Oregon Ducks Playmakers to watch this season

De'Anthony Thomas Ducks

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks Blogger previews the upcoming college football season by giving us five playmakers to watch for in 2013. De’Anthony Thomas and Thomas Tyner will star in the backfield, although Byron Marshall could become the team’s every-down back. Marcus Mariota is another obvious choice. On defense, keep an eye on Arik Armstead and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.

Oregon football is just getting started

Mariota is ready to claim what no other Oregon player has. (Photo: Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about greatness in relation to the University of Oregon’s football program. While many believe the Ducks are peaking right now, Chris argues that the best years in Eugene are yet to come. Analyzing the success of the football program with its foundations laid by Mike Bellotti, Chris takes you down memory lane and makes you realize just how strong the Oregon football foundation is. Strap in, Oregon fans, you’re in for one heck of a ride.

Projecting Oregon’s 2013 defensive starters

Oregon's defensive backfield is ready to rock (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson details who he thinks will be the 2013 defensive starters for the Oregon Ducks football team. Losing seniors is tough, but when some of the top talent on your team, it gets even tougher. The absences of Michael Clay, Kiko Alonso, Dion Jordan, and Isaac Remington will surely be felt next year, especially with the four of them taking two valuable players from the defensive line and linebacking corps.

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.

Ducks vs. California Golden Bears Week 11 game balls & stats

Marcus Mariota Oregon Ducks

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox after each week of the regular season, and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Ducks be so lucky, will stop by and bring you his UO game balls. Balls are awarded to the Ducks offensive MVP Marcus Mariota, on defense this week Boseko Lokombo earns recognition and in the special teams it’s Keanon Lowe. Mariota tied a school record with six passing touchdowns, Lokombo had the interception that shifted momentum in this game and Lowe made a nice play in the kick-return game.

Oregon Ducks football: Top 5 NFL prospects from 2012 roster

Kenjon Barner, Oregon Ducks

NWSB Insider and Oregon Sports blogger Bryant Knox brings us his list of potential Oregon Ducks football players who could be pros next season. Kenjon Barner is no longer in LaMichael James’ shadow and is looking to make a name for himself while DeAnthony Thomas is just as hungry. There are a couple surprises on the list, too. Don’t sleep on Arik Armstead, Carson York, or Jackson Rice either.

Oregon Ducks rookies expected to start/play in Week 1

B.J. Kelley will be a viable option at receiver for the Ducks. Photo credit: RegisterGuard

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson highlights five Oregon Ducks rookies that will make their debuts against Arkansas State. There are many new faces on college football teams every season, few are able to start like Darron Thomas did for the Ducks in 2011-2012. With a reloaded roster and plenty of existing and incoming talent, expect Marcus Mariota, Arik Armstead, B.J. Kelley, and Tyson Coleman to start.

Quack Attack’s fearless predictions: Oregon Ducks 2012 season

There is no way a FCS football team will come to Autzen and beat the Ducks at home. (photo carleyerickson.wordpress.com)

NWSB Writer Bryant Knox talks about his five boldest and fearless predictions for the Oregon Ducks in this upcoming college football season. The Oregon Ducks will have a different look to their team this year following the departures of LaMichael James and Darron Thomas, but don’t expect that to slow anybody down on this ultra-talented squad in Eugene. Check back at the end of the season to see if he was right!

Oregon Ducks football: Five new players to know in 2012

Chip Kelly

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox weighs in with some new faces to introduce you to who will be playing in Eugene in 2012. Chip Kelly has some new toys. Byron Marshall, Dwayne Stanford II, Evan Baylis, Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner welcome to U of O. With the departure of LaMichael James, Darron Thomas, David Paulson, and transfer of Tra Carson, the Ducks find themselves a little shallow.

Oregon NCAAF Recruiting Class – Where do the Ducks Rank?

Arik Armstead, Oregon Ducks

NWSB insider Jason Green breaks down the 2012 Oregon Ducks football recruiting class. Although the Ducks failed to land a 5-star prospect, they more than made up for it with 4-star recruits. Arik Armstead tops the list that includes Reggie Daniels, Dwayne Stanford, Bralon Addison Evan Baylis, Pharaoh Brown and Jake Rodrigues.

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