So the defense didn’t pull out the upset. From the beginning it was an impossible uphill battle for the defense as the scoring system held every advantage in favor of the offense. By the end of the first half, the score read 38-3, or to put it simply, a lot to a little. Aside from […]
The NFL draft began its third day on Saturday and two more former Oregon Ducks heard their names called in New York City. After falling further than initially anticipated, running back Kenjon Barner was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the sixth round, with the 182nd overall pick. After waiting his turn behind now 49er […]
Comfortable. That is the best word to express the atmosphere and play at Oregon’s spring game. With weather in the high 60s and sunny, T-shirt clad spectators were quite comfortable in the limited seating of Autzen Stadium. The first units on both the offensive and defensive sides looked comfortable, as Marcus Mariota chucked the ball […]
With Marcus Mariota playing limited action and De’Anthony Thomas out of action, the spring game offered a chance for backups to take center stage. Jake Rodrigues and Jeff Lockie alternated leading drives down the field and after each stalled on their first few drives, both eventually found their grooves. Lockie matched Mariota’s 13 completions in […]
Wearing regular uniforms for the spring game would just be so un-Ducklike, wouldn’t it? Nike has outfitted the Ducks “green” and “white” squads with special uniforms once again dedicated to the U.S. Armed Forces. Both jerseys say “support our troops” on the back and include a new helmet design. A full photo gallery is available through Nike’s website.
Dion Jordan was drafted third overall by the Miami Dolphins in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Dolphins acquired the pick via trade with the Raiders. Miami sent the 12th and 42nd overall picks to Oakland for the rights to Jordan. Jordan is the 13th Duck to go in the first round of the draft. The […]
When fans discuss Duck football, offense is naturally the first thing that comes to mind. From the never-ending touchdowns gracefully run in by the Black Mamba to the flawless passes from Marcus Mariota, the Ducks simply have it all. No one in the country has been able to match up with the high-powered Ducks and […]
Spring practice and the spring game provide an opportunity to many football players who will be returning next season. The standout seniors are gone and members of the highly touted recruiting class has yet to strut in. This is their chance to stand out to the coaching staff and earn their role for next season. That […]
It’s no secret the Oregon offense is something to behold. During Chip Kelly’s four-year tenure in Eugene, the Ducks were regarded by many to have the best, most dynamic offense in all of collegiate football. They scored the most points, and not only that, they did it fast. Really fast. As dominant and as explosive […]
With Bryan Bennett’s decision to transfer to Southeastern Louisiana and Marcus Mariota proving his spot as top quarterback after a stellar performance last season, the battle for backup quarterback will be a competition to watch in Saturday’s upcoming spring game. As Duck fans know all too well, a starting quarterback’s knee is always just one […]
Each week, the Emerald invites a student journalist from the Ducks’ opponent to write a guest column on why the Ducks will lose. With Oregon playing its first “game” without Chip Kelly in the booth or on the field since 2007, here’s why the Ducks’ bubble will burst and they will manage to lose their own spring […]
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.