Topic: Marcus Mariota

Royce Freeman validates the hype in first game at Oregon

By on Monday, Sep. 1 at 1:28 pm.

The storm was eminent. Oregon freshman running back Royce Freeman spent the duration of his Saturday waiting. Just waiting for dusk to fall so he could play in his first collegiate football game. The calm before the highly anticipated opener against South Dakota was anything but. Instead, it was riddled with a battle against the […]

Emerald Roundtable: Preseason predictions bring questions and excitement to Ducks football

By on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 3:42 pm.

If you were a fan, what would be the best Oregon home game to attend this season? Ryan Kostecka — My first choice is the Michigan State game because it’s very rare to witness a Pac-12/Big-10 game that will feature two teams ranked in the top 10 nationally. I’m going to go with the Washington game […]

Kim: For Oregon football, ‘Big Five’ conference autonomy is a blessing and a curse

By on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 3:23 pm.

Marcus Mariota wasn’t shy about expressing one potential benefit from the “Big Five” conference schools receiving autonomy. The star quarterback who is worth approximately $2,572,980 million, based on the University of Oregon’s athletic department income was open to the idea of having his parents visit more often – a luxury that could become more accessible with […]

GameDay: Depth at wide receiver gives Oregon options

By on Friday, Aug. 8 at 4:40 pm.

The depth at the wide receiver position for Oregon isn’t a problem. With roughly seven players who are expected to contribute, the Ducks are merely going to have to narrow down their rotation. “We’re all out here grinding,” Darren Carrington said. “Whoever plays is gonna play. We’re all friends so it don’t really even matter because […]

Q&A: Johnny Mundt is confident going into his second season

By on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 9:53 pm.

After capturing the nation’s attention in a blowout game against Tennessee, catching five passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns in his third game as a collegian, Oregon tight end Johnny Mundt has returned ready to improve in his second season. The one time John Mackey Tight End of the Week will be competing with Pharaoh […]

GameDay: Kostecka: Strong leaders will push Oregon to success

By on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 10:03 pm.

“Enculturating” was the word of the day during the Oregon football team’s media day on Monday. Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich opened his press conference by saying, “The veteran guys have done a great job of enculturating these young guys into our deal.” Leadership to any team is extremely important, but to a team like […]

GameDay: Oregon players don’t see the benefit of limiting NFL Draft evaluations

By on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 10:00 pm.

Oregon center Hroniss Grasu made the decision to return to college for a final year before he received his NFL Draft evaluation. “Whatever that letter said, I made my decision before and I told myself whatever it said I’m going to go back no matter what,” Grasu said. That feeling wasn’t universal among draft-eligible underclassmen […]

Media Day: Oregon views inexperience on offense as a blessing in disguise

By on Monday, Aug. 4 at 12:43 pm.

The biggest question heading into this year’s media day wasn’t whether or not Marcus Mariota was going to win the Heisman. It also wasn’t about Oregon earning a bid to the inaugural NCAA playoffs. These are all things that will be in order in due time. Since the loss of Bralon Addison, Oregon’s biggest question has […]

Emerald Quick Hits: Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner named to Doak Walker Award watch list, Brady Breeze commits to Oregon

By on Friday, Jul. 18 at 5:25 pm.

- Oregon running backs Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner were named to the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award on Thursday. The Doak Walker award is given to the best running back in the nation. – Oregon landed its first recruit of its 2016 recruiting class on Friday afternoon. Brady Breeze, a six-foot, 185 pound […]

Emerald Quick Hits: More preseason acolades for Oregon football players

By on Wednesday, Jul. 16 at 5:23 pm.

- As the preseason rolls on, more Oregon football players are being added to major award watch lists. Wednesday morning, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was named to the Davey O’Brien award watch list, which is given to the past passer in college football. Mariota finished as a semi-finalist for the award in 2013. – Along […]