Is Marcus Mariota Destined for Coaching?

David Marsh Editorials 34 Comments

Marcus Mariota is the greatest Oregon football player of all time. He won Oregon its first Heisman Trophy and still holds most of the quarterback records for Oregon. Tragically, though, Mariota suffered the all-too-frequent fate of many great college players; he was drafted early by a team that had no idea what to do with him. At Tennessee, he played in …

The Sweetest of Duck Victories

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials, History Leave a Comment

Let’s just say it Duck fans: This last month has sucked! The outbreak of the COVID-19 Virus has altered life has we know it. Schools are closed for the year, work is cancelled and simply living a normal life seems like a distant memory. But rather than dwelling on the present, let us reminisce on the past. Specifically, I want …

2013: The Best Civil War

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Marcus Mariota, Thomas Tyner, De’Anthony Thomas and Josh Huff combined to score only 36 points in the 2013 Oregon-Oregon State Civil War game, one of the worst outputs of the spread option era at Oregon. It was just enough to beat the Beavers. It started with a fourth-down interception by the UO defense in the endzone in the first quarter. The Ducks came back and …

Power Ranking Oregon’s Top Players of the Decade

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As the decade comes to a close, we as Duck fans can celebrate knowing that we just came off the most successful decade in Oregon football history. In the last ten years, the Ducks have gone to two national championships, three Rose Bowls and have won the Pac-12 championship four times. The success of the Oregon Football program can be …

Honoring the GOATS of Oregon Athletics

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Once in a Blue Moon, an event or person comes along and touches your life, making you realize how fortunate you are to be given an opportunity to experience something only that particular event or individual can offer. It can immediately transform lives or transport you back to a time and place where life seemed simpler and more meaningful. You …

Ranking the Modern-Era Oregon Ducks Quarterbacks

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After three straight articles discussing the poor state of the Pac-12 Conference, I decided it was time to get back to writing something fun. Darren Perkins As I was scrolling through the Oregon Ducks section on Oregonlive.com last week, I came across a piece titled, “Is Chris Miller the most undervalued quarterback in Oregon Duck history?” Instantly, alarm bells went off …

Establishing a Successful Football Culture at Oregon

Steven Smith Editorials Leave a Comment

CULTURE: Shared patterns of behavior, interaction and achievement… developing specific characteristics and knowledge toward a stated goal. Blueprints are available for building and maintaining successful football programs. Alabama is the current gold standard, and has been for nearly decade. Just how did the Tide pull off a culture makeover down south? It has been said that imitation is the sincerest …

Will Justin Herbert be a Better NFL QB than Marcus Mariota?

Darren Perkins Editorials Leave a Comment

As soon as last April’s NFL draft ended, the draft prognosticators began whipping up their mock drafts for 2019, with Oregon’s own Justin Herbert being projected by many experts as a sure-fire first round pick, and even going as high as the number two pick overall.   Hmmm … an Oregon quarterback getting drafted number two overall. Sounds familiar. In fact, it’s the same spot …

In-State Recruits: Who Needs ‘Em?

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The argument goes something like this: Since the state of Oregon produces so few elite athletes, when they do come along, they simply must become Ducks. Otherwise, the Ducks are in big trouble, with all of the huge recruiting disadvantages they have to try to overcome. Don’t get me wrong. It’s great when an in-state athlete works out well. I’m …

Is Chris Miller The Most Influential Player in Oregon History?

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Dan Fouts is the hall of famer. Marcus Mariota is the Heisman Trophy winner. Joey Harrington is the state of Oregon’s favorite son. And Chris Miller? Well, he’s just the one who started it all. “Started what?” you’re asking. Started the winning. As we hit the thirty-year mark of Miller being drafted by the Atlanta Falcons with the 13th overall pick in …

Forget Duck Season. It’s Open Season on Feet!

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Any team this determined to shoot itself in the foot should not wear fluorescent orange shoes. It makes it just too easy. They should wear green shoes that match the color of the turf. Or if they HAVE to be exotic, they could go with camo. Anything to give the poor feet a sporting chance. Besides that …