Marcus Blows by Jameis in the 40-yard Dash

Jason Selby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

When it comes to character off the field, we know Marcus Mariota is a class act. While Jameis Winston certainly has had issues controlling himself off the field, he has proven he knows how to take care of business on the field (except against the Ducks). The NFL Combine is a place where players can come and while competing, can forget about all their off-the-field battles. …

A Football Fan’s Scouting Combine

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This weekend hundreds of football players, each one a star in college, start the process of finding out whether they are considered good enough to play on Sunday. And also if they can play on Monday, Thursday night, Thursday afternoon, Thanksgiving and maybe Saturday depending on how long after the Army/Navy the Poulan Weed Sniffer Bowl is scheduled. Fans of …

The Post-Heisman Slump

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The dust has all but settled from the Ducks’ historic 2014-15 season featuring a trip to the inaugural College Football Playoff, a Rose Bowl victory, and the first Heisman trophy winner in school history. It is time to look ahead to the 2015-16 season and retool for another National Championship run. The biggest concern facing this squad as they take …

Revisiting Mariota vs Winston

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Before Oregon faced Florida State in the Rose Bowl, there was a lot of talk about Marcus Mariota vs Jameis Winston. This echoed the debate early in the year in reference to the Heisman Trophy. Now yet again, these two players are part of the same conversation – this time in leading up to the NFL Combine and eventually the draft. Much like …

Mariota to Throw at NFL Combine

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According to multiple sources close to ESPN’s Chris Mortenson, former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will throw for prospective teams at 2015 NFL Combine to be held February 17-23 in Indianapolis. Mariota, along with Florida State’s Jameis Winston, are considered to be the top collegiate quarterbacks available in the 2015 NFL Draft. To what extent to participate in the NFL Combine is …

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 …

Bryan Bennett: Senior Bowl Update

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

While Marcus Mariota has declined to play in the Senior Bowl, his former teammate Bryan Bennett was added at the last second (partially because of Mariota declining and also because of Auburn QB Nick Marshall moving to Corner). Through the week of practice so far Bennett has impressed and stepped up as the most versatile QB in Mobile. While the top …

(Not) The Negative One(s)

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

“It’s a crisis just how you like it. The same drama in a different disguise. I’m bound to walk with a target on my back. At least I’m ready for another attack.” “The Negative One” -Slipknot So outside of football I also rather enjoy heavy metal so these lyrics from Slipknot’s new album made me chuckle while reading about how …

Will Ohio State’s Cardale Jones Have A Big Game Against Oregon?

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Not much is known about Ohio State’s Cardale Jones, other than that he took over for injured quarterback J.T. Barret after he went down during a game against the Wolverines. In two starts for OSU, Jones has been playing exceptional football throwing six touchdowns and one interception. On top of that, his passer rating is currently 159.0, which all in …

13 Thoughts on the Rose Bowl

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

Under the old system, this game doesn’t even happen. The BCS would have assembled a final of Alabama and Florida State, the current participants in a hypothetical bronze medal game (Wait, why isn’t there a third-place game?) instead of the finalists of Oregon and Ohio State. The Buckeyes don’t get in either under the old system, and the 2010 Rose …

Rose Bowl Exposes Lies; Jimbo and Jameis in Person

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 35 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out The 101st Rose Bowl was in the books. Most of the press had not yet made it to the room for the post-game conferences, so I greedily claimed a front-row seat, wanting to be as close as possible to those whom I viewed as the biggest villains in college football: Jimbo Fisher and Jameis Winston. I couldn’t …

Top 10 Rose Bowl Quotes

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The Oregon Ducks football team touched down in Eugene after a dominating performance over Florida State in the Rose Bowl. We thought we would revisit some of the best quotes from the Ducks’ historic day in Pasadena: ”It kind of looked like he slipped on a banana, like in cartoons.” – Oregon linebacker Torrodney Prevot on Jameis Winston (si.com) ”I think …