Under-the-Radar HS QBs Finding Great Success at Oregon

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Over the past couple of decades, Oregon has developed into a top Pac-12 program and a force to be reckoned with on the recruiting trail. Oregon’s unique culture, exciting style of play, success on the field, world class facilities, flashy uniforms, etc., have enabled the Ducks to pull in a number of blue-chip recruits from around the country including De’Anthony Thomas, Royce Freeman, …

A Tale of Two Chip Kelly Quarterbacks: An Analysis of Bryan Bennett and Marcus Mariota

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Past accolades do not matter to Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. He has never been afraid to find an upgrade at the quarterback position. Jeremiah Masoli, Darron Thomas, Michael Vick, and Nick Foles can attest to this. Though Kelly acquired former Rams starter Sam Bradford and insisted he will not “mortgage our future,” reporters like Tony Pauline and Mike Florio …

Jeff Lockie Focused Heading into Spring Game

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FishDuck.com sportswriter Ashley Young caught up with quarterback Jeff Lockie after Monday’s spring practice, getting his thoughts on the upcoming spring game. With the battle for the starting quarterback position stacked with candidates, Saturday’s spring game will be substantially important for redshirt junior Lockie. Vernon Adams will not be arriving on campus until summer, which means that now is the …

Oregon’s QB Quandary: A Similar Situation?

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It’s 2008. Oregon’s Heisman hopeful quarterback Dennis Dixon is off to the NFL, and the next man up, Nate Costa, has just suffered his second major knee injury. With two weeks before the season opener, left on the depth chart are sophomore pocket passer Justin Roper, a much heralded, but just arrived junior college transfer Jeremiah Masoli, and three true …

Duck Destiny: Five Teams That Are (Or Should Be) Looking at Marcus Mariota

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With the draft rapidly approaching and the football world gone totally wacky in free agency, there’s little certainty as to where our beloved Marcus may end up, and the dapper Duck’s future seems hidden in the smoke as our late season and early offseason predictions come down in flames. Nonetheless, there’s a picture taking shape in the wake of the first wave of free agency, …

EWU QB Vernon Adams Transferring To Oregon? Huge Risk Or Huge Reward For Ducks?

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Who is Vernon Adams? Maybe the next quarterback for the Oregon Ducks. Daily rumors are swirling as to potential candidates to become the next quarterback at Oregon. Monday, Head Coach Mark Helfrich said, “We’re going to exhaust every path to find the right guy, the right fit, but we certainly believe in who’s on campus and what’s to come.” One …

Oregon’s next quarterback

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We didn’t want to admit it, but all Duck fans knew months ago this day was coming. With the ‘Flyin’ Hawaiian‘ declaring for the NFL Draft, its time to move on to a new quarterback. ‘Next man up,’ right!? While we’re all still licking our wounds from Monday’s defeat and Marcus’ transition, I’d remind us all that it wasn’t long ago we …

A Duckling Profile: Taylor Alie and the Walk-on’s Dream

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Three years ago, Taylor Alie was a second-string high school quarterback. Last year he was fifth on the depth chart for the Oregon Ducks. This year he could be number two and heir to Marcus Mariota’s throne. Luck, combined with an infinite amount of drive and persistence, has allowed hometown hero Alie to rise from regular Eugene native to a nationally-ranked football team …