Can Oregon’s Offense Work Without a Star QB?

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With the NFL draft rapidly approaching and mock drafts coming in from every analyst with an internet connection, Oregon fans are getting used to the bittersweet feeling of seeing star alumnus Marcus Mariota top nearly every board in the country. Sweet because we love to see a young Duck take wing. Bitter because of the empty nest he’s leaving behind. Mariota owns nearly every …

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 …

Ducks Lose Yet Another Veteran

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This offseason has provided a few storylines for Oregon Ducks fans to watch. With Marcus Mariota pressing for a No.1 pick in April’s NFL Draft, to Vernon Adams Jr. transferring from Eastern Washington, the drama has been plentiful. One of the tougher storylines to follow, however, is the amount of veteran players the Ducks lost this offseason. Yesterday, senior wide receiver B.J. Kelley made the decision to not return to …

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 …

Will The Oregon Offense Change Without Mariota?

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The greatest Oregon Duck to ever wear the green and yellow is now preparing for life in the NFL That’s old news. So what does the future hold? Could a new quarterback bring changes to the Oregon offense we have become so familiar with? To begin, I don’t think we will be a bad football team without Marcus Mariota. There …

Remaining Ducks with the Most NFL Potential

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The University of Oregon is not often thought of as a hot bed for NFL talent. Mainly because of the lack of “can’t miss” prospects and the issues some of the “draft experts” have with the no huddle system we use to win more football games than any other school since 2010. But that’s an argument for another time. The …

Selective Memory Loss Targets College Football

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Memory loss is something we all suffer from time to time. It can be everything from entertaining to life-threatening, but for most of us it’s usually just embarrassing — the times we can’t quite put the name with the face fast enough — or frustrating — Now what did I come into this room for? But when …

EWU, Beau Baldwin Benefit From FCS Transfer Waiver

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Many Duck fans are confused by Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin‘s statements blasting the Oregon Ducks football program for recruiting former EWU quarterback Vernon Adams. Adams was eligible to come to Oregon using the graduate transfer rule and is currently fulfilling his undergraduate contractual scholarship obligations. But Baldwin and the EWU football program have benefited from transfer rule exceptions and waivers in the past, …

FCS Coaches Slam Oregon in Frustration Over Grad Transfer Rule

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For Ducks fans, Vernon Adams‘ decision to pursue graduate studies at the University of Oregon was met with open arms. But not everyone has remained enthusiastic about Adams’ arrangement to transfer. The monumental task of replacing Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Marcus Mariota was somewhat alleviated for the Ducks when the former Eastern Washington quarterback recently accepted Oregon’s scholarship offer. Adams announced he will compete for …

Eastern Washington Coach Takes Shot at Ducks

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Vernon Adams, the Eastern Washington quarterback, will officially be a Duck this June following his graduation from EWU. But his coach, Beau Baldwin, isn’t too thrilled about the quarterback’s decision to leave for another school, and he expressed his displeasure to ESPN700 in Washington. Adams won’t be able to workout at the facilities or throw with his teammates while he …

Adams Banned From all EWU Athletic Facilities

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If you were a coach and your star player transferred to a school that is on your schedule for Week 1 of the coming season, would you allow that player to use your school’s athletic facilities in the meantime? According to Kyle Bonagura of ESPN.com, Eastern Washington Head Coach Beau Baldwin informed Vernon Adams that he will be unable to use the team’s athletic facilities for his remaining time on …

Football Recruiting Notes: QBs and 2016 Defensive Recruiting

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Football Recruiting News You’d have to be living under a rock to be unaware of the newest Oregon transfer. Quarterback Vernon Adams (Mission Hills, CA) not only is a challenger to start in 2015, but also might serve to catalyze the development of future quarterbacks in OC Scott Frost’s system. Incoming dual-threat Travis Waller is most likely in need of a redshirt year, as elements of …