Topic: Scott Frost

GameDay: A change in practice mentality has keyed Dwayne Stanford’s recent success

By on Friday, Oct. 31 at 7:49 am.

After Oregon’s 38-31 road victory over Washington State, wide receiver Dwayne Stanford was upset. The redshirt sophomore from Cincinnati, Ohio was held without a catch for the first time this season. After reflecting on the game, Stanford decided he needed to make a change in his practice preparation. “I wasn’t playing as much, so I […]


Gameday: Why the College Football Playoff Committee’s first poll means nothing

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 1:11 pm.

It’s way too early. With four more games remaining, including Stanford around the corner and No. 18 Utah on the road in the following week, Oregon’s remaining schedule is no cake walk. Sure, the Ducks are expected to win out the season. Heck, they were supposed to win every game they had on their schedule and […]


Oregon football maintains ‘one game at a time’ mentality heading into Stanford game

By on Monday, Oct. 27 at 6:51 pm.

A lot will be riding on Oregon’s upcoming matchup with Stanford. The first official playoff committee rankings are scheduled to be released this Tuesday and it will coincide with an opportunity for the Ducks to end the quote unquote “Stanford problem.” “You can’t let your emotions get the best of you,” Troy Hill said. “They […]


Gameday: Young wide receivers have Oregon’s offense firing on all cylinders

By on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 3:18 pm.

The consistent question throughout the preseason when discussing Oregon’s offense was: Who was Marcus Mariota going to throw to? With the loss of Josh Huff and De’Anthony Thomas to the NFL Draft and Bralon Addison to a torn ACL in spring practice, it was undoubtedly an area of concern. Yet eight weeks into the season, […]


Oregon football practice recap: Friday game makes for both a short and long week

By on Monday, Oct. 20 at 12:32 pm.

It’s an unusual set of circumstances that Oregon is under this week. With a date set for this Friday against Cal at the brand new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, the Ducks are making their way through the beginning stages of what Scott Frost calls both a short and long week. “We have to […]


Oregon football practice recap: Rushing attacks finds rhythm leading up to matchup with Washington

By on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 12:54 pm.

You may’ve heard, Oregon responded in a big way Saturday following its first loss and much of the storyline had to do with the rushing attack finding its footing with the return of left tackle Jake Fisher. With Fisher taking over and the line creating holes like it couldn’t in previous weeks against Washington State […]


In front of his own cheering section, Royce Freeman and Ducks’ rushing attack respond

By on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3:54 pm.

It was the largest crowd Royce Freeman played in front of and almost certainly the largest cheering section he had at the collegiate ranks. With dozens of family and friends garnering a yellow Oregon shirt with the number 21 and ‘Freeman’ emblazoned across the front, the true freshman was playing in front of quite the fan […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Former Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon signed by Cardinals

By on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 6:17 pm.

- The Arizona Cardinals signed former Oregon football quarterback Dennis Dixon. The Cardinals are the fifth team for Dixon to play for, who’s also played for the Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. During his time at Oregon, he was an All-American honorable mention. – After Oregon football’s Thursday night loss to […]


Oregon football practice recap: Ducks officially move on from loss, prepare for UCLA

By on Monday, Oct. 6 at 1:38 pm.

Entering the seventh week of the college football season, the premiere Pac-12 showdown was expected to be the matchup between Oregon and UCLA.  Two undefeated, top-10 teams with Heisman trophy-conteding quarterbacks leading the way, that was the prepared storyline. That’s not necessarily the case anymore. The Ducks and Bruins enter Saturday’s game as two teams outside […]


Gameday: Oregon running backs settling into new roles

By on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 11:37 pm.

Entering the season, there was an influx of starting running backs vying for playing time. Last year it was Byron Marshall running the show with true freshman Thomas Tyner learning the ropes. Now, the Ducks pose a three-headed monster that features Marshall at the slot receiver position. “He’s (Marshall) done a really nice job,” Oregon head […]


Putting the game in Mariota’s hands, Oregon feeds off the do-everything quarterback

By on Sunday, Sep. 21 at 1:31 am.

Whatever it was, Oregon simply could not find the rhythm it is so used to playing at. 10 penalties combined on both the offense and defense – that played a huge factor in drives either stalling or prolonging – paired with seven sacks given up by its depleted offensive line gave every indication that things were […]


Oregon football practice recap: Mariota talks about his leap into end zone, O-line undergoes more turnover

By on Monday, Sep. 15 at 3:35 pm.

The most talked about play of the Ducks’ game against Wyoming was when quarterback Marcus Mariota summersault leaped into the end zone to give the Ducks a 20-7 lead. It was reason for his mom to worry also. “My mom sent me the video over text message and said, please don’t ever do that again,” Mariota said […]


Marcus Mariota: The play that changed the game

By on Sunday, Sep. 7 at 4:43 pm.

Mark Helfrich compared his halftime speech to the Gettysburg Address as an uncertain Oregon team headed into the break trailing 24-18. While Helfrich was being a little overdramatic, the results produced afterwards were profound. “Gettysburg Addressish,” Helfrich jokingly said. “We have so many young guys on our team that haven’t had a competitive quote unquote adversity. Just to […]


Devon Allen emerges as lead wideout against Michigan State secondary

By on Saturday, Sep. 6 at 11:44 pm.

In the blink of an eye, Devon Allen rose to stardom. On a 70-yard touchdown connection with Marcus Mariota early in the second quarter, Allen not only electrified the sold out Autzen crowd by breaking through a group of Michigan State defenders with his olympic speed, but he more importantly, solidified his role on this […]