Take a knee: Avery Patterson on Jared Goff and California’s passing attack

By on Wednesday, Sep. 25 at 4:14 pm.

New California head coach Sonny Dykes turned heads when he announced true freshman quarterback Jared Goff would be the starter under center to open the season. Since being handed the reins to the Golden Bears’ offense, Goff has taken the lead and turned Cal into a high-octane offensive machine. Goff is averaging 435.3 yards per […]

Oregon football practice recap: Helfrich talks prepping for California offense, ball security

By on Wednesday, Sep. 25 at 3:25 pm.

Oregon and California’s Pac-12 debut Saturday night in Autzen Stadium is just three days away. Much has been made of the Golden Bears’ air raid offense, which has accumulated 1,316 total passing yards and 101 points through three games. Freshman quarterback Jared Goff has thrown for 1,306 yards thus far, ranking him fourth in college […]

Oregon football practice recap: Ducks plan to keep the pocket tight to maintain Cal’s Jared Goff

By on Tuesday, Sep. 24 at 3:45 pm.

The Oregon football team has been back at it this week after three days of relaxation. With a bye week this past weekend, Oregon now looks forward to its first conference game against California. However, both quarterback Marcus Mariota and head coach Mark Helfrich emphasize that the team is not treating this game different just […]

Take a knee: Marcus Mariota on California and resting during bye week

By on Tuesday, Sep. 24 at 2:36 pm.

The Ducks have shifted their focus back towards their Pac-12 opener against California this Saturday. Following a relatively relaxed bye week, the Ducks are now back in full swing in what Mark Helfrich called a “regular game week.” Marcus Mariota and the Oregon offense will be facing a California defense that has struggled in the […]

Oregon football practice recap: Helfrich talks bye week, defensive prowess

By on Monday, Sep. 23 at 8:09 pm.

Fresh off the first bye week of the season, Oregon football got back to business Monday, beginning preparations for its Pac-12 opener against California this weekend. “Today was a really good effort,” Mark Helfrich said following practice. “Everybody had a little spring in [their] step, hopefully that’s an indication of being fresh.” The Ducks had […]

Take a Knee: Derrick Malone on preparing for Cal and catching a 15 pound salmon over the weekend

By on Monday, Sep. 23 at 8:43 pm.

How he spent his weekend off “I went to Portland and visited Wieden and Kennedy (advertising agency).  Then I went to Florence and went fishing for the first time, so that was pretty sweet. I caught about a 15-pounder. A salmon. I cut it up and I’ve still got some in my freezer. It was […]

Back to the Books: A guide to being the best Duck fan you can be

By on Monday, Sep. 23 at 8:46 am.

There are first times for everything: The first day of school. First kiss. First car. The list goes on. For many University of Oregon students, this fall will bring many more exciting firsts, one of those being their first Ducks sporting event. Both Autzen Stadium and Matt Knight Arena are outstanding landmarks. They house some […]

Pac-12 Round-Up: How the rest of the Pac-12 performed in week 4

By on Monday, Sep. 23 at 1:57 pm.

It was quite a day for Pac-12 teams. The games ranged from a 56-point shutout victory to last second heroics and had everything in between. Some players announced themselves to the Heisman discussion while some teams announced themselves as Pac-12 title contenders. Regardless of the final scores, the Pac-12 emerged from week four with a […]

Emerald Roundtable: Games and players to get excited about this Saturday

By on Friday, Sep. 20 at 4:28 pm.

Every week during football season, our sports staff will discuss different aspects of the upcoming week in college football. Today, digital sports editor Victor Flores and sports reporters Chris Keizur, Ryan Kostecka, Madison Guernsey and Hayden Kim discuss what to look forward to on Saturday. 1) Do you see any top-25 teams getting upset this weekend? Victor Flores […]

GameDay: Ducks don’t play this weekend, but this is who you should watch

By on Thursday, Sep. 19 at 12:03 pm.

After grabbing their third win of the year against Tennessee, the Ducks will now have a bye week and will look to prepare for their first conference game against California. But just because the No. 2-ranked Ducks aren’t scheduled to play Saturday, doesn’t mean week four won’t headline another action packed weekend of college football. […]

Maiman: What can Mark Helfrich learn from Lane Kiffin’s mistakes?

By on Friday, Sep. 20 at 10:32 am.

USC fans aren’t happy. The boos have been echoed in Memorial Coliseum and with some spray paint, the fire lanes in Los Angeles have been re-labeled “Fire Lane Kiffin.” The Trojans, who began this season ranked in AP’s top 25, vanished from the list after their 10-7 home loss against a much less talented Washington […]

Oregon football practice recap: Helfrich on the importance of rhythm

By on Thursday, Sep. 19 at 5:42 pm.

After practice on Thursday, Oregon head coach Mark Helrich mentioned the word “rhythm” several times. While he often used this term to talk about his players’ on-field performance, he brought up another area where rhythm is crucial for the Ducks. “With the normal rhythm of a game week,” Helfrich said, “we try to maintain that […]

Game Day: Where are they now? A look at where former Duck standouts are today

By on Thursday, Sep. 19 at 3:07 pm.

Ever wonder where your favorite Oregon football players ended up after finishing their careers at the university? Here are six guys who were standouts during their time in Eugene: Dion Jordan Oregon’s standout defensive player was the third overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins and already registered his first career […]

GameDay: Heisman Hype surrounds Oregon players Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas

By on Friday, Sep. 20 at 11:58 am.

Although it is early in the season, standout performances from Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas have created the inevitable Heisman hype. In Oregon’s first three games both players have easily made the highlight reel and have finished games with pretty stellar stat lines. Mariota, the redshirt sophomore, looks to be the Heisman frontrunner after his […]

GameDay: These are the best prospects for Pac-12 players and coaches of the year

By on Thursday, Sep. 19 at 11:13 pm.

The college football season might only be three weeks old, but it’s never too early to project who will win the Pac-12′s post-season awards. While the lists for players and coaches of the year will undoubtedly change as the season goes on, there have been several performers who have separated themselves from the pack as […]