Ducks Set To Answer The Call

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It’s game day for the Ducks in Santa Clara and the nation’s eyes are going to be on the leader of the most explosive team in the country, Marcus Mariota. With the Ducks’ season on the line and the Heisman presentation around the corner, Mariota will have to bring his A-game in order to beat what has proved to be …

Coaching Profile: Rich Rodriguez

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Rich Rodriguez bears an uncanny resemblance to the man who sold me my first car. “Creampuff,” the man said. It was a ’62 Buick Electra, purple with zebra stripe seat covers and sawdust in the transmission. Many detractors think Rodriguez has a car salesman mentality — shifty, not-to-be trusted. RichRod started his coaching career at his alma mater, West Virginia, …

Ducks Ready to Fly Over Wildcats

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Another game, another win, another stat sheet explosion for the Ducks. Marcus Mariota is all but assured the Heisman with his sixth game this season of 300 or more yards passing. Royce Freeman and Byron Marshall executed to perfection; both breaking the 100 yard barrier for rushing and receiving, respectively. So, can the Ducks carry that momentum into this weekend’s …

Opponent Analysis: Preventing the Wildcats’ Big Play

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Thursday is known as “upset day” in the Pac-12. Be wary of Thursdays! Oregon State shocking No. 1 USC comes to mind. So does Washington surprising No. 8 Stanford in 2012. And, of course, there was Stanford’s takedown of the Ducks last year (sorry for reopening that wound). But these are just a few of the upsets that have occurred on …