Former Bucs GM Says He Would Take Mariota No. 1 Overall

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Mark Dominik, former Tampa Bay GM and now analyst for ESPN, weighed in on which QB (Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston) he believes the Bucs should take first overall. The article, a mock situation in which Dominik is the GM of Tampa Bay again, is just one more example of the never-ending debate about which QB will be better in the …

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 …

Top Two Teams that need Marcus Mariota the Most

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Let’s all assume for a minute that Florida State’s QB Jameis Winston is selected as the first overall selection of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Allow this scenario to soak into your bones Duck fans as there are three possible teams that could select the Hawaiian product with the second pick. The Tennessee Titans and Chicago …

Mariota: “If You Find a Team That Wants You, That’s Going to be the Right Team”

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It’s no secret that passionate Oregon Duck fans aren’t scared to share their opinion about Marcus Mariota. “The Flying Hawaiian,” who embodies everything that you look for in a leader, and the community of Eugene accepted him as one of their own. It’s also no secret that many have speculated where the Heisman trophy-winning quarterback will land in the upcoming NFL …

Flying Under the Radar

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Despite being part of a viral video that most college football fans have seen, Tony Washington has fallen into relative anonymity. This viral video replay is, of course, Washington’s scoop-and-score fumble recovery in the Rose Bowl. Perhaps this play not giving him a large amount of fame can be attributed to the fact that most people were interested in Jameis …

A Touch of Frost and a Fiery Duck

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Earlier in the week, Oregon Offensive Coordinator Scott Frost appeared as a guest writer for Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback column on SI.com, giving the national media a rare view on the realities of Marcus Mariota. While he spent plenty of time defending the usual crticism and complaints of everyone’s favorite Duck, he also brought up something that I hadn’t …

Jameis Winston Deserves Top Draft Pick

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out For many Duck football fans the dream season would have been a Heisman (check), a national championship (close — but no cigar) and a number one draft pick for Marcus Mariota. While the draft pick thing is still up in the air, the national noise seems to be shifting in favor of Jameis Winston — and well …

Five Things You Need to Know About Marcus Mariota This Week

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Here at the University of Oregon, it’s no secret that we’re fans of Marcus Mariota. The man raised Oregon Football to new heights, all the while never forgetting to flash his beautiful smile. So, when something new happens in this man’s life, we have the right to know about it! We sat anxiously as we watched him lead drive after drive …

Mariota Losing Ground in QB Battle? ESPN’s John Clayton Thinks So

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This year’s class of NFL hopefuls has provided intense speculation. The most anticipated position battle thus far has been Marcus Mariota vs James Winston. Many thought the Rose Bowl earlier this year cemented Mariota as the top quarterback in this year’s class. After the season ended and draft speculation heated up, the question as to who would be taken first became more and more …

Draft Debate: Marcus MariGOATa vs. Jameis WINNINGston

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As the NFL draft approaches like a tsunami of molasses, one thought dominates the minds of experts, non-experts posing as experts, fans, and fans’ wives: Please tell me when mock drafts, the quintessential exercise in futility are no longer front page material. Seriously, those things are a horrible excuse for non-news. I bet a blind kid could guess how many …

Selective Memory Loss Targets College Football

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Memory loss is something we all suffer from time to time. It can be everything from entertaining to life-threatening, but for most of us it’s usually just embarrassing — the times we can’t quite put the name with the face fast enough — or frustrating — Now what did I come into this room for? But when …

Mariota’s Chance to Once Again Re-Create Oregon History

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Oregon Ducks fans, and the entire College Football community as a whole, often talk about the greatness that Marcus Mariota is on the field. On the other hand, Mariota chooses to lead by example off the field, holding himself to standards of a role model. All records have been set, and one thing remains on the minds of Oregon Ducks fans – …