Oregon Football: Pro-Style QB Cale Millen

Mike Kelly Talent Evaluation 23 Comments

Football teams at any level want to build their roster around a quarterback, the most important position in the game. This is especially true in recruiting at the collegiate level. The Oregon Ducks 2019 early signing period is only a few weeks away, and they have a commitment from a good one in Mount Si High School signal caller Cale …

First Growth Spurt: Burmeister Shows Progress

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 8 Comments

Against the Utah Utes, we didn’t have to wait very long to see where Braxton Burmeister’s game has improved. On the first drive of the game we saw a good amount of growth in the passing game from the young quarterback. In this analysis, we  take a look at four plays in the game’s opening drive that show how Braxton is …

Growing Up Is Painful: Burmeister a Work in Progress

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 13 Comments

It hasn’t been pretty. It rarely is. Braxton Burmeister is a true freshman quarterback thrust into a starting role before he’s ready for the speed and complexity of the college game, and he has looked the part. This whole situation really started to take shape in the spring. Oregon had good depth at quarterback going into the 2017 season, and …

Quarterback Head to Toe: Teaching the Throwing Motion

Coach Jeremy McGuire Analysis 8 Comments

Football is the ultimate team sport. Even so, the quarterback position has a far greater impact on a team’s fortunes than any other single position. A quarterback injury can ruin an entire football season, as Ducks fans witnessed in 1987, 1991, 1993, 2007 and 2015. The reason is the extreme talent needed to play the position. Let’s see some instruction …