2015 Wide Receiver Corps — The Deepest in Ducks’ History

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We don’t yet know who will be throwing passes for the Ducks come fall, whether it be Vernon Adams, Jr. or Jeff Lockie, or even someone else, but we do know who will be catching them. The University of Oregon has never been known for its talented wide outs, but this year could change that. This is the first in …

ESPN’s Kevin Gemmel Ranked Oregon’s QBs Fifth in Pac-12

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Considering the fact that no one knows how the quarterback situation is going to play out in 2015 for the defending Pac-12 champion, Oregon Ducks — it is impressive that Kevin Gemmel of ESPN.com ranked Oregon as fifth in the conference at the position. With match-ups against all four quarterbacks ahead of them, an intriguing battle within arguably the strongest conference in the country …

History Says Vernon Adams Will Be the 2015 Starting QB

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At this point, it is no secret that the biggest question mark for the Ducks as they head toward the 2015-16 season is who will be under center come September 5th. But when considering recent history, we already have the answer: the starting quarterback for the Oregon Ducks this season is Vernon Adams, Jr. In some ways this is unfortunate, because you want …

Jeff Lockie: The Ultimate Competitor

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Compete! When you’re a backup quarterback behind a true legend in a top-5 football program, all you do is compete. You compete to show your teammates and your coaches you can come in when the team needs you most. You compete for valuable reps with the starting offense and to not be delegated to scout team duties. Most importantly, you …

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 …

Helfrich with Spring Update: Lockie, Freeman, Physical Football

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com from Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. The Oregon Ducks are midway through spring practices and just a few weeks away from their 2015 Spring Game on May 2nd. This morning, Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich provided FishDuck.com with a spring practice progress report on Jeff Lockie, Royce Freeman, and playing more physical football. 1. Physical Football Since the first …

Morgan Mahalak on Jeff Lockie, Consistency and Having Fun

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com at Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. Shortly after practice today, FishDuck.com was able to catch up with Morgan Mahalak to discuss his progress throughout the last couple weeks of spring practices. Earlier this week, Oregon Ducks Head Coach Mark Helfrich spoke about Mahalak regarding his progress in this past off-season and into spring ball. “He’s competing now. He’s giving himself a …

Coach Helfrich: Week 2 Spring Practice Update

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The Oregon Ducks football team resumed spring practices today after a long holiday weekend. During Oregon’s second week of spring practices, Head Coach Mark Helfrich said the team overall had a ”sluggish” start but finished stronger. Here are some key takeaways from Helfrich’s overall assessment following Monday’s practice. 1. Big Play VA and the Oregon QBs Vernon Adams, Jr. was spotted in Eugene today at …

Can Lockie ‘Win The Day’?

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While much of the attention paid to this offseason’s QB competition has been focused on Vernon Adams, Jr., the simple fact is that he isn’t in Eugene yet. Because he is a transfer student he will not be allowed to join the team until June when he graduates from EWU. Many people, myself included, tend to believe that once he shows …

Three Reasons Jeff Lockie is the Next Oregon QB

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As spring practices continue this week for the Oregon Ducks football team, players are knocking off the rust gathered in the offseason and getting situated into their position groups. For the quarterbacks, the battle has hardly begun. WATCH Oregon QB Jeff Lockie: My goal is to lead the offense and score touchdowns #GoDucks http://t.co/Z7VifxVX7o pic.twitter.com/tCv4awokXE — CSNNW (@CSNNW) April 1, 2015 One of the …

QB Eagle to a Duck: How do EWU Fans Feel?

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Vernon Adams, Jr.’s transferring to Oregon has generated a tremendous reaction among Oregon fans, but it has to be difficult for the fans of Eastern Washington University. Or does it? While on a trip through Eastern Washington for other purposes, I decided to see how the residents felt about Vernon Adams, Jr. I made a survey form asking for general information …

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 …