Marcus Mariota: A New Norm Van Brocklin

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Marcus Mariota will participate in the 2015 NFL scouting combine as the most decorated football player in Oregon history. Thus begins the native Hawaiian’s arduous journey to the NFL. For three years, Mariota thrived in the no huddle, up-tempo Oregon offense, rolling out and extending plays, often racing past flat footed linebackers. But most NFL teams want pocket passers, quarterbacks comfortable making reads and capable of standing firm amidst …

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 …

Five Memorable Oregon Moments of 2014

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It’s a new year and a new level of excitement for Duck fans. The Oregon football program continues to rocket to astonishing new heights under second-year head coach Mark Helfrich, and the Ducks have assembled yet another excellent year, earning a chance to play for the CFB national championship. The College Football Playoff is (finally) here. Two wins to a championship. #RoseBowl pic.twitter.com/dh7LVasOW5 …

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 …

Congrats Mariota! Love, The Beavers.

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It is a true sign of sportsmanship to go out of your way to recognize a unique individual, despite the team logo on the helmet. So let’s say that, hypothetically, the Oregon State Beavers made it to a prestigious college bowl game or the National Championship. Would we, the rival Ducks, support them? This is something I have always wondered in my five years …

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 …

Mariota Wins Heisman, “Suck for the Duck” Campaign Begins

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The New York Post has a proposal for the NFL’s New York Jets: “Suck for the Duck.” The ”Duck” is, of course, the 80th Heisman Trophy winner, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. After Mariota became the first Oregon player and native Hawaiian to win the Heisman (by the second-largest margin in the history of the award), the redshirt junior sensation has captured hearts around the nation and the imaginations of major …

Mariota’s Top Five ‘Heisman Moments’

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The Pac-12 Network ran a ”Mariotathon” on Friday as tribute to Oregon’s All American quarterback Marcus Mariota and a prologue for the Heisman Trophy Award ceremony tonight on ESPN.  The Heisman candidate has enjoyed an all-you-can eat awards buffet, becoming Oregon’s first ever Walter Camp Award, Maxwell Award and Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award winner. Mariota also received the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award and the Johnny …

Oregon Dynasty Needs Championship Hardware

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The Oregon Ducks enter the post-season meat grinder as butcher’s choice Châteaubriand, kings of the Pac-12 and a football behemoth with firepower in every position group. Somewhere in the hallowed halls of the Len Casanova center, big plans were drawn up for the Ducks, dreams so big they would take more than two decades to realize. Now, the Oregon Ducks …

Ducks Should Hit Fast and Hard

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Saturday’s contest with the Beavers will have plenty in store for fans and players alike. The Ducks have prevailed over Oregon State the previous six seasons. The Beavers would be thankful to break that trend on their senior day in Corvallis. With UCLA closing in on a playoff spot, an Oregon win would help to keep post season hopes alive. The …