Football

Five Ducks named to Senior Bowl watch list

By on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 3:16 pm.

The 2014 Senior Bowl Watch List is filled with Oregon football players. Released earlier today, five Ducks have been selected by the Senior Bowl Committee as players to “watch for” and have a successful senior year. Defensive linemen Taylor Hart and Wade Keliikipi, wide receiver Josh Huff, safety Avery Patterson and linebacker Boseko Lokombo have […]


Matt Lubick moves conferences with ease, looks to make Oregon receivers more dangerous

By on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 6:56 pm.

Transitioning from one team to another is never easy, especially one that is pre-ranked in the top five, but for the newly hired wide receivers coach Matt Lubick, the transition from the ACC to the Pac-12 has been smooth. While Lubick will be under a tremendous amount of pressure to bring out the best in […]


Take a Knee: Offensive coordinator Scott Frost

By on Monday, Aug. 19 at 5:42 pm.

Oregon Ducks new offensive coordinator Scott Frost is looking forward to keeping up the success of the two previous offensive coordinators. Both coordinators, Chip Kelly and Mark Helfrich, helped propel the Ducks to one of the top offenses in college football, and Frost is eager to take on that challenge. “There’s definitely some pressure there […]


Oregon practice recap: Helfrich talks special teams and progression of Mariota

By on Monday, Aug. 19 at 6:24 pm.

The Ducks returned to practice after the weekend as they wrapped up their last competition day of fall camp this afternoon. Following “an intense helmets only practice this morning,” Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich said he was pleased with where his team stood. Despite the feeling that both the offense and defense had lost a […]


Oregon practice recap: Ducks return after break, Helfrich talks back-up quarterbacks (Video)

By on Monday, Aug. 19 at 5:40 pm.

Following a surprise break from the field on Friday, Duck football returned to practice this afternoon to hammer out end-of-game situations and, with the season just two weeks away, playing with a sense of urgency. “I’ve been very happy with our sense of urgency during the walkthrough. We got a ton done,” Helfrich said of […]


Zone Read: Trio of Ducks named preseason All-Americans, Manuel out as Phillies skipper

By on Friday, Aug. 16 at 3:09 pm.

Three Oregon Ducks were named to ESPN.com’s preseason All-American Team, tying Alabama for the school with the most representatives. Sophomore Marcus Mariota was named as the quarterback, junior De’Anthony Thomas was chosen as the return man and junior Ifo Ekpre-Olomu  was Oregon’s representative at cornerback. Other Pac-12 players named to the preseason All-American team are […]


Bryan Campbell, son of running backs coach Gary Campbell, passes away

By on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 9:29 pm.

Running backs coach Gary Campbell was not present at practice this afternoon due to the death of his 29-year-old son Bryan Campbell. According to The Oregonian and an Oregon official, Bryan Campbell passed away this morning due to his complications from the neuromuscular condition called Werdnig-Hoffman syndrome that has disabled him from the neck down since the day […]


Take a Knee: Running back Ayele Forde on his role

By on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 6:18 pm.

Ayele Ford, the junior running back from Victorville, Calif. has been overshadowed by the fact that this year’s race for the starting running back position has boiled down to sophomore Byron Marshall and incoming freshman Thomas Tyner. While the opportunity to start will always be open to the best available player at the position, Forde […]


Oregon practice recap: Mark Helfrich points out special teams, Marcus Mariota talks SI Cover

By on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 6:40 pm.

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich kept it short after practice this afternoon as he touched on the dynamics of running a situational based practice — giving a feel of real game situations — as well as being impressed with the special teams. Helfrich also talked about calling quarterback Marcus Mariota a “cover boy” after making […]


GameDay: Projected starters for the coming Oregon football season

By on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 10:54 am.

In the ever-changing world of college football, Oregon has adopted the mantra “next man up.” That means the Ducks prepare each athlete as if they are playing that week, so if given the opportunity, the athlete in question is ready to go. With that being said, Oregon rarely sees a decrease in talent from year to year […]


GameDay: Top 5 Pac-12 quarterbacks heading into 2013

By on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 10:52 am.

Quarterback is undoubtedly the most important position in football and some familiar faces will return to the spotlight this season. One who won’t is former Trojan field general Matt Barkley, who graduated and was drafted by the now Chip Kelly-led Philadelphia Eagles. Barkley was the only Pac-12 quarterback drafted this year so there will be […]


Game-Day: Projecting offensive starters around Pac-12

By on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 10:53 am.

The following are projections for every offensive starter in the Pac-12. Position battles have been taken into account and starters are subject to change following the conclusions of position battles and any injuries that may take place. Oregon Offensive line: Tyler Johnstone, Hroniss Grasu, Jake Fisher, Hamani Stevens, Mana Greig Running back: Byron Marshall Quarterback: […]


De’Anthony Thomas and Marcus Mariota make ESPN’s Heisman Watch list

By on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 1:13 pm.

ESPN.com just released their first “Heisman Watch” of the 2013-2014 year and both Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas are listed on the ballot. Mariota currently sits in fifth place while Thomas is 11th. Part of Mariota’s 23 points, chosen by ESPN experts, are two first-place votes and a single second place vote. Thomas has only […]


Take a Knee: Running backs coach Gary Campbell on Byron Marshall

By on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 6:33 pm.

As questions surrounding the competition at the starting running back position for next season continue to float around, running backs coach Gary Campbell had a little time after practice this afternoon to give some of his insight into Byron Marshall’s individual development over this past year as well as his growth as a leader. Campbell […]


Oregon football practice recap: Mark Helfrich embraces energy, Frost praises Addison

By on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 6:20 pm.

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich was pleased with how things went during afternoon practice of fall camp, touching on the level of energy and synergy among players and coaches during competition day. “Really good day of competition,” Helfrich said. “Had a really good morning practice session just in helmets … and then a bunch of […]