From the Bench to the Skies, These Three Ducks Will Soar in 2015

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Oregon’s incredible depth has been one of the biggest storylines of the summer. The unbelievably deep position of wide receiver caused Alex Ofodile to redshirt when many assumed he would be make an impact straight away after enrolling back in January. The loss of RB Thomas Tyner for the entire 2015/2016 puts a small wrench in this offense, but it won’t be its undoing. Royce …

Putting a Wrap on Oregon’s Fall Camp

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Fall camp for the Oregon Ducks wrapped up last week, and at long last, game week is upon us. But before we dive into Oregon’s much-anticipated matchup with Eastern Washington, we ought to break down just how fall camp went for these Ducks and take a look at the shiny new depth chart, released on August 28. In a video for …

Oregon’s All-Underrated Team for 2015: Offense

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As a flagship program in college’s premier sport, football, Oregon faces consistent media scrutiny. If a team is able to find success, it is expected to maintain it. Oregon is no different, and in a year when the team loses arguably the best player it has seen this century, members of the media are eager to write Oregon off. ESPN.com releases an annual …

Ty Griffin — Playmaker Extraordinaire

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There is a lot for coaches and fans to focus on during spring practices, such as who will step up in the secondary, what true freshman will make an impact, and most importantly, and who will be the starting quarterback in 2015? The Ducks might have too much of a good thing at the quarterback position. Oregon has leadership experience …

Ty and Taj Griffin, a Brotherly Duo?

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As most fans know, the Ducks have had a plethora of players transfer to the University of Oregon this off-season. Among those transfers, two that stand out are Ty Griffin and Vernon Adams, Jr. There has been a lot of buzz around Adams, due to his amazing 2014 season with the Eastern Washington Eagles, where he had a total of …

Quarterback Depth Chart Taking Shape This Spring

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Spring football is a wonderful time of year as a fan. The hype machine is in full swing heaping out-sized expectations on early enrollees (e.g., Canton Kaumatule ) and highly recruited second-year players who are looking to take a jump to the next level (e.g., Arion Springs). Additionally, as fans, you get an opportunity to read way too much into every …

Scott Frost says “I Have a Ton of Confidence in Our Process”

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As soon as the clock hit zero, the uncertainty kicked in. While Ohio State was celebrating its 8th national championship, the Oregon Ducks walked off the AT&T Stadium field with their heads down. The Ducks soared all season long, overcame multiple injuries, and their quarterback carried them like no other Oregon quarterback had ever done before. But in the end, …

Keeping QB Battle Wide Open Fits Ducks’ Culture

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I think most Oregon Duck football fans — this one included — would love to see a clear leader emerge this spring from the pack of contestants vying to replace Marcus Mariota as Oregon’s starting quarterback in 2015. That leader would then be pitted against incoming transfer Vernon Adams in a clear two-man race to be the Ducks’ 2015 field …

Scott Frost: It’s a New Day for Oregon Football

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With the challenge of replacing of dynamic offensive starters such as Marcus Mariota, Hronis Grassu, and Jake Fisher, offensive coordinator Scott Frost has plenty on his mind going into spring practice. Our reporters met up with Frost at Oregon’s spring practice to pick the former national championship quarterback’s brain. Naturally, the quarterback battle was brought up. “It’s a new day for …

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 …