OL Doug Brenner on QB Jeff Lockie: “He’s Really Stepped up”

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com on the first day of Oregon’s spring football practice at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. After a long offseason, the Oregon Ducks football team held their first spring practice today. Many questions surround the quarterback position as Marcus Mariota‘s departure to the NFL draft has left a colossal shoes to fill. But one of several men …

Replacing Marcus: A Duck QB Battle for the Ages

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To those living outside of the 159,190 person city that is Eugene, Oregon, the name Marcus Mariota probably means very little. A dual-threat QB from the University of Oregon, Mariota and the Ducks offense were perennially entertaining to watch — unless they were playing your team, that is. Those outside Eugene probably know the QB is a highly touted NFL recruit, predicted …

Mariota’s Replacement Will Keep Ducks Moving

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When the Ducks begin spring practices on March 31st, most of the attention will be on the quarterbacks. While Vernon Adams will still be finishing his degree at Eastern Washington, five other Ducks quarterbacks will be jockeying for position to beat out Adams in the fall, and the national media will be watching closely.  All the focus on the quarterback position …

Travis Waller Listed By SI- Top 10 Quarterback Recruits To Watch

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The Ducks quarterback situation for 2015 is probably one of the most interesting in the country. The 2014 Hesiman winner, Marcus Mariota has been lighting up Autzen Stadium for the last three years and now there is a void that must be filled. The consensus is that Eastern Washington transfer Vernon Adams Jr. will have the best chance to take the …

The Post-Heisman Slump

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The dust has all but settled from the Ducks’ historic 2014-15 season featuring a trip to the inaugural College Football Playoff, a Rose Bowl victory, and the first Heisman trophy winner in school history. It is time to look ahead to the 2015-16 season and retool for another National Championship run. The biggest concern facing this squad as they take …

It’s Time to Hand out Report Cards: 2015 Recruiting Class, You are Up

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the speculation is over. We know exactly who will be wearing green and yellow next season, and we know this recruiting class is good. While judging an overall recruiting class by looking at individual player ranking is great, one must also take into consideration team needs, and whether the coaches addressed those needs with solid recruits. With this in …

Vernon Adams Has Arrived, QB Situation Gets Interesting

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The Marcus Mariota years are a thing of the past for Ducks’ fans, as sad as it is we will see a new face leading this incredible offense next season. The question is this: who will that quarterback be? Vernon Adams announced this week that he has officially committed to transferring to Oregon from Eastern Washington and is the leading …

Who Needs Braxton Miller Anyways?

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Not too long ago, there was a lot of buzz regarding Braxton Miller transferring to Oregon – considering the quarterback situation at Ohio State. So much so that ESPN’s PTI and Around The Horn talked about the possibility of the move on their shows. That rumor has lost its luster as of late, and honestly, I’m not even mad about …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Evaluating the Class of 2015

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If you are looking on the Parade All-America Team for members of the newest class of Oregon Ducks, you will not find a single name representing the Ducks on the list.  However, Oregon still signed a class that ranks in the top 20 nationally. Head coach Mark Helfrich knows where the needs of the team will be in the near future …

Oregon Lures Away WSU Commit Moi

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The Ducks scored again Tuesday night when a report resurfaced from Juco Football Frenzy on Twitter. OLB Jonah Moi has committed to the University of Oregon instead of the Washington State Cougars! Moi was committed to WSU, but after his visit to Eugene, Moi was impressed enough to commit to Oregon instead. This 3-star recruit will make the jump from Riverside CC Football …

Top Three Oregon Recruits of the Class of 2015

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Within the last couple of days, Oregon’s coaching staff has been on high alert in terms of recruiting players that they believe will be important to their team down the road. As the Ducks have recruited some outstanding high school standouts, three emerge as the most critical to the success of the football program. 1. Canton Kaumatule (Five-star prospect according …

What to Look for in the Days Leading to National Signing Day

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One of the biggest days in college football is right around the corner - National Signing Day. This year pinned on February 4th, the most highly touted players will make it official as to where they will be taking their talents for 2015-16. Schools have been vying for them for months, sometime even years for top recruits. In the case of the Oregon …