NWSB Writer Travis Koehler talks about the Oregon Ducks finally beginning Pac-12 play. Oregon will start Pac-12 play against the No. 22 Arizona Wildcats then move on to the Washington State Cougars and Washington Huskies. Though these opponents are not the elite college football teams Oregon will see later on in their schedule, they are nonetheless dangerous opponents for the Ducks.
NWSB Writer and Oregon Ducks blogger Travis Koehler talks about Oregon’s depth chart. Defensively, the Ducks look very sound and experienced. Offensively, the Ducks have a lot of questions to be answered to go along with some inexperience at a few positions. New QB Marcus Mariota should provide for some very interesting plays this season. The moves Chip kelly made with the initial release of the two deep depth chart answers quite a few questions.
NWSB Writer Travis Koehler details Oregon’s closed 2012 fall camp practices. Chip Kelly has made the decision for all practices to be closed to the media. Two a days started this last Saturday with players and coaches citing controlled hitting to limit or prevent injuries. Colt Lyerla, the projected TE starter going into this season , has been a no show to camp. Check out the state of the art social media center, the Quackcave.
NWSB Writer Travis Koehler details Oregon’s depth at tight end heading into the 2012 season. There is no question that Colt Lyerla is expected to win the starting job and be the next big TE star on this high powered Oregon offense. So much focus is on the QB battle and many are waiting to see if a young star will emerge at WR that the question mark at tight end has not been talked about much.
NWSB Writer Travis Koehler talks about the upcoming QB battle that will be taking place for the University of Oregon Ducks. Oregon is coming off of their first Rose Bowl victory in 94 years and Duck fans want the success to continue. Darron Thomas declared for the NFL draft leaving a void in a high powered offense for a new leader. Bryan Bennett or Marcus Mariota. We all know Chip Kelly has a good team with good players.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks football blogger Travis Koehler comments on the 2012 Ducks Non-conference schedule. He points out the Ducks will have plenty of time to iron out all the kinks by Oregon’s first conference game against Arizona, which is also at home. ESPN has announced they will televise the home game Sept. 1st. vs. Arkansas State.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks football blogger Travis Koehler comments on the 2012 Ducks wide receivers. He points out going into this year the Ducks have 15 WR’s listed on the official roster. The sophomore rank consists of three. Devon Blackmon, Tacoi Sumler, Eric Dungy, Justin Hoffman, Ben Butterfield, Josh Huff, Rashaan Vaugn, and Will Murphy will all compete for playing time in 2012.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Travis Koehler weighs in on the Spring football game this week for the Ducks and the QB analysis. Between losing players to the NFL draft and graduation, the Ducks took some heavy hits.
The biggest losses being Lamichael James, Darron Thomas and David Paulson on the offensive side of the ball. “Who will be the starting QB in 2012″?
NWSB Ducks insider Crazy Quacker brings us news of a thwarted rumor this week out of Eugene. After it was announced that Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly was going to make the leap to the NFL and take over as head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he decided he would stay where his heart his, in Oregon.
Ducks blogger the Crazy Quacker Travis Koehler tells us the Oregon Ducks restored some Pac-12 pride in the 2012 Rose Bowl by defeating the Wisconsin Badgers on Monday. It was yet another bowl game with not much defense being played by either team. LaMichael James ran for 159 yards and a score and Lavasier Tuinei caught two touchdown passes as the Ducks (12-2) piled up 621 yards against the No. 6 scoring defense in the country.
Oregon Ducks football blogger Travis Koehler points out the Ducks have not won a Rose Bowl since 1917. The Wisconin Badgers behind Badgers running back Montee Ball, a Heisman Trophy finalist and needs one touchdown to tie Barry Sanders (39) for the all-time single-season record, stands in their way. Oregon has its own former Heisman finalist at running back in LaMichael James.
Oregon Ducks football bloger Travis Koehler weighs in with his analysis and opinion of the 2012 Rose Bowl game. A couple of 11-2 teams square off in the Rose Bowl when the Pac-12 Champion Ducks take on the champions of the Big Ten, the Wisconsin Badgers. LaMichael James and Darron Thoma vs. Montee Ball. We’ve got your Wisconsin vs. Oregon Point Spread analysis, and expert picks…