Topic: Oregon Football

Gameday Q&A: Johnathan Lloyd discusses his touchdown first reception at the collegiate level

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 5:50 pm.

As the all-time wins leader in Oregon men’s basketball history, Johnathan Loyd caught his first career touchdown on the football field against Wyoming last Saturday. Emerald sports reporter Andrew Bantly caught up with Loyd after Monday’s practice and discussed his first touchdown reception at the collegiate level and his thoughts as he rolls along through […]

GameDay: Q&A with Oregon offensive tackle recruit Brady Aiello

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 10:10 pm.

Brady Aiello can’t put a finger on it. To this day, he doesn’t recall why he decided to hang up his pads and quit football right before the start of his junior-varsity season. But for Aiello, a 6-foot-7 offensive tackle from Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California, making the return to football has become one […]

Gameday: Tom Osborne likes the way Pharaoh Brown has played, but there’s more for the tight ends group to improve

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 5:48 pm.

For Oregon football, at least in recent memory, the tight end position has been one that has continually brought a high level of production to the offense. With guys like Ed Dickson and David Paulson, who were honored as first-team all-conference selections in back-to-back years, the Ducks had a firm security blanket that could provide in […]

Gameday: Don Pellum brings swagger to promising Oregon defense

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 6:08 pm.

Don Pellum entered this season with a lot riding on his shoulders. With the departure of long-time defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti, the former linebackers coach, Pellum, understood the high-pressure situation he was getting into. But as the No. 2 ranked Oregon football team heads into the Pac-12 play, the team is looking like a shoo-in […]

Report: Marcus Mariota and Arik Armstead to enter 2015 NFL Draft

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 12:01 pm.

Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Arik Armstead are planning to enter the 2015 NFL Draft, according to CBS Sports.  Mariota, a redshirt junior, and Armstead, a true junior, both purchased large disability policies prior to the season and the expectations were already there that the two would decide to enter the draft following the 2014 football […]

Raw video: Mark Helfrich believes versatility of offensive line will lessen blow of injuries

By on Sunday, Sep. 14 at 6:22 pm.

  The No. 2 ranked Oregon football team will begin their Pac-12 season at Washington State next weekend. Mark Helfrich had a moment to speak at his weekly press conference about adjusting for injuries on the offensive line and preparing the younger players for their first conference away game. Follow Hayden Kim on Twitter @HayDayKim

Pac-12 Roundup: USC stumbles on the east coast, Brett Hundley falls victim to injury

By on Sunday, Sep. 14 at 11:24 am.

It’s become evident now three weeks into the season that the Pac-12 South is a lot more open than it may’ve been portrayed to be at the beginning of the season. Pre-season favorite UCLA is still mustering everything it can together to pull out W’s and although the Bruins head into league play undefeated, they must deal with […]

Erick Dargan provides much needed momentum against Wyoming and tips his way into national spotlight

By on Saturday, Sep. 13 at 4:27 pm.

Erick Dargan walked off the field with a slight grin on his face following Oregon’s 48-14 win over Wyoming and it was for good reason. Dargan, who was named the player of the game, finished with two interceptions and four tackles. Midway through the second quarter, Oregon safety Erick Dargan made one of those plays […]

Offensive line epitomizes Oregon’s “next man up” philosophy

By on Saturday, Sep. 13 at 4:12 pm.

After losing starting left tackle Tyler Johnstone to injury before the season started, Oregon’s offensive line was projected to still be okay with Andre Yruretagoyena taking over for the preseason all-American candidate in Johnstone. Yruretagoyena wasn’t much help in replace of Johnstone but only because he went down injured in last week’s victory over Michigan […]

No. 2 Oregon defeats Wyoming 48-14 in 99th consecutive sellout at Autzen stadium

By on Saturday, Sep. 13 at 11:59 pm.

With the Ducks up by just six points in the middle of the second quarter and facing a first-and-goal from Wyoming’s 19-yard line, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was pressed with a big decision to make. Does he continue to stand in the pocket to try and find a receiver down field or does he take off […]

Gameday: Here’ s how Oregon and Wyoming Stackup

By on Wednesday, Sep. 10 at 4:13 pm.

It seems like a tough act to follow, but ask anyone from players to coaches about the turnover from a top-ten matchup to a game against Wyoming and the same answer resonates. No disrespect toward Wyoming, but the national exposure following this game won’t quite be comparable. Nevertheless, Oregon will conclude its non-conference schedule Saturday […]

Gameday: Eugene natives don Oregon colors and inspire a community

By on Thursday, Sep. 11 at 12:30 pm.

As Taylor Alie took a knee to seal Sheldon High School’s 13-6 victory in the 2012 state championship game, one chapter of his life was ending while the next was just about to begin. Fast forward 21 months and Alie is currently in the middle of that next chapter, playing at Autzen Stadium on Saturday, while donning the green […]

Q&A: Anna Waite discusses the pickup marching band

By on Wednesday, Sep. 10 at 4:47 pm.

What you may’ve noticed in Oregon’s first two home games, was that what looked to be the Oregon Marching Band wasn’t garnering its normal attire. That’s because for the first two weeks of the season, before band camp is officially underway, the Oregon Pickup Marching Band is used. Consisting of current members, alumni and high school students […]

Kim: Joe Walker adds physical nature that Oregon hasn’t seen since Kiko Alonso

By on Friday, Sep. 12 at 3:25 pm.

Michael Clay sent out a tweet following Oregon’s 46-27 win over No. 7 Michigan State claiming Joe Walker was the second coming of Kiko Alonso. The junior linebacker out of Palos Verdes High School, who had started in place of Derrick Malone for matchup purposes, shined against a physical Spartan front seven and finished the […]

Gameday: Oregon has high hopes for walk-on place kicker Aidan Schneider

By on Wednesday, Sep. 10 at 4:27 pm.

Aidan Schneider wasn’t the biggest football fan growing up and didn’t start his football career until he was a junior at Grant High School in Portland, Oregon. Schneider, who had been a soccer standout out his entire life, first joined his high school team as an upperclassman and eventually molded into its top place kicker. Now, […]

Pac-12 Roundtable: Two weeks in and plenty to talk about in the conference

By on Wednesday, Sep. 10 at 4:50 pm.

With just two weeks into the college football season, a variety of predictions have either been correct or completely wrong, and a list full of surprising teams and players have emerged. It’s nothing out of the ordinary, but following some of the bigger headlines in the Pac-12, staff reporter Ryan Kostecka, Associate Sports Editor Hayden […]

Why Wyoming will beat Oregon

By on Wednesday, Sep. 10 at 4:07 pm.

**Editor’s Note: Each week during football season, we feature an essay from the opponent’s student newspaper on why Oregon will lose. This week’s edition is from Matthew Fabian, a football reporter at the the Branding Iron.** Quack, quack mofos. I hope the Ducks are ready for the Wyoming Cowboys to roll into Eugene on Saturday. Could […]

Marcus Mariota named Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week

By on Tuesday, Sep. 9 at 11:33 am.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was named the year’s first Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week on Tuesday. Mariota, who finished as a semi-finalist for the Davey O’Brien award in 2012 and 2013, completed 17-of-28 passes for 318 yards and three touchdowns in Oregon’s 46-27 victory over No. 7 Michigan State. Mariota previously won the weekly […]