Next Heisman Up? A Unique Opportunity for Ducks

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The Oregon football season ended with as many questions as achievements, leaving many speculating about how the Ducks’ football program will respond to the magic and disappointment of 2014. As recruiting enters its final stretch, the quarterback discussion has started to heat up in Eugene. It’s true, the 2015 Oregon football program has the unenviable task of replacing its Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Marcus Mariota. Unfortunately, the …

Top Three Crucial Questions Heading Into the Off-Season

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Having to head to class the day after watching the almighty Ducks fall to the No. 4 team in the country was heartbreaking to say the least. To make matters more interesting for some Duck fans, Oregon lost two of its key players in DE Arik Armstead and Heisman QB Marcus Mariota to the NFL Draft. It’s been one eventful …

Oregon’s Future QB Situation — How Much Does Experience Matter?

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And just like that … Marcus Mariota is out the door and ready to start what promises to be a brilliant career in the NFL. After such a historic season, it is natural to see him take the leap to the next level. Even though many Duck fans would love to see him return, he made an understandable decision after …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Goes to Camp

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Football Recruiting News With Oregon making its final preparations for a mid-afternoon clash with Florida State on New Year’s Day in the Rose Bowl, several future Ducks are shaking the rust for their final moments in prep pads. Quarterback Travis Waller (4-Star/Anaheim, CA/Rivals100), running back Taj Griffin* (4-Star/Powder Springs, GA/Rivals100) and offensive lineman Zach Okun (4-Star/Newbury Park, CA/Rivals250) will don …

Oregon 4-Star QB Waller to Enroll Early

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Well, if there’s one thing we can say about the Ducks over the next few years, it’s that there will be a lot of people with a chance to replace Marcus Mariota under center. As it stands now, Jeff Lockie, Taylor Alie and Morgan Mahalak are the QB’s on the roster, but as of yesterday these Ducks just gained a little more …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Lurking Deep in the South

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Football Recruiting Commitments Following Thursday’s events, Oregon garnered an off-field victory with the commitment of defensive end Gus Cumberlander (3-Star/Ellenwood, GA). “When I got there the coaches treated me like family,” said Cumberlander. “The coaches were amazing and the fans, it was all I expected … it assured me of my decision by how the coaches responded. They were amazing.” …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Five-Star Teammates Set to Visit Oregon

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As the season progresses, the Ducks continue to have good news after good news. A pair of five-star defensive players from Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, California, each scheduled official visits to Eugene. The platinum-tier football players plan to be on the University of Oregon campus, October 18, for the Washington Huskies game. These potential teammates have specific sets …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Who is Knocking on Oregon’s Door?

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While the 2014 college football season has just begun, this time also marks the second half of the recruiting season. This is the time of year that recruiting really heats up and high school seniors take their official visits to schools of interest. Oregon historically does its best recruiting during the football season after having its best recruiting preseason ever. So, …

Recruiting Update: Time Will (Marvell) Tell

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Football Recruiting Commitments This past weekend’s 62-13 bludgeoning of South Dakota came complete with a “Quack” from one of the west coast’s top preps. Tabbed athlete Malik Lovette (4-Star/Redlands, CA/Rivals250) committed to Mark Helfrich and Co. prior to Oregon’s Saturday night romp, further stacking speed with likes of fellow commits Taj Griffin (4-Star/Powder Springs, GA/Rivals100) and Travis Waller (4-Star/Anaheim, CA/Rivals100). News …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: How Does Autonomy Change the Recruiting Game?

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A widespread change might be in place for football. The National Collegiate Athletic Association recently voted in favor of giving the five “power conferences” autonomy, to allow the student-athletes to participate in governing the entity they are bound in playing for at a Division I university. If sustained by the end of October, 2014, how will this affect the recruiting …

Recruiting Update: Green to go Thunder Green?

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Football Recruiting News While still a year away, quarterback Seth Green (4-Star/Woodbury, MN/Rivals250) is already Oregon’s prime target heading into the 2016 recruiting cycle. Green’s rapport with the Ducks, most specifically offensive coordinator Scott Frost, ramped-up significantly at the end of July when an offer came down the pipe. “(Oregon) told me I’m the first quarterback they have offered in my …

Recruiting Update: “Taj-ma-Wall” Working on 4-Star Merritt

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Football Recruiting News Recently-minted Oregon commit Travis Waller (4-Star/Anaheim, Cal./Rivals250) entered July with something to prove. Even in the highly scrutinized world of prep recruiting, a large contingent of fans and pundits had yet to cast their evaluation on the Duck’s new signal caller. That all changed this past week. Waller not only turned heads, but led his 7-on-7 Apocalypse …