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 [...]
We won’t get to see any of this until the Spring Game, but here are three storylines from the training camp: 1.) De’Anthony Thomas becomes a first option De’Anthony Thomas had an explosive first two seasons with the Ducks but he’s always been a second or third option behind LaMichael James and friends. It’s not [...]
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The NFL released its annual official invite list to the 2013 Combine, and five Ducks have been offered spots: Kiko Alonso (linebacker) Kenjon Barner (running back) John Boyett (safety) Dion Jordan (linebacker) Kyle Long (offensive line) Curiously, linebacker Michael Clay didn’t make the cut, after posting 101 tackles (including a career season-best 63 solo) during [...]
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein racked up 2,490 passing yards in the 2012 season. In the rushing department, Klein ran for 890 yards, and if you combine both his aerial and ground scores, he tallied 37 touchdowns on the season. If you break it down further, the Heisman candidate was insanely impressive [...]
GLENDALE, Ariz. — A football game is 60 minutes long. Oregon led for 59 minutes and 48 seconds of Thursday’s Fiesta Bowl, in which the Ducks blew away the Kansas State Wildcats, 35-17. Senior Kenjon Barner had a quiet, yet strong final outing, rushing for 143 yards on 31 carries. Marcus Mariota was named the [...]
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 heart of Oregon’s defense is two-sided. All year long, linebackers Michael Clay and Kiko Alonso have battled [...]
It’s only 18 days until the 2013 Fiesta Bowl where the Oregon Ducks will face the Kansas State Wildcats. Every day we’ll post a meaningful photo from the year to recap the eventful season and get fans prepped for Oregon’s fourth consecutive BCS game. Be sure to check out the rest of The Emerald’s football [...]
#10 — Will Murphy gets a touchdown A walk-on player from Albany, Ore., less than an hour away from Eugene, Will Murphy was a redshirt scout team member in 2008. In 2009, 2010 and 2011 he played minimal meaningful minutes. But in 2012, Murphy amassed 181 yards on 19 grabs, including his first career touchdown, [...]
Michael Clay talks about the freshmen who have stepped up to play defense and how the team will miss Avery Patterson in the secondary.
Michael Clay talks about containing USC’s offense and reflects on the last year’s game.
This past summer, the University of Oregon athletic department decided to revise its drug testing policy to enable truly random testing.
Oregon took care of business against Washington State on Saturday, and it got a boost from a familiar face. Junior Josh Huff returned to the lineup since spraining his knee earlier this year against Fresno State, and the Ducks wasted no time getting him involved.
Fresh on the heels of the addition of Rice transfer Arsalan Kazemi, the Iranian-born double-double machine, the Ducks have landed a new commitment, and this one has head coach Dana Altman seeing double. San Diego twins Tyree and Tyrell Robinson made the call to verbally commit to Oregon over the weekend.
Head coach Chip Kelly wishes probable cause didn’t prevent the football program from determining marijuana’s presence on his team, but for now, he’s resolved to educate and move forward.
Reliving the season that was for the Ducks, one game at a time.
The Oregon offense was explosive, but the defense came up with two of the game’s most important plays.