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What to watch for at Oregon’s 2013 spring game

De'Anthony Thomas Oregon Ducks Oregon State Beavers

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you three things to watch for at this year’s Oregon spring football game. Though we aren’t anticipating him to put everything out on the table in terms of scheme and design, watching the way Helfrich works with his players and coaches will be one of the main things to watch next Saturday. But that isn’t the only thing to pay attention to.

Oregon acknowledges that major violations occurred

Kelly recently led the Ducks to a Fiesta Bowl win. (Photo: Oregonlive.com/Thomas Boyd

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the recent documents that were released that show the Oregon Ducks and NCAA have agreed that the Ducks committed major violations during Chip Kelly’s tenure. While I would never want a football program that I support to be involved in any sort of scandal, everything that Oregon has stated–as well as the NCAA–points to the fact that Oregon’s coaches were unaware that they were committing violations.

Improvements the Ducks can make on offense in 2013

Can the Ducks continue to build their national brand in 2013? (Photo: oregonlive.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about what improvements the Ducks could make on the offensive side of the ball to give them a near-perfect offense in 2013. And while there aren’t many improvements to make, the Ducks need to build their offensive line, focus on establishing a dominant receiver, and finding a kicker who can consistently make field goals in crucial moments of games.

What could Oregon’s weaknesses be in 2013?

De'Anthony Thomas Ducks

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the weaknesses on Oregon’s 2013 college football roster that could see them fall from the ranks of the college football elite. While the talent is already on the team and there is quite a lot of potential surrounding the Duck athletes, Oregon is lacking proven players on the defensive line and at linebacker.

My five best Oregon Ducks’ De’Anthony Thomas memories

De'Anthony Thomas crosses the finish line on the opening kickoff of the 2013 Fiesta Bowl. (Photo: Ross D. Franklin/AP)

NWSB Insider Bryant Knoxs shares his five best memories of his favorite Northwest athlete, De’Anthony Thomas. The Black Mamba may be more of a sixth man in Oregon’s offense than a consistent starter, but that hasn’t stopped him from making highlight-worthy plays week after week. He’s become one of the fastest, most exciting players in the country, and that was evident in showings such as the 2013 Fiesta Bowl, the 2012 Rose Bowl and his 2011 showing against the USC Trojans.

Important notes heading into Oregon spring camp

Oregon's uniforms might be a bit out there, but if you're a fan, you love them all.

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the upcoming Oregon football spring camp that will begin on April 2. Coming off a year that saw them narrowly miss an opportunity to appear in the BCS National Championship game for the second time in three years–after suffering a loss to Stanford in overtime after the Cardinal tied it up on a controversial touchdown–and their second-straight BCS Bowl win, many may believe that the Oregon football program would be in a state of flux without Kelly.

What to expect from new head coach Mark Helfrich

Oregon Ducks, Mark Helfrich

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about what fans can expect to see from Mark Helfrich in 2013. While most of the elements of Oregon’s football team will remain the same, there are two key things that will likely change: how open practices are and how much Oregon throws the ball.

Oregon Ducks’ top 5 commitments on 2013 National Signing Day

Tyree and Tyrell Robinson. Twinsies! (Photo Courtesy of fishduck.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the top-5 players that comprised Oregon’s 2013 recruiting class. While the Ducks could have seen a fallout in recruiting due to Chip Kelly’s departure, Oregon put together a very impressive class that was highlighted by Thomas Tyner and Torrodney Prevot, both who make this list.

Oregon Ducks: Things to love about Mark Helfrich hiring

Oregon Ducks, Mark Helfrich

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox explains why you should love the Mark Helfrich hiring as a Ducks fan. When Chip Kelly was hired as head coach, you had the feeling it wasn’t forever. He is now in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, and Helfrich is ready to take over. UO’s newest head coach is someone the team and its fan base can be proud of. He knows Chip Kelly’s system, he’s willing to throw the football and he is a Duck for life.

Best and worst games on Oregon’s 2013 college football schedule

Thomas Mariota Oregon Ducks

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the best and worst games on Oregon’s 2013 college football schedule. Already looking ahead to what could be one of the most anticipated seasons in Ducks football history, let’s take a gander at the best and worst games that the schedule has to offer while filling our void of Oregon football news.

Five positions Oregon needs to upgrade in 2013

Boseko Lokombo will look to step into an even bigger role in 2013 for the Ducks.

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the positions the Ducks need to upgrade in 2013 for an even better season than their last. All of the players that needed to have big years had impressive statistics, and Oregon looks as though it is built to contend for a Pac-12 and National Title in the coming years. That does not mean, however, that there are not a few positions that the Ducks must improve…

Offseason Objectives for Mark Helfrich to improve Oregon

Helfrich

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the improvements the Oregon DUcks need to make as they head into the 2013 college football season. There is no doubt that Oregon has the talent to contend for a BCS National Championship next year. Marcus Mariota is coming off an unbelievable first-year at quarterback, De’Anthony Thomas will step into a bigger role on offense, and Oregon’s secondary looks like it will continue to be one of the best in the Pac-12.

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