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 take down the Golden Bears 59-17

Marcus Mariota of the Oregon Ducks

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s win over the California Golden Bears on Saturday night. While this game did have some resemblance to Oregon’s narrow victory over the Bears on their previous National Championship run in 2010, Oregon used an impressive second-half effort, led by freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota , to dispel any thoughts of another top team falling victim to the upset.

Ducks vs. Colorado Buffaloes Week 9 game balls & stats

Kenjon Barner Colorado Game Ball

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 Kenjon Barner, and on defense this week Isaac Dixon and Derrick Malone . On Special Teams, De’Anthony Thomas made one of the most spectacular plays of the season.

Week 8 proves Oregon Ducks are most exciting team in college football

Chip Kelly Head Coach Ducks

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox breaks down why week 8 proved that the Oregon Ducks are the most exciting team in college football. UO fell one spot in the BCS following their 43-21 win over the Arizona State Sun Devils, but with a 7-0 record, they’re still the No. 4 team at this point in the year. However, the BCS doesn’t account for an 86-yard run by Marcus Mariota, a 71-yard run by Kenjon Barner and the flare that a Chip Kelly team brings in each week.

Ducks vs. Arizona St. Sun Devils week 8 game balls & stats

Kenjon Barner Week 8

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 Kenjon Barner, and on defense this week Boseko Lokombo. On Special Teams Jackson Rice and Rob Beard converted a two-point conversion.

Could the Oregon Ducks match up against the Alabama Crimson Tide?

De'Anthony Thomas will be a crucial player in all of Oregon's remaining games.

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox breaks down how UO would match up against the No. 1 team in the country, the Alabama Crimson Tide. A hot topic of debate throughout the world of college football is, could the No. 2 Ducks truly challenge the No. 1 Tide in a Pac-12, SEC battle for a national championship. The question at this point is hypothetical at best but this mythical matchup may become a reality in January. Chip Kelly vs. Nick Saban. Wow.

Washington Huskies vs. Ducks week 6 game balls & stats

Mariota

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, and on defense this week Avery Patterson. On Special Teams B.J. Kelly recovered a UW fumble.

Ducks vs. WSU Cougars Week 5 game balls, stats, video

Kenjon Barner

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 offensive MVP Kenjon Barner and defensive MVP Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Luckily for Oregon, following a tough first half of back-and-forth momentum, the team got it together and proceeded to show why they’re the No. 2 team in the country.

Week 3 College football preview: Tennessee Tech vs. Oregon matchup

De'Anthony Thomas

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson previews this week’s matchup between the Oregon Ducks and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. The meeting between Tennessee Tech and Oregon on Saturday will be the first meeting between the two teams as they both gear up for a season that could see them put together impressive records in their respective divisions. Marcus Mariota gets another chance to impress.

Second string, Third string and the Oregon Ducks still roll

Bryan Bennett

Our Ducks insider Travis Koehler explains that even the second and third string players for the Oregon Ducks football team had no problems taking care of the Colorado Buffaloes in Pac 12 football this past weekend. No LaMichael James, no problem, no Darron Thomas no problem, enter Bryan Bennett, Kenjon Barner and Avery Patterson…

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