Heading into the spring game and looking to next season, Oregon football is adapting to change. Head coach Mark Helfrich has replaced Chip Kelly, Scott Frost is taking over as offensive coordinator and Oregon has lost standouts on both offense and defense. Perhaps the biggest mystery lies in Oregon’s running game after the departure of [...]
With the secondary returns intact and full of great promise, the defensive line will survive with veteran pieces in place — but the linebackers are where the questions are. If you follow Oregon football in the slightest, then you know the only folks who put titles on anything are in the media or the fans [...]
According to a report from Sports Illustrated, Oregon met with the NCAA Committee on Infractions last Friday to discuss the “major violations” the school and the NCAA agreed upon regarding Oregon’s recruiting practices under Chip Kelly. The Ducks reportedly spent $35,000 on recruiting services, though former head coach Chip Kelly maintained at the hearings that [...]
Zone Read AM: Format announced for Saturday’s spring game, college football’s four-team playoff discloses official name
Via the brand new and official Twitter account of Oregon’s football team, the format for Saturday’s spring game will be offense vs. defense. With the Ducks facing numerous injuries, though, a real scrimmage was questionable. The format for Saturday’s Oregon Spring Game will be offense vs. defense. D can earn pts for TOs, 3-and-outs, etc. [...]
The 2013 Oregon football season is sure to be filled with intrigue and surprise. Chip Kelly has left Eugene and is now the head man in Philadelphia, leaving full control of one of the nation’s top football programs in the hands of Mark Helfrich. With Helfrich now in control, numerous questions have arisen in regards [...]
Coach Helfrich talks spring game, deciding format and Brian Teague changing positions.
Marcus Mariota on the Spring Game and leadership.
Mark Helfrich on the spring game, Marcus Mariota and Hroniss Grasu.
According to KATU in Portland, the station received documents stating both the University of Oregon and the NCAA Enforcement Committee agreed the school committed a series of “major violations” between 2008 and 2011. Now the question becomes, what does this mean for the future of the Oregon football program? The simple answer, while not very [...]
Portland’s KATU.com received documents Monday from the University of Oregon that give Duck fans the first real glimpse into the NCAA violations the football program faces. The documents, which were obtained through a records’ request the station made back in September, detail the violations agreed upon by both the NCAA and the Oregon athletic department. [...]
The Kansas City Chiefs are not a very good football team. They need help just about anywhere and everywhere. I am told quarterback is a mildly important position, so the selection of Geno Smith would likely help them. Protecting the quarterback’s blindside has also been rumored to be a good idea, so either of the [...]
We won’t get to see any of this until the Spring Game, but here are three storylines from the training camp: 1.) De’Anthony Thomas becomes a first option De’Anthony Thomas had an explosive first two seasons with the Ducks but he’s always been a second or third option behind LaMichael James and friends. It’s not [...]
The play was controversial even then. Auburn Tigers running back Michael Dyer was wrapped up by Oregon defensive back Eddie Pleasant with less than three minutes left in the 2011 BCS National Championship game. With the score tied and a title on the line, Ducks defensive tackle Zac Clark held back from piling onto Dyer. [...]
Just less than three months after the Oregon Ducks defeated Collin Klein and the Kansas State Wildcats 35-17 in Glendale, Ariz., the Ducks returned to the practice field today for the first day of spring ball. While many faces present after practice were familiar, there was one obvious and glaring difference; Chip Kelly, after four [...]
The Ducks return to the football field for the first time since their Fiesta Bowl win April 27, and many things will be different. There will be no Kenjon Barner, no Dion Jordan and no Chip Kelly. One thing that will remain the same, however, is the access to Duck practices — or rather lack [...]
Update: The athletic department released the following statement concerning Lyerla’s tweets: “Twitter posts attributed to student-athlete Colt Lyerla concerning the tragedy at Sandy Hook are insensitive and offensive, especially those devastated by the shootings, and we have communicated as much to Colt. Though the University of Oregon Department of Athletics as well as the football [...]
Former backup quarterback Nate Costa will be returning to the Autzen Stadium sidelines in the fall to work as a graduate assistant for Mark Helfrich’s Ducks. Costa has recently worked with Comcast Sportsnet Northwest in Portland and it was on-air for CSNW that he announced he would be returning. His Oregon career was punctuated by injuries, causing him to [...]
Prospects for incoming class — While departed Ducks are proving their worth at the 2013 NFL Combine, college football recruiting websites are still trying to sift through the settling dust of National Signing Day. Braden Gall at Athlon Sports took a look at Oregon’s incoming draft class Monday, which the website considers the fourth best in [...]