Topic: Mana Greig

Countdown to the Alamo Bowl: How Oregon’s and Texas’ offensive lines stack up

By on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7:55 pm.

In the days leading up to the 2013 Alamo Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and Texas, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Dec. 30 in San Antonio. Today, we’ll look at each team’s offensive lines, with thoughts on Texas from Wescott Eberts of Burnt Orange Nation.  […]

Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Taylor Hart named team MVPs

By on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 4:54 pm.

Hours after an electrifying win over Oregon State in the Civil War, the Ducks named quarterback Marcus Mariota and defensive tackle Taylor Hart the team’s Most Outstanding Players (Skeie’s Award) for the season. This is the second-straight Skeie’s Award for Mariota, who also received the honor for Most Inspirational Player (Wilford Gonyea Award). The awards […]

Take a Knee: Mana Greig reflects on the tough loss to Stanford and his career with Oregon

By on Monday, Nov. 11 at 1:44 pm.

Oregon senior offensive lineman Mana Greig had a rough game against Stanford on Thursday, as did the rest of the Ducks’ offensive line. The Cardinal defense held Oregon to 62 rushing yards on 2.6 yards per attempts and pressured quarterback Marcus Mariota throughout the night. After Monday’s practice, Greig discussed the Stanford game, touching on […]

GameDay: Success starts and finishes with the offensive line

By on Thursday, Sep. 26 at 1:35 pm.

You won’t see them in the box score, on highlight reels or at the Heisman Trophy ceremony. Most are relatively unknown and don’t get as much credit as they deserve. But the members of Oregon’s offensive line have the ability to ultimately determine the success or failure of every given play. The Ducks’ front five […]

Take a knee: Marcus Mariota talks practice and pre-game preparations

By on Friday, Aug. 30 at 11:48 am.

Marcus Mariota, along with his teammates, came out this morning with a towels wrapped around their waists, following a light practice that was surrounded by rain. While the rain was not something the Ducks prepared for, it did fit the mellow feel of a practice that centered around their mental preparation leading up to the […]

Oregon football practice recap: Week one depth chart released, some positions remain unsettled

By on Monday, Aug. 26 at 2:13 pm.

Oregon head football coach Mark Helfrich released the two-deep depth chart for week one against Nicholls State on Monday, still leaving a couple positions unanswered. Second string quarterback is an “or” position, with redshirt freshmen Jeff Lockie and Jake Rodrigues sharing the position on the depth chart as of Monday. “We haven’t discussed that,” Helfrich […]

Oregon football practice recap: position battles shaping out, Ducks ready for Nicholls State

By on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 1:39 pm.

One week away from the season opener, Oregon head football coach Mark Helfrich says the team is practicing in “game week mode” in preparation for Nicholls State. “We’re definitely in game week mode,” Helfrich said. “Everybody’s out there simulating their offense and defense as best as you can predict. You can always look at their […]

Oregon football practice recap: Depth chart still undecided, Greatwood praises offensive line

By on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 3:07 pm.

Oregon’s final football scrimmage before its season opener took place Thursday morning with a focus on getting younger players several reps and getting the team ready for week one by executing in-game situations. “Got a bunch of looks at young guys in every situation,” head coach Mark Helfrich said. “We did down and distance stuff, […]

Zone Read AM: Injury woes for Oregon football’s O line, notable matchups in 2013 NFL season

By on Friday, Apr. 19 at 3:19 pm.

Rob Moseley of The Register-Guard reports the recent injury to offensive lineman Tyler Johnstone. The injury will leave the Ducks with just 10 healthy linemen heading into the spring game on April 27. Johnstone, a returning starter from last season, suffered an injury last week and has since been seen after practice with a leg […]

Countdown to the Fiesta Bowl: Grading Oregon’s, Kansas State’s offensive lines

By on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6:29 pm.

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 — The Ducks’ offensive line was one of the team’s most bruised and battered units in 2012. Coach […]