The Duckling Profile: Torrodney Prevot Could be Next Dion Jordan

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Craig Strobeck Third on the depth chart behind Boseko Lokombo and Tyson Coleman, is true freshman linebacker Torrodney Prevot.  The Texan from Alief Taylor High School in Houston, first committed to USC in July, 2012, but still scheduled visits to Texas A&M and Oregon.  Late in the recruiting process, after stating he would not be attending USC, it was rumored …

Oregon’s Dominance Prevented Marcus Mariota From Being a 2012 Heisman Finalist

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Marcus Mariota’s omission from the Heisman finalist group last season wasn’t the biggest travesty in world history, but he definitely should have been there. In fact, he played just as well as Heisman winner Johnny Manziel. Unfortunately, two things – both out of his control – prevented Mariota from getting the Heisman finalist spot he deserved: the team he played …

Notes From Around The College Football Nation: War of Words and Pac-12 vs SEC

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  Things are heating up in the court room with the Ed O’Bannon vs. The NCAA lawsuit.  With new info on EA SPORTS replicating student-athletes, it does not look good for the NCAA.  This is one case I am paying close attention to this summer because it has the potential to change EVERYTHING in college football.  College sports could officially …

Notes from around the college football nation: Everything is bigger in Texas and a corrupt bowl system

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  Spring football is over.  The dull time is here for college football, unless your a fan of watching the police reports come out every week.  Oregon fans will hold their breath this summer as the NCAA decides their fate on infractions committed during the Chip Kelly era.  Let’s hope they avoid a bowl ban which could possibly put them in the same …

Spring Game News From Around the Country

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The Ducks’ annual spring game was held under sun dappled skies, and in front of 35,000+ fans last Saturday in Autzen Stadium.  Early returns on the 2013 iteration of Oregon football indicated continued success based on speed, precision, conditioning, and execution.  News from spring games around the country were…mixed. Texas A & M University:  The Aggies of Texas A &M had a …

Notes From The College Football Nation: College football is in a bad place and our thoughts are with Boston

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      First off, I would like to take moment to express the sorrow I feel after the Boston incident.  After experiencing something like that, take the time to reach out to friends and family and let them know how much you care and love them.  Be safe, FishDuck readers. Now for some football.  Spring football is in full swing.  We have …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: Miami Scandal and More Expansion

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If you’re a fan of college football…then go check somewhere else because it is that slow time of the year.  If you are a Miami fan, then you have a lot going on because of this whole botched NCAA investigation.  The NCAA could be in store for a major overhaul depending on how the ball rolls with the Miami investigation.  …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: Ole Miss on a Roll and a Recruiting Recap

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Signing day has come and gone.  If you’re an Ole Miss fan, you likely think you just won a national championship, while other schools felt like they lost the big game.  Now it’s time to start speculating who will be the #1 team going into the preseason. 1. Ole Miss pulled off the recruiting heist of the century, landing the …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: The Notre Dame Mess and Chip Kelly the Eagle

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So what did we miss?  We have Te’o’s girlfriend coming back from the dead, Oregon’s head coach finally made his exodus, and more conference realignment news.  I guess that means the offseason is here, and now we can get ready for signing day.  Lots of top recruits are still out doing visits, so it will be interesting to see where they …