Marcus Mariota and the Nonbelievers

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I don’t get it. Maybe I’m wrong, or maybe my football knowledge isn’t what I thought it was, but I can’t understand the constant negativity toward Marcus Mariota and his transition to the NFL. Last night I read something on Twitter so shocking to me I had to do a double take. NFL Media analyst, Daniel Jeremiah, said, “Look, just …

Sunday Reaction: Best in State? Try the Country

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Alabama gave up 630 total yards of offense to Auburn, yet somehow still managed to beat them. Florida State squeaked out another close victory against a mediocre team, meanwhile Florida freshman Gerald Willis got a chance to do what everyone wanted to see (below). To round out the top four, Mississippi State lost by double digits to Ole Miss. Now that …

Oregon State Has High Praises for Marcus Mariota

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Tyler Robinson reports from the Oregon State post game press conference at Reser Stadium for FishDuck.com. Heisman moment anyone? The only “knock” on Marcus Mariota’s Heisman campaign has been the lack of what some “experts” like to call a “Heisman moment.” When Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon ran for over 400 yards against Nebraska, many pundits vaulted him to the top of their …

Five Important Aspects of Tonight’s Civil War Game

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It’s game day and the anxious butterflies in my stomach are going crazy! Not only is it the last game of the regular season for our Ducks but it’s the Civil War game. I have heard people say that this is not a rivalry game but I can’t think of any reason it wouldn’t be, and it seems to be …

The Beavers Still Have Some Bite

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Two weeks ago OSU pulled off a huge upset against then sixth-ranked ASU. Then the Beavers quickly turned around and lost to a Washington team that Oregon easily handled in October. So which Beaver team will we see take the field on Saturday night? The Ducks would be thankful to see the same team that went down to Washington, but …

The Civil War Continues, but This Matchup Will be Extra Special for Two Players

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As the Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers prepare to meet in the Civil War for the 118th time on Saturday night, the longest college football rivalry on the west coast will include two great quarterbacks battling it out one more time. The Ducks’ standout quarterback, Marcus Mariota, is undoubtedly the best player in Oregon’s football history and despite …

Three Unforgettable Moments in Oregon Civil War History

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In 1894, the biggest football games were played on the East Coast between a handful of Ivy League teams. A few thousand miles away, in the middle of seemingly endless Oregon farmland, two teams were preparing for their first football game, lacing up their shoes on a field best described as a “cross between a duck pond and a hog …

Arik Armstead Looks Forward to Thanksgiving and Civil War

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First off, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! One thing that I’m thankful for is being able to attend the University of Oregon and watching the Ducks dominate every team they play. On the defensive side of the ball, Arik Armstead has been a pivotal player for the Ducks. By either sacking the quarterback or stopping a running back before he explodes for …

Don Pellum Says Defense Will Be Key Against Oregon State

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While the whole country enjoys turkey, pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes tonight, the Ducks will be up bright and early in the morning in preparation for Saturday night’s game against their rival Oregon State. Although the Beavers haven’t had a successful season, expect them to play hard and physical. Oregon State has absolutely nothing to lose, and the Beavers would …

Don Pellum Makes Civil War His Priority

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“It really won’t be anything too extravagant this year because I really don’t have time for that,” coach Don Pellum said in reference to what he’ll be cooking for Thanksgiving dinner. Coach Pellum is focused on the task at hand, and that’s putting the shackles on Oregon State’s offensive attack this Saturday at Reser Stadium. I spoke with coach Pellum …

The Road to the Natty: Civil War Edition

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Just before the 2012 Civil War, a drunk Oregon State fan stood by Reser Stadium jeering Oregon players as they entered the stadium. Maybe you’ve seen the popular No Natty You Tube video. “Son of a Bitch!” the fan yells. “No Natty! Is there a Natty up in here? Is there a Natty?” Oregon had just lost to Stanford the …

Mark Helfrich Dishes, on the Beavers, Sean Mannion, and the Civil War

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From the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex at University of Oregon for FishDuck.com… Three days out from the 2014 edition of the Civil War, Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich discussed the upcoming game, one of the oldest — and fiercest — rivalries in college football. On the Beavers As we jostled for position at this morning’s media scrum, one of my colleagues pointed …