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 …

ESPN: ‘Oregon Football Has Officially Arrived’

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From Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota winning the Heisman Trophy to playing in the College Football Playoff for a chance at a national championship, Oregon football has officially gained status among the college football elite. According to ESPN’s Ivan Maisel, the years of steady program building starting with head coaches Rich Brooks and Mike Bellotti are paying big dividends, positioning the Ducks with an opportunity to realize their dream …

Rose Bowl Presser: Oregon Defense Speaks to Helfrich’s Impact on Team

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The Ducks began a series of interviews and press conferences this morning at the L.A. Downtown Hotel in anticipation for the Rose Bowl semi-final game against Florida State. In a video interview posted by Comcast SportNet, defensive coordinator Don Pellum, senior outside linebacker Tony Washington, and senior safety Erick Dargan all spoke to Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich’s “Men of Oregon” philosophy …

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 …

FSU DE Ramsey Confident in Preparation Against Oregon, Mariota

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The Florida State defense has made it clear as blue sky that they are not afraid of Oregon quarterback and Heisman winner Marcus Mariota. It seems the Rose Bowl game against the No. 2 Ducks is just another day against another Heisman winner. Clearly, it’s not. Seminole head coach Jimbo Fisher has been utilizing Florida State track star and scout team quarterback John Franklin III …

Ekpre-Olomu Video Thanks Oregon Fans

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There is good news and bad news involving our 2014 Oregon Duck football team. The good news is the Ducks are going to the Rose Bowl to play Florida State in the College Football Playoff semi-final game. The bad news? The Ducks will have to play the postseason without All-American cornerback, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Earlier this week, Ekpre-Olomu suffered a torn ACL in practice …

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 …

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 …

ESPN Panel: “Oregon Passed the Physical Test”

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On the College Playoff Selection show on December 7, the ESPN panel delved into a number of topics about Oregon football and surprised viewers with some new conclusions taken from watching the Ducks over the 2014 season. About the Oregon Offensive Line: Rece Davis asks, “Oregon’s been banged up on the offensive line with guys playing hurt. But they’ve had …

Fuzzy’s Guide to Surviving the Rose Bowl: Scoring Tickets

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We continue our series on surviving the Rose Bowl with a tutorial on scoring game tickets. The FishDuck.com resident Rose Bowl expert, Farkquar “Fuzzy” Quackenbush, has been bouncing off the ceiling all morning after receiving notification that his ticket order has been filled by the Duck ticket office. Although he doesn’t know his exact seat location, he realizes he will be …

CFP Committee Chair Jeff Long Explains Final Rankings

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The Ducks are going to the Rose Bowl! After lengthy deliberations, the Oregon Ducks were confirmed Sunday morning on ESPN as one of four teams in the first College Football Playoff. The New Year’s Day semifinal playoff games are No. 2 Oregon vs No. 3 Florida State in the Rose Bowl and No. 1 Alabama vs No. 4 Ohio State in …

Oregon in the Playoff, but Major Questions Remain

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Oregon is in. In the College Football Selection show this morning it was announced that Oregon retained its No. 2 position, and will play No. 3 seed Florida State on New Year’s Day in the Rose Bowl. Rece Davis, the moderator, explained that “we tried to reach Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich, but he was in Hawaii recruiting.”  That immediately …