Pac-12 Championship

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Is it not an amazing time to be a Ducks fan or what?! Especially for those long-term fans like my father who sent me a picture from back home of our golden doodle giving him a high-five after the game in celebration. There is so much to discuss when it comes to last night’s major accomplishment not only for the …

Mark Helfrich Talks About Marcus Mariota and the Heisman Trophy

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McKalie Bellew, FishDuck.com reporter, partook in the Mark Helfrich press conference today at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. Marcus Mariota is having a historic season, and could bring the University of Oregon their first Hesiman Trophy. Coach Mark Helfrich addressed his thoughts on Mariota’s Heisman candidacy, and what he’s meant to the Oregon program. “Marcus, in every single way, represents what you want …