The spring game is just one practice, sure, but it’s the last one of the season and a chance to cap off a solid camp in a public setting. One season ago, Marcus Mariota won the starting job in the court of public opinion — though it’s important to note he didn’t win the job [...]
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 [...]
PHOENIX — With Tostitos products as far as the eye can see, coverage of the Fiesta Bowl here in Arizona is off and running. Monday is Media Day, held in a huge ballroom here at the Camelback Inn. Four or five marquee players from each team are given their own stage along one side of [...]
In the days leading up to the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, the Emerald will take a position-by-position look at Oregon and Kansas State, determining which team has the edge going into the BCS showdown on Jan. 3. Oregon- Special teams have been a touchy subject for Duck fans of late. Missed kicks have been — in a [...]
If Thursday’s matchup between Oregon and Arizona State was supposed to be a test for the two Pac-12 division leaders, the country is going to think the Ducks cheated. Running back Kenjon Barner and quarterback Marcus Mariota combined for 278 yards and four touchdowns on the ground, as No. 2 Oregon (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12) thrashed [...]
Oregon’s playmakers have been tabbed as contenders for top collegiate honors since the summer, led by running back De’Anthony Thomas and defensive end Dion Jordan, who each made it onto four watchlists. RB Kenjon Barner Maxwell Award (player of the year) Doak Walker Award (top running back) Paul Hornung Award (most versatile player) FS John [...]
A brief look at a few players that made waves in Oregon’s spring game on Saturday.
While the focus was on the quarterback competition between Bryan Bennett and Marcus Mariota, Saturday’s spring game provided a valuable learning experience for Oregon’s special teams units as well.
A way-too-long post appreciating Oregon’s most prolific running back.
Punter Jackson Rice has improved his craft every year since he arrived on campus, and he’s ready to make an even bigger impact for the No. 7 Oregon Ducks.